Stafford Va is a community of nearly 140,000 people 10 miles north of Fredericksburg VA and about 40 miles south of Washington, DC. The economy largely revolves around the Quantico US Marine Corps Base (in Prince William County) active duty military, retired military, civilian employees and DOD officials who live and work in the area. Stafford has become a draw for house hunters looking for sizeable homes at lower prices than one finds "up north" in Prince William County, Fairfax VA, Arlington VA, etc.
COMING SOON: An exciting new retail and residential project is on the horizon in Stafford VA. The Aquia Town Center is scheduled to open in spring 2017 and will feature upscale commercial office space, multi-family residences, retail shops and exciting new restaurants.
THINGS TO DO: History comes alive when you visit George Washington’s boyhood home, where he lived from age 6 until adulthood. You may have heard of it as it is the site of the “chopping of the cherry tree” lore. Historical buildings and sites abound (like Government Island) and Stafford is rich in other cultural experiences, like performances and classes at the Riverside Center Theater
SCHOOLS: Besides affordable housing, people are drawn to Stafford County Public Schools which are highly rated.
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