Manassas VA Real Estate, Manassas Area and Community Information
Manassas is in northern Virginia 30 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. People who are interested in historic Manassas homes for sale can buy homes built at the beginning of the 20th century. Families may be interested in three-bedroom Manassas homes near schools and parks. A Manassas real estate agent can help those who want large homes find houses with six bedrooms. People who want large yards can buy Manassas properties on five acres. Small Manassas VA homes include houses and condos with one bedroom.
Early settlers in the Manassas area lived in the village of Tudor Hall. The village was renamed Manassas Junction when trains from the Manassas Gap and Orange & Alexandria lines began traveling through the village in the 1850s. Two significant battles took place here during the Civil War. The First Battle of Bull Run was fought in 1861, and the Second Battle of Bull Run was fought in 1862. Information about these battles is available at civilwar.org. The area was heavily damaged by these battles, and residents worked hard to restore it after the end of the war. The town of Manassas was founded in 1873, and Manassas was named as the Prince William County's seat during the 1890s. It became a city in 1975. Owners of real estate in Manassas who are interested in the city's history can learn more at manassasonline.com and hallowedground.org.
Parks and Recreation
A Manassas Realtor can help families find Manassas real estate near parks with playgrounds. Oakenshaw Park and Byrd Park have playgrounds. Byrd Park also has a picnic pavilion and softball fields. Places for outdoor recreation at Stonewall Park include a soccer field, a recreation trail and playgrounds. A pool at the park is open during the summer. There are paths for walking and bicycling located throughout Manassas. A Manassas home buyer can find out more about the city's parks by looking at the Pools, Parks & Path section under the Things TO DO tab at manassascity.org.
Attractions and Activities
History lovers who buy homes for sale in Manassas will find several interesting attractions in the area. The Liberia Plantation is one of the historic sites in the Manassas Museum System. The plantation house was built in 1825 and is open for tours. Other historic sites in Manassas include forts that were used during the Civil War. More information about the city's museum system is available in the Museum section under the Things TO DO tab at manassascity.org.
Visitors to Old Town Manassas can shop, dine and visit art galleries. Information about Old Town Manassas is available at visitmanassas.org.
Owners of Manassas VA real estate can attend concerts at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Information about events at the center is available at hyltoncenter.org.
Manassas residents celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks and live entertainment at Celebrate America. The Brands, Brews and Barbecue Festival is held in September. Information about other annual events in Manassas can be obtained by searching under the Events tab at visitpwc.mymediaroom.com.