Quantico Real Estate Information

A physically isolated town, Quantico is bordered by the Marine Corps Base Quantico on three sides and the Potomac River on the fourth. The town’s population of 560 does not take into account the hoards of military members who serve in the Marine Corps who are based at Quantico. The military installation is the primary focus of the community and is actually composed of two sections. The Quantico Marine Corp Airfield and surrounding area is east of the I-95 while the expansive area to the west of the interstate is a multi-terrain training area for a variety of different wings of the United States military. As one of the largest U.S. Marine Corps bases in the world, the facility serves as the home of the presidential helicopter squadron as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration’s training academy and FBI Academy. In addition to the I-95, an Amtrak station receives regular service in Quantico.

The rather long commute into Washington, DC can take upwards of ninety minutes in traffic but it a quick beeline on the I-95 nonetheless. Because Quantico is primarily a residential area within the Marine Corps base area, most locals must travel to neighboring areas to run errands and shop. Woodbridge, about ten minutes north of Quantico, has a number of great shopping areas, including Potomac Mills Mall, the largest outlet mall in the nation. A number of discount retailers and big-box stores are also conveniently located there.

A number of parks and recreational areas are shared with close neighbor Triangle. The Medal of Honor Golf Course, Locus Shade Park, Forest Greens Golf Club, and massive Prince William Forest Park serve both communities. Besides typical walking and hiking trails, campsites, and field space for sports like baseball, soccer, and football, the parks also have a number of community buildings and gathering pavilions. Because of the area’s military roots, patriotic holidays are especially celebrated in the town. Independence Day, Veteran’s Day, President’s Day, and Memorial Day are all widely celebrated in the community, especially with special parades and air shows that draw participation from around Virginia.