Top 10 Reasons to Live in Western Prince William County
Western Prince William County — including Bristow, Haymarket, Nokesville and Gainesville — is rapidly growing into a diverse and exciting place to live. Whether you’re looking for highly ranked schools, night life or commuting options, Western PWC is the place for you. Here are the top 10 reasons why you want to make your next move here.
Variety of housing – Whether you’re looking for gently used or brand-spanking new housing of all shapes and sizes, you can find it somewhere in Western Prince William. You can find townhomes, condos, single family homes, luxury homes, duplexes — you name it, and we can find it for you.
Communities with amenities – Once you’ve landed your dream home, you don’t want to be bored in your own backyard. Many communities in Western Prince William County offer lots of great amenities. Some communities offer amenities like swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, paved walking and bike trails and tot lots. Some communities are even built around great golf courses.
Accessibility to VRE – If you’re familiar with Northern Virginia traffic, you know what a nightmare it can be. Western Prince William County offers easy access to the VRE Manassas line, so you commute in style. Take a nap or catch up on your reading all the way to work.
Great schools – Prince William County Public School District is the second largest district in Northern Virginia and ranked in the top 8 percent in the U.S. (by Washington Post High School Challenge). You can get more information on the schools by visiting the Prince William County Public Schools website.
Community events – Haymarket is always hopping with community events like Haymarket Day, Oktoberfest and their Friday Family Summer Concert series. Nokesville will keep you busy with events like Nokesville Day, the annual Nokesville Tree Lighting and the Nokesville Annual Christmas Parade. If you’re a runner or bicyclist, you can find local races that benefit a variety of charities. Different communities in Western Prince William County have their own neighborhood events, too. Neighborhoods offer a host of events like yard sales, holiday parties for the whole family and dog swims, just to name a few.
Jiffy Lube Live – This venue brings international acts to your own backyard. If you’re a Dave Matthews Band fan, a Parrot Head looking to jam to Jimmy Buffet or you prefer a little Lady Antebellum, you’ll find top performers at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow.
Hylton Performing Arts Center – If you want to immerse yourself in the arts, you can find everything you need at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. The annual Arts Alive! festival is held here, with acts from music and dance to comedy and theater, and all sorts of visual arts and fun family activities. If you enjoy lectures, ballet and orchestral music, look no further.
Open Spaces – While Western PWC is developed, you can still find rolling hills and scenic drives on your travels. From the Manassas battlefields to the Bull Run Mountains, Western PWC offers the kind of natural areas you need to unwind. And we’re only about an hour from the Blue Ridge Mountains, where you can camp, ski, hike, raft and more.
Shopping – If you prefer large retailers or quaint boutiques, you can find a variety of shopping throughout the area. Virginia Gateway, located in Gainesville, is just one shopping area that has an immense variety of stores for you to choose from.
Restaurants – If you’re looking for a chain restaurant or a little hole-in-the-wall gourmet restaurant, you can find it here. According to Trip Advisor customers, Nora Taste of Lebanon is a must-visit when you’re in Gainesville. Reviewers also rated Akt Nourish in Haymarket very highly.
We love Western Prince William County, and we know you will, too! Contact us for more information about the thriving communities in this area.