The independent city of Manassas Park is located in Prince William County, Virginia its nearest neighbor is the independent city of Manassas. The city motto is “Salus Populi Suprema Lex” which means “the welfare of an individual yields to that of the community.” The city spans 2.5 square miles and has a humid subtropical climate which brings mild winters and summers that are hot and humid. The city is approximately 30 miles from our Nation’s Capital; Washington, D.C. Manassas Park is primarily residential in nature with quiet streets and green spaces. The city prides itself on being a progressive community efforts and an atmosphere of neighborliness that is rare in today’s world.
The history of Manassas Park is a relatively short one dating back to 1955, when construction of 1,000 affordable homes were planned on a tract of land known as Breeden Farm along with 12 acres for the purpose of building a school. By April, show homes were completed and the development was named Manassas Park. By the end of the month 215 homes had already been sold, construction continued expanding to include another 517 homes bringing the total up to 1,517 homes to be built. That same year the Manassas Park Citizens’ Association was formed to help address the concerns of residents. In 1957 with residents petitioned the courts and gained town status for the community and in 1975 Manassas Park became the last town in the Commonwealth of Virginia to be declared a city.
The city of Manassas Park was ranked in CNN/Money Magazine's Top 100 Best Small Cities in America in 2011.
According to the United States Census of 2014, the city was home to 10,290 residents spread across 3,254 households giving the city a population density of 4,129 people per square mile. The city profile, however, reveals the 2014 population estimate to be 15,427 residents making the city ranked 4th nationally for population growth from April of 2000 through July of 2011. The census of 2010 reported a median household income in the city of $60,794 and a median family income of $61,075. Whereas the city profile page reports the latest median household incomes estimate to be $71,810. Public education in the city is provided by the Manassas Park City Schools which includes, Manassas Park Elementary, Cougar Elementary, Manassas Park Middle School and Manassas Park High.
The city of Manassas Park was ranked in CNN/Money Magazine's Top 100 Best Small Cities in America in 2011. The city has a variety of historic sites and parks that provide green spaces, playgrounds and ball fields as well as unique educational opportunities. The school system is fully accredited, streamlined with no feeder schools and even environmentally friendly. Homes for sale in the community range from starter homes and modest family designs up through sprawling luxury properties. Other housing options include apartments, condominiums, duplexes and more. Local real estate agents are friendly and prepared to help you explore all your options. Call an agent today and find a place to call home in the bustling community of Manassas Park, Virginia.