Woodbridge, VA Around the Community
Woodbridge, VA, in eastern Prince William County, is one of Washington, DC's most vibrant suburbs. It's the county seat, home to The Potomac Nationals minor league baseball team, and has one of the largest outlet malls on the East Coast, Potomac Mills. For decades, it was a sleepy outer suburb known for Potomac Mills, but over the past decade, it's residential profile has increased, as builders created new houses (many in planned communities) with desirable amenities.
New retail developments followed the housing growth, like Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, an exciting outdoor pedestrian mall with upscale shopping (Apple Store) and dining (Firebirds).
THINGS TO DO: Nature enthusiasts enjoy exploring the tidepools, marshes and woodland at The Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The Occoquan River, The Potomac River and Leesylvania State Park offer water and land fun.
COMMUTING: Woodbridge residents commute to work via public bus, the Virginia Railway Experss (VRE), HOV commuting and one of the most unusual share rides in the country, slugging. There has also been an influx of quality jobs to Woodbridge and the surrounding area, reducing. commuting times for many residents. Notable employers include Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, Northern VA Community College and Secur Corp.
SCHOOLS: Prince William County Schools oversee public schools in Woodbridge, VA.
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