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Gainesville Real Estate Market
The community of Gainesville, Virginia is located in Prince William County, about 35 miles west of Washington, DC. I-66 runs through the northern part of the community, making it easily accessible to much of the Northern Virginia/DC metropolitan area. It’s a 20-mile drive from Dulles International Airport. The community uses zip codes 20155 and 20156.
Median home prices in Gainesville are in the mid $400s, averaging about $188 per square foot. This figure is an increase of seven percent over last year. About 82 percent of residents are homeowners, and the median rent cost is about $1,800 per month.
Single-family homes are priced from the low $300s for three bedrooms in about 1,500 square feet of living space. The typical home at the median price point has four bedrooms, three baths, and about 3,000 square feet. At the high end of the real estate market, there are plenty of luxury homes priced from the $900s. These houses typically have four to six bedrooms, more than 4,000 square feet of space, and are located in neighborhoods such as Heritage Farms, Catharpin Valley, and Lake Manassas. Historic homes are a rarity in Gainesville, but gems such as a mid-century Cape Cod or a circa 1800 Colonial mansion complete with farm may occasionally become available.
There are several new construction communities in Gainesville to serve homebuyers. Toll Brothers offers two different collections in the Regency at Creekside neighborhood, an active adult community. Both collections feature homes for sale priced in the $500s to $600s. Richmond American Homes is building condos in Madison Crescent with prices in the $300s and $400s, while builder Stanley Martin offers townhomes in Heathcote Commons priced from the upper $200s. The neighboring communities of Haymarket and Bristow feature several new construction communities as well, offering options for prospective homeowners in the market for a single-family home. These can be found in Villages of Piedmont, Jennell Estates, and Dominion Valley Country Club.
Gainesville Community Amenities
Thanks to its location along I-66 as well as a decade of economic development, Gainesville has several major shopping centers. Virginia Gateway, The Shops at Stonewall, and Haymarket Village Center offer hundreds of retail shops, restaurants and bars, service locations, and entertainment venues. Beer fans will find several breweries in the area, including Tin Cannon and Old Bust Head.
For green space and outdoor recreation, the Conway Robinson State Forest is located in the northeastern section of Gainesville. This wildlife and wildflower sanctuary permits hiking and mountain biking and offers educational opportunities. For history enthusiasts, Manassas National Battlefield Park is adjacent to the forest. The Haymarket Museum outlines the area’s agricultural history.
Prince William County’s biggest employers include the Department of Defense; the US Army’s Department of Morale, Welfare, and Recreation; Walmart; Target; and Sentara Healthcare. The median household income for Gainesville is $131,000, which is 145 percent higher than the national average. The cost of living in Gainesville is 45 percent higher than the national figure.
Gainesville Neighborhood Highlights
- Highly-rated public schools
- Golf courses include Robert Trent Jones, Stonewall, and Virginia Oaks
- Conway Robinson State Forest
- Several major retail centers
- Median household income nearly 1.5 times the national average
Gainesville School Information
Children of Gainesville residents attend Prince William County Schools. Public schools within Gainesville include Glenkirk and Buckland Mills elementary schools and Gainesville Middle School, all of which receive excellent scores of eight or nine out of 10 from the school ratings website GreatSchools.org. Private schools near Gainesville include Calvary Christian School and Chesapeake Academy. Nearby colleges include a campus of Lord Fairfax Community College, Strayer University, and two campuses of Northern Virginia Community College.
Gainesville is an excellent choice for prospective homebuyers who want to buy a home in a growing Northern Virginia community with excellent public schools and plenty of amenities.
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