Bristow, Virgina is an unincorporated community located in Prince William County. The community used to sit approximately one mile from the intersection of Nokesville Road and SR28. But, today the town center has shifted farther west Braemar Parkway. The unincorporated community is primarily residential and populated with upper-middle class managed communities. However, seems set to become part of the expanding city of Manassas. Bristow natives call themselves Bristigians and the community has two sites on the National Historic Register, the Brentsville Historic District and the Davis-Beard House. Bristow acts as a suburb to the surrounding communities of Prince William County and to our nation's capital, Washington D.C.
Bristow has been known by many names over the years, including Bristoe, Briscoe, Bristoe and Bristow Station. However, the name has remained officially Bristow since 1906. Much of the area was once a part of the Linton Ford Plantation and belonged to the Linton family from 1700s up until the late 1800s. In 1894, Sarah Linton became a Benedictine nun and donated the families lands to the Roman Catholic Church for the development of schools for poor girls and boys. The Linton Hall Military School operated from 1922 through 1989. It was not until the late 20th century that much the land was sold to developers. Today the area is home to many managed communities such as Braemar Community, New Bristow Village, Amberleigh Station and Victory Lakes.
Bristow features quiet streets that wind between the managed communities and sub-divisions, green spaces and landscaped areas and so much more.
According to the United States Census of 2000, Bristow was home to 8,910 residents and 2,964 housing units. Educational efforts in Bristow are provided by the schools of the award-winning Prince William County Public Schools. It is also the home of Jiffy Lube Live, formerly known as Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, this outdoor life performance amphitheater operated by Live Nation seats 25,000 visitors and hosts concerts from top tier artists and performers. Historic sites are another type of local attraction like Brentsville Historic District that encompasses 23 buildings and two contributing sites featuring churches, houses, a tavern and 14 outbuildings.
Bristow features quiet streets that wind between the managed communities and sub-divisions, green spaces and landscaped areas and so much more. Homes for sale are predominantly of the upper middle class and higher categories. Other housing options include town homes and condominiums with a variety of wonderful amenities, which are for sale or lease. Contact local real estate agents today for assistance in finding the home of your dreams in the growing collection of communities in Bristow, Virginia.
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