Fredericksburg Va Real Estate

Fredericksburg Virginia real estate.

Communities and Homes For Sale:

When considering a place to live in Fredericksburg you have two main choices; either in historic downtown Fredericksburg or on the outskirts of it, since Fredericksburg only encompasses 10.5 square miles. If historic downtown Fredericksburg is your preference, you will want to take a look at such streets as Prince Edward, Charles, Hanover, Spotswood, Marye, Winchester, Caroline, Princess Anne, George, Lewis, and Fauquier. Washington Avenue also boasts grand historic homes, many of which have been host to the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation’s annual Candlelight Tour. Along these streets you will find everything from estate homes, historic preservations, newly constructed townhomes, and loft-style living. New construction has begun at Amelia Square, a high-end townhome community off of Amelia Street in downtown as well. These brownstone style luxury townhomes are being designed with such upscale amenities to include elevators, master suites, gourmet fixtures, two-car garages, and panoramic views of Fredericksburg off of its fourth-floor outdoor covered terraces. Another great luxury townhome community that is within walking distance of the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is Cobblestone Square. These townhomes have been fully customized and have granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, eight inch crown molding & baseboards, maple hardwood floors and much more! As an added bonus, at Cobblestone Square have access to the outdoor swimming pool and private state-of-the art fitness center.

Established family friendly neighborhoods like Twin Lakes, Braehead Woods, Morningside, Altoona, and Westwood, are quietly tucked away within a minute’s reach of everything that downtown Fredericksburg has to offer. If your interest is in newly developed neighborhoods or new home construction, The Estates of Idlewild, The Preserve at Smith Run, and Snowden Hills at Snowden are just a few that may be of interest. With paved biking paths and walking trails in and around many of these communities, outdoor activities are enjoyed safely by all.

Schools:

The public school system in Fredericksburg consists of James Monroe High School, Walker-Grant Middle School, Hugh Mercer, and Lafayette Upper Elementary School. There is also The Original Walker Grant School for pre-kindergarten. There are many private school selections such as Fredericksburg Christian School, Fredericksburg Academy, St Michael the Archangel High School, Fredericksburg Montessori School, Great Oaks Country Day School, and the Gladys H. Oberle School. Fredericksburg also offers higher education at The University of Mary Washington (UMW), home of the Eagles.

Property Taxes:

With Fredericksburg property taxes at only $.74 per/$100 assessed, it is clear to see why people choose to live in the City of Fredericksburg with the ability to have so much right outside their doorstep! Whether it’s the arts, history, entertainment, shopping or dining that you are looking for, living in Fredericksburg is sure to have something for everyone.

About Fredericksburg:

An independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Fredericksburg has everything to offer while maintaining its small town charm. Directly on the corridors of Interstate 95, US 17 and Rt. 1, Fredericksburg is roughly 50 miles in either direction to Washington D.C. or Richmond, VA; making it a popular “bedroom community” for many to live while commuting to work. Fredericksburg is just 24 miles from the Quantico Marine Corps Base, 28 miles to Dahlgren Naval Warfare, and 42 miles to the Ft. Belvoir Army installation. The Virginia Railway Express or VRE located in Fredericksburg enables commuters an alternative transportation option for travel to and from work. Fredericksburg Regional Transit, otherwise known as Ride Fred, is also available and is a great way to get around town for just $.75 one way! FRED not only covers the City of Fredericksburg, but also ventures into the adjoining counties of Stafford, Caroline, and Spotsylvania, making it a convenient way to travel for many. Fredericksburg’s quaint downtown streets and rich history make it easy to see why so many desire to live within the City of Fredericksburg boundaries.

In downtown Fredericksburg, boutique shops lace William, Caroline and Princess Anne Streets. Sweet Caroline’s Boutique, A Place in Time, Tea Tyme & What Nots, Taste, and Monkee’s of Fredericksburg are just a few that you will find. As far as chef-owned unique eateries go, Bistro Bethem, Eileens Bakery & Café, Sammy T’s, Old Town Grill and Café, The Bavarian Chef of Fredericksburg, Hyperion Espresso, La Petite Auberge, Virginia Barbeque, Olde Towne Steak and Seafood, and Capital Ale House are just a few of my favorites! Don’t forget to join the downtown festivities each September as Capital Ale House of Fredericksburg hosts Oktoberfest. For sweets in downtown, I recommend two famous spots, Goolrick’s Pharmacy for an old fashioned milkshake or Carl’s Ice Cream for their soft- serve ice cream….just be prepared for the line!

If it’s the fine arts that you crave, look no further, Fredericksburg hosts a plethora of local artists whom specialize in various mediums. Liberty Town Arts Workshop, Eyeclopes Studios, Goldbenders, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Sophia Street Studios, and Art First Gallery are a good start. Tourism plays a large role in Fredericksburg due to the areas significant historical makeup. The Battle of Fredericksburg took place here and draws many to the area to visit the Fredericksburg National Cemetery, especially around Memorial Day. As for museums and other historical areas of interest, Kenmore Plantation, Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, The Rising Sun Tavern, The Mary Washington House, and the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library are just a few that are located in downtown Fredericksburg. The headquarters of The Central Rappahannock Regional Library is also located in downtown Fredericksburg on Caroline Street.

If it is more mainstream shopping and chain restaurants that you are searching for, then Central Park is your destination in Fredericksburg. In Central Park you will find anchor stores like Target, Best Buy, Wal-Mart Super Center, and Barnes & Noble; restaurants such as Bonefish Grill, Outback Steakhouse, and Olive Garden; and family fun at Chuck E. Cheese, Regal Cinemas and Funland. In Central Park you will also find such shops as Ulta, Pier 1, Ethan Allen, Jos A. Bank, Anne Taylor Loft, Kirklands and much, much more. One more notable mention that is fairly new to the Fredericksburg area is Wegmans. Those that have never been to a Wegmans before will certainly be amazed at this grocer’s selection and all they have to offer!

For the outdoorsman or woman who resides in Fredericksburg, you are right on the Rappahannock River for ample boating, fishing, swimming, bird-watching or just relaxing. Park and recreation sites include such destinations as Old Mill Park, Alum Spring Park, Hurkamp Park, Dixon Park & the City Docks off of Sophia Street; home to the Fredericksburg paddle wheel boat that cruises along the Rappahannock River May through October. On the streets adjacent to Hurkamp Park is where you will find the Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market. The market runs year round and if you choose to live in downtown, makes a nice walking destination for fresh produce and flowers! For the canine lover in many of us, Fredericksburg also has its own dog park located on Kenmore Avenue.

Kelly Gronau Dodson

Kelly Gronau Dodson

Realtor® | e-Pro® | SRES® at Coldwell Banker Elite
REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Elite in Locust Grove. Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. If you, or someone you know needs to buy or sell a home, please give me a call! 540-287-6807
Kelly Gronau Dodson
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