City of Manassas


Living in Manassas, VA

A historic heart with a modern beat less than an hour from Washington, D.C.

Manassas history dates back to 1852 when a junction railroad linked Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. with the Shenandoah Valley and Richmond, Virginia. This was soon followed by the first major land battle of the Civil War. Today, young professionals and families dine al fresco at downtown eateries, shop weekly farmers markets and meet up with friends at events like the annual Jazz Festival and Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival.

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    Walk Score

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    43 in Walkability

    This community is driver-friendly. Most commutes will require a car.

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    Commute Time to Airport

    45 min drive to IAD

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    Commute Time to D.C.

    1 hour drive

Breweries/wineries, Drive, Family-friendly, Parks/recreation, Single-family, Suburban, Townhouse


Schools in City of Manassas

Highly ranked options for public and private education

Manassas City Public Schools is home to 9 schools serving 8,000 students.

City of Manassas Transportation

Quick connections to where you need to go

Manassas residents have the public transportation options of Amtrak and local service through Virginia Railway Express (VRE), a commuter train that runs mostly during rush hour on weekdays, Monday through Friday. Additionally, the Washington, D.C. Metro connects to the OmniRide bus service which extends to Manassas. 

City of Manassas Attractions

History from the Civil War to tomorrow’s next big artist, Manassas has it all

There’s always an event to enjoy in Manassas. Historic Downtown Manassas stays open late for First Friday each month, where games, specials and activities with a shared theme are available at participating shops and restaurants. Residents and visitors alike look forward to annual events including the Jazz Festival, Christmas Market and Holiday Craft Fair, and Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival. 

 Arts lovers enjoy the more than half dozen galleries and performance art venues across Manassas, while history buffs take in Manassas National Battlefield Park, the site of two major Civil War battles with guided tours, wildlife-watching, Junior Ranger activities and more. 

City of Manassas Taxes

Competitive state for taxes

  • State Income Tax (VA): 5.75% 
  • Real Property Tax Rate: $1.342 per $100 Assessed Value 
  • Sales Tax (Combined State and Local): 6.0%