Manassas, VA

Geographic Location

Manassas VA is located 30 minutes outside of Washington, DC.  The City of Manassas borders Prince William County and Manassas Park and allows for easy travel to all points of Virginia.     

Overall personality

While only a half hour outside of Washington, D.C., Manassas exudes an eclectic personality all of its own.  From the updated mall with indoor racing to the many parks and museums with Civil War exhibits Manassas is a stress relief from traditional city life. 

Defining Characteristics

Manassas began as a railroad town and was commonly referred to as Manassas Junction.  It was the access to that railroad which dumped the First Battle of Bull Run in Manassas’ lap as the first land fight of the Civil War.  The rich culture and heritage of this Civil War town resonates through its parks and also in the Historic Old Town.

Noteworthy attractions

Manassas Museum – exhibits highlighting the changes of the Piedmont area through artifacts and images.
Freedom Museum - The Local Heroes Memorial recognizes all of the men and women from Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County who died in all of the wars from WW I to present.
Manassas National Battlefield Park –depicts the battlefield from the American Civil war
Harris Pavilion – From April to November, Old Town Manassas is the place to be with live concerts and events.  During the winter the Pavilion is frozen over and made in to an ice skating rink for all ages.
James & Marion Payne Memorial Railroad Heritage Gallery – exhibits depicting over 150 years of Railroad history in Manassas, VA.
Manassas Regional Airport – Demo flight lessons
For those 21 and over:
BadWolf Brewing Company
Heritage Brewing Co
KO Distilling

Transportation Options

Major highways that connect Manassas to all other parts of  Virginia include Virginia Route 28 (Centreville Road),  US 29, Virginia Route 234 (Dumfies/Sudley Road), and Interstate 66, and  Prince William Parkway.
Passengers may also choose to travel to Fairfax, Virginia and Washington, D.C. by the Virginia Railway Express or Amtrack.
Another travel option is the Manassas Regional Airport located minutes away in the City of Manassas.

Types of homes in the Area

Manassas caters to all housing needs with multiple apartment complexes, town homes, new construction residential communities, and more mature residential communities as well.  Communities include Tudor Oaks, Rollingwood, Wellington, Georgetown South, Point of Woods, Cannon Ridge, Georgian Hamlet, Old Town Manassas, Sumner Lake, Cedar Crest, Lee Manor, Fairview Meadows, and more.

School Districts in the Area

Elementary Schools:
5 Elementary Schools (K-4) – Baldwin Elementary; Jennie Dean Elementary; Haydon Elementary; Weems Elementary; George C. Round Elementary
Intermediate Schools:
2 Intermediate Schools (5-6) - Baldwin Intermediate School; Mayfield intermediate School
Middle Schools:
1 Middle Schools (7-8) – Grace E. Metz Middle School
High Schools:
1 High School (6-12) – Osbourn High School
4 Colleges:
American Public University System, George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, and Strayer University

Annual Events

Farmers Market – Peak Season: Thursdays and Saturdays (April – November); Summer Season: Tuesdays  (June – August); Winter Season: Saturdays (Dec-March)
Prince William County Fair – Manassas, VA
Live Well Festival – in honor of earth day there are free health screenings, fitness classes, kid activities, entertainment, and more at the Harris Pavilion.
African American Festival – celebrating African American Culture in Manassas held at Metz Middle School (the first Saturday of August)

Northern Virginia Jazz Festival – Centreville, VA

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