Occoquan Real Estate Information

Straddling the divide between Prince William County and Fairfax County, the very small town of Occoquan has only 800 residents who enjoy a quiet, suburban lifestyle as part of the greater Washington metropolitan area. Because of its location on the water, Occoquan was originally settled in 1765 as a settlement to support the local grist mills and tobacco warehouses. Today, commercialization has significantly decreased leaving a residential town that offers lovely living and a tight-knit community. However, the well-visited The Historic Occoquan Museum keeps the town’s heritage strong and thriving. The I-95 seamlessly connects Occoquan to the rest of the state. The Potomac Mills Mall is a few minutes south and is Occoquan residents’ favorite shopping area even though it isn’t in town itself.

The Occoquan Craft Fair is one of the community’s largest events and showcases work from individual vendors as well as a number of local boutiques based in the town. Occoquan’s waterfront area supports an active nightlife that features its dynamic restaurants, interesting cuisine, and array of different bars and lounges. Commerce Street, Ellicott Street, Poplar Alley, Union Street, and Washington Street are the most frequented roads in town.

Occoquan Regional Park is actually just across the Occoquan River, but despite being physically separated from the town is still a valuable part of Occoquan life. The Hammill Mill Park is a smaller but equally used park. A number of parks also lie in the area between Occoquan and its close neighbor, Woodbridge. Residents from both communities enjoy Occoquan Bat National Wildlife Refuge as well as the Veterans Memorial Park and Ospreys Golf Club at Belmont Bay. Just to the east of Occoquan are the serene and picturesque Belmont and Pohick Bays. Between the bays is a peninsula that includes Pohick Bay Golf Course, Pohick Bay Regional Park, Potomac Shoreline Regional Park, and the expansive Mason Neck State Park. All of these parks are open for use by residents for most of the year and offer a great spectrum of jogging paths, bike paths, campgrounds, as well as simple places to reflect and take in the amazing views of the northern Virginia countryside and crystal blue waters of the bays and rivers.

Due to Occoquan’s size, most public education is in nearby Woodbridge. Despite Occoquan Elementary School’s name, it, too, is located in Woodbridge. Nevertheless, most residents don’t have to drive for more than twenty minutes to reach a campus operated by the Prince William Public School District.