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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