THINGS TO DO/LOCAL EVENTS
Nokesville residents looking for town activities can head to Nokesville Community Park for equestrian facilities and trails, sports fields, a playground, a horseshoe pit and a picnic pavilion or to the Farmers Market at Lehigh Portland Park for fresh goods from local growers. Residents can hit the fairway of Bristow Manor Golf Club or Prince William Golf Course, or to cool off, take the family to Splash Down Waterpark in nearby Manassas. Of course, Washington, DC, and Arlington are rich in historical relevance offering monument tours, museum trips, libraries and countless educational expeditions. The area also serves as a major national center for the arts, with many venues for the performing arts in the city. Events in the area include the Annual Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm in the spring, Great Grapes Wine Arts and Food Festival or the annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival in nearby Reston, or the Culpeper Days Festival in the neighboring namesake town.
Retail and professional positions are popular in Nokesville and Manassas, with the majority of the workforce occupying white collar professions. While government entities remain as the major employers of the Arlington-Washington, DC area, the area’s job market is fueled by high-technology, aerospace and defense, education and healthcare. Some of the largest employers in the area are from the financial sectors, Information Technology and hospitality. In addition, tourism remains a large contributor to area economic strength.
Nokesville students are offered a smaller class sizes, averaging approximately 16 students per teacher. Area students attend Nokesville Elementary, Marsteller Middle School and Brentsville High School. Numerous colleges and universities are available to area residents, including George Mason University in nearby Manassas or Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton, as well as George Washington University, Strayer University, Virginia Tech (Washington Center) or Georgetown University, which is closer to the capital. Additionally, the Prince William County Public Safety Academy is located in Nokesville, where the police and fire rescue professionals are trained.
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