Twenty miles outside of Washington, DC, is the quaint town of Woodbridge, Virginia. The town has a small population of approximately 4,300, yet it is the home of the Potomac Mills Mall, which is the nation’s largest outlet mall. Homebuyers here have a wide selection of homes to choose from, including lovely townhomes, stunning manors and condominiums in the gated community of Potomac Club.
There is no shortage of transportation options. You can hop the city bus or ride the train via the town’s two commuter train stations. For some of the locals, the "slug" system is the way to go. It’s described as "an organized form of hitchhiking." It’s a free, convenient and fast way of commuting to work using High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) lanes. Regardless of your mode of travel, there are plenty of places for you to go. Like baseball? Well, you can catch any of the 140 games played by the Potomac Nationals. The season lasts from April to September, and the team stadium is right here in Woodbridge. You can also choose to chow down on some hearty food at the Woodbridge Food Truck Festival, which features more than 20 of the best area food trucks.
The subtropical climate is ideal for land and water sports. If you’re into hiking, boating or swimming, the national historic landmark of Leesylvania State Park is the place to be. It’s a great place for family-oriented fun and activities, and so is the PetOberfest. If you’re a pet parent, this free event is a cool way to show off your furry friend in activities like the pet contest, pet parade and fashion show. There’s no denying that Woodbridge is a desirable community for raising a family. The median home cost is $265,100, while the average house has 7 rooms. The town’s six public schools and 10 middle and elementary schools have a 14.5:1 student-teacher ratio, which offers personalized instruction. And when it comes to an educational experience, there’s nothing like a field trip to the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. There, students can observe rare and nearly extinct habitat and wildlife like the bald eagle. Surrounding the town are the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers, whose marshes, woods, meadows and tidal shorelines are home to many species. If you like a family-friendly, small-town lifestyle with access to big city amenities, then Woodbridge may be just what you’re looking for. Browse the listing of homes for sale in Woodbridge and find one that suits your needs.