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All the pleasures of our flagship 55-plus living community are conveniently located along I-95 between Washington, D.C., and Richmond right in the heart of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Just a mile away from Jubilation, you’ll find the area’s best dining at several chef-driven restaurants, shopping at over 200 retailers within the largest center on the East Coast at Central Park and many exciting entertainment opportunities. We are also located near the University of Mary Washington, Mary Washington Hospital, the Rappahannock River Heritage Walking Trail, championship golf courses and one of America’s most authentic, historic downtown districts.
Fredericksburg offers a historic atmosphere with exciting modern amenities
Established in 1728, Fredericksburg has a rich history that began with the early colonial settlers who first arrived in the area in 1607. Thanks to its location along the Rappahannock River and a ferry service for farmers and plantation owners to transfer crops directly to awaiting ships, the area became a dominant, thriving port and commercial center. As the American Revolution started, Fredericksburg served as a meeting ground for patriots, with historic acts such as a draft of resolutions for declaring independence from Britain being drawn up at the area’s very own Rising Sun Tavern. Fredericksburg has played a major role in the Civil War with what was considered to be the largest battle in America at the time, and the first urban battle since the Revolutionary War.
In 1908, the State Normal and Industrial School for Women was founded, later renamed to Mary Washington College in 1938 after Fredericksburg resident and mother of the first president of the United States, Mary Ball Washington. As educational opportunities became more widely available, there also came advancements in healthcare, established libraries and social reforms.
Today, local residents and visitors enjoy the charming downtown with 40 blocks of historic sites and buildings, plus horse-drawn carriage tours and museums. The vibrant arts and culture community present opportunities to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces, take classes to explore your own artistic abilities, experience a live performance and more. Those who enjoy a day out at the ballpark can catch a Minor League Baseball game with the Fredericksburg Nationals at the Virginia Credit Union Stadium. Take in the sunshine in one of the many local parks, venture out on a beautiful walking or hiking path or stop and smell the roses around town in the various gardens of Fredericksburg. The town also has a wide range of amazing shops, from local businesses, boutiques and antique stores to the over 200 retailers in the Central Park shopping center.
Fredericksburg is an amazing place to call home, and when you bring all of the amazing things the town has to offer together with the wonderful amenities in the Jubilation community, you get a winning combination of truly luxurious, independent senior living.