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Establishing Fredericksburg VA

This beautiful city has a lot to offer and it all started with the establishment of Fredericksburg VA. Homes for sale in Fredericksburg VA or homes for rent in Fredericksburg VA date back even as far back as the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The City of Fredericksburg VA was established by an act of the Virginia General Assembly in 1728, on land originally patented by John Buckner and Thomas Royston of Essex County in 1681. It was named for Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707-51), eldest son of King George II of Great Britain and father of King George III. Its older streets still bear the names of members of the British royal family.

George Washington and Fredericksburg VA

Homes for sale in Fredericksburg VA allow you to step back into time and revisit some of George Washington’s childhood places. George Washington was 6 years old in 1738 when his family moved to a farm in Stafford County, Virginia. The Washington’s called this place the Home Farm but it later became known as Ferry Farm because people crossed the Rappahannock River on a ferry from the farm to the town of Fredericksburg VA. The Washington’s did not own or operate the ferry but used it frequently to get to and from town.

Military in Fredericksburg VA

With several military installations nearby and the home of the Department of Defense (The Pentagon) being within about 50 miles away from Fredericksburg VA; if you buy or rent a home in Fredericksburg VA you are more than likely to run into these highly respected individuals. Buying a Home in Fredericksburg VA and living next to someone who serves our country is surely an honor. These professionals carry within themselves a high level of loyalty, respect, selfless service, honor, and integrity that when you buy a home in Fredericksburg VA you can rest assure if one of these highly trained professionals live next to you, you will not have to worry about much from your neighbors. If you are a service member and our looking to buy a home in Fredericksburg VA or even rent a home in Fredericksburg VA, as a spouse of an active duty service member I understand the hardships of a PCS move and being brand new to an area like Fredericksburg VA. Being new and buying a home or renting a home can be a stressful situation when time is not on your side.

Attractions in Fredericksburg VA

Homes for sale Fredericksburg VA or homes for rent in Fredericksburg VA will give you an incredible enjoyment with several attractions to visit such as amusement parks, breweries, wineries, civil war battlefield tours, olde towne carriage rides, trolley tours, the national museum of the Marine Corps, several restaurants, and other fun things to do.

Top Employers in Fredericksburg VA

For those looking for employment homes for sale in Fredericksburg VA and Homes for rent in Fredericksburg VA are co-located with these top employers:

 

FREDERICKSBURG VA EMPLOYER PRODUCT/SERVICE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Mary Washington Hospital (MWH)  Healthcare  1,000+
University of Mary Washington (UMW)  Higher Education  1,000+
Fredericksburg City Public Schools  Public Education  500-999
City of Fredericksburg  Government  500-999
Medicorp Health System  Healthcare Management  500-999
Fredericksburg Walmart  Retail Grocer/General Merchandise  250-499
Fredericksburg Wegmans  Retail Grocer  250-499
Snowden Services, Inc.  Mental Healthcare  250-499
Free Lance Star Publishing, Inc.  Media/Publishing  250-499
Rappahannock Area Community Services Board  Administration of Human Resource Programs  100-249

MORE About Fredericksburg VA…

Fredericksburg is an independent city in Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,286,[1] up from 19,279 at the 2000 census. The city population was estimated at 28,118 in 2015.[2] The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Fredericksburg VA with neighboring Spotsylvania County for statistical purposes.

Located 47 miles (76 km) south of Washington, D.C. and 56 miles (90 km) north of Richmond, Fredericksburg is part of the Northern Virginia region[5][6] and is included in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Located near where the Rappahannock River crosses the Fall Line, Fredericksburg VA was a prominent port in Virginia during the colonial era. During the Civil War, the town, located halfway between the capitals of the opposing forces, was the site of the Battle of Fredericksburg VA and Second Battle of Fredericksburg, preserved in part as the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Tourism is a major part of the economy, with approximately 1.5 million people visiting the Fredericksburg area annually, including the battlefield park, the downtown visitor center, events, museums and historic sites.[7]

Fredericksburg VA is home to several major commercial centers including Central Park (as of 2004, the second-largest mall on the East Coast) and Spotsylvania Towne Centre, located in Spotsylvania County adjacent to the city line. Major employers include the University of Mary Washington, Mary Washington Healthcare, and GEICO. Many Fredericksburg-area residents commute to work by car, bus, and rail to Washington and Richmond, as well as Fairfax, Prince William, and Arlington counties.

History

At the time of European encounter, the inhabitants of the area that became Fredericksburg were a Siouan-speaking tribe called the Manahoac. English colonists recorded the name of the Manahoac village there as Mahaskahod.[12]

Colonial

Located on the Rappahannock River near the head of navigation at the fall line, Fredericksburg developed as the frontier of colonial Virginia shifted west out of the coastal plain. The land on which the city was founded was part of a tract patented in 1671. The Virginia General Assembly established a fort on the Rappahannock in 1676, just below the present-day city. In 1714, Lt. Gov. Alexander Spotswood sponsored a German settlement called Germanna on the Rapidan River, a tributary of the Rappahannock upstream from the future site of the city, and led an expedition westward over the Blue Ridge Mountains in 1716.

As interest in the frontier grew, the colonial assembly responded by forming a new county named Spotsylvania (after Alexander Spotswood, the governor at the time) in 1720 and establishing Fredericksburg in 1728 as a port for the county, of which it was then a part. Named for Frederick, Prince of Wales,[13] son of King George II, the colonial town’s streets bore the names of members of the royal family. The county court was moved to Fredericksburg in 1732, and the town served as county seat until 1780, when the courthouse was moved closer to the county center in Spotsylvania County. In 1781, Fredericksburg was incorporated as a town, with its own court, council, and mayor. It received its charter as a city in 1879, and under Virginia law was separated from Spotsylvania County. The city adopted its present city manager/council form of government in 1911.

The city has close associations with George Washington, whose family moved to Ferry Farm in Stafford County just off the Rappahannock River opposite Fredericksburg in 1738. Washington’s mother Mary later moved to the city, and his sister Betty lived at Kenmore, a plantation house then outside the city. Other significant early residents include the Revolutionary War generals Hugh Mercer and George Weedon, naval war hero John Paul Jones, and future U.S. president James Monroe. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in Fredericksburg.

19th CENTURY

During the 19th century, Fredericksburg sought to maintain its sphere of trade, but with limited success. It promoted the development of a canal on the Rappahannock and construction of a turnpike and plank road to bind the interior country to the market town. By 1837, a north-south railroad, which became the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, linked the town to Richmond, the state capital. A much-needed railroad joining the town to the farming region to the west was not finished until after the Civil War.

During the Civil War, Fredericksburg gained strategic importance due to its location midway between Washington and Richmond, the opposing capitals of the Union and the Confederacy. During the Battle of Fredericksburg, December 11–15, 1862, the town sustained significant damage from bombardment and looting by the Union forces. A Second Battle of Fredericksburg was fought in and around the town on May 3, 1863, in connection with the Chancellorsville campaign (April 27, 1863 – May 6, 1863). The battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House were fought nearby in May 1864.

20th CENTURY

After the war, Fredericksburg recovered its former position as a center of local trade and slowly grew beyond its prewar boundaries. Neither the city of Fredericksburg, nor either of the surrounding counties, reached the population level of the census of 1860 until the 1940s (spurred by World War II). The 1960s brought renewed growth and development, fueled by the “arrival” of Interstate 95. By the 1970s, the city and the area had become a bedroom community for jobs in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., largely related to the city’s location near four military installations: Quantico Marine Corps Base, the Army’s Fort Belvoir, the Navy’s Dahlgren Surface Weapons Base, and the National Guard’s Fort A.P. Hill. In addition, career military personnel, assigned to the Pentagon (in Arlington, Virginia), find Fredericksburg a convenient home base.The University of Mary Washington was founded in Fredericksburg in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women. Adopting the name of Mary Washington College in 1938, the college was for many years associated with the University of Virginia as a women’s liberal arts college. The college became independent of UVA and began to accept men in 1970. Recently, the college changed names from Mary Washington College to the University of Mary Washington. Two separate campuses for graduate and professional studies and education and research are located in suburban Stafford County and in rural King George County near the Dahlgren naval base, respectively.The power chord of modern guitar was first developed by Link Wray in Fredericksburg in 1958 during his first improvisation of the instrumental piece “Rumble”, a single released by Wray & His Ray Men.[14] The local music scene includes a wide variety of genres.A commuter rail line – the Virginia Railway Express – was established in the 1980s, providing passage to job sites north of Fredericksburg. The city has become the regional healthcare center for the area. Retail, real estate, and other commercial growth exploded into the early 21st century, eventually slowing during the “Great Recession” beginning in 2007.

GEOGRAPHY and CLIMATE

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.5 square miles (27.2 km2), of which 10.4 square miles (27.0 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.67%, is water.[15] The city is part of the boundary between the Piedmont and Tidewater regions, and as such is located on the fall line, as evident on the Rappahannock River. US 1, US 17, and I-95 all pass through the city, which is located 53 miles (85 km) south of downtown Washington, D.C.The city is bounded on the north and east by the Rappahannock River; across the river is Stafford County. The city is bounded on the south and west by Spotsylvania County. Fredericksburg has a four-season humid subtropical climate (KöppenCfa), with cool winters and hot, humid summers. Daytime temperatures for much of the year average slightly higher than in Washington, DC due to the southerly aspect, although the inland location and distance from the urban heat island present in the nation’s capital make for significantly cooler low temperatures.

DEMOGRAPHICS

As of the census[26] of 2000,[needs update] there were 19,279 people, 8,102 households, and 3,925 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,833.0 people per square mile (707.6/km²). There were 8,888 housing units at an average density of 845.0 per square mile (326.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.18% White, 20.41% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.51% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.56% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. 4.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.There were 8,102 households out of which 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.8% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.6% were non-families. 39.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.81.In the city, the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 23.8% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 81.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.The median income for a household in the city was $34,585, and the median income for a family was $47,148. Males had a median income of $33,641 versus $25,037 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,527. 15.5% of the population and 10.4% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.9% of those under the age of 18 and 8.8% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

CRIME

The Fredericksburg Police Department tracks crime information under the state-level system of the Uniform Crime Reporting program.[note 1] Per state code, the central repository for crime statistics rests with the Department of State Police, which compiles data from all of the participating agencies into an annual publication.[27]

POLITICS

By long-standing tradition (dating back to the Federal Hatch Act of 1939, which prohibited government employees from participating in partisan politics), local elections in Fredericksburg are officially non-partisan. Neither the mayoral and council elections nor local constitutional positions (e.g. sheriff, Commissioner of Revenue, Commonwealth Attorney) list candidates with a party label.Like the rest of Northern Virginia, Fredericksburg has trended strongly Democratic in recent years. In the 2008 presidential election, voters in Fredericksburg gave Barack Obama a total of 64.33% of the vote.[28] Only Arlington County, Alexandria, and Falls Church had a higher percentage of votes for Obama in Northern Virginia.[28] According to Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections, no Republican presidential candidate has carried Fredericksburg since 1988.Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw won election in 2012[29] and was reelected in 2016.[30]

CULTURE and RECREATION

Despite recent decades of suburban growth, reminders of the area’s past abound. The 40-block Fredericksburg Historic District, on the National Register of Historic Places, embraces the city’s downtown area and contains more than 350 buildings dating to the 18th and 19th centuries. Crowds of tourists are drawn to the historic district of Fredericksburg during the summer months.St. George’s Episcopal Church in downtown Fredericksburg was established in 1720.Within the historic district, four 18th-century historic sites have been managed by Preservation Virginia but, following a full, statewide reorganization by that organization, the newly created “Washington Heritage Museums” group will acquire the sites by 2014: the Mary Washington House, where George Washington’s mother spent her final years; the late 18th century Rising Sun Tavern and the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop (the fourth is only open on Historic Garden Week). Important public buildings include the 1852 courthouse designed by James Renwick, whose works include the Smithsonian Institution’s castle building in Washington and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, and the 1816 town hall and market house. The latter building housed the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center which was closed in 2015 due to a lack of funding. Another site of interest is St. George’s Church. The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library is located on the site where Monroe practiced law from 1786 to 1788. The museum is housed in a building that is made up of three individual structures, constructed at different times, beginning in 1816.Nearby the historic district is Kenmore, the plantation home of Washington’s sister Betty and her husband patriot Fielding Lewis.The area’s Civil War battles are commemorated in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Formed by an act of Congress in 1927, the national military park preserves portions of the battlefields of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House. The Fredericksburg National Cemetery, also part of the park, is located on Marye’s Heights on the Fredericksburg battlefield and contains more than 15,000 Union burials from the area’s battlefields.Notable 20th-century sites and structures include the campus of the University of Mary Washington (begun in 1908), and Carl’s Ice Cream, an Art Moderne roadside ice cream stand on the National Register of Historic Places on U.S. Route 1.Nearby points of interest include Ferry Farm historic site in Stafford County where Washington spent his boyhood immediately across the river from Fredericksburg, and the George Washington Birthplace National Monument, located 38 miles to the east in Westmoreland County. The historic community of Falmouth lies across the Rappahannock to the north and includes the historic house Belmont, home of American Impressionist artist Gari Melchers.

EDUCATION

Primary and Secondary Schools in Fredericksburg VA

The Fredericksburg City Public Schools are run independent of the surrounding counties. The public primary and secondary schools include:

James Monroe High School.

Walker-Grant Middle School.

Hugh Mercer.

Lafayette Upper Elementary School.

 

Private schools in Fredericksburg VA include:

Fredericksburg Academy.

Fredericksburg Christian School.

Saint Michael the Archangel High School.

Lighthouse Academy.

 

Higher Education in Fredericksburg VA

The University of Mary Washington, established in 1908 and opening in 1911, is a four-year public university within the city.

CITIES NEAR FREDERICKSBURG VA

King George

Locust Grove

Midland

Rappahannock Academy

Richardsville

Spotsylvania

Stafford

Triangle

Woodford

 

FREDERICKSBURG VA NEIGHBORHOODS

Altoona

Belmont

Braehead Woods

Browns

Confederate Ridge

Falmouth

Hillcrest

Mayfield

Twin Lakes

Westwood

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MEDIA

Fredericksburg’s daily newspaper is The Free Lance–Star. The Free Lance was first published in 1885, and competed with two twice-weekly papers in the city during the late 19th century, the Fredericksburg News and The Virginia Star. While the News folded in 1884, the Star moved to daily publication in 1893. In 1900, the two companies merged, with both newspapers continuing publication until 1926, when they merged as a single daily newspaper under the current title. Until June 19, 2014, the Free Lance–Star was owned and operated by members of the Rowe family of Fredericksburg. At that time, Sandton Capital Partners purchased the paper. On December 31, 2015 the newspaper and associated website were purchased by Berkshire Hathaway′s BH Media Group.[36] Fredericksburg. Today, an online hyperlocal news site began operation following the 2014 bankruptcy of The Free Lance–Star.[37]

Fredericksburg and the nearby region have several radio stations, including (on the FM dial) WYAU (89.5, Public Radio), WJYJ (90.5, Christian), WFLS (93.3, country), WGRQ (95.9, “SuperHits”, licensed to nearby Fairview Beach), WWUZ (96.9, classic rock, licensed to nearby Bowling Green), WVBX (99.3, “The Vibe”, rhythmic contemporary, licensed to nearby Spotsylvania), WBQB (“B-101.5”, adult contemporary) and WGRX (“Thunder 104.5”, country, licensed to nearby Falmouth). Fredericksburg AM stations include WFVA (1230, nostalgia) and WNTX (1350, talk, news, and sports). WGRQ and WGRX are owned locally by Telemedia Broadcasting. WFLS, WWUZ, WVBX, and WYSK are owned by Alpha Media.

In 2001, the Arbitron media service began listing the Fredericksburg area as a nationally rated radio market.  As of the fall of 2014, the area ranked 146th out of 272 markets surveyed, with a total market population of more than 325,000. Large broadcast companies like Clear Channel Communications and Cumulus Broadcasting are not active in the local market; almost all of its stations remain locally or regionally owned.

In television, Fredericksburg is part of the Washington market. One local television station, NBC affiliate WHFV, was briefly on the air in the 1970s.

SPORTS

There are no professional sports teams in Fredericksburg. In October 2013, the Hagerstown Suns minor league baseball team formally applied to relocate there for the 2015 season,[38] but plans fell apart by November 2014.[39]

Sports at the secondary education level are run through the Virginia High School League. On the collegiate level are the University of Mary Washington Eagles. Other amateur athletics include Fredericksburg FC of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL); and the Rappahannock Rugby Club, a senior men’s rugby club competing in Division III of the Potomac Rugby Union.

TRANSPORTATION

Fredericksburg is traversed by a series of rural and suburban four-lane highways and a multitude of small, two-lane roads. Among the major arterial roads is U.S. Route 1, providing north-south transportation from the region to Stafford County, Washington D.C., and points beyond. Route 3 (Plank Road) is a major east-west route that connects downtown Fredericksburg (via the Blue and Gray Parkway bypass), southern Stafford and King George counties, and Route 301 to the east with the large shopping centers, Spotsylvania Town Center and Central Park. To the west, Route 3 reaches Culpeper, where it meets Route 29 and Route 15.Most of Fredericksburg’s traffic flow is to or from the north (Washington D.C. metropolitan area) during peak commuting hours, primarily via Interstate 95 and US-1. The US-1 bridge over the Rappahannock River is often a traffic bottleneck, and Route 3 has become increasingly jammed as residential development has grown west, along with a major regional shopping center.As an alternative to I-95, some commuters use the Virginia Railway Express rail service to Washington. Long-distance rail service is available on Amtrak, which serves Fredericksburg via the Northeast Regional and Carolinian/Piedmont routes. Fredericksburg Regional Transit (FRED) is a recently started bus service in Fredericksburg which serves most area communities, retail shopping centers, two VRE stations, and downtown Fredericksburg.

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10 Things You Should Consider When Searching for the Right Rental Property to Invest In

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Fredericksburg VA Neighborhood: The quality of the neighborhood in which you buy will influence both the types of tenants you attract and how often you face vacancies. For example, if you buy in a neighborhood near a university, the chances are that your pool of potential tenants will be mainly made up of students and that you will face vacancies on a fairly regular basis (during summer, when students tend to return back home).

Fredericksburg VA Property Taxes: Property taxes are not standard across the board and, as an investor planning to make money from rent, you want to be aware of how much you will be losing to taxes. High property taxes may not always be a bad thing if the neighborhood is an excellent place for long-term tenants, but the two do not necessarily go hand in hand. The town’s assessment office will have all the tax information on file or you can talk to homeowners within the community.

Fredericksburg VA Schools: Your tenants may have or be planning to have children, so they will need a place near a decent school. When you have found a good property near a school, you will want to check the quality of the school as this can affect the value of your investment. If the school has a poor reputation, prices will reflect your property’s value poorly. Although you will be mostly concerned about the monthly cash flow, the overall value of your rental property comes in to play when you eventually sell it.

Fredericksburg VA Crime: No one wants to live next door to a hot spot for criminal activity. Go to the police or the public library for accurate crime statistics for various neighborhoods, rather than asking the homeowner who is hoping to sell the house to you. Items to look for are vandalism rates, serious crimes, petty crimes and recent activity (growth or slow down). You might also want to ask about the frequency of police presence in your neighborhood.

Fredericksburg VA Job Market: Locations with growing employment opportunities tend to attract more people – meaning more tenants. To find out how a particular area rates, go directly to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or to your local library. If you notice an announcement for a new major company moving to the area, you can rest assured that workers will flock to the area. However, this may cause house prices to react (either negatively or positively) depending on the corporation moving in. The fallback point here is that if you would like the new corporation in your backyard, your renters probably will too.

Fredericksburg VA Amenities: Check the potential neighborhood for current or projected parks, malls, gyms, movie theaters, public transport hubs and all the other perks that attract renters. Cities, and sometimes even particular areas of a city, have loads of promotional literature that will give you an idea of where the best blend of public amenities and private property can be found.

Fredericksburg VA Building Permits and Future Development: The municipal planning department will have information on all the new development that is coming or has been zoned into the area. If there are many new condos, business parks or malls going up in your area, it is probably a good growth area. However, watch out for new developments that could hurt the price of surrounding properties by, for example, causing the loss of an activity-friendly green space. The additional condos and/or new housing could also provide competition for your renters, so be aware of that possibility.

Fredericksburg VA Number of Listings and Vacancies: If there is an unusually high number of listings for one particular neighborhood, this can either signal a seasonal cycle or a neighborhood that has “gone bad.” Make sure you figure out which it is before you buy in. You should also determine whether you can cover for any seasonal fluctuations in vacancies. Similar to listings, the vacancy rates will give you an idea of how successful you will be at attracting tenants. High vacancy rates force landlords to lower rents in order to snap up tenants. Low vacancy rates allow landlords to raise rental rates.

Fredericksburg VA Rents: Rental income will be the bread and butter of your rental property, so you need to know what the average rent in the area is. If charging the average rent is not going to be enough to cover your mortgage payment, taxes and other expenses, then you have to keep looking. Be sure to research the area well enough to gauge where the area will be headed in the next five years. If you can afford the area now, but major improvements are in store and property taxes are expected to increase, then what could be affordable now may mean bankruptcy later.

Fredericksburg VA Natural Disasters: Insurance is another expense that you will have to subtract from your returns, so it is good to know just how much you will need to carry. If an area is prone to earthquakes or flooding, paying for the extra insurance can eat away at your rental income.

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Home History and Definition

Homes for sale in Fredericksburg VA or a homes for rent in Fredericksburg VA are considered dwelling-places used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, family, household or several families in a tribe. It is often a house, apartment, or other building, or alternatively a mobile home, houseboat, yurt or any other portable shelter. Homes typically provide areas and facilities for sleeping, preparing food, eating and hygiene. Larger groups may live in a nursing home, children’s home, convent or any similar institution. A homestead also includes agricultural land and facilities for domesticated animals. Where more secure dwellings are not available, people may live in the informal and sometimes illegal shacks found in slums and shanty towns. More generally, “home” may be considered to be a geographic area, such as a town, village, suburb, city, or country.

A house inFredericksburg VA is a building that functions as a home for humans [2] ranging from simple dwellings such as rudimentary huts of nomadic tribes to complex, fixed structures of wood, brick, or other materials containing plumbing, ventilation and electrical systems.[3][4] Most conventional modern houses will at least contain a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen or cooking area, and a living room. In traditional agriculture-oriented societies, domestic animals such as chickens or larger livestock (like cattle) may share part of the house with humans. The social unit that lives in a house is known as a household. Most commonly, a household is a family unit of some kind, although households may also be other social groups or individuals. The design and structure of homes is also subject to change as a consequence of globalization, urbanization and other social, economic, demographic, and technological reasons. Various other cultural factors also influence the building style and patterns of domestic space.A terraced house[a] is a style of medium-density housing where a row of identical or mirror-image houses share side walls, while semi-detached housing consists of pairs of houses built side-by-side or (less commonly) back-to-back,[5] sharing a party wall and with mirrored layouts.An apartment (in American English) or a flat (in British English) is a self-contained housing unit (a type of residential real estate) that occupies only part of a building. Such a building may be called an apartment building, apartment house (in American English), block of flats, tower block, high-rise or, occasionally mansion block (in British English), especially if it consists of many apartments for rent. In Scotland it is called a block of flats or if it’s a traditional sandstone building a tenement, which has a pejorative connotation elsewhere. Apartments may be owned by an owner/occupier by leasehold tenure or rented by tenants (two types of housing tenure).A homestead consists of a dwelling, often a farm house, together with other buildings and associated land, and facilities for domesticated animals.A home for sale in Fredericksburg VA can generally be a place that is close to the heart of the owner, and can become a prized possession. It has been argued that psychologically “The strongest sense of home commonly coincides geographically with a dwelling. Usually the sense of home attenuates as one moves away from that point, but it does not do so in a fixed or regular way.”[11] Since it can be said that humans are generally creatures of habit, the state of a person’s home has been known to physiologically influence their behavior, emotions, and overall mental health.[12] People may become homesick when they leave their home over an extended period of time. Places like homes can trigger self-reflection, thoughts about who someone is or used to be or who they might become. These types of reflections also occur in places where there is a collective historical identity, such as Gettysburg or Ground Zero.[13]Popular sayings include “a man’s home is his castle”, “there is no place like home”, “home sweet home”, “to be at home”, “home away from home”, “make yourself at home”, “you can never go home again”,[14] “home is where the heart is”[15] and “home is where you hang your hat”.[16]

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