Bristow Community Information

Bristow Schools and Colleges

Cedar Point, Bristow Run and Victory are the three elementary schools that serve the town's younger scholars. They are supported by Marsteller Middle School and Brentsville District High School. For students seeking a college education, the area boasts many choices. In the vicinity of Manassas are the branch campuses of George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College and Strayer University. Other academic institutions of note located within 60 miles of Bristow include Marymount University, Mary Washington College, Montgomery College, Georgetown University, American University and the University of the District of Columbia.

Local Economy

The gradual evolution of the town of Bristow from its essentially rural character continues to this day. The town's affiliation with Prince William County puts the residents of Bristow at the pulse of a thriving economy, filled with a plethora of career opportunities.

Prince William County offers several advantages to locating or expanding businesses within county limits. These benefits include a highly-educated work force, fast-track permitting proximity to Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and much more. These advantages, along with the vision and support of the local government, have strengthened the county's pro-business environment and continue to confirm its position as a primary center for business and technology in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Overall, the county has made great strides in creating better job opportunities for its citizenry, decreasing the county's dependency on real estate and sales tax, and improving the general quality of life for local residents.


For shoppers looking for one-of-a-kind creations, the charming antique galleries, boutiques and gift shops in Old Town Manassas and Historic Warrenton are also nearby. These quaint, historic towns offer shopping at specialty boutiques. Additionally, the Mall at Manassas, Fair Oaks Mall and the 200-store Potomac Mills Outlet Mall will easily provide a day's enjoyment. Unique coffee houses and tea shops, and a variety of dining establishments offer a good opportunity to take a break as the perfect compliment to daily life in Bristow.

Neighboring Cities and Towns

Cities and towns near Bristow include Haymarket, Gainesville, Manassas (site of the famous 1861 Civil War Battle of Bull Run), Nokesville, Catlett, Broad Run, Catharpin and The Plains. The largest city in the area is Manassas. Washington, D.C., is exactly 43 miles due east while Philadelphia is slightly more than 180 miles northeast.


Several U.S. and state highway routes serve to connect local residents to neighboring communities and the major cities along the eastern seaport. For air travel, Washington Dulles International Airport is only 16 miles away. Manassas Regional is also less than a 20 minute drive. Virginia Rail Express (VRE) to Washington, D.C., is 15 minutes away.

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