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City Spotlight: Fredericksburg, VA

What makes this historic city in Central Virginia a place worth living? Read on to find out!

Fredericksburg is an independent city in Virginia nestled between the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and the state’s capital, Richmond. Fredericksburg’s central location, deep history, and its community make the city a wonderful place to live whether you are single or have a family of your own. There is a reason why Fredericksburg has consistently been ranked as one of the best cities to live in Virginia.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fredericksburg has about 29,000 happy residents living in the city, making it a place that is not over-populated but has enough citizens to form a strong sense of community. This city was a prominent port in Virginia during the colonial era due to its location along the Rappahannock River and remains an important historical icon: the 40-block Fredericksburg Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, contains more than 350 buildings and locations that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. This district, often referred to as “Downtown Fredericksburg,” is also home to a number of local shops and restaurants.

Eat Local

Fredericksburg has an exciting food scene with a multitude of independently owned restaurants that offer fresh and flavorful food. Here are some of our favorites:

· For authentic Italian Food: Orofino

· For tasty charcuterie boards and locally made meade: Haley’s Honey Meadery

· For classic American fare and a variety of adult beverages: Sedona Taphouse

Shop Small

Boutiques, antiques, fine clothing and jewelry, specialty food shops…Fredericksburg has it all! If you’re looking to get your shopping game on be sure to visit Spotsylvania Town Center, the city’s own shopping mall with over fifty shops and restaurants.

Activities for Everyone

From axe throwing to trampoline parks to outdoor recreation, Fredericksburg has plenty to do no matter what the season. The city’s close location to other exciting areas like Washington D.C. and Colonial Williamsburg also allows for plenty of opportunities for day trips and weekend getaways without needing to do hefty planning and transportation arrangements.

A Place to Call Home

Whether you are looking to live in hustle and bustle of downtown, settle in the suburbs, or you want to have plenty of land, there is a home waiting for you in Fredericksburg. This city is a place that is very near and dear to my heart and is where Kim Guilder Realty calls home. Swing on by: I cannot wait to show you all that Fredericksburg has to offer and help you find your dream home!


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