Woodbridge VA Homes

Woodbridge VA Homes

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POTOMAC MILLS MALL LOCATED IN WOODBRIDGE va

Potomac Mills Mall features an indoor shopping experience with over 200 manufacturer’s outlets.  You’ll find Neiman Marcus Last Call, Bloomingdale’s Outlet, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF FIFTH, Nike Factory Stores and buy, buy Baby.  From apparel to home furnishings, this place has got you covered.  You can even  catch a movie at AMC’s Potomac Mills 18 Theater or get a bite to eat at one of the numerous eateries.  Conveniently located off I-95, Potomac Mills serves the thriving Washington D.C./ Northern Virginia area well.  Not in the mood for shopping, you can catch a Potomac Nationals game.  They have been based out of Prince William County since 1984 with a schedule of 140 games between April and September.

Inheriting his father’s properties in 1792, on the southern side of the Occoquan River, Thomas Mason established a plantation here.  In 1795, Thomas Mason hired renowned inventor and engineer, Theodore Burr, to build a wooden toll bridge to replace the existing ferry that carried the King’s Highway traffic across the Occoquan River.  King’s Highway was a 1,300 mile road that linked Boston, Massachusetts and Charleston, South Carolina from 1650-1735.  Ordered by Charles II of England to connect the American Colonies.  He then named his plantation Woodbridge after the wooden bridge.  Until 1851, the community remained under the direction and ownership of the Mason Family until the death of his oldest son, Gerard Alexander Mason.

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Bel Air Tobacco Plantation in Woodbridge VA

Built by the Captain Charles Ewell family in 1740, the Bel Air was a tobacco plantation and family seat in Woodbridge.  This colonial-era georgian plantation manor home was regularly visited by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, who was a cousin of the Ewell family.  Later serving as the home to Mason Locke Weems, from 1759-1825, after the death of his father in law, Jesse Ewell.  He was the first biographer of George Washington and the creator of the “cherry tree story.”  As newlyweds, George and Martha Washington spent the night at Bel Air on April 5, 1759 on their honeymoon journey to Mt. Vernon.  With the archaeological excavation in 1974, minie balls, a cone cylinder soft lead bullet,  a union belt buckle and other artifacts were unearthed.   During the Civil War, Bel Air was occupied by union troops during the winter of 1863-1864.  With its extraordinary preservation, Bel Air was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

WOODBRIDGE VA OFFERS HISTORIC AND NATURE PRESERVES

Leesylvania State Park is located in Woodbridge,  originally the ancestral home of the Virginia’s legendary Lee and Fairfax families, Henry Lee III, Light Horse Harry, was born here.  He was Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s father, the Revolutionary War hero.  Freestone Point Confederate Battery is located here. It is an American Civil War gun emplacement and has four individual gun emplacements.  Three are located 90 feet above the Potomac RIver and were used from October 1861 until March 1862.  They contributed to the Confederate military’s success in blockading the Potomac River. Listed on the National Register of Historic in 1989, this state park brings many avenues for its visitors and residents to enjoy history and the outdoors.  With numerous hiking trails leading to the Henry Lee home site, picnic shelters, a fishing pier, campground, boat ramp a beautiful natural sand beach and a visitors center, it gives plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature by land or water.  Woodbridge VA Homes

OCCOQUAN BAY NATIONAL WIDLIFE REFUGE

If you want to just relax and get away from it all, they have another option for that, too!  Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge is twenty miles south of the hustling nation’s capital, at the confluence of the Potomac and Occoquan Rivers and open year round.  This oasis is where weary city residents and migrating birds can seek a tranquil escape for respite.  With diverse marshes and grasslands, it is a perfect setting to see songbirds, waterfowl, deer, red fox, butterflies and raptors.  Whether you want to take in a mile long wildlife drive or a walk on their over three miles of beautifully laid out trails, it is sure to be an ecological, enjoyable trek in this sanctuary.

Bounded by the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers, Woodbridge VA is located in eastern Prince William County.  Just 20 miles south of Washington DC, this commuter-friendly community has an estimated population of 55,000 residents. Being home to the largest Outlet Mall, the Potomac Nationals and the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Woodbridge has plenty of options at your fingertips.

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