The town of Occoquan, Virginia is located in Prince William County along the south bank of the Occoquan River. The name Occoquan comes from the Algonquian Doeg word which means “at the end of the water” and both native tribes and European settlers relied on the river for food, trade and transportation. Occoquan is a suburb of the Metro D.C. area that spans .2 square miles and has a wonderful subtropical climate. The town has a unique slower paced charm and embraces a more rustic nature that is rare among the areas bustling suburbs. The town is known for its charming boardwalk complete a variety of little shops and cozy restaurants.
Before the arrival of European settlers, the area was inhabited by people of the Algonquian tribes. Then, around 1765 colonist established a settlement and industrial sites in what would one day be Occoquan. Grist mills and tobacco warehouses were the mainstays of the local economy. During the Civil War era, Occoquan became a center for shipping parcels and letters between the North and the South. However, river silting brought end to river traffic in the area and transportation shifted to use railroads instead. The town remained somewhat rural for many years, but in recent decades it has experienced growth and development as a suburb. Today, the town thrives, it has a historic district, artists' community, a town boat dock and much more.
Occoquan is a beautiful little town and comfortable little suburb of the D.C. metro area.
According to the United States Census of 2000, Occoquan was home to 759 residents spread across approximately 418 households giving the town a population density of 4,868.7 people per square mile. However, the census of 2010 revealed that the population in Occoquan had risen to 934. The 2000 census also revealed that the median household income was $48,750, the median family income was $77, 420 and the per capita income was $33,007. The town's educational needs are provided by the wonderful Prince William County School System. The town citizens and government work together to maintain the beauty and charm of Occoquan and even host's a semi-annual arts and crafts fair and other community events.
Occoquan is a beautiful little town and comfortable little suburb of the D.C. metro area. Homes for sale range from small starter homes up through luxury homes. Real estate options include apartments, houses and multi-family structures like duplexes. Other housing options include town homes and condominiums with a variety of amenities for sale or lease. Contact a local real estate agent today or assistance in exploring Occoquan and finding the home of your dreams today.
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