Home of “One of the 10 Best Small Towns in the America,” Culpeper County is home to many antebellum plantation homes and thousands of acres of farmland. The county is enjoying its newer designation as one of Washington, D.C.’s bedroom communities.

Key Features

Location: Culpeper is one of the best places in the state for job seekers, according to recent studies. Besides the county’s high median income and steady population growth, experts credit the location to its success. It’s only an hour from D.C., Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, or the Shenandoah Valley, making it ideal for any worker looking to commute while enjoying the rural, mountainous views of Culpeper.

Farm-to-Table: The farm-to-table has become a tradition in Culpeper with more than a dozen eateries using the century-old, agriculture techniques of our ancestors. To honor the county’s farm-to-table heritage, these chefs use fresh ingredients whether you’re looking for smoky, yet sweet barbeque or unique, hand-cut sushi.

Best Local Produce

It�s rare that I ever skip a Saturday morning at the Culpeper Downtown Farmer�s Market. Typically you�ll find me lugging home bags of baby rainbow swiss chard, heirloom tomatoes, green beans, and baby white potatoes.

Barbara Waite

Nest Picks

Downtown Culpeper - East Davis Street

Culpeper’s slogan is “so much to love,” but downtown Davis Street is where you can see why so many people decide to move here. Voted 2011’s America’s Greatest Places by the American Planning Association, the downtown area is thriving with unique shops, amazing artists, and delicious dining.

The Frenchman’s Corner

The Frenchman's corner is a little trip to Europe without the airfare. They offer the finest selection of tea, coffee, and other European goods but the chocolate is out of this world. It's the best chocolate you will ever allow to melt in your mouth.

The Lollipop Station

This is the place we all dreamed about as children.  From nostalgic toys to the latest crazes, The Lollipop Store is where you will find true happiness.

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