Market Accessibility

Man helping woman off trainFredericksburg’s accessibility options are essential to its economic development. Interstate-95 cuts directly through the city’s western portion, and is a crucial asset to the city’s tourism industry. Additionally, State Route 1 runs north-south through the city of Fredericksburg, and State Route 3 runs east-west.

Fredericksburg is conveniently located within 50 miles of two major airports: Washington Reagan National Airport and Richmond International Airport, with Washington Dulles and Baltimore-Washington International Airports nearby as well. We are also just miles away from two local airports: Stafford Regional Airport and Shannon Airport. 

Fredericksburg Station, located right in the heart of downtown, provides passengers of Amtrak and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) with a convenient commute to Washington, DC or beyond. 

The city is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area, one of the nation’s most vibrant, stable markets. Fredericksburg is accessible to major markets in the Mid-Atlantic.

The accessibility of Fredericksburg allows this city to thrive, and is critical to our economic impact. 


Although Fredericksburg’s population numbers are only approximately 29,000 it is the hub of a region with 300,000-plus residents. Some businesses locate here to serve the region. Others settle here because of the city’s enviable quality of life, yet accessibility to major markets on the East Coast, including Washington, Baltimore, Richmond and Hampton Roads.

Military Bases

There are three military bases in the region - Marine Corps Base Quantico, Fort. Walker and the Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. Numerous high tech firms serve these bases, as well as many agencies of the federal and state government from their offices in Fredericksburg.