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Jamieson Condos in Alexandria, VA

Jamieson Condos in Alexandria, VA

The Jamieson condominums, located in Old Town Alexandria above The Westin Alexandria, are just steps away from the King Street Metro station. Take advantage of access to The Westin hotel services like everyday chores to the convenience of having your visitors stay in a guest suite just a few floors below. This unique living opportunity lets you enjoy the Old Town experience of shops and nearby restaurants. Convenient access to I-95, I-495, I-395, GW Parkway, Reagan National Airport, and Washington, DC.

The Townes of Shirlington

The Townes of Shirlington

Steps away from I-395 and Washington DC you will find Shirlington’s newest addition.  These unique boutique townhomes  are surrounded by the Shirlington’s charming cafe’s and shops. Superior Interior Appointments 8.5 and 9-foot ceilings Marble entry foyer 6-Panel interior doors w/ brass hardware Custom millwork on main level Plush wall-to-wall carpeting on bedroom levels Hardwood flooring […]

Manassas

Manassas Va

Manassas, Virginia
View of downtown Manassas looking east on Center Street.

View of downtown Manassas looking east on Center Street.

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Location in Virginia

Location in Virginia

State Virginia
Area
– Total 10.0 sq mi
– Land 9.9 sq mi
– Water .04 sq mi
Elevation 305 ft
Population (2000)
– Total 35,135
– Density 3,538.2/sq mi
ZIP codes 20108, 20110
Area code(s) 703, 571
Website http://www.manassascity.org/

Manassas is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Manassas (along with Manassas Park) with Prince William County for statistical purposes. The City of Manassas is part of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 35,135 people, 11,757 households, and 8,441 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,537.0 people per square mile. There were 12,114 housing units at an average density of 1,219.5/sq mi.

The median income for a household in Manassas was $60,409, and the median income for a family was $70,141. Males had a median income of $43,646 versus $30,678 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,453. About 3.7% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

Crime

According to CNN MONEY Magazine, there are 5 Personal crime incidents per 1,000 residents, the best places average is 1.3 personal crimes per 1,000 residents. The rate for Property crime incidents for Manassas is 31 per 1,000 residents, the best places average is 20.6.

Transportation

Major Highways

The major roads into and out of Manassas are VA-28 and VA-234, and I-66 and US-29 are nearby but do not pass through Manassas City itself.

Airports

Manassas Regional Airport is mostly located within the city limits.

Rail transportation

Manassas began life as Manassas Junction, so-named for the railroad junction between the Orange and Alexandria Railroad and the Manassas Gap Railroad. The O&A owned the trackage from Alexandria through Manassas to points south, ending in Orange, Virginia, while the MGRR was a new line being constructed from Manassas Junction through the Manassas Gap westward.

The current trackage, which roughly follows these original routes, is now owned by the modern day Norfolk Southern system.

Amtrak and the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) supply both regular and commuter service to the city and surrounding area on the tracks owned by the NS. Two Amtrak routes, the Cardinal and Crescent, provide service to and from the west and south, respectively. The Cardinal terminates in Chicago, while the Crescent ends at New Orleans. VRE is a very popular commuting option to Alexandria and Washington, D.C..

Schools

The city of Manassas is served by the Manassas Public Schools. There are five elementary schools in Manassas, one middle school, and one high school. On September 5, 2006, Mayfield Intermediate School opened, serving students in fifth and sixth grade.

Some schools in the Prince William County Public Schools district have Manassas addresses; they serve areas outside of the Manassas city limits and are located outside of the Manassas city limits.

Also in the vicinity of Manassas are branch campuses of George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, ECPI College of Technology and Strayer University. Despite that some of these may in fact be just outside the city limits in Prince William County, NVCC and Strayer call these branches their “Manassas Campuses.”

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