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Old 08-31-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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I like Occoquan and I like its easy access to I-95. My daughter's friend was in a townhouse (new construction) right before you enter Occoquan (sort of behind the Shell station) and it was nice.

I know it's its own little town but, as a Woodbridge resident, I still kind of "meld" Occoquan into Woodbridge as a whole. It just seems part of Woodbridge to me.
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:50 PM
 
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If you've ever seen that show Gilmore Girls, Occoquan sort of reminds me of Stars Hollow. Except it's center is along a river instead of centered on a town square. I love all the festivals there. Sometimes I wonder how the residents feel about them--but I guess you don't move there in the first place unless you love them. I have some photos from Christmas caroling and the duck splash that I might post.

I've often wondered if there's crime around there. It looks like such an idyllic little town. Does it live up to its appearance?
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:03 PM
 
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If you've ever seen that show Gilmore Girls, Occoquan sort of reminds me of Stars Hollow. Except it's center is along a river instead of centered on a town square. I love all the festivals there. Sometimes I wonder how the residents feel about them--but I guess you don't move there in the first place unless you love them. I have some photos from Christmas caroling and the duck splash that I might post.

I've often wondered if there's crime around there. It looks like such an idyllic little town. Does it live up to its appearance?
I think so but many of the Occoquan residents actually live right outside the borders of the "quaint town" visual that you see. When you get into those places, it's just kind of normal.

That's why, when I go visit someone there, it still sort of feels like I haven't left Woodbridge--probably because they share the same exit/main roads, etc. But actually right inside the town, the feel is a bit different.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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If you've ever seen that show Gilmore Girls, Occoquan sort of reminds me of Stars Hollow. Except it's center is along a river instead of centered on a town square. I love all the festivals there. Sometimes I wonder how the residents feel about them--but I guess you don't move there in the first place unless you love them. I have some photos from Christmas caroling and the duck splash that I might post.

I've often wondered if there's crime around there. It looks like such an idyllic little town. Does it live up to its appearance?
I can't recall the last major crime there from my days as a police officer from PWC. I'm certain something had to have happened beyond the small stuff but I really can't imagine what. I recall responding to a few burglaries outside the town limits off Occoquan Rd and the apts off Gordon Blvd but not actually in the town.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:40 AM
 
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I can't recall the last major crime there from my days as a police officer from PWC. I'm certain something had to have happened beyond the small stuff but I really can't imagine what. I recall responding to a few burglaries outside the town limits off Occoquan Rd and the apts off Gordon Blvd but not actually in the town.
That's good to know! Occoquan strikes me as the sort of place I'd like to retire, especially if we were within walking distance of the historic area. It's a cute little town and you get the impression that people know each other and are very active in community programs.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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In addition to being convenient to 95, Occoquan is next to Mt. Vernon, Pohick Bay, and the Mason Neck Wildlife Refuge, a treasure that houses, among other things, a thriving population of bald eagles. Those are all good reasons to consider a home there, IMO.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:15 PM
 
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In addition to being convenient to 95, Occoquan is next to Mt. Vernon, Pohick Bay, and the Mason Neck Wildlife Refuge, a treasure that houses, among other things, a thriving population of bald eagles. Those are all good reasons to consider a home there, IMO.
Well, not quite "next" to Mount Vernon.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:21 PM
 
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Well, not quite "next" to Mount Vernon.
LOL, good point. "Close to" would have been a better choice of words.
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