Commuting Options Add Value To A Woodbridge, VA Home

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As you can see by the map at the right Prince William County is not the closest community to the Pentagon and Washington, DC. When people relocate to Northern Virginia there are four items most of them consider when they make a decision as to where they will live. They are commuting, schools, shopping and recreation.

When you live somewhere as congested as the National Capital Area commuting is measured in time, not miles. Commuting as it pertains to Woodbridge will be the focal point of this post.

Since the majority of the major work centers are north of Prince William County Woodbridge  commuters are faced with travel along the I-95.

County planners faced this challenge as well as the fact that the county had a 43% increase in population according to the 2010 census. That amount of growth can place a tremendous strain on a county's ability to facilitate commuting for its' citizens.

Commuting north required decisions at the state, regional and county level. In the past decade major steps forward were taken.

  • COMMUTER RAIL to Alexandria, Crystal City and Washington became reality on both sides of the county when Virginia Railway Express began service. There are two commuter rail stations in Woodbridge

  • COMMUTER BUS service under the auspices of the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission provides service to the Pentagon, Washington, DC and Tysons Corner as well as several types of intra-county service.  There are five commuter bus and carpool parking lots in Woodbridge

  • GETTING TO THE TRAIN AND BUS Being a REALTOR® I am one of those people who is among the first group to recognize a problem. In my opinion the County Board of Supervisors took a forward looking approach in 2006 when they created the Transportation Department. Since its' inception it has completed 86.43 miles of new and/or improved roads.

    If you make it easy for people to travel to and from Woodbridge they will want to come home to Prince William County





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Karen, infrastructure such as roads and public transportation can do so much for the growth of any city.  Here in Huntsville we also had a lot of growth and are still catching up with traffic needs.

Jul 29, 2013 09:15 AM #1
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Karen this is the first commuting post I've ever read. What a great idea!  I talk about that with clients all the time but it never occured to me to write about it.

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Nick  Better to catch up than not

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Anna  It is a major factor in this area

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This is very good information for prospective home buyers. The commute is a major consideration when selecting a new home.

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Roy Kelley Your visits are always welcome since you understand the value of community posts

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