Neighborly Love at Arcadia Run

Living at Arcadia Run has many, many benefits.  Aside from our new luxury apartment homes with the latest features and finishes available, and our masterfully planned community that only continues to grow, residents at Arcadia Run also have great neighbors – each other!

Our residents choose Arcadia Run for the same reasons: to live among like-minded professionals, families, retirees, and students that appreciate a luxury apartment in a bustling town with so much to do.  And of course, those who want an apartment community that can keep up! Without a doubt, these shared mindsets help make the newest neighbors fast friends. And, according to Apartment Guide, one of our favorite sources for all-things-apartment-living, these are a few of the reasons why you should get to know your lovely neighbors at Arcadia Run:


Ever been in the middle of a recipe when you realize you’re short on one ingredient?  Believe us, you’re not the first, but if you’ve kept in touch with your neighbors, chances are they’ll be happy to help you out.  It’s a part of being a good neighbor!

Murphy’s Law:

Murphy’s Law says that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. A flat tire, lost keys or a missing pet can all be easily remedied with a little help from your neighbor!

Pet Sitting: 

Arcadia Run is a pet friendly development, so it wouldn’t be uncommon for your neighbor to love your furry friend as much as you do.  If you ever have to go out of town last minute, a pet-loving neighbor might not mind watching over your pet for the weekend. That’s the beauty of a community!


Aside from easily finding a pet-sitter, living in an apartment community also opens up a huge resource for potential babysitters.  If you and your partner want a night out on the town – without the kids – knowing your neighbors on a personal level will certainly give you more options.

Party Time:

Who doesn’t love a good party?  If you’re planning on having company one night, or looking for a few more to play a card game, you’ll have plenty of friends nearby to include!

Cooperative Efforts:

Lastly, when you know your neighbors on a personal level, it’s easy to team together and accomplish something great.  That might be organizing carpools to work, starting a dinner club, or initiative efforts in the greater Manassas area.

Here at Arcadia Run, we provide even more ways for residents to grow their friendships with each other.  Seasonal events, like the Annual Taste of Prince William County or the annual Fall Festival, are great ways for the entire Arcadia Run community to get together and have a good time.

Who wouldn’t want to join a welcoming apartment community like Arcadia Run?  And now, there are even more options for potential tenants.  Phase II is now leasing, adding to our already diverse selection of luxury apartment designs.  Take a look at floor plans here – we can’t wait to welcome you to the neighborhood!

Source: Apartment Guide 

Small-Town Charm & Big-City Opportunity

You know what the best part of living in Manassas, Virginia is?  (Besides living in a new luxury apartment home at Arcadia Run, that is!)

It’s that this area has so much to offer residents, while still managing to maintain its small-town charm that won our hearts over in the first place – certainly a rare find in today’s apartment market!

Small-Town Charms

  • Farmer’s Markets – who doesn’t love a good farmer’s market every weekend? With the freshest produce from the region’s local farmers, these pop-up markets are a cherished part of anyone’s weekend routine.  The next one opens on October 16th at the Loy E. Harris Pavilion; only a few more weekends left before the market closes its doors for the winter!
  • Historic downtown Manassas has all the draws of a town incorporated in 1873.  Architecture reminiscent of yesteryear, historic sites, interesting museums and so much more.
  • More small town fun comes in the form of community events at the Harris Pavilion, exhibits at the James & Marion Payne Memorial Railroad Heritage Gallery, and tours of the Old Courthouse!

Big-City Opportunities

  • Manassas is an ideal town to live in because of the various opportunities available for residents.  Employers among the likes of Micron and Lockheed Martin offer employment in our town, pushing this area forward as one for development.
  • And, not only is Manassas itself a major hub for employment, but living here gives residents access to the entire DC Metro area, where the job opportunities are virtually endless.  Close to I-66 and the Virginia Railway Express, Arcadia Run is in a prime location for commuters!

Living in a new, luxury apartment at Arcadia Run just makes sense.  And, when you can live in an extraordinary town like Manassas, the choice is a no-brainer!  Take a look at our newest apartment models available for leasing, part of Phase II of Arcadia Run.  Complete with granite countertops, updated appliances, luxury features and finishes, and plans for extraordinary community amenities, Arcadia Run is the place to be!

Spotlight On: Education in Manassas (Part II)

Arcadia Run apartments have a number of benefits to offer their residents—one of which is its ideal location in Manassas, VA. Manassas is part of Prince William County, which was recently named one of the Nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance . Prince William County was awarded this honor as it offers an array of educational opportunities for its residents, ranging from excellent preschool and kindergarden programs to exceptional high school and college educations. The top notch primary and secondary schools and continued education opportunities in Prince William County factored into America’s Promise Alliance’s decision for this award. 

There are a number of opportunities to continue one’s education in Prince William County—be it through one of Prince William County School’s Adult Education Programs, pursuing a degree at the local George Mason University campus or enrolling in courses at Northern Virginia Community College’s Manassas or Woodbridge Campus. 

Prince William County School’s Adult Education Division in Manassas offers support to the community in a number of ways. This office is home to a number of study aids intended for the GED exam in addition to teaching basic computer skills, housing english as a second language sessions, offering support in math, reading and writing.

Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge and Manassas Campuses offers a variety of distinctive academic programs and degrees to continue one’s education including business management, fine arts, massage therapy, and photography. The Woodbridge campus sits on 109 acres with 11,000+ students enrolled each year, and Manassas campus has over 10,000 students enrolled each year.

George Mason University’s Prince William campus was established in Manassas in 1997. GMU’s Prince William campus is home to over 4,000 students and sits on 134 acres with state of the art facilities laboratories, libraries and buildings for the arts among others. The Prince William campus was GMU’s third Northern Virginia campus—providing convenient university access for residents in the area. Academic programs available at GMU’s Prince William campus include: Nursing, Systems Biology, Science, and Recreation, Health & Tourism.

The continued education offerings in the greater Manassas area are substantial both in quantity and scope. One could improve their computer skills with a class through the Adult Education Division of Prince William County Schools, supplement their knowledge in photography through a course at one of Northern Virginia Community College’s campuses, or work towards a degree in Recreation, Health & Tourism at George Mason University’s Prince Williams campus. The top notch primary and secondary institutions, in addition to the continued education opportunities in the Manassas area are two of many reasons Arcadia Run’s location is so attractive. Come out to Manassas to check out Arcadia Run’s luxury apartments today!


Spotlight On: Education in Manassas (Part I)

When deciding between homes, a major factor for some families are the condition and caliber of schools in the area. However, this is not an issue for residents of Arcadia Run as the development is located in Manassas, VA—a city in the Brentsville School District which is part of the Prince William County School (PWCS) System. In addition to the local public school offerings, Manassas is also home to a number of private institutions. 

Prince William County was recently named one of the Nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance. This title was awarded to Prince William County as it offers a wide array of educational options ranging from preschool and kindergarden, to high school and college.

The Prince William County School System educates 83,802 students annually in 93 locations across the county. Though the county is rather large, all 10 of PWCS’s high schools continue to be ranked in the top 7% of 27,000 high schools nationwide according to Newsweek and The Washington Post. Each PWCS high school offers specialty programs that are open to students across the county, regardless of their district. PWCS have received the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence three years in a row, in addition to 40 of their schools named Schools of Excellence and leading the nation in the implementation and use of technology in schools—receiving a top-ten ranking for four years in a row. A number of individuals on the PWCS staff have been awarded a number of honors including a principle who received The Washington Post 2013 Distingushed Educational Leadership Award and a teacher who received The Washington Post 2013 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award.

In addition to the aforementioned academic awards, 66 PWCS have earned the Governor’s Award for Nutrition and Fitness in 2012. This award honors and rewards schools that encourage healthy habits and implement best practices in physical activity, nutrition and overall health. Through promoting student health by encouraging healthy habits and providing healthy breakfast, lunch and vending machine options in schools. PWCS creates healthy environments in their schools and educates their students on the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle—essential life skills for any successful student.

Not only does Prince William County have award-winning public schools, but it is also home to 49 private schools with over 5,000 enrolled students. Of these 49 Prince William County private schools, 49% of them are religiously affiliated. According to Northern Virginia Magazine, The Top Private Elementary Schools in Manassas include two Christian schools—Emmanuel Christian School and Manassas Christian School and All Saints Catholic School. One of All Saints Catholic School’s teachers recently received the 2014 “Distinguished Leader Award” from the National Catholic Education Association, and in 2010 was recognize as a top school in the state of Virginia by the John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

The high caliber of education offered in Prince William County is just one more reason why choosing a new apartment home at Arcadia Run has been the clear choice for so many families. Check out Arcadia Run’s apartment listings today!