Ranked the best suburb for raising your family
Get in while you can! Gainesville is an up and coming area with a huge amount of potential! This beautiful city provides not only the most family-oriented communities but also excellent schools, with AT LEAST 8 out of 10 ratings from GreatSchools. Ranked number 1 for Best Cities For Young Families In Northern VA!
The area growing only means one thing, things to do! Take a break from the work week and stroll around the Promenade at Virginia Gateway, shop, eat, enjoy all this area has to offer. I hope you have an appetite because there are no shortages of places to eat around here, check out the restaurants that don’t suck. Sit back, relax, and take in the amazing scenery at one of the local wineries, or catch a concert at Jiffy Lube Live,
Schools in this area
You couldn’t have a better options! Each of these schools rate 8 and 9 out of 10 on GreatSchools.org, pretty impressive.
Battlefield High School has been named a “School of Excellence” by Prince William County four times. Aside from being a standout school in the classroom, Battlefield is also well known for their extracurricular activities. The marching band has received a ‘Superior’ rating, or the highest rating possible, at the VBODA marching festivals from 2008-2013. The Battlefield High School Marching Band is also the 2012 National Champions, receiving this title after traveling to the 2012 BCS Nation Championships in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2010, the football team won their first state title for any sport in school history. In 2014 AND 2015 the Lady Bobcat soccer team took home state titles back to back.
Crime in this area is not common. The overall crime rate is 65% lower than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 2.82 daily crimes that occur. Gainesville is also safer than 80% of the cities in the United States according to AreaVibes.com.
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