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Gainesville Virginia Information and Highlights

Gainesville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. The population was 11,481 in the 2010 census.


Gainesville was once a changing point for stagecoach horses on the Fauquier & Alexandria Turnpike. In 1852, the Manassas Gap Railroad reached the area and the stop became known as Gainesville. It was a shipping point for grain, timber, and cattle and remained a major cattle shipping point into the early 1960s. During the American Civil War, nearby Thoroughfare Gap in the Bull Run Mountains served as a path for soldiers to reach the First and Second Battles of Bull Run. In 1994, the groundbreaking for Gainesville's first townhome community began; it was named Crossroads. This marked the beginning of mass-development for Gainesville.

In 2006, VDOT began working on the Gainesville Interchange improvement project in order to ease the traffic in the rapidly growing Gainesville-Haymarket area. It was completed in 2015.


Located in Prince William County in northeast Virgina, the CDP has a total area of 10.3 square miles of which, 9.7 square miles of it is land and 0.6 square miles of it is water.


Gainesville, Virginia, gets 36 inches of rain per year. The U.S. average is 37. Snowfall is 16 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 83.

On average, there are 197 sunny days per year in Gainesville, Virginia. The July high is around 88 degrees. The January low is 24. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 43 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The U.S. average on the comfort index is 44.


The shopping experience in Gainesville provides the amenities of the future with the rhetoric of the past. It is the place to be for places of historical interest as well as being the center of arts and culture in the area.

Virginia Gateway Shopping Center – Linton Hall Rd – (703) 227-2000

Wegmans – 8297 Stonewall Shops Square – (571) 222-2300

Running Store – 7343 Atlas Walk Way – (703) 753-4470

Best Buy – 13093 Gateway Center Dr – (571) 248-4944


With several restaurants littering the area, you won’t have to look far to relax in unique atmospheres with good food and even better friends.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – 14020 Promenade Commons St. – (703) 743-7463

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse – 13930 Promenade Commons St. – (571) 222-6950

Bonefish Grill – 7611 Somerset Crossing Dr – (703) 753-2597

Blue Ridge Seafood Restaurant – 15704 Lee Hwy


Business person by day, party animal by night, Gainesville’s nightlife will have you coming back for more, night after night.

Bar Louie – 14081 Promenade Commons St. – (571) 222-2850

Ruby Tuesday – 7505 Iron Bar Ln – (703) 753-8922

Jimbo's Grill – 7901 Heritage Village Plaza – (571) 248-0752

Chili's Grill & Bar – 4995 Wellington Rd – (571) 261-1129


Gainesville, Virginia, schools spend $11,927 per student. There are 15 pupils per teacher, 392 students per librarian, and 381 children per counselor in Gainesville, Virginia schools. The area is served by five schools, namely, Buckland Mills Elementary School, Bull Run Middle School, Gainesville Middle School, George G. Tyler Elementary School, and Glenkirk Elementary School.

Gainesville Middle School – 8001 Limestone Dr – (703) 753-2997

Buckland Mills Elementary School – 10511 Wharfdale Pl – (703) 530-1560

George G. Tyler Elementary School – 14500 John Marshall Hwy – (703) 754-7181

Glenkirk Elementary School – 8584 Sedge Wren Dr – (703) 753-1702


Being so close to the nation’s capital city of Washinton, D.C., you won’t have to travel far to find the places of interest for Gainesville. Of course, if you really wanted to get ambitious, the Pentagon and Capital Hill are only a skip, jump and a hop away.

Manassas National Battlefield Park – 6511 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109 – (703) 361-1339

The Pentagon – ‎1400 Defense Pentagon, Washington, D.C. – (703) 697-1776

Historic Manassas Inc. – 9431 West St, Manassas, VA 20110 – (703) 361-6599

National Museum of the American Indian – 4th St. & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560 – (202) 633-1000


With the national capital and famous site from the American Civil War everywhere you go, you won’t have to look far to have a night on the town or a local vacation to find it all. Our nation’s history has been well-preserved in Gainesville and the surrounding areas. There are things you’ll find here that you won’t find anywhere else, so get lookin’ already!

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