About Us at Heritage Hunt


Heritage Hunt is an active adult community for residents 55 years and older (up to 20% can be 50-54). It is located in Gainesville, Virginia close to shopping, health facilities, and cultural opportunities.

Heritage Hunt covers over 750 acres of beautiful, natural landscaping and has its own, Arthur Hills designed, 18-hole championship golf course, two clubhouses, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a multiple choices of home styles. Gated with a single entry point, it’s a community that offers natural beauty, a wide variety of home selections, and wide variety of amenities.

Situated at the exit ramp extension of the Gainesville exit off U.S. 66, Heritage Hunt is directly adjacent to the 450-acre Conway Robinson Memorial State Forest, the historical Manassas National Battlefield Park, and other recreational opportunities.

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 Marsh Mansion
Golf Course
 It’s Our History
 Buying or Selling Your Home
 Whom to Contact
Map of Heritage Hunt
Directions to Heritage Hunt



Picture of Typical Homes Heritage Hunt has 1,863 homes, including four condominiums, a variety of attached and detached residences. We have a population of approximately 3,400 residents, many of whom volunteer for activities both within and outside the gate.

Heritage Hunt is located in the Gainesville Magisterial District, Prince William County, Commonwealth of Virginia and our main clubhouse is the voting location for the Bull Run precinct which consistently has the highest percentage of voter turnout in the county.

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In our main clubhouse we have our welcoming lobby, the Great Oak Ballroom, Virginia Dining Room, a library, craft room, wood shop, several all purpose rooms (billiards, cards, games, etc.) and offices.

The Knoll, in the foreground in the photo to the right is used for special events, including weddings and celebrations.

The clubhouse also houses our Golf Pro Shop and is adjacent to our outdoor pool. The building next door (behind the photographer) houses our indoor pool, exercise classroom, and fitness center.

Hours of Operation

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In addition to the main clubhouse, the restored mansion, named after the previous owners of the Heritage Hunt property, serves as an extra meeting place for residents and guests. The ground level was recently remodeled and refurnished with easier access to the Hunt Country Tavern added.

Heritage Hunt residents can relax by the fireplace, enjoy perusing books in the library, attend a special meeting ore event in the parlor, get together for a game in the game rooms. This facility also houses the offices of the HOA management upstairs.

The Hunt Country Tavern is open from 11am to 6pm every day serving light fare. Call ahead service is also available - click here for the current menu.

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The 18-hole Arthur Hills-designed championship golf course winds its way through the development. Its majestic views of pristine greenery are enjoyed by all the residents – golfers and non-golfers alike. A perfectionist when it comes to creating courses, Hills believes that the Heritage Hunt course offers a stimulating challenge to golfers of all abilities. “Our golf courses are places of refuge both for wildlife, as well as out two-legged friends,” he explained.  The course is a challenging yet eminently playable layout.

Heritage Hunt’s golf course is designed to showcase the lovely rolling terrain of the Northern Virginia hunt country. In the distance, the scenic vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains add to the overall experience of residing in this community.

We invite you to visit our course. Call 703-743-1000 for information and tee times. Website for non-residents webpage for residents and members.

A recent video can be accessed here

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There are currently over 100 clubs, organizations, and activities available to all residents, as well as special events including free movie night, concerts, entertainment in the lounge, charitable fund-raisers, resident presentations and performances, and educational and health seminars, to name but a few. Some of these functions have jointly or separately contributed over $9 million to a variety of charitable organizations.

Many residents also volunteer at hospitals, schools, libraries, American Red Cross, Lions Club, Hylton Performing Arts Center, and the American Legion. They give to each other and the community at large.

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The governance structure of the Heritage Hunt Homeowners’ Association consists of an elected seven-person Board of Directors and eight standing committees consisting of seven elected members each. The committees are Budget and Finance, Community Relations, Covenants, Facilities, Food and Beverage, Golf, Grounds, and LSTV (Lights, Sound, and Television). The HOA daily management operations, food and beverage operations and golf operations are managed by contractor organizations.

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Heritage Hunt’s methods and forms of communicating have evolved as the community matured. The award-winning monthly newsletter, The Heritage Horn, first published in July, 1999, has grown to a 56-page, multi-colored document that is available to residents in both hardcopy (printed and mail delivered) and electronic versions on the community website.

In June 2001, a resident designed and has maintained the HOA website. It has grown in complexity and sophistication over the years with several residents now assisting with daily maintenance and updating. In 2008, the website won the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the Community Association Institute’s (WMCCAI) Web Site of the Year award.

Heritage Hunt’s closed-circuit television channel is also available to all residents. Titled HHTV, this technology allows the provision of pertinent and time-sensitive information to residents regarding club and activity group meetings, dining room specials, and Board and committee issues. Unlike a monthly newsletter, HHTV is updated three times a week and provides information in near real-time. The rolling screen announcements of the HHTV are also posted on the website so that residents can read each announcement at his or her own pace. There is a second closed-circuit channel that records everyone who enters and leaves the front gate. This camera activated system enhances the community’s security.

To accommodate the 40% of our residents who remain employed, Board meetings and other special events are broadcast live and then rebroadcast two additional times on the closed-circuit TV system. A variety of additional avenues of communication exists to insure residents are involved in the work of the eight committees. Current minutes are summarized by committee chairs at each Board meeting, each committee’s agendas and minutes are posted on the website and in the library, and residents are encouraged to attend all Board and committee meetings.

In order to provide residents with other time-sensitive and critical information, the there is a community-wide broadcast e-mail system, the “e-Communicator.” As a reflection of the popularity of this communications device, approximately 90% of Heritage Hunt households have subscribed to receive these messages.

The community also has an automatic emergency messaging system, the “t-Communicator,” which can promptly deliver emergency telephone messages to each household.

Finally, Heritage Hunt maintains a searchable and retrievable Archival website database, which contains virtually all official documents ever produced by the HOA.

Heritage Hunt has developed an inclusive, multi-faceted, communications system that thoroughly serves the community.

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The beginnings of the community are recalled and documented in a series of articles by the community historian. Many other articles, which appeared in early editions of The Heritage Horn, are being updated and will be posted on the website in the near future.

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Several real estate agents specialize in the neighborhood – and most of them advertise in The Heritage Horn. A list of resale properties is available here, at the front gate on weekends and at the Front Desk on weekdays. To assist those desiring to purchase a home in Heritage Hunt as well as those planning to sell their home, the document Twelve Things Every Heritage Hunt Home Seller, Buyer and Landlord Should Know, can be downloaded from the website or obtained from the management office.

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Over the years, Heritage Hunt has received a number of awards for its various activities:

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