5 Things to Know if Relocating to Fredericksburg, VA
Fredericksburg, Virginia is located just 50 miles south of Washington D.C. and about 55 miles north of Richmond, VA. It is an ideal location as it is situated directly along the I-95 corridor, which makes work-day commuting extremely convenient.
Fredericksburg is home to thousands of people who make the daily commute to work at places such as the Pentagon, Quantico Marine Corps Base, and FBI Headquarters. Soon we will be able to add the new Amazon HQ2 to the list!
Here are 5 more things you should know if you are relocating to Fredericksburg:
1. The median sold home price in Fredericksburg City is $274,000.
In the surrounding counties of Spotsylvania and Stafford the prices are slightly higher at $299,000 and $334,500 respectively.
2. Downtown Fredericksburg is a great place for strolling and shopping!
Walk along the beautiful, historic streets of Fredericksburg (or for added charm, take a trolley tour!) to visit many historic sites in the area, including Kenmore Plantation, Chatham Manor, the Rising Sun Tavern and the Hugh Mercer Apothecary. The streets are lined with both antiques and modern boutiques. You can also enjoy a stroll along the Rappahannock River on the 3 mile Canal Path. Don’t forget to stop for ice cream at the famous Carl’s, which has been luring customers in for frozen dairy delights since 1947!
3. Fredericksburg and the adjacent county of Spotsylvania, VA are steeped in Colonial and Civil War History.
There are several landmark Battlefields which you can visit to learn more or to simply enjoy the beautiful scenery of these preserved areas as you walk or bike the trails.
4. We have a great healthcare system
The Mary Washington Healthcare System is a not-for-profit organization in the greater Fredericksburg area which consists of 2 hospitals, 3 emergency departments, and over 40 healthcare facilities. Specialty areas include brain health, cancer care, and heart health.
5. The weather in Fredericksburg is a perfect blend of all four seasons.
With hot summers (early June thru mid-September) and cold winters (early December thru early March), the average temperature range is 27* F – 90* F. The yearly rainfall average is 44” and yearly snowfall average is 13”.