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Area Guide

About the Area

Rife with dining, shopping and entertainment options, you won’t need to go far to satisfy your every whim. The community is also surrounded by excellent schools, universities and community resources. Convenient to downtown Fredericksburg and Quantico Marine Base and less than 45 miles to Washington D.C., Embrey Mill has all the amenities you want in the location you need.

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You won’t need to go far to discover a variety of dining and entertainment options in our local area. From Middle Eastern to American, Chinese to authentic Mexican, you’re not far from satisfying your palate. Shop every week at the Stafford Marketplace with Kohl’s, T.J. Maxx, Target, Lowe’s, Starbucks, and more. Keep up with Hollywood at the Regal Aquia Movies 10, which shows first run movies daily. Hope Springs Marina on beautiful Aquia Creek is the place to go for boat lovers just minutes from the Potomac River. Or check out Holiday Harbor Marina’s campground on the waterfront for boating, fishing, and water skiing.

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Historic Fredericksburg

Historic Downtown Fredericksburg is best known for the University of Mary Washington, its civil war landmarks, battlefields, and the many places where George Washington frequented. With an abundance of awesome colonial American, Victorian, and early 20th-century architecture, it’s also a nice example of small-town America with a fast-growing art, food, and design scene. Events include Greek heritage, Oktoberfest, dog parades, Bastille Day, home and garden tours, and more.

The Nation’s Capital

Washington, D.C. is steeped in history, culture, and attractions. This metropolis boasts countless sights to see from The National Zoo to the Library of Congress. Entertainment and education come together for tours of national monuments, exhibits at the Smithsonian museums, capitol building, and the White House. Events include professional sports games, National Cherry Blossom Festival, White House Easter Egg Roll, parades, National Symphony Orchestra concerts, National Christmas Tree Lighting, and more.

Eat, Drink, Play, & More

The Embrey Mill® community is close to just about everything. Great shopping, restaurants, and attractions include highly acclaimed golf courses, water sports, historic places, museums, parks, and theaters. Head south to Central Park Mall and Spotsylvania Towne Centre. Five exits up I-95, you’ll find Potomac Mills Mall and Stonebridge Town Center, which features the popular food market, Wegmans.

  • Eat & Drink

    Quaint cafés, soul food, Thai, Middle Eastern, authentic Mexican, Vietnamese. You’re not far from just about anything you might crave. Local coffee shops, Greek, Chinese, American, Japanese, and Italian food are all within close reach of the Embrey Mill community. It's a foodie's paradise.

  • Play

    Golf till your heart’s content on nearby courses. Highly acclaimed golf courses in the area include Augustine Golf Club in Stafford, Gauntlet Golf Club in Fredericksburg, and Medal of Honor Golf Course in Quantico.

    Embrey Mill is surrounded by parks in every direction. Some of the most memorable are Curtis Memorial Park in Fredericksburg, and Smith Lake Park and Civil War Park in Stafford.

    Beyond swimming at our community pools, residents can enjoy fun in the water at such localities as Stafford’s Aquia Landing Waterfront Park, Hope Springs Marina, and Virginia Outdoor Center, as well as the Rappahannock area YMCA locations.

  • Shop

    Shop till you drop at one of many nearby shopping centers, including Stafford Marketplace with Kohl’s, TJ Maxx, Lowe’s, and Target. Just up the road from the Embrey Mill community, the Shops at Doc Stone Commons include Home Depot, Petco, and Pier1. Only five exits up I-95, you’ll find Potomac Mills Mall and Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, which features the popular food market, Wegmans. Head south and you’ll find Central Park Mall and Spotsylvania Towne Centre in Fredricksburg.

  • Museums

    Smithsonian Museums. The federal institution has multiple museums scattered throughout Washington, DC. Ten of the museums are located on the National Mall, within a one-mile radius. National Gallery of Art. The world-class art museum in DC displays one of the largest collections of masterpieces in the world including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and decorative arts from the 13th century to the present. National Museum of the Marine Corps. This first-class facility offers an unforgettable interactive experience amidst some of the nation’s most historic and treasured artifacts just off I-95 at Exit 150A. Belmont. This 18th-century home and museum in Stafford, VA features the love story of Gari and Corinne Melcher. He, a successful sought-after painter of his time. She, a young art student and his biggest fan

  • Theater

    Riverside Center Dinner Theater. The center of a thriving cultural arts community in Fredericksburg, the Riverside Center has hosted over 60 main-stage Broadway musical productions and over 100 musical adaptations of popular children’s stories in the Children’s Theater. Regal Aquia Movies 10. Right off I-95 at Exit 143, this ten-screen theater shows first-run movies, seven days-a-week. Paragon Village 12 consisting of a movie theater, upscale bowling facility, and a restaurant. The theater boasts 12 high-definition digital screens, three of which include Premier VIP seating for 21 and over, and The Chatterbox, a bar and lounge serving beer, cocktails, and food. The luxury bowling facility has 16 lanes of bowling with a signature gourmet restaurant

  • Schools

    Great communities include great schools and Embrey Mill includes both a proposed onsite elementary and middle school that will feature state-of-the art learning environments. Today, students enjoy the Stafford School District which is highly regarded in the Washington, DC Metro Area with schools consistently ranked some of the highest in the state. For more about our schools, click here ».

Area Employers, Services, Hospitals, & Transportation

The Embrey Mill community is within easy reach of many top employers, medical services, and convenient transportation options. Nearby slugging lines are a popular form of carpooling, and the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) takes you directly into the Washington, DC Metro Area, Brooke Station is the closest VRE to the community. Residents can look forward to the planned onsite fire station and library. Additional services include the Stafford County Fire Department and Porter Library in Stafford.

  • Area Employers

    Stafford, VA:
    Stafford Hospital
    BAE Systems
    Lockheed Martin
    Stafford Regional Technology Park

    Fredericksburg, VA:
    Stafford Hospital
    BAE Systems
    Lockheed Martin
    Stafford Regional Technology Park

    Quantico, VA:
    Quantico Marine Base
    FBI Quantico
    Quantico Corporate Center

    Washington, DC:

    Fort Belvoir, VA:
    Ft. Belvoir

    King George, VA:
    Northrup Grumman
  • Hospitals

    Stafford Regional Hospital
    Located five miles from the Embrey Mill community, residents can look forward to this full-service, acute care hospital offering first-rate care and services.
    101 Hospital Center Blvd., Stafford, VA 22554
    Patient and Department Information: 540.741.1100 or 540.741.9000
    24-hour Nurse Line: 540.741.1000
    General Inquiries: 540.741.1404

    Mary Washington Hospital
    1001 Sam Perry Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
    Patient and Department Information: 540.741.1100 or 540.741.9000
    24-hour Nurse Line: 540.741.1000
    General Inquiries: 540.741.1404

    Mary Washington Healthcare
    2300 Fall Hill Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
    Phone: 540.741.1404

    Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
    9300 Dewitt Loop, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
    Phone: 571.231.3224

    Potomac Hospital
    Prince William County
    Sentara Northern Virginia Medical (Potomac Hospital)
    2300 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge, VA 22191
    Phone: 540.659.1800

    Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
    4604 Spotsylvania Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
    Phone: 540.498.4000

    Stafford Urgent Care
    422 Garrisonville Rd. #111, Stafford, VA 22554
    Phone: 540.720.8000

    Garrisonville Urgent Care
    9 Center St., Stafford, VA 22556
    Phone: 540.288.2222
  • Animal Hospitals

    Aquia-Garrisonville Animal Hospital
    878 Garrisonville Rd., Stafford, VA 22556
    Phone: 540.659.8140

    Stafford Animal Hospital, LLC
    3454 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Stafford, VA 22556
    Phone: 540.659.3811
  • Transportation


    Fredericksburg Regional Transit
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    Amtrak - Quantico Station
    550 Railroad Ave, Quantico, VA 22134
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    Virginia Railway Express (VRE) – Brooke Station
    1721 Brooke Rd., Stafford, VA 22554
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    Mine Road (Stafford)
    In the commuter lot south of Garrisonville Road (Route 610) off Stafford Blvd. Slug Lines: Pentagon, 14th & NY, Rosslyn, L'Enfant Plaza, Crystal Gateway, 14th and G Street.

    Route 610 (Stafford)
    In the commuter lot behind McDonald’s, north of Garrisonville Rd. (Route 610) off Stafford Blvd. Goes to the Pentagon, Crystal City, Rosslyn.


    Reagan National Airport (DCA)
    Arlington, VA

    Dulles International Airport (IAD)
    Dulles, VA

    Baltimore–Washington International Airport (BWI)
    Baltimore, MD

    Stafford County Regional Airport
    Fredericksburg, VA