Where to Live in Western Prince William County, VA: North or South of Route 29?

If you are considering a move to Western Prince William County, VA, you are likely to include the areas of Bristow, Gainesville and Haymarket to your home search.  There is one major road that splits the area in two:  Route 29 going through Gainesville, VA.  Do you want to live north of it?  Or south of it?

This was a question I never considered when moving to Bristow, VA.  I found the home I loved in the community of Braemar.  So without a thought, I landed south of Route 29.  I’ve never had a point of comparision.  However, a client I recently represented sold a townhouse north or Route 29 in Gainesville’s community of Crossroads Village, only to move south of Route 29 to Bristow’s community of KingsbrookeWhen I caught up with after being in her Kingsbrooke home for two months, I asked how she liked life in Kingsbrooke.  Her response surprised me.

She told me that she LOVED living in KingsbrookeMore specifically, she loved living south of Route 29.  She explained that she didn’t have to worry about battling Route 29 traffic (which backs up regularly with rush hour traffic, or weekend concert traffic at Jiffy Lube Live) to go to the grocery store or most of the shops she frequented in Gainesville, which are south of the main road.  As a young, stay-at-home Mom, she is the local errand runner and has noticed her time spent in the car locally has noticeably decreased since moving to Kingsbrooke, thus making her a happier camper. 

This may be something for buyers looking to relocate to Western Prince William County, VA to consider.  If ease of access to local shops and grocery stores is something important to you, living south of Route 29 might be the place to look. Don’t worry.  This leaves many wonderful communities like Kingsbrooke, Braemar,  Morris Farm, Sheffield Manor, and Victory Lakes for you to search…just to name a few.

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Glenkirk Estates Community Pool: Selling Membership to Non-Residents

Gainesville, VA’s community of Glenkirk Estates is a brand new community along the Linton Hall Corridor.  It can be accessed by Glenkirk Road or by Rollins Ford Drive off of Linton Hall Road.  If you live in Bristow or Gainesville, and do not have a community pool, Glenkirk Estates has something wonderful to offer:

POOL MEMBERSHIPS!

It’s only June at the time of this post and already the temperatures are in the low to mid 90’s.  The humidity is here.  The pool is relief that communities like Ashley Ridge, Laurianne Woods and Village Place just don’t have.  So here’s  your chance to buy a cool-off and fun package for the entire family.

Memberships are for the entire season, which ends September 6, 2010 and cost $475 for the whole family.  Call of email TWC Association Management at 703-437-5800 or email Michelle Goard at mgoard@twcmanagement.com.  I just emailed Michelle before writing this post and there are only five memberships still available.

If you want to beat the heat this summer in Bristow or Gainesville, VA and don’t have a community pool of your own, this is your opportunity.