Downtown Hometown

UMW is close to everything. Located 50 miles between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, the Fredericksburg area, home to around 200,000 people, provides our students with many opportunities. You can walk downtown and visit the restaurants and shops, hang out on the shore of the Rappahannock River, or head to Central Park for movies and more shopping. The Fredericksburg Region is also rich in history with four battlefields. Something for everyone is here or a train ride away.

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The town of Fredericksburg is a really vibrant kind of city. People are so supportive of the school. They're really welcoming. Downtown is really close to campus. It's about a 15-minute walk.

Castiglia's if you want some good Italian food is really good downtown. Soup and Taco 1 and 2, great, great places. The Sugar Shack downtown, Paul's Bakery. Sedona if you want a great steak. If you want some huge pizza slices, you would go to Benny's. Really good pizza, and it's really cheap as well.

The Rappahannock River, which goes directly through downtown, is a really fun and relaxing place. They have a little lazy beach area, so you can kind of just come in and just relax with some friends, go get some tubes, and just go float down the Rappahannock. It's really nice.

Fredericksburg has every big store you can think of, from Walmart to every different chain restaurant.

You have DC and Richmond, which are both 50 miles away, which are really accessible. You can take the train into DC. There's always a lot going on in the city of Fredericksburg. But it's also not too overwhelming, so that I'm not getting side-tracked from my studies as a student.