As you approach the community Greenhill Crossing in Gainesville/Haymarket, VA off of the main drag through Haymarket, you get a glimpse of a simpler time. With homes built from 1996 to 2008, and a variety that includes single family homes and townhouses, there is something here for just about every buyer. In any market, the home prices are a great value no matter what you are buying.
The community of Greenhill Crossing is located off of Route 55 (a.k.a. John Marshall Highway & Washington Street)and straddles both Gainesville and the Town of Haymarket. It’s the latter that gives Greenhill Crossing a small town feel….when Main Street USA was really a two lane, 25 mile per hour road, lined with Mom & Pop shops in businesses that sat in more residential looking buildings than commercial ones. You can walk your dog to the vet (Healthy PAWS) or to mail a package at the post office, meander half a block up to Cupcake Heaven, or take a two block stroll to get your favorite sandwich at the best Subway in the area.
As you turn into Greenhill Crossing’s main entrance off of Route 55, you immediately notice the immaculate gazebo to your left. It looks like a scene straight out of the Andy Griffith Show. A beautiful white building on a rectangular lot, surrounded by perfectly trimmed hedges. This is what sits outside the Greenhill Crossing Community Clubhouse where you enter the swimming pool. And right next door are the tennis courts.
Greenhill Crossing in Gainesville-Haymarket may not be for everyone. Any buyer looking at the community should be made aware (as if the word Crossing in the community’s name wasn’t enough of a clue)that train tracks do run through the back side of the neighborhood. In my experience as a Realtor®, the mere mention of train tracks puts you in one camp or another. The first is you love the soothing sound of the train passing by. The second is you won’t be able to deal with it. So now you’re aware, if you’re in the first camp, read on.
Greenhill Crossing has two easy entrance points for eastbound commuters that need access to Interstate 66 for the morning drive. One is the Route 15 on ramp in Haymarket. The second is the Route 29 on ramp in Gainesville. Gainesville is the east-most exit on I-66, but it’s probably splitting hairs to determine which is closest to the neighborhood.
Living in Greenhill Crossing you would have access to the quaint shops that line Route 55 in downtown Haymarket and into Gainesville. The closest grocery store is Bloom in Haymarket. If you’re looking for more a mega-grocery store, you’ll find Wegmans in Gainesville and two Giant Food stores..one in Gainesville, one in Dominion Valley in Haymarket. The newest addition to the area is the Haymarket Heathcote Health Center, a satellite Emergency Room and Outpatient Building of Prince William Hospital, less than two miles from Greenhill Crossing.
If you’re looking for a place to call home in Gainesville or Haymarket, and like a small town feel, Greenhill Crossing may be just the ticket.