Prince William County
Located in northern Virginia on the Potomac River, Prince William County is about 25 miles south of our nation's capital of Washington, D.C. Prince William County is home to several nationally-recognized colleges and universities, including George Mason University, Strayer University, and the University of Northern Virginia. With its country atmosphere and its central location between the big cities of Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia, Prince William County is an ideal place for a family to settle down.
Population and Atmosphere
As of the last federal census in 2010, Prince William County had a population of 402,002, although according to statistical projections that's estimated to have grown by as much as 50,000 in the last few years. That makes Prince William the second most populous county in Virginia, but it's still got plenty of small-town charm. Prince William County hosts the local minor league baseball team, the Potomac Nationals.
According to greatschools.org, Prince William County's top schools are Mary G. Porter Traditional (located in Woodbridge and teaching grades one through eight) and T. Clay Wood Elementary. With 86 schools and a thriving educational environment, several of the elementary schools are under consideration for a proposed primary International Baccalaureate program.
History buffs will be excited to know that Prince William County was the location of the Civil War battles of Antietam and Bull Run. Sometimes you can almost feel the sense of history as you walk over the ground where the Army of the Potomac tangled with the Army of Northern Virginia.
According to marketminute.longandfoster.com, the median value of a home in Prince William County was $346,000 as of June 2016. This value has grow by two percent over the last year, and it's projected to continue growing. With these values, Prince William County provides a nice small-town atmosphere to raise a growing family.