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Living in Gainesville, VA

Gainesville, Virginia, offers a small-town vibe while sitting just 35 miles outside of bustling Washington, D.C. Complete with a wide array of restaurants, cafes, and town events, the town brings together the perfect amount of Virginia charm without being too far from a large metro area. It provides the perfect balance of two very different worlds.

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Things to Do in Gainesville, Virginia

This little suburb is bursting with fun activities for all of its residents, with plenty of things to do for people of different ages and interests in each Gainesville neighborhood. Grab a bite to eat at one of the town's charming restaurants—there's never a shortage of new places to eat here. Breakfast lovers will drool over the variety of cafes and brunch options, all located within a five-mile radius. There are multiple fine dining establishments for those who are after a fancy night on the town, or you can stop by one of the local breweries to see how craft beer is made.

Golf enthusiasts can play a game at one of the many local clubs, and the town theater features the latest films. There are also tons of entertainment options for children, many of which revolve around bounce houses and arcades. Plus, with weather that beautifully reflects all of the seasons, residents spend a lot of time outdoors, strolling through town, sledding, or heading to one of the local parks. Living in Gainesville is a joy for everyone.

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Moving to Gainesville, Virginia

For working professionals, families or those interested in Virginia's charm, this is the place to be. There are many family homes for sale in Gainesville, including a handful of new townhouses that were developed as recently as 2015. The town's many golf courses mean that homeowners are never far from a long stretch of green space. The suburb also sits right on Lake Manassas, providing waterfront views for many residents on the south side of town. For those who work in the city or are just eager to take a fun trip to Washington, D.C., it's only a 35-mile drive away on I-66.


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  • Foodies love the wide variety of dining options to choose from within a five-mile radius around town.
  • Entertainment options abound for all members of the family, including arcades and bouncy castles for the kids to a movie theater and golf clubs for grownups.


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