Stafford is located in Stafford County, Virginia, and is home to nearly 140,000 residents. Stafford is located 10 miles north of Fredericksburg, 40 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 60 miles north of Richmond.
Located along Interstate 95 and US Route 1, Stafford is served by Stafford Regional Airport, Reagan National Airport, Dulles International Airport and Richmond International Airport, as well as bus and rail service.
Arts and Entertainment
Stafford residents enjoy shopping at local art and clothing shops, picking up produce at the farmers' market, visiting local wineries and breweries, taking in live shows the city's entertainment venues, and dining at an eclectic mix of restaurants.
Popular local attractions include George Washington's Ferry Farm, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, Government Island, Historic Port of Falmouth, and Stafford Civil War Park, to name a few.
Head outdoors to enjoy the area's parks, nature preserves, trails, golf clubs, and water sports.
The city is served by Stafford County Public Schools as well as several private schools.
Nearby institutions of higher education include University of Mary Washington, Germanna Community College, Marine Corps University and Strayer University.