Braemar - homes in Braemar, located in Bristow, often sell in less than a week. Residents can walk to school and to Braemar Village Plaza and Bristow Shopping Center within the community. Braemar is also within a short distance of Gainesville, Manassas and Haymarket. Amenities include nature trails, tot lots, tennis courts, basketball courts and two swimming pools.
Morris Farm - Morris Farm, another development by Brookfield Residential, is similar to Braemar. The community center includes a swimming pool and a playground. There are also tot lots and walking trails in the development. Morris Farm is also known for its large conservation area, where residents can see a variety of wildlife or just enjoy a peaceful view.
Highly rated schools are an additional draw for families.
Dominion Valley - While the schools attract families, there is also an entire active adult community within Dominion Valley that has its own amenities along with access to the rest of Dominion Valley. Grandparents whose kids live in Dominion Valley love it because they can be engaged with their family but still have their own community, too.
Ashland - Ashland—located off the Route 234 bypass—has about 800 homes, including both townhouses and single-family homes. Government and military employees are particularly attracted to Ashland for its location near military bases and defense contractors.
Potomac Shores - Amenities include a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, hiking and biking trails and the new Shores Club, a 13,000-square-foot recreation center. An onsite VRE station is under construction and should be ready within two or three years, says Jerakis. A marina will also be part of the community, which has two miles of shoreline. The community also has parks and trails and will offer activities such as cooking classes and concerts, as well as a town center with shops and restaurants.
Winding Creek Estates - This Woodbridge neighborhood is one of the fastest-selling communities in the southern part of Prince William County. A traditional suburban neighborhood with plenty of options for family activities. There are about 600 homesites in Winding Creek Estates, a neighborhood close to I-95, Minnieville Road and Dumfries Road.