Recently, I gave you my walkable and bikeable scores for communities in Gainesville. This time I’d like to provide you with my scores for Haymarket. The small town of Haymarket is located at the foothills of the Bull Run Mountain. The town’s history dates back to the 1700s, yet it has all the conveniences of any 21st-century town. It’s close to Virginia’s “horse country” to the west, and Manassas to the east. I’ve compiled this list of the most walkable and bikeable communities in the area. I’ve also assigned a “walkability” and “bikeability” rating to each community, based on the Walkscore.com methodology and my personal knowledge and local experience.
The Rating System
Before we dive into some of the Haymarket locations and what I rate them as, let me go over the rating scale.
The walk score measures the walkability of any address based on the distances to nearby places and pedestrian friendliness.
- 90-100% – Walkers Paradise – Daily errands do not require a car.
- 70-89% – Very Walkable – Most errands can be accomplished on foot.
- 50-69% – Somewhat Walkable – Some errands can be accomplished on foot.
- 25-49% – Car-Dependent – Most errands require a car.
- 0-24% – Car-Dependent – Almost all errands require a car.
The bike score measures whether an area is good for biking based on bike lanes and trails, hills, road connectivity and destinations.
- 90-100% – Biker’s Paradise – Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike.
- 70-89% – Very Bikeable – Biking is convenient for most trips.
- 50-69% – Bikeable – Some bike infrastructure
- 0-49% – Somewhat Bikeable – Minimal bike infrastructure
Rating Haymarket’s Communities
- My walkable score: 65%
- My bikeable score: 80%
Greenhill Crossing – This community consists of single-family homes and townhomes. It’s next to Haymarket Station and is convenient to dining, shops and hair salons. Greenhill Crossing is located approximately 40 minutes from downtown D.C. It has two village greens and a gazebo. Amenities you will enjoy in the community are a clubhouse, exercise room, swimming pool, tennis courts, a weight room, a basketball court, a multi-purpose field and a tot lot.
- My walkable score: 50%
- My bikeable score: 75%
Dominion Valley – This community consists of over 2,400 single-family homes and condos behind eight manned and remote gates. It’s located off Route 15 (James Madison Highway), approximately 2 miles from exit 40 on Interstate 66. It encompasses 2,000+ acres of land, 26 miles of roads, 30 miles of sidewalks and 12 different trails. Amenities include seven outdoor pools, one indoor pool, five tot lots, three tennis courts, four basketball courts, two volleyball courts and fishing piers. Living in this community, you will be a member of the Dominion Valley Country Club and the Dominion Valley Owners Association.
- My walkable score: 25%
- My bikeable score: 50%
I know Haymarket very well, so if you would like to consider making a move to this lovely locale, I’d be happy to help!
(Main picture by Jerrye & Roy Klotz, MD – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29908892])
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