Gainesville-VA : Virginia

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What it's Like to Retire in Gainesville-VA

Gainesville is a very small but extremely affluent town of about 6,000 in northern Virginia, close to  Manassas and Washington D.C. Many battles of the Civil War were fought in this region. Battlefield photo courtesy and license of Wikipedia and Marcusvfx.
 

Where to Retire in Gainesville-VA and Home Prices

 There are at least two active adult community in Gainesville (see link at top right). Median Home prices were about $440,000 in late 2014 according to City-Data.com.  Zillow reports the number to be much lower in mid-2015 at $371,965, down from the high of $421,000 a year earlier. 

 

What is special about Gainesville-VA

Gainesville is an affluent suburb in a historic part of northern Virginia.
 

What is not special about Gainesville-VA

It is a very small town with not much going on.
 

Who will like retirement in Gainesville-VA

People who want to retire close to Washington DC but in a more rural setting.
 

Local economy is driven by

Gainesville is mostly a bedroom community for DC and northern Virginia.
 

Climate and Physical Environment

Gainesville is west of Manassas and Washington D.C. in northern Virginia. The average July high temperature is 89 and the average January low is 23. The wettest month is May (3").
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Although Gainesville itself doesn't appear to have many cultural opportunities outside of nearby battlefields, the attractions of Washington D.C. are very close.
 

Crime

Gainesville crime rate is a little below the national average.

 

Medical facilities

Prince William Hospital,  9 miles away in Manassas, is the closest hospital.
 

Transportation

Washinton's Dulles airport is about 20 miles away.

 

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Facts about GAINESVILLE-VA
  • State: VA
  • Environment: Suburban,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 80,000+
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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