ok- I have never posted, but reading all the interview feedbacks about SU and Winchester have prompted me to post. When you come to Winchester to interview, you are only seeing a very small and yes rural side. They recommend hotels that are close to the school, but that does not give you a great look at Winchester. We are the second fastest growing area in VA-second only to Loudoun County, which is the fastest growing area in the nation. Apartments are not easy to find, nor are they super cheap as someone suggested. My parents apartments have a waiting list! Many students end up having to buy property here to live in during the four years, or living with people looking for roommates. We are building new high schools every 3 years just to keep up with the growth. The area around the Pharmacy school is rural-because it is so difficult to find land to build on here. What you are seeing is not all of Winchester-we are no Miami, but we are not a bunch of country bumpkins either! The area is changing so rapidly that it is hard to keep up. I moved back here from Phoenix 8 years ago, and the growth has yet to slow down.