I really love what’s happening in Manassas Virginia. Manassas is a great and affordable place to live in the Northern Virginia area and Manassas is Booming! Besides being a great affordable location for Amazon HQ2 employees, Manassas has seen tremendous growth and economic development. Micron Technologies this past summer announced a $3,000,000,000 (yup, that’s $3 Billion) investment and 1100 jobs commitment to the expansion of their Manassas Micro-Chip facility. This facility is flourishing; developing and manufacturing microchips primarily for the automotive, industrial, and networking industries. The expansion is scheduled to establish a development center and a commitment from Micron to help educate the next generation of technology personnel at Virginia Universities and Community Colleges, one of which also enjoys a Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. George Mason University is also likely to be a part of the pipeline to educate future Micron employees.
Job growth seen from multiple industries
Manassas has also seen tremendous growth in its Innovation Park area. Major data centers are popping up all throughout the Manassas Technology corridor. Cloud HQ is just now breaking ground on a massive facility along Route 234. Iron Mountain is open for business in the data center corridor in Manassas. Amazon also has a data center located in Manassas Virginia. But, it’s not just technology that is driving growth in jobs in Manassas. The FBI has a large training facility adjacent to the Innovation Park area. Lockheed Martin and BAE have large defense contracting facilities located in Manassas.
Manassas is convenient to not only major employment centers, but it also has tremendous commuter appeal to Washington DC, and Crystal City. Yes, Crystal City, the proposed Amazon HQ2. There are 2 stops (including the Manassas Park station) on the VRE (Virginia Rail Express) line with direct access to Crystal City and Downtown DC. Riding the train to work relieves the stress of bumper to bumper traffic on our congested highways. If you add in the additional stop in Bristow, there are 3 VRE stations that service the general Manassas area. Bus and carpool options also rock in Manassas!
What does all of this growth & economic development mean for real estate in Manassas?
Let’s talk about homes for sale in Manassas Virginia. For years, Manassas has been the ugly stepsister in Northern Virginia. During the Great Recession, Manassas took a very dramatic economic hit and downturn. Large numbers of foreclosures and homes in poor condition plagued this area. Over the past 10+ years, I’ve seen a revitalization and growth that is bringing this area back. Major new homes’ builders have changed the landscape in Manassas. The Old Dominion Speedway across from the Fairgrounds was sold to new home’s developers. New homes and townhouses now blanked the old raceway. Ryan Homes and Stanley Martin have done an amazing job of transforming this area. Miller and Smith is also engaged in several new communities flourishing in Manassas and Manassas Park. New schools, such as the Charles Colgan Sr. HS have placed a positive light on the quality of education in the area. Home prices in Manassas are rising; however, Manassas is still a bargain in comparison to surrounding Prince William County to the north, such as Bristow, Gainesville, and Haymarket. And homes for sale in Manassas are significantly more affordable in comparison to homes in nearby Loudoun County.
I’ve been living in the area and serving Manassas for nearly 15 years! Manassas is no longer a place to ignore or drive by! Let me show you what’s happening in Manassas!
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