The independent city of Manassas is located in Prince William County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The city spans 9.9 square miles and has a wonderful subtropical climate that brings hot humid summers and mild winters. Manassas is surrounded by the city of Manassas Park and is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metropolitan Statistical Area. This little gem of a city is only thirty minutes from Washington D.C and is known for its unique shops, fine dining options and historic sites. Manassas holds several cultural and community events throughout the year for education, entertainment and the building of community spirit and pride.
The Manassas area was important during the Civil War and in July of 1861 the first large-scale battle of the American Civil War was fought there. This battle is commonly known as the First Battle of Bull Run. In August of 1862, the Second Battle of Bull Run was fought over Manassas Junction because it was a strategic railroad crossing. Despite both of these battles being won by the Confederates the town and the railroad junction were in the control of the Union forces for the majority of the war. The town at the crossroads continued to grow and was incorporated in 1873. The county seat for Prince William County was established in Manassas in 1892 and many years later in 1975 it became an independent city. Today it is a thriving and lively city that embraces its heritage and looks toward its future.
Manassas is home to quiet streets, historic structures, a wonderful school system, community events and more that welcomes people to come and stay.
According to the United States Census of 2010, Manassas had a population of 37,821 residents and a population density of 3,782.1 people per square mile. According to city-data.com, the estimated median household income in 2012 was $68,531 and the estimated per capita income was $27,937. Much of the local economy rests on the local shops and restaurants including twenty-six businesses which operate on airport property. Two other major employers in the area are My Plumber Heating and Cooling whose cooperate headquarters are in Manassas and Micron Technology which has a wafer factory in the city.
Manassas is home to quiet streets, historic structures, a wonderful school system, community events and so much more that welcomes people to come and stay. The housing market in Manassas ranges from starter homes and fixer uppers up through historic and luxury homes. However, the largest portion of the housing was built in the 1980s and the average home prices range from $300,000 to $499,999. Other real estate options include rental properties like apartments, duplexes and houses as well as condominiums and town houses for sale or lease. Local real estate agents are best equipped to help you in your search for the perfect place to call home in beautiful Manassas, Virginia.
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