I would like to share some personal insight why I enjoy living in Prince William County. I moved to Woodbridge in 1998, and have witnessed the tremendous growth and development right here outside my door. From business to transportation to wonderful new stores popping up everywhere.
It is clear that Prince William County remains the choice for residents and businesses. Even though the economy has faced many challenges, Prince William County has managed to come out on top. Property values continue to rise and housing inventory is at a three month supply.
Homes around Prince William County:
I commuted from Woodbridge to Washington D. C. for 7 years, and used the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle). I wouldn't have traded it for the world. This is an easy “share a ride” concept and convenient to get back and forth to work. I met a lot of great people to network with. You can also take the bus or the commuter trains. Prince William County has been improving their transportation system constantly.
The schools around Prince William County high schools rank in top 6 percent nationwide. Just research each school's performance record individually, as every single school in Northern Virginia is not going to be equal to each other.
Hotels and restaurants are catering to more customers, which signals an increase of tourism within the community. The unemployment ratio is well below the national, State and Regional average and below 6%. This makes Prince William County a great place to work and live.
Potomac Mills mall was the first in the chain of shopping malls, and has over 225 retailers and an 18-screen AMC movie theater. According to the Virginia Tourism Corporation, Potomac Mills is the 10th most popular tourism site in the state.
My favorite food supermarket is "Wegmans". I can find the freshest produce, international fresh baked breads, spices and the all so famous wine selection from all over the world. They offer recipes for the fast on-the-go people or the hobby gourmet chefs like myself. It also offers a fresh seafood bar to have lunch or dinner, besides the other trendy food selections ready to go.
I am 10 minutes away from the Potomac River, which offers a very casual dining experience or hang out with a Tikki Bar. If you want to take your children, a week night or Friday may be better suited. People show up with boats or jet skis. Tim’s Rivershore is well known for its crab and other seafood in the entire Prince William County community.
Up the road you find Leesylvania State Park with an abundance of picnic areas, playgrounds, fishing pier and a small beach. At dusk you can watch all the wild life come out. I love this park.
All through Prince William County you will find a lot of history and nothing short of arts, music, outdoor fun, festivals, farmers markets, wineries, golfing and much more. There is something for everyone.
My other favorite place is a German Restaurant "Zum Rheingarten" just 3 miles south on Rt 1 from Quantico Marine Base. It offers authentic German food and a beer garden. You don’t need to bring your passport to try some international food. It’s great place to be with the upcoming Oktoberfest.
Should you still question yourself whether this is your place to relocate to, do not hesitate to contact me! I hope this gives you some brief information on my place called “home” – Prince William County!