Fredericksburg Virginia USA
Being a part of Washington Metropolitan Area, Fredericksburg is an independent municipality in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Fredericksburg is home to key commercial centers which include the Central Park (East Coast’s second largest mall). During the colonial era, Fredericksburg was a prominent port in Virginia and the Battle of Fredericksburg also took place in this community. As a result, most historical places have been preserved and tourism is a major part of its economy.
Located 58 miles north of Richmond and 49 miles south of Washington D.C., Fredericksburg is situated near where the Rappahannock River crosses the Fall Line. Being the fastest growing locality in Virginia, Fredericksburg had a city population of 24, 286 based on the 2010 census that grew 5.8% on the succeeding year of 2011.
Traversed by a series of suburban and rural two-lane roads as well as four-lane highways, getting from one place to another is not a problem in Fredericksburg. U.S. Route 1 connects to the Stafford region and Washington D.C. while Route 3 connects Fredericksburg’s downtown, King George, and Stafford counties. Route 3 meets with Route 29 and Route 15 to the west where it reaches Culpeper. Since most of the travelers come from Washington D.C., the US – 1 bridge (over the Rappahannock River) is a common bottleneck for cars during peak hours while Route 3 is also jammed due to the increasing residential developments in the area.
Wise commuters use the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) to Washington as an alternative. Bus service is also popular in Fredericksburg especially when commuting within the region to visit shopping malls, downtown, and VRE stations. Through Carolinian and Northeast Regional Routes, railway service is also available to serve Fredericksburg in Amtrak.
As more than 350 buildings in the downtown area of Fredericksburg were created from the last 18th and 19th century, tourists are drawn to the district during summer. The Washington Heritage Museums group manages various 18th century historic sites namely Mary Washington House, Rising Sun Tavern, and Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop.
Fredericksburg also houses different parks including Old Mill Park, Alum Spring Park, Dixon Park, Hurkamp Park, and City Docks. These parks serve as recreational facilities to local and international visitors who wanted to enjoy breath-taking views, unwind, and forget problems on their offices once in a while. These parks are great for family picnic bonding, individual strolling, and other activities with friends and relatives.
Aside from picturesque parks and recreational facilities, Fredericksburg also has a number of outstanding schools. Fredericksburg takes pride with the quality of education being taught to the young generation who are to lead the community in the near future. The educational facilities supported by Fredericksburg vary from elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges. To ensure that children are taught the way they ought to be, standards are being followed strictly by these schools. This is the reason why students do not only exhibit academic excellence but also show high standards of ethics and morality.
High standards elementary and middle schools in Fredericksburg include Hugh Mercer Elementary School, Lafayette Upper Elementary School, and Walker-Grant Middle School. James Monroe High School on the other hand provides Fredericksburg with promising graduates who are soon to enter the University of Mary Washington where their college adventure begins. Fredericksburg Academy is also open for those parents who wanted to enroll their kids in a private/exclusive school.Below is the list of schools in Fredericksburg in which visitors or local residents are welcomed to enroll:
- Lafayette Upper Elementary School
- Walker-Grant Middle School
- James Monroe High School
- Hugh Mercer
- Fredericksburg Academy
- University of Mary Washington
Orthodontists in Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg also provides outstanding orthodontic services through Beecroft Orthodontics located at 10472 Georgetown Drive, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. Patients can easily contact the office by completing the secure Contact Us form above or call 540-898-2200 or 540-898-1505 (fax).