Occoquan, VA

Location

Located about 20 miles South of Washington D.C., the historic town of Occoquan covers an area of 0.2sq miles on the South side of the Occoquan River.

 

Overall personality

The town’s history goes back 300 years. Relative to its population of 273 people in 1860, today approximately 1,100 people call Occoquan their home. Occoquan is a rare site in the modern, Northern Virginia, area as the old, small town feel has been completely preserved. Residents can walk to all the shops and restaurants, as well as the town’s boat dock.

 

Attractions

All the shops in Occoquan are unique, selling arts, crafts, food, and clothes -- several art studios even offer classes. The restaurants are family-owned -- some even cater weddings and events.

 

Tranportation

Occoquan is easily reached from I-95, and Route 123. The closest commuter parking is on the corner of Old Bridge Rd and Rt. 123, just minutes from the town, where commuters can catch the PRTC Omniride bus service.

 

Types of homes

Most houses in Occoquan are town homes and condos, with fewer single family homes. New townhomes have been built in the past 10 years and despite their modern interiors,  the exterior features preserve the town’s historical looks.

 

School Districts

Children from Occoquan attend Woodbridge HS, Fred Lynn or Lake Ridge MS, and Occoquan or Rockledge ES.

 

Annual events

Occoquan is home to a Spring and a Fall two-day Arts and Crafts Show, hosting tens of thousands of visitors. Vendors come from all over the country exhibiting their unique works of art.

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