Stafford has two distinct...
Stafford has two distinct regions divided by north and south, though that is starting to change a little. Stafford used to be a mostly rural county, but with the suburban area of Washington, D.C. expanding rapidly, Stafford is now one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Virginia. The northern end of the county has seen the greatest amount of growth, with the concentration of new construction going on there. However, many businesses are locating in the southern end of the county, off of Route 17, which is a big trucking corridor. It is home to Stafford's biggest employer, Geico Insurance. Western and some southern areas of Stafford still have its rural and sparsely populated areas, and there are a few farms still left in the county. A lot of people come and go from Stafford, also, because of the Marine Corps base at Quantico located just to the north. Sometimes aerial maneuvers can also be seen (and heard).
I don't recommend walking in any part of Stafford, as the shoulders on the side of most roads do not allow for much room, and there aren't any sidewalks on the roads except for in some neighborhoods.
I also do not recommend riding a bike except in those neighborhoods, because again, there is no real room on the main highways and no bicycle lanes, though if you do want to ride in Stafford, there are enough rural roads not heavily traveled that are scenic that you can ride.