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21 Acres -  Fall Hill Avenue

Approximately 21 acres

Within the corporate limits of the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia

Less than five minutes from:   University of Mary Washington; Regional Hospital; Regional Library; Historic Downtown; VRE Commuter Rail Service

OTHER THAN BY CAR:  Fall Hill is next to the "Canal Path", a well designed and maintained paved trail along the canal with direct linkages to:  Regional Hospital, Route 1 shopping area; University of Mary Washington, and the Historic District and Downtown Fredericksburg.


Context:  Fall Hill (21 Acres) is bounded by an historic eighteenth century estate with Revolutionary War and Civil War history, and is under easement; several tracts under conservation easements; and the Rappahannock River and City Canal. The large Regional hospital center at Mary Washington Hospital and the University are also immediate dominant features. Downtown historic district is to the east and a huge power center and hotels, etc. to the west.

City of Fredericksburg Real Estate Tax Rate:  0.54 per $100; 2008.


Price:  $1,250,000; terms are cash.


GIS Maps

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NOTE:  All maps and data are approximations and not guaranteed in terms of accuracy and/or scope.


     Aerial; Context, macro (2006)

    Aerial; Detail; (2006)




  Zoning; R16 (16 du per acre) is across the street.


   Wetlands, from City of Fredericksburg data; an approximation only.




  Context; Conservation Easements; Subject is bounded by conservation easements.

  Floodplain; City of Fredericksburg data; an approximation only.

NOTE:  The Owner will give consideration to selling approximately 4.2 acres on the Rappahannock River for $500,000.  The parcel has about 684 feet of direct frontage on the Rappahannock River.



  Detail, Topography, River Parcel; City of Fredericksburg, Approximation only.

   USGS Quad, an approximation of 10 foot contours



 Hot link to City of Fredericksburg:


Below, frontage on the Rappahannock River



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Pedestrian Access - the ultimate transportation

The "Canal Path"

  •      Paved; well maintained; and parallels the Canal;

  •   -  Linkages to:

    •    Mary Washington Hospital (6 - 8 minute walk to MWH sidewalk)

    •    Route 1 and shopping centers (15 to 20 minute walk)

    •    University of Mary Washington  (20 to 25 minute walk)

    •    Historic district at Princess Anne Street terminus (35 to 45 min.)

  At left, photo of canal and path

Mary Washington Hospital - performance (2011)

Net patient revenues ................................. $462,000,000

Licensed beds ............................................         437

Average daily census..................................         295

Admissions ...............................................     23,133

A new road will directly link this tract to Mary Washington Hospital and there is the existing paved trail.

Improvements to the Area

Below, the Fall Hill bridge over the Canal will be replaced and a new foot bridge, linking the Subject Property to the canal path, directly, and going under the road.

Click HERE for a PDF of the PowerPoint detailing the project.

It should be noted that in the City Comprehensive Plan, Fall Hill is to be joined to the Mary Washington Hospital loop-road, in vicinity of directly across from the Subject Property.


 Below, Plan to widen Fall Hill Avenue and tie it into the ring road for the major hospital. The 21 acres will be at the junction of the new road

connecting the hospital and Fall Hill Avenue.  The Subject property is at the canal and new bridge, to the north.  This will position the Subject

property to be directly accessible to the Regional Acute Center Hospital with about 420 beds.


   An existing path connects the Hospital to the Canal Path

The hospital is regional, 400+ beds, an acute care offering a wide range of services from cardiac to cancer and a broad range of disciplines.  An additional 300,000+ square feet of medical offices is next to the complex. 

  At left, the canal path goes under U.S. Route 1, with a path leading to the sidewalk to the right, which is next to a CVS pharmacy. 

   At left, view towards Rt. 1 north, a shopping center is to the left, in the foreground to the left is the canal bridge; a FRED bus is in the road and offers a regularly scheduled bus service in the region.

   At left, view towards Rt. 1 south, across Rt. 1 is the University of Mary Washington.  At the top of the hill is a large shopping center the University purchased for redevelopment into a mixed use community featuring an additional 400+ residences for students.

   At left, view of the beginning of the Canal Path at Fall Hill Avenue.  The Subject tract is located directly across Fall Hill Avenue in the immediate background.  The Canal Path ends at Princess Anne Street, at the Historic District for Downtown Fredericksburg.

   A history of the Canal.

   Civil War History



Mary Washington Hospital is a regional facility and it less than 1/2 mile from the Subject tract.

The University of Mary Washington is less than a mile.


Fall Hill Estates


The 21 acres is a part of the historic Fall Hill Estate. 

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Orange - Subject Tract

Pink - City of Fredericksburg - under conservation easement; no development allowed.

Green - Mansion tract - under conservation easement; no development allowed.

Red hatched area - 13 acres, under a conservation easement, can only be four house sites.

Yellow - about 20 acres purchased for $2,100,000; mostly in a flood plain.


The 21 acres backs up to the historic Fall Hill mansion tract, which is under a conservation easement and remains like parkland.

Please NOTE:  The Fall Hill mansion tract is NOT for sale. That property is posted "No Trespassing".  Do not go on the mansion tract.

The 21 acres is shown by appointment only; please contact Alex Long for an appointment: 540.371.8700.



Fall Hill Estates

Long frontage on the Rappahannock River

  • The property is taxed in the land use category.  The Seller will pay no roll-back taxes.
  • Shown by appointment only, with the listing agent, Alex Long.
  • Information contained herein is not guaranteed in terms of accuracy and or scope.

Fall Hill Estates


This Tract is master planned for "Medium Density Residential", per the 2007 City of Fredericksburg Comprehensive Plan.

Medium Density Residential

"This category permits up to eight (8) dwelling units per acre and may include a planned mixture of single family detached and attached units This residential density is applicable to many infill and transition areas, to permit new development to be consistent with existing neighborhood residential patterns."

Source:  City Comp Plan, Land Use Section, page 95:



Double click to view and/or print picture; boundaries are approximate

Notice:  Purchaser is cautioned and urged to investigate any and all information and circumstances.  Information contained in this web site and links is not guaranteed in terms of accuracy and/or scope.

Mr. Alex Long, CCIM, AICP, ALC     540.371.8700     Licensed in Virginia

"CCIM"   Certified Commercial Investment Member;  "AICP"  American Institute of Certified Planners, American Planning Association;  "ALC" Accredited Land Consultant, Realtor Land Institute.  

Weichert Realtors;  1955 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 201; Fredericksburg, VA.  22401

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