On average if you grew up in Northern Virginia, you either stay there or you move slightly south.
It never interested me to do that and I eventually moved to Maryland because in my mind, that’s where the cool kids were. Well fast forward some years and here I am back in Northern Virginia thinking of moving slightly south. Go figure!
Prince William County seemed the obvious choice for me since every weekend I found myself there. Whether it was for business, shopping or late nights with friends, I was always in Woodbridge!
Did a little digging and PWC is actually a nice place to live. Yes, I know Woodbridge has been in the news lately so let’s address those stats first. According to Neighborhood Scouts website, the crime index for Woodbridge is 49 (with 100 being the safest). Psst, Alexandria’s crime index is 35 but you didn’t here it from me.
Well what about the schools?
Well according to Best Places, Prince William County, Virginia, schools spend $11,927 per student. There are 14 pupils per teacher, 400 students per librarian, and 372 children per counselor in Prince William County, Virginia schools. There is 22.69% of adults over 25 with a 4 year degree that live in PWC while in the US total that percentage is 17.88.
I could go on and on with the stats of PWC but I will place this here instead.
The average one-way commute in Prince William County, Virginia, takes 39 minutes. 73% of commuters drive their own car alone. 15% carpool with others. 6% take mass transit and 4% work from home.
The median home value in Prince William County, Virginia, is $314,200. Home appreciation is 9.20% over the last year. The median age of Prince William County, Virginia, real estate is 23 years.
Renters make up 25.61% of the Prince William County, Virginia, population. 5.78% of houses and apartments in Prince William County, Virginia, are unoccupied (vacancy rate).
If you are looking for a single family home (4bed/2bath) in PWC, see below the lowest and highest price available:
If you are still on the fence about whether you should live in Prince William County, here’s what Corey Stewart, Chairman, Prince William Board of County Supervisors had to say:
“Prince William County represents a snapshot of America’s future. We’re diverse, well-educated and prosperous. That’s who we are. We invest in our future. We welcome business. We welcome you to Prince William County. Please come and join us. Great things are coming here.”