1.0 – Background
Massanutten is a residential community with resort amenities located in the western part of Virginia in the County of Rockingham roughly 15 miles east of Harrisonburg. Massanutten is a Census Designated Place (CDP) having a population of 2,291 individuals with 2,692 dwelling units and 676 families in 2010. It had a population of 1,945 individuals with 1,051 dwelling units and 582 families in 2000. And, it had a population of 990 individuals with 793 dwelling units in 1990.
Census Designated Place is a community having a concentration of population that is identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes.
Massanutten has grown significantly in population, number of dwelling units, and area since 1990. It now consists of the Residential Planned Communities of Massanutten Village and Woodstone Meadows plus the Planned Commercial Developments of Village Festival and Massanutten Station. The community consists of a wide variety of housing accommodations to include privately owned detached single family homes, duplexes, townhouses, and apartments mostly occupied by citizens who live year round in Massanutten. Additionally, the community includes detached single family, duplex, townhouse, and condominium timeshare units for tourists who enjoy Massanutten’s resort activities.