Fredericksburg, Virginia, a city with a rich history and bright future, has a vast inventory of single-family homes within 50 miles of the nation's capital. Fredericksburg offers an impressive variety of options to homebuyers, from historic properties with large lots to newer constructions in residential tracts to condominiums and townhouses. While the median home price is higher than that of the U.S. as a whole, the cost of buying in Fredericksburg is less than many of the suburbs closer to Washington D.C.
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Located along the Rappahannock River, Fredericksburg boasts an assortment of trails, parks and nature programs that allows residents to easily enjoy the area's natural beauty. The Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area consists of 860 acres of open space for hiking, picnicking and other activities. Its centerpiece is a 160-acre reservoir that is a haven for fishing, kayaking and canoeing. With an emphasis on staying physically fit, the city's parks and recreation department offers an array of athletic, dance and fitness classes. Fredericksburg also hosts several family-friendly events throughout the year, such as an annual Christmas parade, picnics and a soapbox derby. The region is also full of historical interest points, including George Washington's boyhood home, Civil War battlefields and the James Monroe Museum.
Old Town Fredericksburg is where the city's storied past meets modern day, and it is a favorite destination for many of the city's 28,000 residents. A shopping district consisting of over 100 boutiques, antiques shops, art galleries and restaurants is surrounded by a 40-block historic district that is filled with more than 350 original 18th- and early 19th-century buildings. Two popular Old Town spots are the Rising Sun Tavern, which was established by the first U.S. president's brother Charles Washington, and Goolrick's Pharmacy, the oldest continuously running soda fountain in the country. For more conventional shopping, Fredericksburg has Central Park, which is home to more than 200 retailers - including national chains and big box stores - as well as banks, medical offices and well-known eateries. Fredericksburg City Public Schools has five campuses in the city, including two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Private school options are also available. For higher education, the University of Mary Washington is located in Fredericksburg. If you're a lover of the outdoors, a history buff or are just looking for a quaint place to call home, Fredericksburg has a lot to offer. Take a look at our home listings to find a property that suits you and your lifestyle.