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Gainesville, located in Prince William County, Virginia, was previously (in the 1960s) known as a shipping point for cattle, timber, and grain. However, since the first hometown community began in the year 1994, Gainesville Virginia real estate is evincing interest in those who want to settle down there as well as for those who are viewing it as an investment destination.
Gainesville has a population of about 11,500 people and the demographics consist of people of all races with Whites constituting about 60%, Blacks 11%, Hispanic 11%, Asian 10% and the rest made up of American Indians and other races.
Gainesville in Virginia enjoys a subtropical climate with mild winters and warm and sultry summers. January and July are the coldest and warmest months.
Gainesville offers an excellent school system for those seeking education. Some of the top-rated schools in Gainesville include the Gainesville Middle School, Bull Run Middle School, Glenkirk Elementary School, and Buckland Mills Elementary school.
There are about 16 hospitals/healthcare facilities in and around Gainesville in Virginia. Some of them are the Prince William Hospital, Capital Hospice, Dominion Hospital, and Virginia Hospital Center among others. They offer world class treatment facilities and the best in patient care.
If you are looking to buy a house in Gainesville, it is important that the neighborhood has places to visit and there are things to do for you and your family. Besides state-of-the-art convenient homes, there are places of interest that this suburban town can offer. At a distance of 40 miles from the nation’s capital, Gainesville sports an assortment of wineries, shopping centers, eateries, arts and music venues and outdoor recreation venues.
Shopping centers and big box stores including Best Buy and Lowe’s find a place in Gainesville. The Virginia Promenade that opened up recently has added more venues for upmarket dining (Firebirds Wood, Bar Louie, BJs Restaurant, etc.) and shopping (LOFT, White House Black Market, etc.)
The Haymarket Iceplex, a skating rink right in the middle of the city, is a boon for those into figure skating or ice hockey. There are about eight professionally designed public and private world-class golf courses for those interested in the game.
The Winery at La Grange is a great outdoor picnic spot and offers spectacular views of the foothills and its natural beauty. There are performing arts centers for the enthusiasts (@4410, Hylton). The Bull Run Mountain Hiking trail offers what it takes for the outdoor enthusiasts and adventure lovers. Pev’s Paintball is another outdoor recreation venue.
There is a proposed Gainesville railway station scheduled to open in 2022. This will considerably up the commercial value of the suburb and its neighborhoods.
The top three industries in the region include trading (both retail and wholesale), hospitality and tourism and travel. There are more than 30,000 business establishments in Gainesville, Virginia, and is a good indicator of the entrepreneurship as well as the vibrant nature of the community. All of these make Gainesville, Virginia, a great place to live with your family or invest in real estate