Located in the northeast corner of the state, Stafford, Virginia, is a living history book for both residents and visitors to the area. Named for Staffordshire, England, it was near this area that the legend of Pocahontas was born. Located along the banks of the Rappahannock River, Stafford, VA, is one of the most historic colonial-era cities in the United States.
THINGS TO DO IN STAFFORD
Stafford, Virginia, has one of the highest concentrations of museums and historical sites in the United States. There is something here for every historical taste and interest level. The best historical tour of the area starts with Aquia Church. Built between 1751 and 1757, Aquia Church is one of the oldest colonial churches still in operation today. The Stafford Civil War Park commemorates 1863 winter encampments of the 11th Corps of the Union Army, following the 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg. The park includes historic markers, picnic tables, interpretive signs, and walking trails for a day of history and fun. After a morning at Civil War Park, a stop at Government Island is a must for any Stafford history tour. The 17-acre historic site is also known as "America's Historic Stone Quarry." The stone that was used to build both the U.S. Capitol and the White House was taken directly from this location. The park includes a beautiful boardwalk and scenic trail.
For the nature lover, Stafford, VA, is also home to some amazing national parks and trails. From easy strolls to challenging hikes, Stafford has something for every experience level. Stafford's charms don't stop with history and outdoor excursions. The community's vast collection of artisan and eclectic shops keep those with an eye for something unique and special satisfied. Stafford roads and byways are dotted with gourmet and farmers' markets, art studios, and even alpaca farms.
NEIGHBORHOODS IN STAFFORD
Stafford, Virginia is divided 15 distinct neighborhoods. Tacketts Mill anchors the northern portion of Stafford, Brooke Road and Marlborough Point Road are it southern border, and Ramoth is to the west. Widewater Beach is the easternmost Stafford neighborhood. About half of Stafford homes were built between 1970 and 1999. Newer home constructions (2000 or later) make up about 25 percent of the current market. There are also a number of homes built in the 1930s or earlier. Three- and four-bedroom homes, large lots and three- or four-story townhouses are common in Stafford.
WHAT LOCALS LOVE
Live near the convenience of D.C. without too much hustle and bustle. Stafford is home to historical sites and limitless outdoor activities like rafting, kayaking, biking, hiking, and fishing. You will also find beautiful homes at a lower price with lower property taxes and plenty of amenities. With abundant historical and cultural activities, you will find it a breeze to make Stafford your home.
WHAT LOCALS LOVE
The Aquia Church, a National Historic Landmark and one of the oldest active colonial churches, is still in operation today.
Shop for arts, gifts, and more from the unique artisans and locally owned shops in the community.
Spend time at Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery, a family- and pet-friendly vineyard offering tastings, tours, and a Mediterranean bistro.