Why Front Royal?

Front Royal is an extraordinary town in which to do business, and we are ready to support you and your business in any way we can. The Town of Front Royal has an estimated population of 14,666, and Warren County has an additional 23,404 residents surrounding Front Royal.


Front Royal is centrally located near the intersection of Interstates 66 and 81, and 70 miles west of Washington DC. The Town is also located at the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Shenandoah River. Front Royal is also just south of the Virginia Inland Port, a truck container to rail port network serving the deep water ports of Virginia in Norfolk. 


Two top-rated universities are located in Warren County: Christendom College and George Mason University’s Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation located at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.

The Warren County Public School System offers students accredited courses of study in addition to offering students programs at the Blue Ridge Technical Center, the Project Lead the Way Study Programs in engineering and biomedical sciences, and study at the Mountain Vista Governor’s School. In addition, Front Royal is home to Randolph Macon Academy, an Air Force affiliated co-ed day and boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12.

Economic Development

The Town of Front Royal established the Front Royal Economic Development Authority to enhance entrepreneurial initiative through various programs and assistance with negotiating the permit and license process.

Information about the Town’s permit process and business license process can be found by contacting our Department of Planning & Zoning.