Fredericksburg, Virginia is located in the heart of the commonwealth, within a close proximity to major cities like Washington, D.C. and the state capitol, Richmond. It is for this reason that the real estate values in Fredericksburg continue to rise and the surrounding area of Spotsylvania County is becoming a booming center point for living in Virginia.Fredericksburg is attractive to homebuyers because of this close proximity to major employment centers, but the real charm of Fredericksburg lies in the town’s many outdoor activities and recreational charm. The town sits just below the falls of the Rappahannock River, so fishing, kayaking and canoeing are popular activities for those who live in the Fredericksburg Region.Fredericksburg is also home to some of this country’s most profound history and played a major role in the development of America. George Washington grew up on real estate in Fredericksburg. The place, Ferry Farm, still stands today as a National Historic Landmark. Fredericksburg was integral in the American Revolution, and a number of Civil War battles were fought on land in and around the Fredericksburg Region. The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park has preserved many of these battlefields and historic areas and provide tours of these important Civil War sites.The historical charm is just one appealing factor when considering Fredericksburg as a place to invest in real estate, but the location is the main reason why people choose to live in the region. The city of Fredericksburg is located on the major thoroughfare Interstate 95. Many people who live in Fredericksburg commute to Richmond or Washington, D.C. for work, or are employed in Fredericksburg itself. Because Fredericksburg is located between two major employment powerhouses, public transportation is available. The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) provides commuter access to the capital and the in-town bus system provides transportation in the city itself. Amtrak train service also runs to Richmond and D.C.Fredericksburg is also home to many entertainment venues such as theatres, art galleries and world-class restaurants. Many of these popular nightspots are located in historic buildings, because many buildings of historical importance have been renovated and upgraded to meet modern needs while preserving their historic architecture and charm.The Fredericksburg Region combines historical attractions with a modern lifestyle and luxurious amenities. New communities are being built that offer easy living on lakefront property in gated communities. With so many activities that these new communities offer -such as golf, walking trails, swimming, biking and fishing – there will be no shortage of things to do. These gated communities have preserved the woodland surrounding the area so you can live and play in the natural beauty of Central Virginia. You’ll have everything you need right in your backyard!