I absolutely LOVE Haymarket!! The schools are excellent and are among the top in Prince William County. It feels like you are in a small, tight-knit community and everyone I have encountered during my personal experiences has been wonderful. I am there about 2-3 times a week, and was there last night as a matter of fact. As far as the commute, it definitely varies, but could be anywhere from 25 minutes to an hour... all depends on traffic and working hours. I would definitely suggest coming for a visit and doing as much research as possible on the schools and community. Where do you currently live?
Here's a list of all the active homes in Haymarket that are between $250,000 and $350,000 (3 bedrooms or more): http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=215
Please let me know which homes you are interested in or if you have any questions.
Suzanne Majali, Realtor
Move4Free Realty, LLC
Homes in the area can range in price. You can find a beautiful home in the price range you are looking for. Inventory at this time is low but with the spring market around the corner things should pick up. I would love the opportunity to discuss in detail what you are looking for in a home. Once I have those details I can pull active homes from the system that meet your criteria and email them to you for review. Any that you are interested in we can schedule showings and I am happy to show you the area. I currently live in Haymarket with 4 very active boys, so I know the area well.
I hope this helps! Please feel free to contact me at any time!
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The IT program is very awesome and you can actually graduate with your graphic design certification and other computer programming training. Their robotics team is awesome! The Football team is great and the coach is wonderful, the team also won states in 2011 and football games are fun for the whole family, even if your kids are not in high school yet, i highly suggest taking them to a game for a fun weekend!
You can also take AP Classes, where you can take an AP test and get college credit for free with it depending on the score and the college, and getting the advanced diploma is quite easy, and you do not have to take AP or advanced classes to get it, and I recommend this, because colleges look at and have certain requirements of classes that you HAVE to take in order to get in, and the advanced diploma requirements is the for the most part the same as all the colleges I had applied to and looked at.
83% of the sales in the Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket area are regular(traditional) sales while many areas of the country are experiencing much larger amounts of foreclosures and short sales.
There is continuous growth and development on all levels to meet the demand.
I would be happy to add you to my list of happy, satisfied clients that I have worked with to achieve their homeownership dreams.
The VRE commuter rail we be up and running within 24 months. The I-66 Interchange is well underway.
George Mason University's Manassas campus is minutes away. We are 3 hours to the mountains ans good skiing and 4 hours to the beaches. Dulles International Airport is 20 minutes. DC is 35 minutes and a great place to spend Saturdays. Even after 40 years of living in the DC area..we still enjoy all that the DC area has to offer.
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I personally live in Haymarket, VA for past 7 years and I also have 2 small children who will be attending school soon. I love living here. Commuting to Fairfax is not bad commute at all. There are a lot of people who commute to D.C from here as well. I commute to Centreville and its not far from Fairfax and it only take me about 20 minutes in the morning.
Haymarket is still growing with many shopping centers soon to be built. It's not too far from D.C so you can still go out and enjoy the city and same time you are away from the crazy traffic. it's also convenient to hiking, parks, orchards (15 minutes) and fun outdoor activities. Today my children enjoyed blueberry picking at the orchard and I know there are plenty of children out here who never even seen blueberry bushes.
I can say many positive things about Haymarket. Please feel free to email if you have any questions and don't forget to visit http://www.home1on1.com. Thank you.
With the widening of Route 66, the commute into Fairfax would not be as bad as it used to be. This area got a terrible reputation for commutes because the population in Western PW County grew so quickly during the boom. Agents outside our area may not be familiar with the many improvements that have been made, and the ones that are planned to keep traffic moving. I have noticed a dramatic improvement in commute since moving to the area in 2004.
However, the commute can be difficult, even if he's just driving to Fairfax. You're pretty much stuck driving in on 66. I know 29 is a backup, but I don't know how well that moves, either.
Haymarket is in Prince William County, areas of which (Manassas and Woodbridge, for example) have had a lot of difficulty during the recent economic problems. Still, overall it's fine.
As for schools, here's a link to ratings at the site Great Schools: http://www.greatschools.org/search/search.page?state=VA&
The people are friendly and welcoming. No problems there.
You might want to consider looking a little bit closer in, only because of the commute. (I say that because I really don't like commuting. But I've known people to commute from Winchester all the way in to D.C. or Northern Virginia every day.)
Here's a quick search of townhouses and single-family homes stretching in from Gainesville to Fairfax. There are 119 here, and that excludes short sales and foreclosures. Otherwise, there are about 500--giving you some idea of the continuing impact that the economy and the real estate bubble is having. There are some nice townhouses in the Burke area (about 3 miles from Fairfax) and the Little Rocky Run area that calls itself Clifton (really Centreville) all in your price range.
Hope that helps.