Communities in Herndon, VA


The town had its beginnings in 1688 when King Charles II of England granted 5 million acres to Thomas Culpeper and part of the land became Herndon. In the 19th century, a mill was built along a stream near the intersection of what is now Elden and Locust Streets. The railroad depot was built in 1857 and it launched Herndon into further development. Today, Herndon is a vibrant community that has a variety of commercial and residential areas.

Hiddenbrook is a community consisting of 393 traditional and contemporary style homes. There is access to a clubhouse, swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, and picnic areas. Residents appreciate the tall trees and wide sidewalks, perfect for those with families and pets to spend quality time outdoors. There is nearby shopping in Old Town Herndon, Elden Street and Sterling Town Center.

The Kingstream community in Herndon has more than 300 single family homes with access to paved walking trails, two tot lots, two tennis courts, a pool, and a basketball court. Herndon High School is right next to the community, and Herndon Elementary is just down the road.

Established in 1980, the Franklin Farm Foundation has 1,777 homes. The community also includes 13 miles of walking trails, 6 fishing ponds, 6 tennis courts, 2 swimming pools, 14 tot lots, 3 multipurpose courts, and 180 acres of open space. While the neighborhood encompasses a lot, residents love the tight-knit community spirit.

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Communities in Chantilly, VA


Chantilly is located in the western part of Fairfax County in Virginia. There was a lot of development after 1980, where many residential subdivisions and commercial areas were built, filling in the previous farmland. Washington Dulles International Airport and U.S. Route 50 and VA State Route 28 intersect in Chantilly with easy access to the Dulles/Reston/Tysons Corner technology corridor. Many residents who live in Chantilly commute around the Great Washington DC metro area.

Hunters Run is a subdivision located at the intersection of Stringfellow Road and Poplar Tree Road. There are 116 single family homes in the neighborhood. The community is set around Frog Branch Park and has a plethora of walking trails. Residents have access to the community tot lot, where events and picnics are hosted. Poplar Tree Elementary, Rocky Run Intermediate, and Chantilly High are the closest schools.

Another community in Chantilly is Brookside, a townhome style development of 124 units in 20 buildings built through the years 1968-1970. There are two clubhouses with pools, designed for healthy family living. Residents love the paved walking/running trails that are perfect for families and pets. There are lakes available for fishing, along with a residential swim team. Hunter Ritchie Elementary and Auburn Middle School are just down the road.

Rockland Village is a community of luxury townhomes and single family homes. The neighborhood is walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and public transportation. There is quick access to Route 50, Route 28, I-66 and Dulles International Airport.

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Neighborhoods in Purcellville, VA


Did you know that many of the remaining older structures in Purcellville show the influence that Victorian architecture had on the area in the early-20th century? While Lord Fairfax of Cameron issued the first land grant in the area in 1740, Purcellville was first settled by James Dillon in 1764. After further development with the addition of an ordinary (a combined store and inn), postal office, and blacksmith, the town’s name was established in 1853. These are the places in Purcellville listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the Purcellville Train Station, Locust Grove, the Purcellville Historic District, Rich Bottom Farm, and The Tabernacle-Fireman’s Field.

Looking for a neighborhood with traditional, historic homes? Located centrally in Purcellville, The Courts of St Francis neighborhood consists of 70 single-family homes. It is right behind the Purcellville Library. The nearby schools include: Emerick Elementary, Blue Ridge Middle School, and Loudoun Valley High School. Residents love the brick sidewalks and the tree-lined streets.

Also located in the heart of Purcellville, the community of Locust Grove is made up of 200 single family homes that were built between 1999 through 2004. The neighborhood has many social and annual holiday events. Also sharing the name of Locust Grove, there is a two-story manor built from fieldstone that resides close by to the community.

Nestled in the eastern part of the town, The Villages of Purcellville contains 90 homes that were built in the 1990s. Nearby is the Purcellville Gateway shopping center which has a variety of options for your shopping and dining. The schools that families in the area attend are Kenneth W. Culbert Elementary, Harmony Middle, and Loudoun Valley High School.

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Things to Do in Historic Downtown Leesburg


The county seat of Loudoun County in Virginia and located 33 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., Leesburg is a picturesque town at the base of the Catoctin Mountain and next to the Potomac River. In the past thirty years, it has transformed from a small, rural town to a suburban community with commuters in the DC Metro area. There are a variety of things to do for families, couples, and everyone in historic downtown Leesburg: historic sites and museums, dining, bars, breweries, wineries, independent shops, and large retailers.

Downtown Leesburg has many annual events that both locals and visitors can enjoy. During Christmastime, the whole area gets into the holiday spirit with decorated stores and special holiday menus. Since 1988, the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company decorates one of their trucks with lights and ride through the community. Members are dressed as Santa, Frosty, and Rudolph (with the Grinch as a recent addition). The event reaches approximately 30,000 or more people each year and is a cherished Leesburg tradition.

The Loudoun Museum is the official repository for Loudoun’s culture, history, and national treasures. They host unique historic walking tours through Leesburg and rotating exhibits. Interested in more history? Visit the Dodona Manor at 312 East Market Street in Leesburg. It is operated by the Marshall Center and is the former home of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate George Catlett Marshall. He served as chief of staff of the Army, secretary of state, secretary of defense and president of the American Red Cross.

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Moving to and Living in Chantilly, VA


Located in western Fairfax County in Virginia, the town of Chantilly received its name from an early 19th century mansion and farm. “Chantilly” originated in France, referring to the famous “Château de Chantilly”. The town is 25 miles west from Washington, D.C. via Interstate 66 and US Route 50. Chantilly is bordered by: Centreville is to its South, Herndon to its north, Reston to its Northeast, and Fairfax to its Southeast. US Route 50 and State Route 28 intersect in Chantilly, allowing easy access to the Dulles Technology Corridor.

The area is served by Fairfax County Public Schools.

The elementary schools in the Chantilly area are:

  • Brookfield Elementary School
  • Greenbriar East Elementary School
  • Greenbriar West Elementary School
  • Lees Corner Elementary School
  • Navy Elementary School
  • Poplar Tree Elementary School

The middle and high schools are:

  • Rocky Run Middle School
  • Franklin Middle School
  • Chantilly High School

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Chantilly has a history that spans 8,000 years. It is a 650-acre park that includes natural habitats: forest, streams, meadows, and ponds. In the Walney Visitor Center, you can learn about the cultural and natural history of the park, along with observing reptiles and amphibians, along with a variety of education programs for all ages. Right outside of the visitor center, there are pollinator gardens, a historic kitchen garden, and historic structures.

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s annex located in Chantilly. It has thousands of aviation and space artifacts in its exhibits. The Space Shuttle Discovery and a Concorde can also be found in the museum, in two large hangars. Fun Fact: American Moving & Storage transported landing gear weighing 7,500 lbs, one of the largest in commercial service, from an A330 to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

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Living in the Ashburn, VA Area


Formerly known as “Farmwell” (named after the property owned by George Lee III), Ashburn was a primarily rural area until the 1980s. AOL was headquartered in Ashburn in 1996. Today, the community is a hub of defense and technology entities, with seventy percent of the world’s internet traffic flowing through it and its neighbor Sterling. Ashburn is part of the Dulles Technology Corner, which was called “The Silicon Valley of the East” by Atlantic magazine. It is thirty miles northwest of Washington, D.C. and considered part of the Washington metro area.

Ashburn is served by Loudoun County Public Schools. The elementary schools in the area include:

  • Ashburn Elementary School
  • Belmont Station Elementary School
  • Cedar Lane Elementary School
  • Creighton’s Corner Elementary
  • Discovery Elementary School
  • Dominion Trail Elementary School
  • Hillside Elementary School
  • Legacy Elementary School
  • Mill Run Elementary School
  • Moorefield Station Elementary School
  • Newton-Lee Elementary School
  • Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School
  • Sanders Corner Elementary School
  • Steuart W. Weller Elementary School
  • Sycolin Creek Elementary School

The middle schools in the community are:

  • Eagle Ridge Middle School
  • Farmwell Station Middle School
  • Stone Hill Middle School
  • Brambleton Middle School
  • Trailside Middle School
  • Belmont Ridge Middle School

And the high schools are:

  • Briar Woods High School
  • Broad Run High School
  • Independence High School
  • Riverside High School
  • Rock Ridge High School
  • Stone Bridge High School

There are also private schools:

  • Loudoun School for Advanced Studies
  • St. Theresa Catholic School
  • Virginia Academy
  • Leport School
  • The Loudoun Country Day School
  • County Christian School

Colleges in the area are George Washington University and Strayer University. There are multiple sites in Ashburn that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

  • Ashburn Presbyterian Church
  • Belmont Manor House
  • Broad Run Bridge and Tollhouse
  • Janelia Farm

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Living in Middleburg, VA


Middleburg is the southernmost town in Loudoun County, along its border with Fauquier County in Virginia. It is known as the “Nation’s Horse and Hunt Capital” due to its foxhunting, steeplechases, and large estates. The Middlesburg Historic District, which has 18th century and mid-19th century structures, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The town was established in 1787 when Leven Powell, an American Revolutionary War Lieutenant Colonel and Virginia statesman, purchased the land from Joseph Chinn, a first cousin of George Washington.

The town’s name went from “Chinn’s Crossroads” to “Powell Town”, then later Middleburgh, and eventually, simply Middleburg. The 400 acre Glen Ora estate served as a country retreat for President John F. Kennedy and his family from 1961 to 1963. The oldest continually operated inn in the United States is the Red Fox Inn & Tavern, established in Middleburg in 1728 (then known as Chinn’s Ordinary).

With the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop, today’s Middleburg offers local art, historic landmarks, great cuisine, and unique businesses. You can attend world-class equestrian competitions, visit the local wineries, and participate in many of the community annual events. The historic district is filled with equestrian shops, luxury brand boutiques, local art galleries, gift shops, and more! You are sure to find the perfect something for you or your family. Middleburg has great locally owned restaurants, ranging from farm-to-table fine dining to comfort pub fare.

The Salamander Resort and Spa is located in historic Middleburg, VA. The Forbes Five-Star resort features guestrooms and suites with amazing countryside views. There are equestrian facilities with 25 on-site acres for riding and a 14,000 square foot stable. Harrisons Virginia Piedmont Grill is the on-site restaurant, offering a multi-experience cooking studio, wine bar, and billiards room. The resort also offers: ziplining, tennis, hiking, archery and a variety of activities.

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Neighborhoods in South Riding, VA


With easy access to Dulles/Reston/Tysons Corner technology corridor via US Route 50 and State Route 28, the town of South Riding in Loudoun County, Virginia was established in 1995 as a planned community. It is 30 miles east from Washington D.C. The South Riding mission statement is to develop the best community to live and raise a family in Northern Virginia.

South Riding is served by Loudoun County Public Schools and private schools. Public schools include: Freedom High School, J. Michael Lunsford Middle School, Mercer Middle School, Pinebrook Elementary, Hutchison Farm Elementary School, Cardinal Ridge Elementary, Little River Elementary School, and Liberty Elementary School.

South Riding Proprietary consists of 6,300 homes and 28,000 residents. There are many hosted annual events for the community such as Tuesday Night Summer Movies and Friday Night Concerts in the Park. Residents in the area have access to: four outdoor swimming pools, ten playground, four tennis courts, and miles of biking and walking trails. The Dulles South Recreation and Community Center features an indoor swimming pool, lazy river, fitness center, sports court, rock climbing wall, and an outdoor skate park.

South Village is a community with 429 single family and town homes which were built in the early 2000’s. Nearby shopping, amenities, and green spaces make it the perfect place for families. Amenities include: an outdoor pool, tennis courts, playgrounds, soccer field, park, and many choices of nature paths around the neighborhood.

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Moving to and Living in Purcellville, VA


Located in western Loudoun County and twenty five miles from Dulles International Airport, the town of Purcellville, VA provides easy access to outdoor activities such as hiking and farm visits while also offering a robust dining and craft brewery scene. Settled in 1764, the area used to be referred to as the “Village of Purcell Store” after the area’s first postmaster. The village was officially renamed Purcellville on July 9, 1852 and incorporated by 1908. The Washington and Old Dominion Railroad used to run from Alexandria to Purcellville.

The Purcellville train station is still standing and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. Many of the older structures in the area display the Victorian architecture that was prevalent during the turn-of-the-century. In addition to the train station, other historic sites listed on the National Register are:

  • Locust Grove – A historic home that was built in two phases (one in 1817 and another in 1837). The original was a Federal-style single pile, two-story home made of fieldstone with a side gable roof. The later addition was two and a half stories, three-bay, double-pile, and also made of fieldstone. Federal and Greek revival styles can be seen in the interior of the home. The property also features a spring house, barn, garage, stone watering trough, and a chimney.
  • Purcellville Historic District – This is the central business district in the area, but also includes some surrounding residential areas. The buildings depict a range of architectural styles that were popular during the 19th and 20th centuries in Virginia. It includes these notable buildings: Purcellville School, Purcell House and Store, Bethany United Methodist Church, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Purcellville National Bank, Town Hall, and the Asa Moore Janney House.
  • Rich Bottom Farm – This Federal-style, two-story, limestone and brick structured historic home was built in three sections from 1780 and 1820. The property also has a springhouse and smokehouse.
  • The Tabernacle-Fireman’s Field – This is the historic meeting site and grounds which includes the Bush Meeting Tabernacle, a 8,500 square foot building that was originally built to house the “Bush Meetings” conducted by the Prohibition and Evangelical Association of Loudoun County. In 1939, the building was converted to a roller skating rink. Fireman’s Field serves as the home to the Purcellville Cannons of the Valley Baseball League.

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