Fredericksburg, VA Real Estate Guide Homes for Sale in Fredericksburg
Just an hour south of Washington DC and an hour north of Richmond, VA is one of the most historic downtowns to call home.
The City of Fredericksburg was established in 1728, downtown features unique boutiques, hidden gem antique shops, historic sites, nightlife, and some of the best locally-owned restaurants in Northern Virginia. If you’re a commuter, most homes are a quick walk to the VRE. Mary Washington Hospital is 2 miles from downtown and the University of Mary Washington is 1 mile.
Neighborhoods are intertwined among more than 350 original 18th and 19th-century buildings in Fredericksburg’s 40-block National Historic District. “The many residential areas in downtown Fredericksburg are close-knit neighborhoods. Their distinctive architectural characteristics reflect their respective periods of development. The church steeples that defined the town’s Civil War skyline still preside over sanctuaries of worship. The historic street grid adapts amazingly well to modern automobiles, effectively diffusing traffic, and confounding the vaunted computer models of modern road planners.”Search Listings in Fredericksburg, VA
WHAT OUR AGENTS LOVE ABOUT FREDERICKSBURG
Ginger Walker, CEO & Realtor – “It has the best mix of locally-owned shops and restaurants, a cool old town to hang out at historical landmarks & great parks too!.”
Melissa Longton, Realtor – “One of my families most favorite cities is Fredericksburg, VA. We are originally from New York and are professional Pizza snobs. Bennys Pizza in downtown Fredericksburg is the best slice you will ever have! It is actually the biggest you will ever have as well. We enjoy all of the shops downtown as there is something for everyone and the area is rich in history as well.”
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Take in the history of Fredericksburg’s streets, historic sites, museums and battlegrounds with a tour. Tours include a downtown walking tour, 1781 Brewing Company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery, Chancellorsville Battlefield, Fredericksburg Hauntings Tours, Civil War Tours, George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm, Historic Kenmore Plantation, St. James’ House, Self-guided Tours and so much more.
Weekends in Fredericksburg are filled with event after event. From sports tournaments, to colonial camps, classic car shows, concerts, art festivals, farmers’ markets, outdoor movies, restaurant week, even a PorchFest, there is always something to do, day or night.
GET YOUR TASTE BUDS READY
Downtown you’ll find Benny’s famous pizza by the slice or order a 28′ pie for the family. Besides being one of the biggest pieces of pizza you may ever have eaten or seen, its one of the best. Offering cheese, pepperoni, Italian sausage, and 2 specials each month. Seating is limited, so plan to take and go.
Cool off on a hot day with another Fredericksburg famous spot, Carl’s. Carl’s uses one of the original frozen custard machines, dating back to the 1940s, to whip up their custard. The average wait in line is 15 minutes, but it’s worth the wait. Sports celebrities, to famous Politicians, to Movie Stars have enjoyed the famous recipe. Carl’s has been featured on many TV shows including the Bachelorette, And yes they all had to stand in line! They do not take credit cards so bring cash.
Deliziosa! Featuring an extensive menu in downtown Fredericksburg Castiglia’s Italian Restaurant is locally owned and operated by the Castiglia family of Naples, Italy. Casual dining with outdoor seating available seasonally or check out their new rooftop terrace bar! It’s sure to be a family favorite.
When you need your caffeine fix, stop by Hypersion Espresso in historic downtown Fredericksburg at 301 William St. Featuring coffees, teas, pastries and snacks. Even non-coffee lovers will fall in love.
Many of these homes boast detailed moldings & woodwork, hardwood flooring, historical front porches and timeless finishes. Spend winter evening around your wood-burning fireplace thinking about who may have walked the streets before you or sat around your fireplace 150 years ago.