About This Place
Woodbridge can refer to a census-designated place (CDP), the area served by a post office with that name or one of seven magisterial districts within Prince William County. All three are located 20 miles south of Washington D.C. in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. Surrounded by the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers, Woodbridge Magisterial District is a diverse community of over 51,000 residents 41% of which are hispanic and 21% are African-American. However, the census-designated place "Woodbridge" had only a population of 4,055 in the 2010 census, and is 51% white. It consists solely of the section north of Occoquan Road and Dawson Beach Road, and east of Interstate 95.
Woodbridge offers a variety of amenities for residents and visitors, including the Potomac Mills shopping mall. Woodbridge is served by the Prince William County Public Schools, and the Woodbridge campus of Northern Virginia Community College borders the district. Potomac Hospital recently expanded and now has the capacity to serve 183 patients. Transportation includes access to Interstate 95, two VRE commuter train stations, bus service as well as a local “slug” system offer residents a variety of transit options.
Woodbridge offers a wide range of recreational opportunities for resident and visitors. The Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge is a natural habitat for a variety of plant and animal life including the bald eagles and ospreys. Veteran’s Park and Leesylvania State Park are located on the Potomac River and provide swimming, boating, picnic and hiking services. Close by is Rippon Lodge, the oldest house in Prince William County it is open for tours throughout the summer. Trails at Leesylvania Park lead to the ancestral home of the Lee family. Woodbridge is also the future home of SCIENCEPORT, a new interactive science center.