The truth about shopping in Caroline County is there aren’t many options. The population densities in Bowling Green, Ladysmith, and Ruther Glen will not attract national retail chain stores to open businesses. Caroline County shopping centers only provide basic needs compared to the shopping centers, malls, and town centers of neighboring jurisdictions. Our clients in Caroline County usually shop after work hours in the Fredericksburg and Richmond areas before commuting home in the evening. So with this in mind we’ve decided to list your best options surrounding Caroline County.
There are two shopping centers in Caroline County, and a retail district in the Town of Bowling Green. The subdivisions in Ruther Glen have nearby convenience, hardware, and grocery stores. But specialty retail shopping options are usually sought by Caroline County residents in Hanover County and Henrico County which are neighboring jurisdictions of Richmond, Virginia. Caroline County residents… Continue reading
Parks and Battlefields in Spotsylvania County
There are many opportunities to experience Civil War history in all corners of Spotsylvania County. The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is made up of a collection of Civil War historical sites governed by the National Park Service. These sites include Chatham Manor (Falmouth), Chancellorsville Battlefield, Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of the Wilderness, Fredericksburg Battlefield (Battle of Salem Church), and the Stonewall Jackson Shrine.
There were 36 Union Napoleon Guns commanded by Captain Clermont Livingston Best at Fairview on May 3, 1863. They were dueling with 40 Confederate cannons (directly forward of this artillery position) under the command of Colonel Edward Porter Alexander at Hazel Grove about 1,200 yards to the west along current day Stuart Drive. This artillery position gave Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart the ability to reach General Hooker’s Headquarters (about 2,000 yards from Hazel… Continue reading
Northern Virginia and Rappahannock Region Real Estate Statistics
The national housing statistics provided by National Association of Realtors for October 2013:
There was an 10.7% increase in existing home sales, and 11.7% increase in home prices compared to October 2012.
The Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS) October 2013 data for the Northern Virginia Region (Alexandria, Arlington, City of Fairfax, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, Manassas, Manassas Park, & Prince William County). All statistics are compared to October 2012.