Gainesville/Lake Manassas, VA Real Estate

Gainesville lies west of Fairfax County in the rolling foothills of Virginia. Its name refers to Thomas Gaines, the area’s first postmaster. The community’s establishment in the 1850’s coincided with the arrival of the Manassas Gap Rail Road. Logistically speaking, Gainesville was an integral point in the shipping and transport of grain, timber and cattle. Today, Gainesville continues to contribute to the regions growth and stability in this capacity.

Quality of Life:

Since the early 1990’s, Gainesville has undergone major commercial and residential development. This includes three major subdivisions: Lake Manassas, Heritage Hunt and Virginia Oaks. Despite its suburban trend, Gainesville still maintains its rural vibe.

The community’s unassuming ambiance gives way to a host of activities. The Virginia Gateway Shopping Center accommodates a range of shopping options. Golf courses abound. Explore Manassas National Battlefield Park or take in a world class act at Jiffy Lube Live Pavilion.

Getting Around:

Located 35 miles outside of D.C., just off I-66 on Route 29, Gainesville is a convenient location for those with a commute.


Ronald Reagan National Airport:  < 40 miles.
Washington Dulles International Airport:  < 15 miles.
Baltimore Washington International Airport:  < 60 miles.