The census-designated place or CDP of Woodbridge, Virginia, is located in Prince William County approximately 20 miles south of our nation's capital. The CDP spans 10.8 square miles and is nestled between the Potomac and Occuquan rivers. The area has a humid subtropical climate that brings warm wet summers and mild winters. Woodbridge has warm and friendly atmosphere that matches its nickname, Wonderful Woodbridge. Neighboring communities include, but are not limited too Dale City, Alexandria, Lorton and Occoquan. With neighboring communities as well as Washington D.C. lying near by commuting is a must for the residents of Woodbridge. The community has two VRE commuter train stations, bus service and even an informal slugging system (casual carpooling) which simplifies travel in the area.
Around 200 years ago, a wooden bridge was built over the Occoquan River. The bridge was located along an important route to Alexandria called the King's Highway. Though the bridge only lasted 10 years, its mark on the area remains today in the longstanding name of the plantation and community. Though the area was one of the first to be seen and settled by European settlers and it was among the first to be patented the community has never been incorporated as a town or city. The community began its life as a municipality of farms and industrial complexes. Prince William County was formed in 1731 and the courthouse, prison and pillory were built in Woodbridge. The courthouse remained in operation there until 1742 when the county operations were moved to Dumfries. The community has remained small through many decades and has only recently been rapidly growing with the construction of commercial developments, houses, town houses and apartments.
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According to city-data.com, in 2010 the CDP of Woodbridge was home to 4,055 residents. The estimated median household in 2012 was $104,980 well above the median household income in the state which was only $61,741. The estimated per capita income in 2012 was $47,940 which was up from the 2000 estimate of $19,810. The estimated value of a house or condo in the community as of 2012 was $327,225, which is more than twice the estimate for the year 2000. Public education in the community is provided by the Prince William County Public Schools. The area also features thirteen private schools of various levels.
Area attractions include Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Leesylvania State Park, historic Rippon Lodge, the oldest house in Prince William County, and the Potomac Mills Mall, one of the largest shopping centers in the region. Homes for sale in Woodbridge range from small starter homes up through sprawling luxury homes. Other housing options include apartments, houses and multi-family structures like duplexes for rent as well as town houses and condominiums for sale or lease. Contact local real estate agents today to explore all the possibilities and perks of "Wonderful Woodbridge."
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