Heritage Hunt is a beautiful active adult community in Gainesville, VA that offers retirees an active lifestyle.

Heritage Hunt is an active adult community in Gainesville, Virginia that puts residents right in the heart of Prince William County. This 55+ community hosts a total of 1,863 residences, ranging between condominiums, attached homes, and single-family homes.

Just 30 miles west of Washington D.C., residents are within close proximity to all the attractions and amenities of the nation’s capital, but still get to enjoy a peaceful environment removed from all of the noise.


The land that Heritage Hunt now inhabits was once known as Marsh Farms, owned by John Marsh and his wife Hazel. Among many things, the Marshes bred racehorses also operated a rehabilitation facility for thoroughbred horses here. When the tracts were purchased by U.S.

Home in 1997, they set about remaking it into an active adult community that maintained the high standard of living the previous owners accomplished. As part of the deal, Marsh Mansion, which had been built in 1967, was to be renovated and refurbished. The mansion remains a vital part of the community to this day and now includes a restaurant, ballroom, game rooms, and library.

Home Selection

The community offers homebuyers a large selection of floor plans that vary in size and style. There are plenty of resale homes on the market as well. Residences in the Condo Collection range between 1,206 and 2,704 square feet and includes two-to-three bedrooms. Attached homes in the Carriage and Villa collections range between 1,204 and 1,876 square feet and include two-to-four bedrooms. Single-family homes in the Garden, Patio, Executive, and Patriot collections start at 1,695 square feet and get as big as 3,217 square feet, including two-to-five bedrooms. All prices start in the low $300s and go up to the high $600s. 

Community Amenities

Along with low-maintenance residences that provide all the comforts of home, Heritage Hunt is also packed to the gills with world-class amenities. At the center of it all is the 28,000 square-foot Heritage Hunt Clubhouse, a 28,000 square-foot recreation center that includes a grand ballroom, game rooms, a pro shop, and more.

It’s also the home of the Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club, featuring an 18-hole course available to residents and non-residents. Designed by Arthur Hills, the course is built to challenge the experienced golfer while also allowing the novice a chance to enjoy themselves. To keep things exciting, the club hosts at least one tournament per month for its members. The driving range and putting green also provide opportunities for members to fine tune their play before hitting the links. 

The community also features a fitness and aquatics center, which includes indoor and outdoor pools, fitness rooms, locker rooms, and putting and chipping greens. Every month certified trainers show up to offer over a dozen fitness programs. You’ll also be able to stay active on five tennis courts and two bocce ball courts. Pickleball enthusiasts will be happy to know that there are several established clubs and leagues in the community. 

Social Opportunities

Thanks to the ample space and a desire by residents to stay active and involved, there are tons of social clubs and events that one can join any time of the year. The list of clubs, activities, and classes offered at Heritage Hunt is long and varied, ranging from book club to tap dancing to hiking. When it comes to keeping your mind sharp, you can join a club to play chess, poker, or mahjong.

If you’re looking for ways to stay active, consider joining the garden club or tennis club. If you want to bring out the inner performer, sign up for line dancing, sing along with the Note-A-Bells, or sit on the Performing Arts Center Council. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the activities available. The community also hosts a wide variety of events each month, including movie nights, concerts, theater shows, and lectures. 


Heritage Hunt’s prime location gives residents the opportunity to have the best of both worlds. It’s located just minutes from Manassas National Battlefield Park, site of the First Battle of Bull Run and the Second Battle of Bull Run in the U.S. Civil War. This 5,000-acre national park is loaded with historical sites as well as ample space for hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and picnicking.

The community also borders Conway Robinson State Forest, a great wilderness space for walking amongst nature. Homeowners also have easy access to Heritage Village Plaza and Piedmont Center Plaza for plenty of food and retail options. However, if residents want something a bit more metropolitan, Washington, D.C. is just 45 minutes away by car, while Baltimore, Maryland is an hour and twenty minutes away.