INFORMATION ABOUT MANASSAS, VIRGINIA
Greater Manassas includes the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, and the western district of Prince William County. All three jurisdictions have independent school boards. The schools for each of these school systems are listed below by zip code and school district. Manassas was incorporated as a town in 1873. It was born from the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, and the Manassas Gap Railroad. Manassas got its start during the Civil War after two major engagements (First and Second Battles of Manassas) involved the strategic supply depot at Manassas Junction.
The major routes through these areas include Route 294 (Prince William County Parkway), Route 28 (Centreville & Nokesville Road), Route 234 (Dumfries Road bypass & Sudley Road business), Route 29 (Lee Highway) , Route 619 (Bristow & Linton Hall Road), and Interstate 66. The Manassas area is mostly a bedroom community for commuters into Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
A popular Civil War attraction, Manassas is located in Prince William County along Interstate 66 between Fairfax and Fauquier Counties. The Manassas area saw incredible growth from 1995-2005. Along with Bristow, Gainesville, & Haymarket, Western Prince William
County have been the fastest growing areas in Northern Virginia. These areas began to see new homes construction and sales during 2011, and 2013 brought the development of more schools and commercial zones. Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, and Manassas are popular areas for potential home buyers because they offer commuters the options of slug-lines, commuter bus services, carpools from numerous commuter lots, and train service from 4 Virginia Railway Express commuter stations. Due to a 43% population increase during the last 10 years, Prince William County offers newer model homes and subdivisions (especially in Bristow, Gainesville, & Haymarket), and schools recently constructed in areas of expansion. The median household income is $92,655. Single family home searches by clients relocating to Northern Virginia are found in all price ranges starting at $300K. Prince William County is considered a bedroom community. There are 11 high schools, 16 middle schools, and 85 elementary schools. The operating budget of Prince William County dedicates 51% of the yearly budget to fund Prince William County Schools. This initiative has kept students out of attending class in trailers, and allowed technology upgrades in existing schools.
There are 4 zip codes (20109, 20110, 20111, & 20112) which are considered as part of Manassas. Housing statistics (2012) for each of these areas are listed below:
|Category||20109 (West Gate)||20110 (Manassas City)||20111 (Manassas Park)||20112 (Independent Hill)|
|Number of homes||13,245||14,300||9,318||5,611|
|Property taxes (median)||$3,723||$3,320||$4,555||$4,373|
|House values (median)||$435,996||$312,920||$374,976||$515,235|
|Household income (median)||$106,701||$89,047||$95,684||$143,329|
|Monthly mortgage (median)||$2,645||$2,165||$2,223||$2,953|
|Residents below the poverty line||17.5%||17.2%||11.1%||5.0%|
|Detached Homes (mean)||$360,539||$513,673||$317,547||$593,885|
This is Manassas Town Hall located at 9027 Center Street in the Historic District of Manassas. Built in 1914 the ground level housed the equipment and operation of the Manassas Volunteer Fire Department. The second floor was used for administrative space necessary for managing town business. The daily operation of Manassas City administration has been relocated to City Hall next to the Manassas Town Hall building. This building now houses the Manassas Registrar’s Office, and has been dedicated to past Manassas Town Councilman, Mayor, and House of Delegates Representative Harry J. Parrish.
On July 21, 1861, Confederate 6 pounder smoothbore and rifled artillery was placed here on the battlefield by Brigadier General Thomas Jonathan ‘Stonewall’ Jackson to support his planned counterattack on Henry Hill during the First Battle of Manassas. Elements of the Washington (Louisiana) Artillery Battalion, and Rockbridge (Virginia) Artillery. General Jackson used the slope of Henry Hill to protect his guns of the First Brigade from advancing Union troops and artillery of Ricketts and Griffin’s Batteries. These cannons supported the counterattacks of the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 27th, and 33rd Virginia Infantry Regiments.
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