The small unincorporated community of Pairs, Virginia, was strategically established at the base of the Ashby Gap along U.S. Route 50 and U.S. Route 17. The town got its beginning when a Peter Glascock acquired a deed from a land grant given out by Thomas Lord Fairfax in 1786. Both Glascock and another man named Kimball Hicks operated taverns in the area starting in 1782. Although the town had been mapped two years earlier, it wasn't until 1810, that the Virginia General Assembly issued a charter for Paris which started at the intersection of Ashby Gap Road (Route 50) and Dumfries-Winchester Road( Route 17). Peter Glascock had served in the Revolutionary army and greatly admired Marquis de Lafayette, so it was decided to name the town Paris in 1819, though it's unclear why Glascock didn't directly name it after Marquis himself. In 2004, the city of Paris was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with some of its original structures still standing till this very day.
One of the many things that potential homebuyers love about Paris, Virginia, is its small-town charm and proximity to Washington, D.C. and all the amenities provided there. There are plenty of natural spaces nearby such as Sky Meadows State Park located at 11012 Edmonds Lane in Delaplane. This 1,862-acre park is in the Blue Ridge Mountains and features foothills, mountains, and meadows that are favorite places for hiking, cycling, fishing, camping, and panoramic views. If you’re looking for something else more to do, residents can go to Georgetown Waterfront Park located at 3303 Water Street NW. The park is a part of the Georgetown Historic District and connects 225 miles of natural space along the Potomac River, extending from Cumberland, Maryland to Mount Vernon, Virginia. It offers trails for walking, jogging, and cycling. Additionally, you’ll also have a lot of fun cooling off at the Great Waves Waterpark located at 4001 Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria. It features water slides, pools, mini-golf, and batting cages on its 20 acres. Another important feature of this area is the fact that it’s a little over than an hour away from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport via VA-267 E and I-66 E.
Paris, Virginia, is a perfect example the diversity of East Coast real estate. Single-family home plans include various styles of Bungalow, Shingle, Ranch, Tudor, Prairie, Northwestern, Traditional, French Country, North American Country, Craftsman, and, of course, the Colonial. Each house, depending on the previous owner or who built it, provides you with unique features such as varnished hardwood floors, state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, bathrooms with marble, and much more. The average floor plan ranges in size from three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,344 square feet to six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 6,000 square feet. In addition to that, if you’re looking for something a cozier, you can find a good selection of apartments, condos, and townhouses on the market in Paris. Units start at one bedroom, one bathroom, and 810 square feet to four bedrooms, five baths, and 1,787 square feet; If you would like to learn more about property for sale in Paris, Virginia, please contact us today so we may assist you.