Warrenton, VA is located 40 miles west of DC and is the gateway to the upper Piedmont region, just east of the Bull Ridge Mountains. Major routes leading here include US Route 15/29, Route 17 and US Route 211 with plenty of back roads meandering through the countryside. Rich in American history, the town of Warrenton was named for General Joseph Warren, a revolutionary war hero.
Happy smiling people! Warrenton is a special place surrounded by the vista of horse and wine country while also providing the charm of a small town. Family-owned businesses, beautiful parks and trails, plus an abundance of historical places are all prominent attractions in Warrenton.
Black Horse Inn B&B, Airlie Conference Center, and numerous wineries all offering a relaxing atmosphere. Quality restaurants and unique cafes include Claire’s, Black Bears, Iron Horse and the infamous Red Truck Bakery (to name just a few).
Types of Homes in the Area
Warrenton has it all: apartments, quaint townhome communities, smaller homes on large lots, side walk communities, custom homes both on rolling semi-treed lots, farms and grand estates. Prices can range from 100K’s to 8 million, with rental prices currently ranging from the $1,000’s to almost $4,000.
Warrenton, Virginia is in the Fauquier County School district with 6 public schools, 6 private schools, and 1 community college.
Community nominated “Best Annual Event” is the Christmas Day Parade where residents dine at any of the numerous road side restaurants or line up along historical Main Street to watch a festive parade - ending with a horse drawn sleigh carrying Mr. and Mrs. Clause. Bright eyed children roll in behind Santa’s sleigh, excited to whisper their wish for Christmas joy.
Another time honored tradition here in Warrenton is the annual Virginia Gold Cup race. Steeple chase racing in Fauquier County dates back to 1844. Tickets sell fast, with an average of 50,000 in attendance. There are family activities and contests (best tail gate party theme, etc) and, naturally, the official drink is the Mint Julep.