Neighborhoods & Housing
Stafford County's range of housing options includes everything from exclusive gated communities to starter homes, townhouses, cluster homes, and apartment complexes. Golf communities are available as well. Beautiful waterfront property is in Stafford, too, with neighborhoods situated along the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers. Prefer a rural lifestyle? Rolling hills and larger lots offer the privacy you seek.
Housing costs in Stafford County (and throughout the Fredericksburg Region) are significantly less than other communities in the Northern Virginia/Washington, DC, area. Property taxes are also much lower in Stafford County, yet community amenities like parks, recreational facilities, open space, and public libraries are widely available.
Stafford is a family-oriented community, with an average household size of 3.0, compared to the U.S. average of 2.6. The ownership rate remains high when compared to Virginia's 67.1%, and the U.S. average of 63.8%. In February 2016, Long & Foster listed the average home value in Stafford at $285,000, well below many of the competing markets within the Northern Virginia MSA.
Many of Stafford’s neighborhoods are relatively new (built within the last 10 years) and others continue to come on-line, including several mixed-use developments offering services and amenities within walking distance. Visit the Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors website for more information on housing options in Stafford County.