Woodbridge is at the intersection of old and new, historic and modern, traditional and contemporary. Located off Interstate 95 in Prince William County, Va., just 20 miles south of the nation’s capital, the Woodbridge Magisterial District is a diverse community of over 54,000 residents. This increasingly urban population is rich in history and culture, natural resources and community amenities. With a strong foundation of established neighborhoods and existing businesses, Woodbridge is a prime location for innovative community design, quality development and commercial and residential revitalization.
Although the economic recession impacted Woodbridge and other communities throughout the nation, its effects are likely to be short term. In general, recent demographic trends in the Woodbridge District are expected to continue well into the future: population growth, increasing diversity, relatively high levels of education and affluence. Now is the time for the Woodbridge District to crystallize its vision for community revitalization and development.
The community is currently working toward the creation of a New Woodbridge, with a vision for better development, better transit and better neighborhoods. The vision incorporates both traditional and contemporary elements of the community to integrate its unique resources with new high-density and mixed-use development. Smart growth principles are maintained throughout in an effort to recognize the unbreakable link between quality development and quality of life.
Rich in history and natural resources, Woodbridge offers a wide range of recreational opportunities for resident and visitors. The Occoquan Bay and Featherstone National Wildlife Refuges are natural habitat for a variety of plant and animal life, including bald eagles and ospreys. Located on the Potomac River, Veterans Memorial Park and Leesylvania State Park both provide scenic views, with picnic areas, hiking and playgrounds. Veterans also boasts the largest skate board park in the County, along with swimming, sports fields, tennis courts, summer camps and more. At Leesylvania, visitors can boat, paddle board, fish and explore history, at this ancestral home of the Fairfax and Lee families. Close by is Rippon Lodge, the oldest house in Prince William County. It is open for tours during the summer. Woodbridge is also the future home of the George Mason University Potomac Science Center.