Prince William County VA Real Estate
Prince William County, Virginia
Located along the Potomac River in the Commonwealth of Virginia is Prince William County. The County is considered part of the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. The 2012 population of the County is 421,200. Prince William County is part of North Virginia and is one of the highest income rated counties in the U.S.
Prince William County Public School District is the second largest in Virginia. The County absorbed the Virginia Beach City Public School District and has a total of 57 elementary schools, 16 middle and 12 high schools. The district also has a virtual high school, three special education and two alternative schools. The graduation rate is 89.6%, eclipsing the statewide average. The school district is highly rated by parents, and educational specialist, make Prince William County an attractive area of Virginia to live.
For more information about the School District, visit http://www.pwcs.edu/
In 1731, Prince William County was incorporated by an Act of the Virginia General Assembly. The county was comprised of a portion of Stafford and King George Counties. The county remained a rural community with the population concentrated in Manassas and Woodbridge and Occoquan. In the 1930’s, the population began to grow, especially in Manassas. The population exploded again in the 1960’s, and the County became the third most populated Virginia jurisdiction.
For more historical information, visit http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/budget/Documents/12a--Budget--02--Introduction--00B--History.pdf
Parks and Recreation
Prince William County is home to two National Park Service’s – Prince William Forest Park and Manassas National Battlefield Park. The Forest was established in 1936 and is the largest protected natural area in Washington D.C. Battlefield Park preserves the site where two major Civil War battles took place in 1861 and 1862.
Prince William Forest provides indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities and includes the operation of 50 parks, two recreation centers, an ice skating rink, six sports complexes, two community centers, two water parks and four golf courses.
For more information about park and recreational facilities in Prince William County, visit http://www.pwcgov.org/fun/Pages/Parks--Recreation.aspx
Attractions and Activities
Prince William County is home to a number of museums that bring history to life, including the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Haymarket Museum and Cannon Branch Fort. There are more than 160 miles of trails and many parks that offer 25,000 acres of green space and a myriad of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.
For more information about the attractions and activities in Prince William County, visit http://discoverpwm.com/Attractions-Prince-William-Manassas
The County offers several events each week that include parades, tours, historical event reenactments, concerts, theaters and art displays. There is something for everyone and many family events. The adventurous soul will experience everything the County has to offer.
For more information about events taking place in the County, visit http://visitpwc.mymediaroom.com/wire/events/