The Gainesville/I-66 market is the second-largest market by population (143,677) in Prince William County and is experiencing dramatic residential and commercial growth. It is characterized by suburban residential development in the Gainesville area, rural development north and west of Gainesville, and commercial centers at Innovation Park and along Sudley Road. It has several sub-markets including Innovation Park, Haymarket, Gainesville, and Sudley Road.
The Gainesville/I-66 market offers a variety of amenities to residents and businesses, including Virginia Gateway shopping center and Manassas Mall. Novant Health provides this area through two hospitals, Novant Health UVA Prince William Medical Center near Manassas and Novant Health UVA Haymarket Medical Center.
Northern Virginia Community College serves this area from its x student Manassas Campus, which includes a fab lab and life science wet labs. George Mason University’s 4,000 student Science and Technology Campus is a key anchor to Innovation Park and is home to the 70,000 square foot Institute for Bio Health Research, the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases and the Virginia Serious Game Institute.
This area is home to the 5,000-acre Manassas National Battlefield Park, which attracts 700,000 visitors a year to tour, hike, and learn about the First and Second Battles of Bull Run. There are numerous wineries and breweries to enjoy in this market, including Farm Brew Live at Innovation, The Winery at LaGrange, and The Farm Brewery at Broad Run. Spring through summer and early fall Jiffy Lube Live offers a variety of outdoor concerts from country to rock n roll to pop. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Club hosted the Presidents Cup four times as well as the Tiger Woods/Quicken Loans tournament.
The Gainesville/I-66 markets are served by I-66 and Highways 29 and 28. Prince William County Parkway provides a convenient east/west connection from Gainesville to eastern Prince William County and the I-95 corridor. This is the largest commercial real estate market in the County, with 24.5 million square feet of product, including 9.5 million square feet of industrial product. Almost all the 5+ million square feet of data centers in the County are in this market. Companies located in this market include a mix of life science, information technology, and government contracting, including ATCC, Corning Mediatech, and Ceres Nano in life science; LeaseWeb, BerkleyNet, SES and Iron Mountain in information technology; and NCS Technologies, Progeny and Rividium in government contracting.
The Woodbridge I-95 market is bookended by Fort Belvoir to the north and MCB Quantico to the south and is often referred to as the County’s “Defense Corridor” due to the high number of defense contractors located here. It is the largest market by population in Prince William County, with over 263,000 residents. This market includes the submarkets of North Woodbridge, Dumfries, Occoquan, Dale City, and The Landing.
Woodbridge offers a variety of amenities to residents, including the Potomac Mills shopping mall and Potomac Town Center. Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center serves this area and in 2021 Kaiser Permanente will open a new 250,000 square foot medical center. Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge campus serves x students and is home to the Northern Virginia Workforce Training Center, which focuses on training in information technology and cybersecurity.
This market provides multiple recreational opportunities including over 80 miles of shoreline along the Potomac River, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Leesylvania State Park, and Prince William National forest. The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a major visitor attraction in this area.
Woodbridge I-95 market has excellent transportation options, with multiple access to I-95 and two VRE commuter rail stops. The commercial market is dominated by retail (12 million square feet) including IKEA, REI, Apple, and Wegman’s. There are 2.6 million square feet of industrial and 1.2 million square feet of flex product in this market. The 3.7 million square feet of office in this market includes tenants such as Survice Engineering, Logis-Tech, Toys for Tots, Groupe Engineering,