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Bristow is an unincorporated community of Prince William County in Northern Virginia about 30 miles from Washington, DC. In 2014, Bristow’s postal area population was 29,346, a 287% increase since 2000; however, the Bristow community is formally included in the Linton Hall, Virginia census-designated place (CDP). Bristow is home to Jiffy Lube Live outdoor concert stage which was formerly known as the Nissan Pavilion. Bristow was voted “Best Place for Homeownership in Virginia” by the Nerd Wallet.

The majority of the Bristow Area was previously part of the Linton’s Ford plantation, owned by the Linton family from the 18th century. According to the Geographic Names Information System, Bristow has also been known as Briscoe, Bristoe, Bristoe Station, and Bristow Station. The Board on Geographic Names officially decided upon Bristow as the community’s name in 1906. The Brentsville Historic District and Davis-Beard House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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The area is mostly upper-middle-class residential managed communities including Braemar Community, Bridlewood, Bridlewood Manor, Brookside, Crossman Creek, Foxborough, Kingsbrooke, New Bristow Village, Lanier Farms, Saybrooke, Sheffield Manor, Amberleigh Station, and Victory Lakes. There has been major development since 2000 in both residential and commercial business that are continuing to expand. Bristow Manor Golf Club has a beautiful course, driving range and putting green. It was voted by Golf Digest as one of "Top 100 Places to Play from 1998-2000".

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4 Bristow Run Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Chris Yung Elementary Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Cedar Point Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
3 Piney Branch Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
3 Victory Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4 E.h. Marsteller Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A Linton Hall School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Bristow Montessori School Preschool - 3Rd Grade Private/Charter
N/A Youth For Tomorrow 7th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.
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