Moving to Ashburn VA? Reasons You Will Love Living Here!

For anyone moving to Ashburn VA or considering the move, you’ll want to be sure to read this article first!


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Living in Ashburn VA

Step out of the city and into an oasis full of forestry, wildlife, and wide open spaces for you and your family to explore and call home. That’s what you’ll find in Ashburn, VA. Ashburn is a suburban area that’s part of the Loudoun County.

And while it’s quiet enough for you to feel safe and secluded from the bustling city streets, it’s still close enough to shopping centers, entertainment, and city life that you can join in minutes.

If you take a peek into Ashburn reviews across the internet, you’ll find that this is the place for young professionals and families.

The commute for those living in Ashburn, VA and working in Washington, DC is less than an hour by car and a little over an hour and a half by metro. In 2020, however, the Silver Line Metro Station will connect Ashburn to DC in a way that reduces commute times significantly and makes it easy to get in and out of the city.

Job opportunities and the proximity to D.C definitely draw people into Ashburn, but the community is what helps them stick. From visiting at a local farmers market to enjoying brunch at one of the fantastic local eateries, there is a sense of community here that is unprecedented.

Families are drawn to Ashburn for the education and activities—as well as the safety of the neighborhoods. As you drive down the streets of Ashburn, you’re sure to see joggers, dog walkers, and children playing outside. It’s also likely they’ll wave as you pass.

The education in Ashburn is fantastic and each of the public schools comes highly rated—which is one of the many reasons Money Magazine named it the second best place to live.

Where to Live in Ashburn?

There are plenty of places for people of many different budgets to call home in Ashburn.

One Loudoun is such a place. Small shops and eateries line the streets that lead down to blocks of new homes and condominiums. This self-described “confluence of culture and connectivity” is only 3 miles away from Washington Dulles International Airport, and just 25 miles away from D.C.

If that proximity to shops and entertainment isn’t your style, why not try out Broadlands? Broadlands is a master planned community of 1,500+ acres in Ashburn. Located in the east side of Loudoun County (right off Exit 5) and is halfway between Washington Dulles International Airport and Leesburg, VA. Built to host 3,800 residences, the goal of this community is to live in harmony and balance with nature. This goal suits this area, as The National Wildlife Federation has named Broadlands a Certified Wildlife Habitat Community.

Those other two not your cup of tea? Then try Brambleton—the best of both worlds. Built with the accessibility of the city in mind but with the relaxing nature of the suburbs, Brambleton is creating a trend that its residents are extremely fond of. One such resident says, “Brambleton is family-oriented, dog-friendly, and has almost everything within walking distance so we rarely drive our car. Schools are outstanding and there is a good mix of nature, residential, and commercial.”

If you need to commute to Washington D.C for work, Ashburn Metro Station one of the stops on the brand new Silver Line that stretches from Washington D.C all the way to Dulles International Airport.

Things To Do In Ashburn, VA

There is a lot to do in Ashburn—and much of it you can do without owning a car! There’s exploring the previously mentioned Louduon County, or you could take a few hours (or an entire day!) to enjoy brunch, a round of golf, or game of tennis at the Belmont Country Club.

Belmont Country Club is a luxury country club with a rich history. The Manor House on the property was once part of land holdings that belonged to Lord Fairfax, and has hosted several presidents of the United States during its time. Today, you can use the home to host weddings and other major events.


Love wine? Summer is a great time to sample wine at some of the Loudoun County’s wineries.

Real Estate in Ashburn VA

Thinking about making Ashburn your home? Here’s a peek into the current real estate trends and some options of homes that you are sure to swoon over.

Real Estate Trends

The median sale price for Ashburn, VA is $490,000 for the first quarter of 2019, with an average of $207per square foot.

The market in Ashburn is fairly competitive, as many homes sell at or close to their listing price and are marked as pending in as little as 3-8 days. The first offer is often accepted, meaning you’ve got to be the first one to hear about a good home if you want a chance at buying it.


The average 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom apartment goes for a little over $305,000 in Ashburn, and if you take a look at the 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom homes, you’ll see that most are listed in the $600,000-$700,000 range.

Rent in Ashburn is pretty competitive as well. The median rent per month is at $2,350 and ranges from $1,385/month for a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment to upwards of $5,000 for a 1,500 square foot 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom apartment.

New Construction in Ashburn

If you’re the type to that wants the smell (and feel!) of a new construction home, then you’ll love these recently constructed houses.

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The Loudoun Valley Ridges are high-end luxury condos with your pick of any of seven open floor designs (complete with dual master suites and private entrances. Each condo features 2 bedrooms and gorgeous kitchens, complete with stainless steel appliances. Residents of The Ridges also have access to resort-style amenities such as a clubhouse with 2 pools and a full fitness center. There are also miles of walking and biking trails and commuters are minutes away from Dulles Toll Rd/Rt. 267, the Loudoun Commuter Bus Park and Ride, and future Ashburn Metro Station.

One Loudon  in Ashburn VA also has several communities worth checking out. Such as West Village, Miller and Smith, One Central Park, NVHomes, Stanley Martin, and Community Amenities. Each one is unique and contains a special charm.

West Villiage are 3-level townhomes with large windows and an open floorplan (with designer GE kitchens!).

Next Level Homes urban front and park front homes are designed with the views in mind and are unlike any home you’ve ever seen.

One Central Park is a limited opportunity to just 35 special residents. These modern 2-and-3-bedroom homes are priced from the $490’s to the $860’s and are at the heart of One Loudon.

NVHomes is also exclusive—with just 30 residences situated cozily in the heart of the downtown. While these homes aren’t move-in ready yet, you can get on their waiting list for their debut in December 2019/

Stanley Martin Homes’ Downtown Collection area community of brand new homes with 160 style condos and townhomes—with garages and rooftop outdoor living options.

Ashburn has it all—from bustling downtown streets and boutiques to safe, quiet sanctuaries filled with trees and animal life. With great schools and housing options, you’re sure to find yourself at home in Ashburn, VA.

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If you have any questions about Ashburn Real Estate or would like to schedule a showing, please contact me at or at (571) 455-0178.

Major Changes are Coming to Tysons!

Major Changes are Coming to Tysons!

The long-term plan for the Tysons corridor is for it to become the ‘new downtown’ of Fairfax County. City planners have the goal of up to 100,000 residents and 200,000 jobs by 2050. On a macro-level the plan is:

  • Land more than a quarter mile from a Metro station should devote 75% of the space for residential purposes
  • Land inside the quarter of a mile radius should have 65% devoted to office space

Below is a map of all the major residential projects that are in the pipeline based on the latest information that is currently available. Combined they will bring just shy of 25,000 residential units to the triangular shaped expanse of land roughly bordered by Route 7, I-495, and the Dulles Toll Road. Two of the largest clusters will be around Spring Hill Metro (with over 10,000 residential units) and Scott’s Run Metro (with over 5,000 units). Since many of these haven’t even broken ground yet, the exact number of units per building may have changed (or will change) from what we could find in published information. However, the numbers should be very close to what the final count should be. You can find out information from the Tysons Partnership page as well as this Washington Post article.


Click on each red square to find out how many units are planned for that location (we have also included the same information down below). We plotted a map point for each building, except when it came to the Scott’s Run development. Since there are 21 buildings planned for those three parcels of land we just plotted a polygon that roughly corresponds to the borders of the planned development.

Tysons Major Residential Projects:


• Tysons West

A total of 803 residential units, 450 hotel rooms, plus office and retail space. See more at

• Dominion Square

Two parcels of land either side of this street will bring a combined total 3,273 residential units and 250 hotel rooms to the land very close to the Metro.

• Perseus Project

This 3.52 acre lot will replace the existing 6-story building with two high-rise buildings with 300 residential units and 200 hotel rooms, plus office and retail. For renderings of the proposed site plan go to:

• Sunburst At Spring Hill

Near several other major buildings, this building is going to bring another 1,338 residential units to the Spring Hill neighborhood.

• Georgelas Group At Spring Hill

There are three large buildings planned for this side of Spring Hill, bringing a total of 4,000 residential units plus office and retail spaces.

• The Ascent At Spring Hill Station

This 404-unit apartment building is now leasing. See more at

• Westpark Plaza

Over five acres of land will have two residential towers with 1,300 residential units and another several hundred hotel rooms (150-300 is latest information we could find). Retail space is also part of the plan.

• The Boro

One of the largest developments in the works due to the almost 2 million square feet of office space, it will also bring 1,273 residential units and 150 hotel rooms. See more at

• Tysons Central

Another mixed-use parcel with 1,509 residential units and 200 hotel rooms integrated with office and retail space.

• Residences At Greensboro Place

Within walking distance of two different Metro stations (Greensboro and Tysons Metros) these two towers will bring up to 520 units to the area. See more at:

• Arbor Row

The Arbor Row development will bring eight new buildings across almost twenty acres of land. Approximately half of it will be dedicated to residential space (up to 1,176 units) and the rest will be a mix of office, retail, and hotel. See more here:

• 7915 Jones Branch Drive

This building will have up to 400 residential units and retail space. Fairfax County government will lease 4,000 square feet in the neighboring Brunswick Building (7921 Jones Branch Drive) at no cost for ten years (the latest plan was for the Fire Marshal office to move in). The development will also have a dog park and interior courtyard.

• Capital One Campus

The 26-acre campus owned by Capital One will have 12 buildings consisting of up to 1,230 residential units, 1,000 hotel rooms, plus office and retail space. They will also develop a 30,000-square-foot community center, community park, and parking lots (some of which will be underground, others will be discreetly integrated into the above ground areas). See more here:

• Scott’s Run North and South

The two parcels of Scott’s Run South, plus the nearby Scott’s Run North total 40-acres and the current plan is to have 21 new buildings with a mix of residential, retail, office, and hotel uses. Scott’s Run South will have up to 2,172 residential units and 360 hotel rooms, while North will have up to 464 units (and no hotel). There are also plans for a trail system to join the nearby developments. See more here:

• 1575 Anderson Road (Garfield Parcel)

Two buildings with 425 units (combined) are already under construction. Leasing expected to begin in 2016. The latest available information we could find is here: Note, several different sources differ slightly on the exact number of units that will be available (from 425 to 445). We have posted what was on the Tysons Partnership page.

• The Commons

Up to 2,571 apartments will be added adjacent to the Scott’s Run and Garfield Parcel living areas. There will also be two office buildings for Mitre Corporation on the nearby land.

• Tysons 1

The existing Tysons 1 shopping center will have space for 1,300 residential units and a 200 room hotel added to it, in addition to office and retail space.

Bottom Line:

These major changes at Tysons will bring real estate boom to surrounding areas such as Vienna, VA and McLean, VA. If you are thinking of buying, consider Tysons to be your new home. Book buyer consultation today!