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The town of Haymarket, Virginia is located in Prince William County. The town only spans .51 square miles, but what is referred to as the greater town of Haymarket spans a full 32.2 square miles. Due to its origins being tied to hunting trails used by natives it is sometimes referred to by its nickname "The Crossroads." The town has a mayor-council form of government and a comfortable subtropical climate that graces the town with mild winters and hot wet summers. In and near the town of Haymarket there are several sites that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places including the Old Town Hall and School, St. Paul's Church, Mt. Atlas and others.

Haymarket was founded by William Skinker in 1799 when the Virginia General Assembly granted him the rights to lay out the town. His plan included 13 streets and a total of 140 lots. Construction began and in 1801 the town was chosen as the location for a District Court. In 1807 the District Court system was replaced by a Circuit Court system and relocated to the county seat. The court house served a variety of purposes over the next few years and in 1833 it was consecrated as St. Paul's Church. The town was nearly destroyed by Union troops in 1862, but over time it recovered and in 1882 it was officially incorporated. Haymarket remained a fairly rural community until 1970 when the interstate system came through and brought new life to the area.

Haymarket features quiet and shady streets, beautiful green spaces and old world charm.

According to the United States Census of 2010, Haymarket was home to 1,782 residents spread across 585 households giving the town a population density of 3,170.8 people per square mile. The median household income in 2010 was $120,174, the median family income was $117,708 and the town's per capita income was $39,887. According to city-data.com in 2012, the median house and condo value in Haymarket was $309,607 and the gross rent was $1,492. Haymarket is part of the Prince William County School System and is home to two schools, Battlefield High School and Haymarket Elementary School.

Haymarket features quiet and shady streets, beautiful green spaces and old world charm. Just outside out town, at the Burnside Farm, there is an annual Pick Your Spring Flower Festival which features a field of around 500,000 plants. Homes for sale in Haymarket are predominantly middle class and higher in style, but do range from small starter homes through larger luxury homes. Other real estate options include rental properties such as apartments and duplexes as well as town houses and condominiums for sale or lease. Local real estate agents are best prepared to help you in your search for the perfect home in historic and thriving Haymarket, Virginia.

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