Living in Fredericksburg, Virginia:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Fredericksburg, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked eight people living in Fredericksburg what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Fredericksburg is a wonderful city. There is so much history in this place, you can find buildings from colonial times right next to modern infrastructure. You can be in the inner city and drive for ten minutes and be in the country which creates a small-town feeling that makes the place always feel like home. Between the scenery and the kind people I don’t know why anyone would want to live anywhere else.

Conner, says: 2020

Someone moving to Fredericksburg should know the area is steeped in American history, from before the American Revolution to present day. This could include some sensitive subjects, as the original slave block was recently removed from a downtown street and moved to a local museum. The area was also the home of George Washington as a boy and a travelling location due to the amazing Rappahannock River.

Celina, says: 2020

Fredericksburg, Virginia, is a diverse community, filled with people of various ages, ethnicities, and life experiences. The historic nature of the town, proximate to the Rappahannock River and a Civil War battlefield, gives it a charm unlike many others in America. It also features the childhood home of George Washington, Ferry Farm, and a museum dedicated to President James Monroe.

In Fredericksburg, many people like to spend time in the downtown, which is near the Rappahannock River. Downtown Fredericksburg has many fun and interesting small businesses, such as a bike shop called “BikeWorks”, a cupcake bakery, and an Irish shop called “Irish Eyes”. There are also several different restaurants, offering a variety of meal options. Additionally, it seems to me that Downtown Fredericksburg has been especially populated by antiques stores, bookstores, and coffee shops, which is good news for me, as I love all three.

Clifford, says: 2020

There’s currently a great deal of construction occurring in Downtown Fredericksburg. This is great, because it means that my city is expanding and creating new opportunities. My family enjoys looking out for the large crane when we go on lovely walks downtown, which we often do in the evening, when we can watch the sunset over the river.

Virginia, says: 2020

Fredericksburg is a beautiful gem in central Virginia. Potential residents should know the two Virginia Railway Express (VRE) stops conveniently within the city. The VRE makes for an easy commute into the congested DC area. One can escape expensive city living while residing just a short train ride away!

Michael, says: 2020

In moving to Fredericksburg, Virginia, a person should know it is a diverse, suburban community. Because it is just as far from Richmond, Virginia as it is from the nation’s capital, Fredericksburg is an attractive area for commuters to both hubs. Another attribute that makes this city appealing is its history with Civil War battlefields and historic architecture dotting the cityscape.

Fredericksburg is quite the historic city. You will be able to visit battlefields, cemeteries and many areas of interest. You will find carriage rides and trolley rides as well available for your pleasure. There are restaurants of all types to please the palate. Take your time and enjoy our beautiful city.

Brianna, says: 2020

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