Caroline County Comprehensive Plan
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According to recent population estimates the current population for the county is 29,727 (July 1, 2014). The county's two incorporated towns of Bowling Green and Port Royal have populations of 766 and 204 respectively.
Caroline is located within 30 miles of the Richmond metro area. The County occupies 549 square miles, 77,000 acres of which belong to the Ft. A.P. Hill military reservation.
261,700 acres of this area are commercial forest land, 51,605 acres farm land.
Caroline County enjoys a relatively moderate climate:
The prevailing winds are from the southwest.
Caroline County is serviced by the Fredericksburg Regional Transit, (FRED) public transportation system. For schedules and information, please click here.
Caroline County has one financial institution with atotal asset of approximately 578 million: Union First Market Bank. The Caroline County Industrial Development Authority is authorized to issue tax-exempt revenue bonds. Caroline County is served by an SBA 504 Certified Development Company to assist small business in fixed asset financing.
Excellent opportunities to buy and rent individual houses and apartments are available in Caroline County. Low cost of living and affordable housing make Caroline County an ideal place to live and work. Housing choices range from developments such as Lake Caroline and Lake Land'or to condominiums, townhomes and delightful farm homes. With substantial realtors located within the county, assistance is available in the Verizon phone directory and a local real-estate directory.
Major hospitals located in the area include Mary Washington Hospital and Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center located in Fredericksburg, Henrico Doctors Hospital, Medical College of Virginia, and Bon Secours (multiple locations) in the Richmond Area . Additional facilities and emergency services are located in Richmond and Fredericksburg.
Local medical facilities include Ladysmith Medical Center, Virginia Primary Care Associates, Pratt Pediatrics (Caroline Campus), Caroline Christian Health Center and the Caroline County Health Department.
Several including Bowling Green Motel, Comfort Inn,, Travel Lodge, Days Inn, Super 8, Quality Inn and Webb's Motel. For more information please go to Caroline's Food & Lodging Guide.
The County has an extensive recreation and parks program. Local service organizations sponsor seasonal recreational activities for the public, including softball leagues, karate, ballet, and special events for both children and adults. There are 10 ball fields, four tennis courts, numerous private swimming pools and three public golf courses that also have private membership. Fort A.P. Hill, a designated cooperative wildlife management area, provides excellent hunting and fishing opportunities.
The Rappahannock and Mattaponi Rivers are used
extensively for boating and fishing. The Rappahanock River follows
Caroline's easter border,providing opportunities for boating, fishing,
wildlife watching and water sports. Visitors can rent a canoe, kayak
or jon boat in Port Royal.
The Caroline Progress (Bowling Green, weekly)
The Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, morning - daily)
The Free Lance Star (Fredericksburg, morning, - daily)
The Washington Post (Washington D.C., morning - daily) is also available in certain locations.
"Play Caroline" - Golf Courses as well as other things to do in Caroline County.
"Opportunity" - Provides A view of Caroline County (Climate, Demographics, Labor Statistics, Education, Media, Tax Rates, etc.)
To receive copies of any of the above brochures, stop by the Economic Development Office at 23724 Rogers Clark Boulevard, Ruther Glen, VA 22546 or email Cassie Ruby.
The county is served by a Sheriff's Department with 32 full-time sworn-in personnel. There are 17 state police officers assigned to the county. The Town of Bowling Green supports its own police department and maintains an excellent working relationship with the County Sheriff's Office and State Police. A full-time professional heads the county's Fire and Rescue operations and coordinates 6 Fire Departments and 2 Rescue Squads with approximately 200+ volunteers.
Personal Property/Automobile and Trucks
Sales and Use Tax
In Virginia, counties and cities are separate entities. A manufacturing company pays either county or city taxes, depending upon it's location. However, if a manufacturing company is within the corporate limits of a town, it is subject to both town and county levies.
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