Manassas City Hall
9027 Center Street
Manassas 703-257-8211

Manassas Park City Hall
One Park Center Court
Manassas 703-335-8800

Chamber of Commerce
8963 Center Street
Manassas 703-368-6600

Nestled in panoramic Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park are independent, incorporated cities. Manassas was named for the Manassas Gap railroad and is most famous for the Civil War battles that were fought on its soil. Today, this thriving metropolis provides all the expanded amenities and services you would expect from decades of rapid growth and increasing urban sophistication. In spite of progressive advancement, Manassas demonstrates pride and reverence for its roots in fine museums, historic sites, and the designation of its charming turn-of-the-century downtown as an historic district.

Adjacent to Manassas lies the city of Manassas Park, where newcomers will find a selection of smaller and more modest housing. Serving almost as a “bedroom community” or suburb of the larger Manassas, Manassas Park nevertheless maintains a unique identity and operates its own quality school district. Housing in Manassas tends to cover a wide range of architectural styles and price ranges. Newer construction harmonize beautifully with well-preserved vintage residences and estates in more affluent sections. Among the growing number of residential communities is Lake Manassas, a planned community centered around two golf courses designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones. Commuters who live in this area can rely on mass transit convenience in the form of passenger rail into the nation’s capital and regional employment centers.

A strong network of transportation facilities serves the Greater Manassas region, including the Manassas Regional Airport — Virginia’s largest general aviation airport. Other advantages are close proximity to a Virginia passenger rail station and the new 234 bypass that provides easy access to Interstates 66 and 95. The area is known for its excellence in education, committed to creating a stimulating environment that integrates technology and develops the skills students need to succeed in the 21st century. Several of the teachers in the local school district have received Virginia’s Creating Excellence for Career and Technical Education awards. Some of the area’s most respected colleges and universities also maintain campuses in Manassas, including George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, and Strayer University.

State-of-the-art healthcare services and facilities are anchored by Prince William Hospital, part of the comprehensive Prince William Health System. The 170-bed hospital benefits from the professional skill and specialized training of more than 200 medical staff members. Prince William Hospital meets the demands of a growing community by offering the latest in medical care, wellness education and community involvement.

Quality of Life
Greater Manassas is characterized as an urban center that provides sophisticated metropolitan amenities to a regional community of 100,000 while retaining the friendliness of a small-town atmosphere. Reverence for the past is evident in the quaint specialty shops of Old Town and the preservation of important historic sites. At the same time, these cities are home to successful small businesses and world-class companies that are leaders in advanced technology. Both businesses and new residents are drawn to the area by low real property and personal property taxes, a modern infrastructure, and an exceptional quality of life.

Although the cities are independent in government, residents of this area benefit from the expanded resources and amenities developed by Prince William County. State, county, and city parks as well as lakes and rivers provide panoramic settings for a variety of outdoor adventures and recreational activities. Public and private golf courses combine with ideal locations for boating, fishing, hunting and birding along the Potomac and Occoquan rivers. In addition, the cities provide swimming pools, sports fields, organized leagues, and recreation programs for all ages and interests. Fans of professional sports need only drive as far as the MCI Center in Washington, DC.

Those who appreciate the cultural arts will find outstanding groups and venues supported by a strong arts council. Regional performances include indoor and outdoor productions by the Prince William Symphony Orchestra, theatre groups, dance companies, centers for the arts, dinner theater, and other performing arts groups. Among the outstanding museums and historic sites is Manassas National Battlefield Park.

Avid shoppers will never be disappointed in the area’s retail districts and shopping centers. Small retail shops specialize in offering unique and one-of-a-kind merchandise, while the nationally known discount shopping center of Potomac Mills attracts visitors from across the entire East Coast. Manassas Mall is another popular destination for specialty shops and leading department stores. With its fine museums, historic legacy, progressive economy, and friendly neighborhoods, it is little wonder that Washingtonian magazine recently listed Manassas among the best places to live.

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