Though Manassas is technically an independent city, it’s surrounded on all sides by Prince William County. So, it fits perfectly here in our series on the best places to live in Prince William County. Manassas is a community bursting at the seams with history and culture. If you’re not from the area, you may recognize it for sharing names with the first major battle of the American Civil War (also known as the First Battle of Bull Run).
These days, there are also plenty of modern amenities to keep residents and visitors occupied. One of the biggest draws and the reason for this article are the numerous planned communities filled with moderately priced homes. In the following sections, we’ll be covering three such communities in Manassas. Because Stanley Martin Homes is offering such a wide variety of options in different Manassas communities, we’ve decided to focus strictly on this builder’s homes for this article. Our first stop will be a cozy townhome community call The Landing at Cannon Branch.
The Landing at Cannon Branch
In this modern and convenient planned community, Stanley Martin Homes is offering townhomes and two-level condominiums. The location and flow of this community is perfect for someone who seeks dining and shopping options steps from their front door—there are a number of options just outside the neighborhood and plans for shops and restaurants within the community are already in the works.
Our favorite floor plans are The Savannah and The Cooper. The Savannah is the smaller of the two condominium options, yet still features over 1,500 square feet of living space. The Cooper is your mid-range townhome option and offers just the right amount of space for a small-to-medium-sized family or a young professional who needs the extra space for entertaining or a home office.
If you’re in the market for a little more space and a slower-paced atmosphere, Potomac Reserve is where it’s at. Also developed by Stanley Martin Homes, this community features half-acre plus lots on each home site and so much more. The gourmet kitchens are loaded with amenities, and you’ll also enjoy the added space for storage and parking. The neighborhood is located adjacent to Prince William Forest Park offering endless opportunities to connect with nature. Choose from five spacious floor plans ranging in size all the way up to 10,000 square feet!
The Estates at Bradley Square
This last Stanley Martin Homes neighborhood combines the best of both worlds. Enjoy a spacious single-family home in a private community without giving up the convenience of shopping and dining right at your fingertips. Located just minutes from Historic Manassas, you and your family will have plenty of activities to fill your weeknights and weekends. Choose from six different craftsman-style floor plans ranging in size up to 6,000 square feet. Our personal favorite is Lawrence.
Stanley Martin Homes has done a
fantastic job on each of these neighborhoods in Manassas, but we encourage you
to explore all of the options available in this area. You’re sure to find the
perfect home for your family in Manassas.