The historic Town of Occoquan is located in Prince William County next to Lake Ridge on the Occoquan River. It began as a port town for tobacco and lumber while hosting iron manufacturing and milling operations. Occoquan later became popular as a stop for motorists passing through on the East Coast Highway before Route 1 was constructed. It has survived fire, hurricanes, and floods to become recognized for its specialty shops, restaurants, and the site of the biggest arts and crafts show on the east coast (Occoquan Days).
The Vikings have 52 clubs. The Center for Fine and Performing Arts for Prince William County Schools is at Woodbridge S.H.S. The school newspaper (Valkyrie) and yearbook (Valhalla) have earned numerous state awards. Woodbridge Senior High School is also hosts JROTC, and a program which includes engineering courses for approved students. Woodbridge High School athletics seems to excel at every sport in the Cardinal District. More importantly it is fully-accredited based in Virginia Standards of Learning testing.
The Woodbridge Station on the Fredericksburg Line of Virginia Railway Express commuter train service. Local commuter connection service to the Woodbridge and Rippon Stations in Prince William County is provided by OmniLink and OmniRide.
Lake Ridge residents have access to several marinas in Prince William County. The Occoquan River is host to Belmont Bay Marina, Hoffmaster’s Marina, Occoquan Harbour Marina, and Prince William Marina (pictured here).
The Chinn Park Aquatics and Fitness Center includes a 40 meter indoor pool, warm water leisure pool, 2 hot tubs, fitness rooms, gymnasium with basketball courts, sauna, racquetball courts, fitness machines, and free weight stations.
The Chinn Park Library provides Lake Ridge residents with a 25,000 square foot facility containing 32 public access computers, 25 internet stations, and wireless internet access.
Lake Ridge is in Eastern Prince William County near Interstate 95 Exit 160 (Lake Ridge) and 158B (Woodbridge-Manassas on Prince William County Parkway). It’s a bedroom community for commuters which offers special events and activities throughout the year hosted by Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation Association. Listed below are several places about 5 miles from Lake Ridge allowing residents to enjoy downtime.
- Potomac Mills Mall
- Prince William County Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center
- Chinn Park Regional Library
- Occoquan Regional Park
- Lake Ridge Park, Golf Course, & Marina
- Sentara Lake Ridge Medical Care Services
- Sandy Run Regional Park
- Old Hickory Golf Course
- Fountainhead Regional Park
- Occoquan National Wildlife Refuge
- Leesylvania State Park
- Laurel Hill Golf Course
- Burke Lake Golf Course
- Burke Lake Park
- Prince William Ice Center
- Historic Occoquan
- The Osprey’s at Belmont Bay Golf Course
- Waterworks Waterpark
- Potomac Nationals
- Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre
- Prince William Marina
- Hoffmaster’s Marina
Commuting from Lake Ridge offers residents many choices, and we cannot express how important this is in Northern Virginia. This information can be found in our article Commuting in Prince William County (Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, and Manassas). Click here for the link.
Along the Prince William County Parkway from I-95 to the Prince William County Government Center there are too many shopping outlets within 2 miles of Lake Ridge including Potomac Mills Mall to list in this article.
The Prince William County Public Schools for Lake Ridge residents are listed below:
- Antietam Elementary
- Lake Ridge Elementary
- Rockledge Elementary
- Springwoods Elementary
- Lake Ridge Middle School
- Woodbridge Middle School
- Woodbridge High School
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