The Historic Town of Occoquan
The Town of Occoquan began as a tobacco shipping port during 1734. It continued to prosper as a commercial and manufacturing center on the main east coast North-South trade route. In 1804 Occoquan was incorporated as a town and continued to thrive as a commercial and industrial center into the 1920′s. The Town of Occoquan continues to succeed as a place for arts and crafts shops, specialty stores, restaurants, offices, and isolated residential areas. Like the town of Occoquan, other towns in Prince William County (Dumfries & Haymarket) were born from tobacco and agricultural trade. The Town of Manassas became the seat of Prince William County in 1892 due to economic growth created from Manassas Junction connecting Washington, D. C. to Richmond on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, and the Shenandoah Valley on the Manassas Gap Railroad. The Town of Quantico was incorporated in 1927. But its creation is different from Dumfries, Manassas, & Haymarket. Quantico was established after the arrival of the Quantico Marine Corps Base in 1917. Before then Quantico experienced growth in the early 1900′s as a resort place, and the business of Quantico Shipyard (the biggest ship building facility in the county).
Occoquan is now the host of Spring and Fall craft festivals, and visitors come to experience ghost walks, river tours, and the Mill House Museum. There are more than 100 commercial businesses in the historic merchant district. Popular tourist attractions: Occoquan Inn, Old Dominion Wine Shoppe, Madigan’s Waterfront Restaurant, Cock & Bowl, Coffee House of Occoquan, Blue Arbor Cafe, Secret Garden Cafe, Mom’s Apple Pie, Virginia Grill, Pink Bicycle Tea Room, Bar J Chili Parlor and Restaurant, Tastefully Yours gourmet food market and cafe, and Bistro L’Hermitage which we consider to be one of the best restaurants in the region. Some nice specialty shops are the Bottle Stop Wine Bar and Eatery, Union Street Guitar Works
The neighborhoods of the town of Occoquan are listed below with recent sales prices.
Barrington Pointe These attached row houses on Overlook Drive come with and without garages have 2-3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, approximately 1,864-2,100 finished square feet, built 1995-1998, association fees are $375/monthly, $285-$320 price range.
Gaslight Landing These Mill Street luxury waterfront townhome condominiums with Victorian architecture (shown above) have approximately 2,700-2,800 finished square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 4th level bonus room, 4 balconies, gourmet kitchens, open floor plans, in-home elevators, deeded boat slips, maintenance free living, built 2008-2015 by Classic Concept Builders, 3-4 spaces of covered parking, $595/monthly condominium fee, $800,000-$830,000 price range. Sold prices in 2014 were between $1,034,886 and $774,548.
Nottinghill/Riverview These Washington Street and Mill Cross Lane garage town homes have approximately 1,820-2,000 finished square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, built 1988, $188/quarterly association dues, $320,000-$367,000 price range.
Occoquan Heights This is a 39 unit luxury town home complex with 2-car garages off of Washington Street built by D. R. Horton between 2013-14. These townhouses offer approximately 2,275 finished square feet, 3-4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, $225 quarterly association dues, $408,000-$435,000 price range.
Occoquan Walk These Washington Street 2-car garage town homes have approximately 2,250-2,875 finished square feet, 3-4 bedrooms, 3.5-4.5 bathrooms, built 2006-10, 4th level guest suite, $208/monthly association/condominium dues, $375,000-$545,000 price range.
Historic Town of Occoquan
Some popular links related to the historic town of Occoquan:
- Town of Occoquan The official site of the town of Occoquan.
- Historic Occoquan Tourist information related to special events, shops and restaurants.
- Occoquan Waterfront Articles related to the Occoquan River (boating, fishing, etc.) and business directory of the historic town of Occoquan.
- Occoquan Craft Show This is one of the biggest craft shows on the east coast. The vendors fill the streets of Occoquan one weekend every Spring and Fall.
- Occoquan Ghost Tours Tours are conducted Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p. m.
- Occoquan Historical Society Visit the Mill House Museum and check for upcoming historical events in the town of Occoquan.
- Occoquan Picture Album Historic buildings and markers with some extensive information about the development of the town of Occoquan.
We encourage folks to enjoy an afternoon walking through the historic town of Occoquan while taking advantage of 40 boutiques and restaurants. Contact us if buying or selling homes in and around the town of Occoquan is in your future.