Downtown Prince William in Northern Virginia

Prince William County


Living in Prince William County, VA

One of the most affordable places to live near D.C.

A historic charm and direct access to major highways are attracting new residents to Prince William County, located just west of Fairfax County. Outlet shopping, a minor league baseball team and outdoor dining in historic Occoquan keep residents entertained year-round.

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    Walk Score

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    15 in Walkability

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

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    Commute Time to Airport

    30 min drive to IAD

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    Commute Time to D.C.

    50 min drive

Breweries/wineries, Bucolic, Drive, Family-friendly, Historic sites, Music/performing arts, National monuments/memorials, Parks/recreation, Rural, Single-family, Suburban, Townhouse


Schools in Prince William County

Diverse options to match a diverse population

Prince William County Public Schools is a highly diverse district, ranking No. 3 in the state for its diversity and is ranked No. 14 in the state by Niche for its athletics. Enrolling nearly 90,000 students, the district’s on-time graduation rate of 92.4% exceeds the Virginia average.

Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School, Heritage Christian School and Evangel Christian School offer private, faith-affiliated education for families in Prince William County.

Prince William County Transportation

Reach urban amenities from rural living

One of the more rural communities in Northern Virginia, Prince William County residents can drive to Arlington in under an hour from most locations. Ridesharing and carpooling is also popular among those commuting into Arlington, Fairfax and D.C.

  • Omniride bus service
  • 5 Virginia Railway Express stations
  • Carpooling/Slugging
  • Uber, Lyft and numerous taxi companies

Prince William County Attractions

Fun for families, history buffs and music lovers

Neighbors come together for music and the arts at Jiffy Lube Live, an outdoor amphitheater that’s hosted everyone from Kiss to Phish to Nicki Minaj, and the Hylton Performing Arts Center, an 85,000 square foot space with two theaters.

For outdoor and family fun, Splash Down Waterpark and the Recreation Department’s summer camps, batting cages, skateparks and more keep residents active.

Prince William County is also home to several historic sites and museums. The Manassas National Battlefield Park is the site of two major Civil War battles, with guided tours, wildlife-watching and Junior Ranger activities available to help explore the 5,100 acre site. The National Museum of the Marine Corps honors the commitment, accomplishments and sacrifices of Marines through year-round exhibits and educational programs that draw more than 500,000 visitors each year.

Prince William County Taxes

Competitive state for taxes

  • State Income Tax (VA): 5.75%
  • Real Property Tax Rate: $1.030 per $100 Assessed Value
  • Sales Tax (Combined State and Local): 6.0%