Gainesville VA Homes For Sale
Gainesville is a rapidly expanding commuter suburb in Northern Virginia's Prince William County. With a resident population of over 11,481, this pleasant community covers 10.3 square miles which includes the tip of Lake Manassas. Existing at the crossroads of Route 66 and Lee Highway, Gainesville was primarily developed during the modern era but has rich historical roots. It lies just to the north of Bull Run.
Back in the early 1800's. Gainesville was home to a stagecoach way station where drivers could change their horses and passengers could stretch their legs and enjoy a rest from the bumpy road. The Manassas Gap Railroad arrived in 1852 and the stop became known as Gainesville - an important shipping point for cattle and grain. In fact, the town still enjoys a reputation for its high-quality natural grass-fed cattle producing farms. To learn more about Gainesville VA homes for sale, take a closer look at the active MLS listings below:
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Non-agrarian residential development in Gainesville began after the end of World War II and gained momentum during the 1960's. In 1994 the Crossroads townhome community arrived, ushering in a new period of expansion. Currently, the real estate market here is 66% single-family detached homes and 30% condos. Contemporary Colonial is the predominant architectural style although there are others, such as new upscale Arts & Crafts custom homes at the exclusive Saranac gated community at Lake Manassas.
As a longtime crossroads community, Gainesville was an integral transit point for soldiers during the Civil War, especially for troops heading through the mountain gap to the famous Bull Run battles. The town abuts Manassas National Battlefield Park and is often referenced in history lessons. As a growing community will attest to however, Gainesville isn't just about the past. The town offers plenty of modern amenities including a Wegman's, Harris Teeter and Giant for groceries, golf, several fitness centers and yoga studios and a highly-regarded equestrian center and polo club.
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Listing information last updated on December 19th, 2018 at 3:15am EST.