Living in Stafford

Couple enjoys time at a winery in StaffordWelcome to a family-friendly and fast-growing community.  The "lifestye" of Stafford offers a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.  The  county is proud of its heritage and looks to the future with energy and enthusiasm.

There has been a 40% increase in population from 2000 - 2010.  Residential options are ever increasing and are becoming more diverse.


The growth is due to the close proximity to the Washington, DC metro.  Many residents commute.  However, there are an increasing number of residents who work in Stafford.  The companies that call Stafford "home" are well known and include GEICO's Regional Office, Northrop Grumman, Hilldrup United, ManTech and Patricio Enterprises. We are also proud to have the FBI Crimelab, DEA and Marine Corps Base Quantico, call us "home."

Fast-growing mid-range companies that will be tomorrow's MAJOR employers are growing in Stafford, too. Many of our corporate operations work to support Marine Corps and military functions.  


Housing costs are more affordable than our northern and western neighbors. Many residents enjoy “rural living” and larger home sites  that would be either non-existent or "out of reach" in other communities.  

Quality of Life

We take recreation seriously and offer many diverse public parks and recreational opportunities.  Including a "state of the bark" dog park - we do love our pets!  Stafford is rich in history, recreational, and cultural activities nearby or the convenience of reaching Virginia’s mountains or beaches within a drive of two hours or less.  For a flavor of these options, please visit the Stafford Tourism website.

Whatever the reason, Stafford offers something for everyone, and our well-educated residents seem to be satisfied with the accessibility, services, amenities, and other benefits our community provides.


Find out more about Stafford.  Watch "Our Stafford Story" and learn more about our more than 350 years of history, our people, places and very bright future. Enjoy!