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Bridgewater is a town in Virginia with a population of 5,906. Bridgewater is in Rockingham County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Bridgewater offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bridgewater there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Bridgewater and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Bridgewater are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$209,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$820
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    16
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500
  • Theft
    196
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,764
National
$55,322
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Bridgewater Reviews

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Bridgewater has been my home for over 16 years. It is an extremely welcoming and safe small town in the the county of Rockingham. This town was rated the second safest town in Virginia by SafeWise. It always has smiling faces and a helping community for all people. The town provides a free mini golf course and ice skating rink for town residents a benefit that all townees thoroughly enjoy. Bridgewater is a wonderful town full of wonderful people.
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It has a small town feel close to a college town. It is close to Harrisonburg and shopping, yet you are able to enjoy the mountains and avoid lots of people. Most of the residents know each other and it is a tight knit community. The restaurants are locally owned and buying locally is encouraged. There is one elementary and one high school located in this town.
Bridgewater is a very good town because most of the people there are so warm-hearted. It's also one of the safest places in Virginia, so there is not a whole lot of crime happening. It's a very calm and quiet place and has a diversity of people.