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Haymarket Homeowner

July | August 2014



g Changes in real estate market causing shift Neighborhood market watch: Piedmont Local picks: 8 Haymarket area home grown favorites Bridgett Wilson Designs: staged to sell; designed to dwell 2014 house paint trends and inspirations June 2014 real estate summary

Local schools excel beyond academics


category of student population 12,000 or more) ummer is in full swing but in just a few for “best serving students and families through short weeks it will be “back to school”. As a parent of two elementary age emerging digital technology”. • Gainesville Middle School’s Drama children, we are happy with the Prince Department consistently delivers outstanding William County School system so far and are performances. Last year the GVMS advanced optimistic about another good year. drama students performed “The Little From a real estate point of view, we know Princess” at Virginia Theatre Association’s that schools play an important role in home only state festival and, after a standing ovation, value. In a 2013 National Association of came home with the Silver Trophy. Realtors survey, when asked what’s important • Patriot High School in deciding where to live, 74 When asked what's received national certification percent of buyers said "high for its Project Lead The Way, quality public schools". important in deciding a world-class STEM (science, As homeowners, you where to live, 74 percent technology, engineering, may be happy knowing that of buyers said "high and mathematics) program our local public schools, as designed to expose students well as some fantastic private quality public schools". to university engineering schools, help make this area courses at the high school level. attractive to home buyers—which helps to • The Reagan Middle School Archery maintain the value of your home. Team, in only it’s second year, qualified for Having said that, I’d like bring attention the National Tournament in Louisville, KY to some unique school accolades I’ve learned in May. After placing well both as a team and about through community connections. These individually, they are now moving on to the kudos won’t show up on national school rating World Tournament being held this month in sites like but certainly make Madison, WI. Good luck Reagan! me proud to be a resident and parent in our • Girls on the Run, a fitness and wellness community. It’s also news I am happy to share program offered at some local elementary with potential buyers new to the area. schools including Buckland Mills, is close to Whether you’re a parent with school age home because my own daughter participates. children or not, this is good news. Here are This program builds confidence and includes just a few things I found praise worthy: training for and participating in a 5K run. • Prince William County Public Schools More about these programs can be found got the FIRST PLACE national ranking in the at 2013–14 Digital School Districts Survey (in the




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Haymarket Homeowner July/August 2014  
Haymarket Homeowner July/August 2014  

Upscale and luxury living in the Haymarket, VA, Gainesville and Bristow area of Prince William County and Northern Virginia. Real estate mar...