Around the Neighborhood: Jiffy Lube Live


Right around the corner from Arcadia Run, is our favorite entertainment venue Jiffy Lube Live! Check out the infographic for some fun facts about the venue and all of the upcoming shows happening this summer!


Why Manassas is the Ideal Location to Rent an Apartment

At Arcadia Run, we could not imagine living in a better location than Manassas in Northern Virginia! With beautiful apartment homes, rich history, amazing local businesses and a central location, you can’t beat the accessibility and convenience of our city. Take a look at the many reasons why Manassas is the ideal location to rent your new apartment home!

One of the Best 

WalletHub recently named Manassas one of the best small towns in Virginia! By combining factors like, affordability, economic health, education & health, and quality of life, 1,268 small cities were ranked in WalletHub’s study conducted in October. Our amazing “small city” of Manassas was ranked the 8th best small city in Virginia and #276 overall on the list. The website explains their methodology by saying that living in a small city “creates a sense of greater wealth because of cheaper living cost.”


The local culture in Manassas is infused with a rich American history wherever you turn. A very prominent location for important events and battles during the Civil War, Manassas is still home to many historic sites. The Manassas National Battlefield Park, Old Town Manassas, and the Stone Bridge are just a few of our favorite spots to explore!


Just minutes from Arcadia Run, is some of the area’s best shopping and dining. From the Manassas Mall, to Bull Run Plaza, and downtown Manassas, there are endless stores and restaurants to visit for your everyday needs! Additionally, Historic Downtown Manassas has weekly events as well as some of our favorite local shopping and dining spots!


Located in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, Arcadia Run is a great location for those who want to be close to the city for work or for play! Manassas allows for a suburban lifestyle while still being less than 30 minutes to Dulles International Airport and just 45 minutes to the heart of D.C.

Luxury Apartments

At Arcadia Run, there are brand new apartments and amenities to enjoy! Our luxury apartments for rent include modern features such as granite countertops, 42” designer kitchen cabinets, vinyl “hardwood” flooring, abundant storage space, and a variety of floor plans to choose from.

If we haven’t already convinced you that Arcadia Run is the perfect home for you, visit us today to take a look at our brand new amenities, apartments, and meet with our amazing sales team!


Events in Prince William County this Weekend

At Arcadia Run, we love our location in Manassas, VA and being part of the great Prince William County! There are always great events going on throughout the community and it’s fun to get involved. If you are looking for some family fun, or just something to do this weekend, The Washington Post shared a list of all things happening in the area:


· American Legion dinner – The public is invited to dinner with a different special each week. Proceeds support local veterans and the community. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Woodbridge American Legion, 3640 Friendly Post Lane, Woodbridge. 703-494-4304. $5-$15.

· “Monsters University” movie – Bring a blanket or a lawn chair for a screening of the animated movie. 8:30 p.m. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas. 703-361-9800. Free.


· Shape Up Yoga – Taught by Bedrock Yoga as part of its Karma series. 9 a.m. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas. 703-895-3176. $20.

· Yoga on the Lawn – Vinyasa yoga taught by Hamuri Allen. 9 a.m. Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Rd., Woodbridge. 703-499-9812. $5.

· VFW barbecue – Kansas City-style barbecue to raise funds to buy personal care items for hospitalized veterans. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. VFW Post 1503, 14631 Minnieville Rd., Dale City. 703-670-4124. $15.

· Beer and Bacon Fest – With music on the main stage, more than two tons of bacon will be cooked at the event. 2-5 p.m. Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge. 800-830-3976. $25-$69.


· Bird walk – The guided tour will include a variety of habitats. Bring binoculars and cameras. 8 a.m. Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area, North Parking Lot, 15020 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville. 703-499-4954. Free.


· Job search network group – Plus discussion of various topics related to the search process. Mondays 1-3 p.m. House of Mercy, 8170 Flannery Ct., Manassas. 703-659-1636. Free.

· Bingo – Proceeds support Dale City Knights of Columbus activities and charities. Doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7:30 p.m. VFW Post 1503, 14631 Minnieville Rd., Dale City. 703-491-2378. $9 minimum.


First Friday in Downtown Manassas

The second First Friday is coming up quickly in Manassas! This Friday, July 3rd, enjoy live music and walk through Historic Downtown Manassas. You can check out a variety of shops and eat some great food at some wonderful restaurants.




Here is a list of participating stores and restaurants:

  • ArtBeat Gallery
  • Black Swan Boutique
  • Carmello’s
  • Creative Brush Studio
  • City Square Café
  • City Tavern
  • Foster’s Grille
  • Love, Charley
  • Malones
  • Manassas Clay
  • Manassas Museum
  • Monza
  • Okra’s
  • Prospero’s Books
  • Philadelphia Tavern
  • Opera House Gourmet
  • The Social Butterfly
  • The Things I love

The Manassas Museum is holding a children’s book talk from 6pm-8pm. You can stop by and talk with Illustrator of, All Aboard for Manassas, Nancy Mitchell and author and illustrator of, A Day with Lily, Monica Bishop. You can also pre-register your children in a class filled with art and theatre play for two hours at the Candy Factory. This will give you a chance to join in on the grown-up fun!

The First Friday series started in February 2014 and has been a big hit since! While residing at Arcadia Run, you’re so close to all the fun that First Friday has to offer. Take advantage of Historic Downtown Manassas and kick off your 4th of July weekend at First Friday!


4th of July Celebrations in Manassas, VA

While living at the new apartment home community of Arcadia Run, you’re so close to historic downtown Manassas and all of the events that go on there. Take advantage of this and celebrate America this 4th of July in downtown Manassas! There are many different activities for all different age groups so you are sure to have a great time.

Manassas is hosting an all-American party starting at 3pm. In the streets surrounding the train depot, the Harris Pavilion and the Manassas Museum, there will be rides for kids, food concessions and even a watermelon eating contests. You can also enter an apple pie and peach pie contest. Children are encouraged to enter the bicycle-decorating contest where they will be judged in three different categories that include most creative, most patriotic and best bike overall. The judges will score and deliberate while participants complete two laps around the Harris Pavilion. Not only are these contests fun, you can also win prizes for coming in third, second or first place!

Arguably the best part of this celebration is, of course, the fireworks. Good thing Manassas has one of the largest fireworks displays in Northern Virginia! They start at 9:15pm on the Manassas Museum Lawn, but make sure you come early with your blankets, snacks and lawn chairs to get the best seats!

Why would you want to celebrate this Independence Day anywhere else? Come to Downtown Manassas to make new memories with family and friends!



The Manassas Battlefield Park History

At Arcadia Run, there are many opportunities for fun in the Manassas area, especially if you are a history buff! Conveniently, the Manassas National Battlefield Park is located just outside of Arcadia Run’s new apartment home community. This is a great way to spend the day with your family – not only is it fun but also educating as well!


Who says that because the kids are out of school for the summer they can’t use a little bit of knowledge? Manassas National Battlefield Park conserves the site of two major American Civil War battles. The First Battle of Bull Run was fought on July 21st, 1861. The Second Battle of Bull Run wasn’t until August 28th, 1862 and lasted two days. The Virginia scenery, which was usually very peaceful, witnessed the disputed encounter between the armies of the Union and the Confederacy, or the North and the South.

Historic Sites

Today, visitors are able to explore the historic countryside where men fought over a century ago. The Henry Hill Visitor Center by the south entrance to the park offers a look at an electronic battle map, field gear, weapons and civil war era uniforms. Many other Historic Sites of the battlefield include The Stone House that was used as a hospital during both battles, the Stone Bride which the union retreated across after both battles, and the Robinson house (now in ruins) that was the home of the freed slave, James Robinson. Over 900,000 people visit this historic park each year and now you can be one of them while residing at Arcadia Run!

The Manassas Battlefield is just one of the many locations Arcadia Run tenants should plan on visiting. However, with our brand new resort style amenities, you may never want to leave the boarders of our apartment home community! Whether you choose to visit this fantastically located historic site or soak up some sun at our resort style swimming pool, you’ll have plenty of activities to keep you entertained this summer. The fun never stops here at Arcadia Run!

Features and Amenities at Arcadia Run

There are so many perks our residents get to enjoy while living at Arcadia Run. Our noteworthy new apartment home designs, unexpected features, and brand new resort-style amenities are just a few examples of why you need to come check out our apartment community and see how you can get used to getting more!


Located in Manassas, Virginia, our new apartment home complex offers more features than you could imagine! They include everything from oversized kitchens with gorgeous granite counter tops and designer kitchen cabinets to 9-foot ceilings with vinyl hardwood flooring. It doesn’t stop there, however. For your convenience, a full size washer and drying, a walk-in closet, and extended windows are included in Arcadia Run apartments. With a variety of floor plans to choose from, you’re sure to find a new apartment that suits you and your needs.

Not only are our apartment homes beautiful on the inside, but each apartment boasts balconies or patios attached so you can enjoy time spent outdoors. Also, our apartment community welcomes not only friendly neighbors but your furry friends as well.


Whether you choose to sign a 6 or 12-month lease, you’ll have the chance to make use of our amenities for as long as you’re a resident! With a resort-style swimming pool, a fitness center and ball courts, we provide ample means for you to keep up with your energetic lifestyle. Our apartment community has so much to do you won’t know where to start!

Arcadia Run is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression with all of the features and amenities included. Arcadia Run provides more of what our residents want when renting a new apartment. After choosing the perfect floor plan, enjoying all the features our apartments have to offer and staying active with all of our amenities, Arcadia Run residents will have to get used to getting more!



Five Must-Do’s in Manassas This Summer

One of the many perks of living at Arcadia Run, is that there is no shortage of fun to be had right beyond the boarders of our new apartment home community. Although it’s hard to narrow down all that there is to do here in Manassas, we’ve put together our top picks of activities and events that are worth checking out this summer in the beautiful and historic Manassas, VA:

1. Old Town Manassas

Of course Old Town is at the top of our list! This charming historic town provides enjoyment all year long with its shops, galleries, restaurants and museums, but summertime is definitely a special season. For instance, summer is the peak season for the Manassas Farmers’ Market, which can be found every Thursday and Saturday in Old Town from 7:30AM to 1:00PM. At the Manassas Museum, visitors can explore the region’s history from colonial days to the recent past, and don’t forget to see what the Museum staff is up to on Saturdays at the Farmer’s Market, with “Museum at the Market.”. Let’s not forget about First Friday, a monthly favorite during the summer months in Historic Downtown Manassas, featuring live entertainment and food/drink specials while the museum, shops and galleries stay open late on the first friday of every month from 5:00PM to 9:00PM.

2. Water Parks

With Splash Down Waterpark and Signal Bay Water Park nearby, there’s no need to travel far for a “splashing” good time! With acres of water slides, lazy river, boat slide, water raindrops and bubblers, funbrellas and pavilions for shade, children’s area with kiddie slides, lap pool and more, these parks have everything needed for fun in the sun that is sure to please the entire family!

3. Manassas National Battlefield Park

You can’t go all summer without visiting the exquisite 5000-acre Manassas National Battlefield Park. As one of the most popular attractions that draws visitors from around the region to Manassas, this park preserves the historic site of the First and Second Battles of Manassas during the Civil War. Visitors have the option of taking a guided tour by a Park Ranger or a self-guided tour of the battlefield. The on-site Henry Hill Visitor Center includes a museum that displays civil war era uniforms, artifacts and weapons. Visitors can also watch the park orientation film, “Manassas: End of Innocence,” which tells the stories of the two famous battles that took place here.

4. Microbreweries

Relax on a hot summer day with a delicious cold beer from one of the local microbreweries. Tour and taste at the Heritage Brewing Company and BadWolf Brewing Company in Manassas, VA, both offing exquisitely crafted beers that appeal to the local palate. Why not make a day out of it and visit both! With changing taps, there is always something new and exciting to sample!

5. Jiffy Lube Live

You can’t go without some music in your life this summer, and what better place to enjoy a summer concert than at Jiffy Lube Live, located just minutes down the road from our own community of Arcadia Run. This 25,000-seat outdoor concert venue hosts quite the variety of performers throughout the summer months. Past performers have included Coldplay, Stevie Nicks, Celine Dion, Rush, Tina Turner, James Taylor, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Aerosmith, The Who, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd and many, many more.

Sources: Top Attractions in Prince William County Virginia

Top Things to Do in Manassas

Now Open: New Amenities at Arcadia Run!

We are happy to introduce our amenities that are now open here at Arcadia Run! In order for our residents to make the most out of this great community, we built state of the art facilities to ensure a healthy and fun lifestyle!

Resort-style pool: Our swimming pool is perfect for cooling off during the summer months! Lay on a lounge chair poolside, dip your feet in, or swim some laps to create your own little getaway right in the Arcadia Run community.

Fitness center: The fitness center is a fully equipped area to get the ultimate workout! With state of the art cardio and toning equipment and a TV for entertainment, you can be sure to work up a sweat.

Ball courts: Make some new friends by holding a tournament or just shoot some hoops solo on our brand new basketball courts.

Playground: We all know by now, kids need to play! Our playground is built exclusively for Arcadia Run’s residents for a fun place to keep the kids entertained all day long.

Lounge rooms: Need somewhere to socialize outside of your apartment? Walk right on over to the clubhouse where we created some great spaces to relax and take a load off.

The new community clubhouse is a great way for residents to interact between one another and meet their neighbors. Arcadia Run is thrilled to provide an exciting new range of amenities to our wonderful community!