Woodbridge, Virginia

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Woodbridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. The population was 40,561 at the July 2007 census.


About Woodbridge

The Woodbridge Magisterial District is located 20 miles south of Washington D.C. in Prince William County, Virginia. It is one of seven distinct geographic entities that make up Prince William County. Surrounded by the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers,

Woodbridge is a diverse community of over 51,000 residents.

Woodbridge offers a variety of amenities for residents and visitors. The school system is one of the finest in the nation and the Woodbridge campus of Northern Virginia Community College borders the district. Potomac Hospital recently expanded and now has the capacity to serve 183 patients. Easy access to Interstate 95, two commuter train stations, bus service as well as a local “slug” system offer residents a variety of transit options.

Rich in history and natural resources, Woodbridge offers a wide range of recreational opportunities for resident and visitors. The National Wildlife Refuge is a natural habitat for a variety of plant and animal life including the bald eagles and ospreys. Veteran’s Park and Leesylvania State Park are located on the Potomac River and provide swimming, boating, picnic and hiking services. Close by is Rippon Lodge, the oldest house in Prince William County it is open for tours throughout the summer. Trails at Leesylvania Park lead to the ancestral home of the Lee family. Woodbridge is also the future home of SCIENCEPORT, a new interactive science center.


Woodbridge was established as a town, after being a municipality composed largely of either farms or industrial complexes, as an annex of sorts of Dale City, which had previously been forged as a planned community in the 1960s and 1970s. The area takes its name from Thomas Mason's 1795 wooden toll bridge built to supplant the existing ferry, carrying the King's Highway traffic across the Occoquan River. Mason's Woodbridge Plantation was located in the area of the present day Belmont Bay golf course community.

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