Loudoun County

Loudoun County Real Estate

HISTORY
Loudoun County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the county is estimated to be home to 312,311 people, an 84 percent increase over the 2000 figure of 169,599. That increase makes the county the fourth fastest-growing in the United States during that period. Its county seat is Leesburg. As of 2007, the town had been county seat for 249 of the last 250 years.

As of 2007, Loudoun County has the highest median household income of any county in the United States ($107,207), beating neighboring Fairfax County, Virginia ($105,241). The two counties have been trading places as the highest-income county in the United States in recent years.

By the time of the American Revolution, it was the most populous county in Virginia. During the War of 1812, important Federal documents and government archives were evacuated from Washington and stored at Leesburg for safe keeping. Local tradition holds that these documents were stored at Rokeby House and thus that Leesburg was briefly the capital of the United States.

Early in the American Civil War, the Battle of Balls Bluff took place near Leesburg on October 21, 1861. Future jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was critically wounded in that battle along the Potomac River. During the Gettysburg Campaign in June 1863, Confederate Major General J.E.B. Stuart and Union cavalry clashed in the battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville. Confederate partisan John S. Mosby based his operations in Loudoun and adjoining Fauquier County (for a more in-depth account of the history of Loudoun County during the Civil War, see Loudoun County in the American Civil War). Loudoun County, VA The Town of Leesburg, the county seat, was once named "George Town" honoring King George II. Leesburg was established in 1758 from land originally held by Lord Fairfax, then renamed for the influential Lee family of Virginia. The town was formed at the crossroads of two Colonial roads, now Routes 7 and 15, and is the seat of government for beautiful Loudoun County. Leesburg is located just 35 miles northwest of Washington DC, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Attractions

Loudoun Museum

Loudoun County, VA Exhibits at the Loudoun Museum throughout the year offer visitors something new to learn about Loudoun's rich and diverse heritage. Exhibits are designed to be educational, entertaining and a little different. The museum is dedicated to telling the stories of the people of the county, with the tools, toys, and treasures made and used by her residents.

The Museum reopened July 1, 2010, after extensive repairs and four months' relocation in the Log Cabin. The current exhibit featuring new acquisitions that tell the stories from Ashburn to Yardley Taylor!

Children's Activities: The Loudoun Museum hosts free programs several times a year to highlight different aspects of Loudoun's heritage. These Children's Activities are planned in conjunction with Special Events in historic Leesburg. Costumed interpreters and living historians illustrate life during the 18th and 19th centuries. Children enjoy crafts, storytelling and games that focus on daily living skills.

Walking Tours of Historic Leesburg. The walking tours of Leesburg last one hour and the guides address many aspects of the town and county's cultural history. Tours are available, by reservation, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Children's Programs: All of the museum's programs for public, private and home-schooled students are lively interpretations of Loudoun County's unique past. Each program features hands-on object exploration, images, demonstrations, costumes and activities. Our educators will adapt each program to the students' ages, abilities and interests.

Vineyards and Wineries

Loudoun County is D.C.'s Wine Country!

Loudoun County vineyard

Loudoun County wineries are leading Virginia producers of vinifera and New World grape wines. Soil conditions, temperate climate, access to technical experts and mentors, and skilled winemakers all contribute to Loudoun's growing reputation as "Wine Country."

Whether you visit a winery with your family for a picnic on a sunny afternoon, on an evening outing with friends, or for a special corporate of family event, the wineries have something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to check each winery's website for special events.

More information, including the "Loudoun Wine Trail," is available from the Loudoun County Office of Rural Economic Development.

Leesburg is located in northeast Virginia. Leesburg is part of Loudoun County. Leesburg has 12.39 square miles of land area and 0.07 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Leesburg population is 42,616, which has grown 50.53% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 13.03% and is much higher than the national average rate of 9.71%. Leesburg median household income is $98,054 in 2008-2012 and has grown by 42.39% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 36.33% and is much higher than the national average rate of 26.32%. Leesburg median house value is $386,200 in 2008-2012 and has grown by 104.99% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 99.12% and is much higher than the national average rate of 51.67%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Leesburg is much better than the state average in quality.

River Creek is a planned community in Loudoun County, Virginia. It is recognized as the first gated country club community in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. River Creek is a joint venture project of The Tower Companies, Montgomery Development, and ClubCorp USA, Inc. The community welcomed its first residents in 1997. The last new homes built in the community were completed in the 2008-2009 timeframe.

River Creek is a planned community in Loudoun County, Virginia, located 30 miles west of Washington, D.C. and north of Leesburg at the confluence of the Potomac River and Goose Creek. It is recognized as the first gated country club community in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. River Creek is a joint venture project of The Tower Companies, Montgomery Development, and ClubCorp USA, Inc. River Creek welcomed its first residents in 1997.

South Riding is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Loudoun County. South Riding appears on the Arcola U.S. Geological Survey Map.

South Riding is a census-designated place and planned community in Loudoun County, Virginia. The population as of the 2010 Census was 24,256.[1] . Neighboring U.S. Route 50 and State Route 28 provide access to the Dulles/Reston/Tysons Corner technology corridor and other major employment centers in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Brambleton is an award-winning master planned community located on 2,500 acres of land near Ashburn, Virginia in Loudoun County.

Brambleton is zoned for a full range of residential and commercial uses. The overall layout of Brambleton calls for over 8,000 residential units, including an active adult community; a Town Center with 300,000 square feet (28,000 m2) of retail space and 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2) of office space; an additional 150,000 square feet (14,000 m2) of neighborhood retail and 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) of commercial office; and 1,760,000 square feet (164,000 m2) of light industrial/flex space.

Brambleton was designed to incorporate traditional neighborhood features alongside pedestrian-oriented spaces and streetscapes. Currently the community includes two pools, miles of public trails, tot lots, parks, sports courts and ballfields.

Three Loudoun County Public Schools are located in the Brambleton community.

Aldie is an unincorporated village located on the John Mosby Highway (U.S. Route 50) between Gilbert's Corner and Middleburg in Loudoun County, Virginia. It is located in a gap between the Catoctin Mountain and Bull Run Mountain, through which the Little River flows. The zip code for Aldie, Virginia, is 20105.

The Golf Club At Creighton Farms

The Club at Creighton Farms' Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course makes the most of the area's naturally rolling terrain, challenging players with its variety and rewarding precision and course management rather than raw power. "The land was perfect for an exceptional course. I simply had to peel away the cover to reveal its true potential," Nicklaus said. The clubhouse at Creighton Farms features a pub, grill room, golf shop, billiards room, library, fitness center and more.

Communities, towns and incorporated cities* of Loudoun County

Arcola

Ashburn

Belmont

Brambleton

Broadlands

Countryside

Dulles Town Center

Hamilton*

Hillsboro*

Leesburg*

Lovettsville*

Lowes Island

Middleburg*

Oak Grove

Purcellville*

Round Hill*

South Riding

Sterling

Sugarland Run

University Center

Aldie

Ashburn

Chantilly

DHS

Dulles

Hamilton

Leesburg

Lincoln

Lovettsville

Middleburg

Paeonian Springs

Philomont

Purcellville

Round Hill

Sterling

Waterford

Loudoun County, VA - PO Box ZIP Codes

20041 20118 20131 20134 20142 20146 20159 20160 20163 20167 20177 20178

Loudoun County, VA - Standard ZIP Codes

20105 20117 20120 20129 20130 20132 20135 20141 20147 20148 20151 20152 20158 20164 20165 20166 20175 20176 20180 20184 20189 20197 22066

Loudoun County, VA - Unique - Single Entity ZIP Codes

20101 20102 20103 20104 20149 20598

CDPs

Arcola Ashburn Belmont Brambleton Broadlands Cascades Countryside Dulles Town Center Lansdowne Loudoun Valley Estates Lowes Island Moorefield Station Oak Grove South Riding Sterling Stone Ridge Sugarland Run University Center

Unincorporated communities

Airmont Aldie Bloomfield Bluemont Britain Conklin Dover Dulles Elvan Eubanks Gleedsville Georges Mill Gilberts Corner Howardsville Leithtown Lenah Lincoln Loudoun Heights Lucketts Mechanicsville Milltown Morrisonville Mount Gilead Mountville Neersville Oatlands Paeonian Springs Paxson Philomont Potomac Green Randolph Corner River Creek Ryan Saint Louis Scattersville Silcott Spring Sterling Park Stewartown Stumptown Sycolin Taylorstown Telegraph Spring Trapp Unison Virts Corner Waterford Watson Waxpool Wheatland Willard Willisville Woodburn

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Updated: 7th November, 2018 3:45 PM.