Occoquan VA Homes For Sale
A small community in Prince William County, Virginia, Occoquan is home to just about a thousand residents. Occupying only 0.2 square miles of space, this charming town resides at the edge of the Occoquan River and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Long known as a haven for artists and other creative types, the community also features some very desirable properties with a median list price of just under $1 million. Granted, that number is based on a very low inventory – no wonder considering the picturesque waterfront appeal. For more information about Occoquan VA homes for sale, click on the available home listings below:
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The Algonquiant Doeg tribe originally inhabited this region, Occoquan translates to “at the end of the water” and it's hard to imagine a more appropriate name. Sitting at an outdoor cafe or taking in the scenery at the town dock, one can easily forget the hectic stresses than can exist in nearby cities – Washington DC itself is only 22 miles away. The first non-Native American residents were early Colonial setters – grist mills and the tobacco industry dates back to 1765 here and the river served as an important trade route. The town's official founding was in 1804. It survived the Civil War and has gone through a number of changes but somehow, has managed to avoid over development.
While prices are high now in Occoquan, they were even higher before the 2008 housing crash. True to many old towns, the real estate market is something of a mixed bag when it comes to property styles. There's historic homes, multi-million dollar manors, modest 1960's structures and very recent luxury waterfront condos. The actual low point of the local market didn't come until the end of 2011 but you have to take the charts and graphs with a grain of salt – the disparity of homes styles and prices along with a consistently low housing stock tends to give a lot of weight to individual listings.
Those looking for a detached single-family home in Occoquan had better be prepared for a wait – either that or have some family connections. Multi-bedroom townhouses are a different story – there's a handful of available (and pricey) active listings. Those seeking big-name branding might want to look elsewhere – Occoquan is very supportive of locally owned businesses including restaurants, a coffee house, antique shops, art galleries, a yoga studio and a terrific farmer's market. This isn't to say that the town is isolated – the well populated community of Lorton is close by. From local crafts fairs to well-known regional boat shows, Occoquan offers an intriguing mixture of old and new.
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Listing information last updated on February 18th, 2019 at 12:03am EST.