Manassas VA Homes

Manassas VA Homes

 

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The Independent City of Manassas, Virginia is surrounded by Prince William County as well as the Independent City of Manassas Park in Northern Virginia. Current population is estimated at 41,705 and it is considered part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Manassas is close to or holds several important historic sites of the 1850-1870 period.  Listed on the  National Register of Historic Places are the Manassas Historic District, with 206 notable buildings such as the former Manassas Presbyterian Church, built in 1875, the former Hopkins Candy Factory, the old Manassas Town Hall, the Norfolk-Southern Railway passenger station,constructed in 1914 and the All Saints Roman Catholic Church from 1878.

Major Employers in Manassas area

The median income for the City in 2010 was $70,211, with 36% of their population holding a college degree. An equal number of people drive into the City for work or into the surrounding Fairfax and Prince William counties for their employment.  Major jobs in the area are supplied by Lockheed Martin with approximately 1500 employees, Prince William Health System, employing approximately 1400,  and Micron Technologies, with a wafer factory producing semiconductors, as approximately 1190 directly and through their vendor contracts an additional several hundred.

First Battle of Bull Run in Manassas VA

On July 21, 1861, the First Battle of Bull Run, also known as First Manassas by the Confederate forces, the two armies first clashed here overlooking Bull Run.  It was the first major battle of the American Civil War.  The unions were unable to position themselves well and the Confederates had time to bring in reinforcement by rail achieving victory.  The 18,000, soldiers of each side, were inappropriately trained and led in their first duel.  The Second Battle of Manassas, or the Second Battle of Bull Run, on August 28-30, 1862 , the Union and Confederate armies converged for a second time on the plains of Manassas.  With rails to Washington D.C.,  the Shenandoah Valley and Richmond Virginia, Manassas Junction was little more than a train crossing but played as a very strategic one.  Confederates again came away with the win yet Manassas was in Union hands throughout most of these battles.  Following the wars, this crossroads grew into the community of Manassas, which later incorporated in 1873.  Manassas became the county seat, replacing Brentsville, Virginia, in 1892 and in 1975, became its own city.  The First Battle of Manassas was commemorated on July 21-24, 2011 with a 150th anniversary ceremony.  Manassas VA Homes

Manassas has a city-owned public use airport, located southwest of their central business district.  It is the fourth busiest airport in the Commonwealth of Virginia hosting more than 30 businesses ranging from a flight school to charter companies, more that 400 based aircraft.. The largest regional airport in the state of Virginia, Manassas Regional Airport is just 30 miles from Washington D.C.

Colgan Air, a regional airline, has two hangars that it maintains here and used to have their headquarters here, but was recently bought out by Pinacle Airlines Corporation and moved those to Memphis, TN.  With 85,000 aircraft operations, an average of 236 flights per day, this airport plays an important role in the areas transportation needs.

Manassas VA Homes

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