Relocating to a new city involves a lot of changes, but learning more about the place you are going to live will take the stress out of the process. If you need to buy a home in Fredericksburg, VA, you have the unique ability to situate yourself near all the action or tuck yourself away in the serenity of the county’s protected battlefields. In Fredericksburg, VA, there is an area that suits everyone’s lifestyles. The best part is that no matter where you live in this city, it is extremely rare for anyone to live more than fifteen minutes away from vital amenities. Here is just a snapshot at some hot areas in Fredericksburg and who they best suit:

The Urban Sophisticate/Commuting Professional: Downtown Fredericksburg

Do you like being in the center of everything? Do you like walking to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife without worrying where you parked your car? Then living Downtown is right for you. With the new developments happening here, residents are seeing new 4-story luxury townhomes spring up just minutes away from the VRE.

Peaceful Family Living: 7-10 miles down Rt 3, Spotsylvania/ King George

If you want more bang for your buck and a little bit of peace and quiet for raising a family, getting a single family home out down Rt 3 east towards Spotsylvania or west to King George will suit you better. Those who live in King George usually commute to Dahlgren while homeowners in Spotsylvania have access to the commuter lot that is near the Harrison Crossing shopping center.

Night Life Fredericksburg VA

Suburban Convenience: The Mall and surrounding areas

We know you. You are the person who wants to be just a few minutes from downtown but not ‘in’ it, but at the same time you don’t want to be too far away from vital shopping destinations like Wegmans and Target. We understand you and this is why this area on route 3, which encompasses Central Park and the Spotsylvania Towne Center Mall, is right for you. There are many neighborhoods and apartments to choose from in this area that place you right in the center of suburban convenience.

DC commuting: Stafford/Falmouth

Falmouth, Va is Fredericksburg’s northernmost point and is another hub for DC commuters who want to shave off about 20 minutes from their commute compared to those who live in Spotsylvania. Staffordites are also only 10-15 minutes from Downtown Fredericksburg while also being closer to the amenities of Northern Virginia. There are new developments here popping up all the time, including Celebrate Virginia North which includes freshly built homes with all the bells and whistles, located conveniently on rt 1 north.

Buying a home in Fredericksburg, VA requires an agent who is familiar with the area and will know what area and home will suit your needs and lifestyle best. Now that you know the basics, why not call me to set you up with some showings in the area that pique your interest ?


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