Woodbridge, VA located in Prince William County, lies 22 miles south of Washington D.C. Woodbridge (pop. 31,941) is neither a city nor a town, but a collection of suburban communities that offer a wide range of choices in housing and lifestyles. Unemployment is low (3.9%) in Woodbridge, and the economy is diversified.
Dale City, one of the first communities planned and built by Hilton, is an extremely affordable area. Lake Ridge ranges from starter homes to dream houses on the water. Parks, boating, and a golf course are found there. The South side of Woodbridge proper is known as River Oaks, where housing for every income can be found. The quaint, historic little town of Occoquan, VA is also included in the Woodbridge area, and is a treasure trove of over 100 shops, historic sites and walking trails along the river.
Prince William County is rich in history and full of promise for the future. The third largest county in the Commonwealth of Virginia, its desirable location has attracted a highly educated work force, and it is home to a host of nationally recognized schools. A healthy, pro-business environment and attitude by the county’s elected officials make it a prime place to live.
The Woodbridge, Va area is full of fine shopping centers and plazas, and is also home to Potomac Mills, one of the largest outlet malls. Woodbridge is full of parks and recreation areas, numerous schools both public and private, and also contains alternative schools and special education facilities. Strayer University and Northern Virginia Community College both have campuses in Woodbridge and nearby Fairfax is the home to the George Mason University.
The relatively mild climate of the Woodbridge area is enjoyed by all its many outdoor enthusiasts. With an average temperature of 33 degrees in the coldest months of winter and a gentle 74 degrees in summer, Woodbridge, VA is a pleasant place to live. (Leesylvania State Park provides a small group campground, and guided historic interpretive hikes. Facilities for Potomac River bass fishing, hiking, boating, and picnicking are available.)
Woodbridge’s proximity to the hustle and bustle of the nation’s capitol to the north, the quiet tranquility of Skyline Drive to the west, and the easy access to rivers and beaches gives the Woodbridge residents abundant diversity in recreation and entertainment. The region’s many museums and galleries, the rich heritage of the area’s colonial past and civil war involvement make it a fascinating find for historians.