Fredericksburg, Virginia is a small city located 50 miles south of Arlington and Washington, D.C. Tourism is a major draw in Fredericksburg, which is close to several famous Civil War battlegrounds, such as the Battle of Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg, and its sister area Spotsylvania, are home to the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and numerous other historical sites, museums, and cultural events. Fredericksburg has over 25 locations listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including 3 National Landmarks, most closely tied to the Civil War and this area's prominence. The University of Mary Washington, founded in 1908, adds another layer to the history in this area and can give the city a bit of a college feel as well.
The city is also an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, with scenic hiking, biking, boating, and camping throughout the area, and you can even walk through battlefields and step in the footsteps of history. The beautiful Main Street District is a vibrant area with gorgeous restored buildings where both visitors and residents alike can dine, shop, and more.
Many residents of Fredericksburg commute to Northern Virginia areas such as Arlington or take the public train services into Washington DC. Real estate listings here include everything from beautiful Federal-style homes to spacious townhomes and new construction homes.