Community Information

Prince William County, VA

Hospitals

Law Enforcement

Transportation

  • Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission Local weekday bus service throughout Prince William County.
  • Virginia Railway Express Train Service to the District of Columbia from Western Prince William County. Stops include Alexandria, Crystal City, L'Enfant Plaza, and Union Station. Three convenient stations in Prince William County - Broad Run/Airport, Manassas, and Manassas Park.
  • Washington METRO Subway System Metro stations can be found on both the Rt. 66 (Vienna - Orange Line) and Rt. 95 (Franconia/Springfield - Blue Line) corridors. The PRTC OmniRide system provides bus service to both stations.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport There are 40 passenger airlines and four cargo integrators that serve Washington Dulles International Airport.
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport The Airports Authority operates this two airport system which provides domestic and international air service for the Metropolitan Washington region.
  • Greyhound - a Greyhound bus station is conveniently located in Triangle for the convenience of Prince William County residents.

Parks

  • Manassas National Battlefield Park Site of the first major battlefield (also known as the Battle of Bull Run)of the Civil War--and the equally important Second Battle of Manassas (which convinced General Lee to invade the Union's own home ground)--the Park is a "must see" for anyone who truly wishes to gain a sense for the Civil War.
  • Dale City Recreation Center If you want to work out in a comfortable, professional and friendly environment, then you will love Dale City Recreation Center
  • Veteran's Memorial Regional Park - Veterans Park is the place to be for fun! We have many different outdoor diversions for you to enjoy.
  • WaterWorks Waterpark - offers state of the art outdoor excitement, including pools, slides, fountains, an expansive shallow beach area, and friendly, family fun.

Entertainment

  • Center for the Arts - The mission is to enrich the quality of life among all the populations in our area through diverse education and presentation arts programming of the highest quality.
  • Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center - we are proud of our role as a community health, fitness, and wellness resource.
  • Arts Council - is an affiliate program that provides year-round programming in performance and cultural arts.
  • Freedom Aquatics Center The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center has one of the largest, most beautiful, indoor natatoriums in Northern Virginia. Featuring a 50-meter competition pool that can hold multiple activities, a warm-water leisure pool with play features and beach entry, and a whirlpool spa where adults can relax after a workout, Freedom offers a pleasant and comfortable aquatic experience year-round.
  • Historic Occoquan
  • Manassas Museum The current 7,000-square-foot building on eight acres opened in 1991. Permanent and temporary historical exhibits interpret Northern Virginia Piedmont history through artifacts, documents, videos, and images.
  • Prince William Art Society, Inc.
  • DeGrasse Dance Studio - has provided dancers of all ages with performance experience in classical Russian ballet, jazz, tap and musical theater.
  • Manassas Dance Company - we are providing accessible and affordable cultural arts performances to the public as well as by offering free performances to schoolchildren in our community.
  • Prince William Chorale
  • Prince William Symphony Orchestra
  • PW Chorale This organization was established on May 22, 1993, as the Prince William Chorale, a reorganization of the group previously known as the Manassas Choral Society which was established in 1967 by members of several area church choirs who were interested in singing a broader range of music.
  • PWC Park Authority
  • Weems-Bott Museum The Weems-Botts House offers a fascinating history on Virginia's oldest chartered town, Dumfries, in addition to two of the more colorful personalities to have lived here: Mason Weems and Benjamin Botts.

Veterinary Hospital

  • Artemis Veterinary Emergency Our emergency hospital is specifically designed and equipped to provide highest quality critical care for your pet. Our staff is well-trained in emergency procedures. Whether a minor or major medical problem, we will provide your pet with the best possible care.
Fairfax County, VA

Parks

  • Bull Run Regional Park
  • Mulch Solutions
  • Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
  • Lake Accotink Park - 493 acres includes a 55-acre lake, wetlands and streams offering unique views of waterfowl and marsh life. Facilities and activities vary with the season and include canoe, boat rentals, fishing, tour-boat rides, boat launch, bait and tackle sales, hiking/biking trail and play fields.
  • Frying Pan Park - preserves and interprets a rural community setting in a suburban environment for the educational, cultural and recreational enrichment of the citizens and visitors of Fairfax County.
  • Great Falls Grange Park - is located at 9818 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls. The park, in the heart of Great Falls, has baseball/softball fields, a picnic area with pavilion, and a small tot lot.
  • Green Spring Garden Park - is a 27-acre park located in Alexandria, Virginia, just a few minutes travel from the Nation's Capitol. Through its gardens and educational programming, Green Spring advances the awareness and practice of gardening in Metropolitan Washington, DC.
  • The Turner Farm - 52-acre park is located on the site of a former dairy farm. The land was saved from development by a public/private partnership started in 1994 to "Save-the-Farm."
  • Colvin Run Mill Historic Site - was acquired by the Fairfax County Park Authority for the preservation of Colvin Run Mill and its associated historic buildings, and for the enjoyment and education of visitors. It has been open to the public since 1972.
  • Sully Historic Site - reflects the history of Fairfax County. Completed in 1799 by Richard Bland Lee, the main house at Sully combines aspects of Georgian and Federal architecture.
  • Hidden Oaks Nature Center The Park is rich in history. While strolling through the woods, visitors can view a railroad embankment built just before the Civil War.
  • Huntley Meadows Park - is a rich, natural island in the suburban sea of Northern Virginia. Its 1,425 acres harbor majestic forests, wildflower-speckled meadows and vast wetlands bursting with life.

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Fauquier County, VA

Newspapers

Law Enforcement

  • County Sheriff's Office The Fauquier County Sheriff's Office goal is to provide quality service to our citizens and community through honor, professionalism, commitment, compassion, and accountability.
  • Warrenton Voluntier Fire Dept The Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company seeks energetic, community oriented individuals to join its membership
  • Warrenton Police Department The mission of the Warrenton Police Department is to work with the residents and businesses of the community to provide a safe and secure environment.

Hospitals

  • Fauquier Hospital Established in 1956, Fauquier Hospital is a non-profit community hospital serving Warrenton, Fauquier County and surrounding counties.

Library

  • Fauquier County Library The library provides a number of special services in addition to offering a wide variety of informational and recreational reading materials. Many topics listed here alphabetically have links to more in-depth information.
  • Law library The Law Library's 380,000 volume collection, comfortable building, and service-oriented staff offers students and other users an excellent setting for study and research.

Parks

  • Berkley Gallery
  • Monroe Park This new park is the only museum in Virginia solely dedicated to the history of gold and gold mining. Located in Goldvein, Virginia, it is a recreational place to relax and learn about local history and gold.
  • Sky Meadows State Park The land for this park was donated in 1975 by Paul Mellon of Upperville to the Commonwealth of Virginia. It consisted of 1,132 acres. The name Sky Meadows came from former owner Robert Hadow, who named the property "Skye Farm" after an island in Scotland.
  • Whitney State Forest The 147.5 acre forest offers excellent opportunities for environmental education and demonstration as well as hiking, biking and jogging.In addition to 20-year-old loblolly and slash pine groves, American chestnut seedlings have been planted in the cleared fields.
  • Lake Brittle The 77 acre Lake Brittle, on South Run, has a good red-ear population with fish weighing close to half a pound. It also has a strong walleye and channel catfish population.
  • Shenandoah River State Park Situated on the Shenandoah River with nearly 1,700 acres along six miles of shoreline, Virginia's newest state park opened in May 1999. A large riverside picnic area with shelters, trails, river access and a car-top boat launch make this a popular destination for families, anglers and canoeists alike.

Transportation

  • Amtrak provides passenger rail service in Manassas, 20 miles north, and in Culpeper, 25 miles south.
  • Greyhound Bus
  • Norfolk & Southern Railway offers freight services to Fauquier County.
  • Warrenton-Fauquier Airport The Mission of the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport is provide a safe and hospitable, general aviation, public use airport operated on a self-sustaining basis, to support business development and the aviation community

Entertainment

  • Monroe Park This new park is the only museum in Virginia solely dedicated to the history of gold and gold mining. Located in Goldvein, Virginia, it is a recreational place to relax and learn about local history and gold.
  • Old Jail Museum The complex includes the 1808 brick jail, converted to the jailer's residence and completed in 1823, and the parallel 1823 stone jail with its high-walled jail-yard.
  • Singleton Mosby Museum
  • The Flying Circus Airshow Precision aerobatic flying airshows, wing walking, hot air ballooning, skydiving, antique open cockpit airplanes, rides available. Concession stand, picnic grounds.
  • The Upperville Colt and Horse Show
  • Theatres
  • Wineries and Vineyards The Fauquier County area has fifteen area wineries & vineyards to choose from. Enjoy award-winning Virginia wines, wine tastings and tours, beautiful views, relaxing picnics by the vines, and more

Veterinary Emergency Hospital

  • Artemis Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Services Our emergency hospital is specifically designed and equipped to provide highest quality critical care for your pet. Our staff is well-trained in emergency procedures. Whether a minor or major medical problem, we will provide your pet with the best possible care.
Arlington County, VA

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Loudoun County, VA

Hospitals

Law Enforcement

  • Loudoun General District Court
  • Circuit Court of Loudoun County
  • Loudoun County Sheriff's Office The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is divided into five divisions: Field Operations, Special Operations, Criminal Investigations, Administration/Technical Services and Corrections/Courts Security. The Sheriff's Office uses these divisions to provide law enforcement and crime prevention services to citizens of Loudoun County on a 24-hour basis.
  • Commonwealth's Attorney The Commonwealth's Attorney, one of five Constitutional Officers in the Loudoun County Government, is responsible for the prosecution of criminal offenses in Loudoun County.
  • Loudoun County Department of Fire and Rescue
  • Loudoun County Treasurer Office The Loudoun County Treasurer's Office is responsible for the billing and collecting of taxes; issuing county vehicle license decals; and the investing, safeguarding, and disbursing of all county revenue.
  • Loudoun County Administrator The Office of the County Administrator is the highest level management office of the Loudoun County government. The County Administrator directs and supervises the day-to-day operations of all county departments and agencies which are under the direct control of the Board of Supervisors, pursuant to county ordinances and regulations.
  • Office of the County Assessor 

Library

  • Loudoun County Public Library The Loudoun County Public Library, the community's information center, provides free and equal access to a full variety of library resources and innovative technologies to enhance the quality of life and meet the informational, educational and cultural interests of the entire community.
  • National Sporting Library The National Sporting Library, a research center for horse and field sports, is an incomparable collection of over 13,000 books, periodicals, photographs, films, and manuscripts housed in a magnificent 15,000 square-foot facility. Paintings and sculptures by renowned sporting artists enhance the spacious Founders' Room, the John and Martha Daniels Reading Room and the F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room.
  • Thomas Balch Library Thomas Balch Library is a history and genealogy library owned and operated by the Town of Leesburg. Our collection includes over 10,000 books and periodicals, newspapers, maps, photographs, and manuscripts, and focuses on:

Parks

  • Ida Lee Park and Recreation Center Welcome to Ida Lee, your recreation, fitness, and aquatic resources. We invite you to learn more about our facility, programs, and services. When you have time, stop by for a tour. Our staff is here to help make your visit as pleasant as possible. Ida Lee staff strive to meet your recreational and fitness needs in a clean and friendly environment. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of service to you. We hope you will enjoy our facility as much as we do!
  • Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve The word "banshee" is a Gaelic term for a female spirit and the word "reeks" is a Gaelic term for hills and dales. Legend has it that around the 1840s, the owner of the farm was of Irish or Scottish decent. After a night in town he came back to the farm and heard strange cries and sounds in the woods, what he thought might have been banshees. Since the farm was very hilly, he is supposed to have said that he heard, "banshees in the reeks." In the years since, the name has become Banshee Reeks.
  • Morven Park

Transportation

  • Loudoun County Commuter Bus Service The Loudoun County-sponsored system of commuter buses provides weekday bus service to Washington D.C., the Pentagon and Roslyn from stops in Purcellville, Hamilton, Leesburg and Sterling. The buses are operated by Yellow Bus Lines.
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) The Washington Metropolitan Area TransitAuthority operates the second largest railtransit system and the fifth largest busnetwork in the United States.
  • Leesburg Executive Airport Leesburg has the distinct advantage of operating its own municipal airport. International flights can clear customs without visiting another U.S airport first. The airport's 5,500-foot runway, with an adjacent FAA Flight Service Station, Piedmont Hawthorne's American Beechcraft Service Center, and a jet facility, is used increasingly by corporations that need to house their private aircraft nearby.
  • Dulles Area Transportation Association The Dulles Area Transportation Association (DATA) is a Transportation Management Association (TMA) that identifies transportation needs; advocates steps to meet those needs; and provides a forum for members and other concerned parties to be informed of opportunities and participate in timely actions that will bring about a more effective transportation system.
  • White's Ferry
  • Dulles Corridor Rail Association The Dulles Corridor Rail Association (DCRA) is a nonprofit membership organization formed to advocate rail in the Dulles corridor by 2010, sooner if feasible. DCRA advises decision makers on transit-related issues, including funding, operations, station location and access, and use, and implementation issues.

Entertainment

  • Bluemont Concert Series Bluemont Concert Series is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that presents a wide variety of affordable, high quality events and activities in the communities and schools throughout Loudoun County, northwest and central Virginia. Bluemont presents 300-350 events each year in public and private partnerships of all sizes. Bluemont`s Summer Concerts have become tradition in many communities; those same artists also perform at local healthcare facilities. Its sizable Artist-In- Education program brings hundreds of artists into Virginia schools each year.
  • Doukenie Winery Doukénie Winery is part of Windham Farm and is a lovely 500-acre farm set in the rolling hills of Northern Virginia where one can enjoy a quiet afternoon in the country and a picnic by the pond.
  • Lost Creek Winery We invite everyone to stop by for a winery tour and to sample our wines. Whether you are a wine enthusiast, new to wine drinking, a tourist, or just passing through, you will find something to enjoy in our wines, our cozy tasting room, our outdoor patio and our light gourmet fare. We also pride ourselves in selling local products, arts and crafts.
  • Loudoun Ballet the first regional youth ballet in Loudoun County, was founded in 1978 by former Artistic Director, Ms. Sheila Hoffmann-Robertson. Now under the guidance of Artistic Director Maureen Miller, the Company continues to grow and thrive.
  • Loudoun Chorale s a community-based volunteer organization of local artists who strive to present a quality program of choral music to its patrons.
  • Loudoun County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum Plant a seed in your young farmer's imagination and watch it grow at one of the Metro area's newest museums. At the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, you can meet Milkie the Cow, travel back in time to the Waxpool General Store and be a farmer for a day. Your family will reap the rewards of time well spent.
  • The Loudoun Symphony Orchestra The Loudoun Symphony provides a spectrum of classical music by presenting a season of concerts featuring these three ensembles. It rounds out its cultural offerings through chamber music concerts, children's concerts, and collaborations with other arts organizations. The Board of Directors of the non-profit, unaffiliated Loudoun Symphony Association, Inc. is composed of dedicated area supporters of the fine arts.
  • Master Singers of Virginia The Master Singers is a 28 member choral ensemble bringing a variety of choral works of the highest artistic quality to the people of the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. area. These works include the great choral masterpieces of the 16th through the 20th centuries as well as contemporary.
  • Oatlands Carriage House Theatre When you visit Oatlands, take a close look. It won't take long - about 200 years. Begin with the 22-room Greek Revival house that was once the center of a thriving 3,400-acre plantation. Meander through four acres of formal gardens and connecting terraces. Marvel at the 1810 greenhouse, the second oldest of its type in America.
  • Aldie Mill - Virginia Outdoors Foundation At Aldie Mill, a working mill owned and operated by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, the unique heritage of water-powered gristmills is remembered and preserved. The restored Aldie Mill, an imposing four-story brick structure with tandem metal waterwheels, offers visitors and students a glimpse of how life was lived in the rural South during a time when the Mill served as a vital center of the community
  • Ball`s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park Surrounding the Ball's Bluff National Cemetery, this regional park preserves the site of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, the largest Civil War engagement to take place in Loudoun County. Hiking trails and interpretive signs aid in understanding this important and tragic part of American history.
  • Village Winery The Village Winery and its ten acres of vineyards are just outside the heart of the village of Waterford, a National Historic Landmark. The winery is housed is a resotred farm structure next to our large, old bank barn.