Gainesville is a census-designated place in western Prince William County, Virginia, United States. Gainesville was once a changing point for stagecoach horses on the Fauquier & Alexandria Turnpike. In earlier times, the village that became known as “Gainesville” actually had two other names, if only briefly. In colonial days, the region was known as the “Middle Grounds,” in reference to its location between Broad Run and Bull Run. Gainesville became a shipping point for grain, timber, and cattle and remained a major cattle shipping point into the early 1960s.
Gainesville has a humid subtropical climate, with mild winters with brief cold snaps, and hot and humid summers with frequent thunderstorms. Spring and autumn are pleasantly warm. January is the coldest month with highs around 45 °F and lows around 25 °F. July is the warmest month, with highs around 90 °F and lows around 65 °F. The median household income was $76,300 and the median family income was $82,627. Males had a median income of $46,934 and females $40,385. The per capita income was $35,196.
Major commercial and residential development has taken place since 2000, resulting in Gainesville having six large shopping centers. The intersection of I-66 and Lee Highway (29 Highway) has the largest shopping center with big box stores, such as Target Supercenter, Lowe's, Best Buy, DSW, Walgreens, and many other stores and restaurants. Somerset Crossing has a Bank Of America, Wells Fargo, and other shops. Close to US-15 are a Staples, Ross, Wegmans Food Markets, Michael's, and Harris Teeter. The Promenade at Virginia Gateway was developed by The Peterson Companies, including BJ's Warehouse, which opened in January 2012, and Regal Theaters which opened in late 2013. A proposed Haymarket / Gainesville railway station extension for the VRE was scheduled to open in 2022, connecting the region via commuter rail to Fairfax County, Manassas, and Washington, D.C. However the project was voted down by the VRE Operations Board, in favor of expanding services to the existing station in Broad Run.
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|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|3||George Tyler Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Glenkirk Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Buckland Mills Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|3||Bull Run Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|4||Gainesville Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Lake Manassas Academy||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Winwood Children's Center Iv||Preschool - 5th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Chesterbrook Academy||Preschool - Preschool||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Montessori Of Gainesville - Casa Dei Bambini||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|