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What is Stafford County like?

Stafford County is in Virginia between Washington DC and Richmond. This makes the region a very desirable place to live—especially for commuters to either city. Located near I-95 and Route 1, it is only 25 miles from the DC beltway and 50 miles north of Richmond. Approximately 124,000 people live in this area, and with good services and an excellent public school system, it makes a good place to find a rental property.

Apartments in Stafford County can be found easily, and the area is a pleasant one to live in if you appreciate nature. Heavily forested, this region is quite scenic, and there are many different opportunities for recreation. There are five private marinas, 2 fishing lakes that are open to the public and seven county parks. There are also three golf courses. Stafford County has some interesting historical sites as well, including Ferry Farm, Chatham Manor and Aquia Church. In addition, The Marine Corps Base "Quantico," is located at the northern end of the county.

Category: City Guides, Washington DC Metro