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Brambleton Community Update, Fall 2018

October 2, 2018 | by Patty Lamothe

Brambleton continues to be a real #GameChanger in the greater Ashburn community as we enter into a new season and the final stretch of the year. Read on for the latest community news and announcements, including the ribbon cutting and opening celebration of the new Brambleton Library!

 

 

Catch Brambleton in the Fall Spotlight at these Upcoming Events

 

  • Fall 2018 events in the Brambleton Town CenterBrambleton Fall Model Home Tour, Oct 13 & 14: Tour Brambleton’s models and enter for a chance to win a family four-pack of custom bikes valued at $1,620!
  • Miller & Smith’s Aria model home will be showcased on the Fox5 Morning News on October 13 in a “How to Style/Organize your home like a model” segment hosted by Miller & Smith’s interior designer.
  • Brambleton Library VIP Sneak Peek & AhSo Micro Wine Dinner, Oct 21 & 22:  Enjoy a 4-course wine dinner at AhSo along with a tour of the new Brambleton Library. Hurry, tickets are going fast!
  • Brambleton Library Grand Opening, Dec 1: The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration featuring community leaders, local bands and performers! Check out this video

 

Visit our Events page for a full line-up of community happenings!

 

Neighborhood Development News

 

Radcliffe Model at Brambleton by Winchester HomesWest Park Neighborhood

Your family will love living here. Miller & Smith, Van Metre and Winchester Homes offer a new fashioned spin on classic single-family designs. West Park offers a desirable address and amazing amenities. You can’t beat the location – near the new Brambleton Middle School as well as the future Independence High School and Hanson Regional Park. Single-family designs range in size from 3,000 to over 5,000 square feet and priced from the low $600s through low $700s.

  • Miller & Smith’s Aria model home will be showcased on the Fox5 Morning News on Oct 13 in a “How to Style/Organize your home like a model” segment hosted by Miller & Smith’s interior designer
  • Van Metre’s Carlton model home is now for sale, priced at $899,990
  • Winchester Homes has a fully upgraded, immediate delivery Radcliffe model for as low as $741K, or choose to build from scratch and move in April 2019! Up to 5,136 sq ft. Hurry – $35,000 in FREE UPGRADES expires soon!
  • Independence High School is on schedule to open for the 2019-2020 school year! Check out the school’s new website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.
  • Dog Park coming this Fall!
DoDowntown Brambleton Builder Product summer 2018wntown Brambleton Neighborhood

Connected. Modern. Walkable. Welcome to surban living, where the convenience of walking to great parks, coffee shops, the movies, or even the neighborhood gym is not sacrificed for trendy architectural features and modern townhome designs. An urban experience awaits in these KnutsonMiller & Smith and Van Metre townhomes, all within walking distance to Brambleton’s Town Center. Elevators, private rooftop terraces and relaxing views of the lake are some of the highlights of living in Downtown Brambleton.

  • Knutson in Brambleton Town Center – Live your life on the curve! Only 2 Astra plans remain, priced from the upper $600s
  • Knutson in Town Center South – New alfresco terrace towns from the upper $400s
  • Miller & Smith – Modern brick facades and charming courtyards, priced from the low $500s
  • Van Metre – City inspired townhomes from the upper $500s

 

Toll Brothers' new Gramercy Park Newhaven model home

Toll Brothers at Brambleton

This quaint neighborhood is being built among mature trees so every townhome will enjoy private backyard retreats with wooded views, along with convenient access to major commuting routes and minutes from shopping and dining at the Brambleton Town Center! These 3 & 4-level townhomes have up to 3,400 square feet, rooftop terraces available, and are priced from the upper $500s.

Now open onsite for sales, model opening October 13th! Contact Brittany Lawrence at 703-997-7900 or blawrence@tollbrothers.com.

Birchwood at Brambleton

Birchwood development photosAs our first residents begin to move in, development of Ashburn’s newest 55+ community is well underway. Walking trails and a pier are being placed around the pond behind the Van Metre villas, bus shelters have been added, crews have been busy installing landscaping and hardscaping, plus construction of the Clubhouse – including the pouring of both pool foundations – has begun! The builders are equally busy with their construction. Van Metre’s The Lifts models will open October 13th, while the Flats are anticipated to open early 2019. Miller & Smith and Winchester Homes now have their furnished models open with new sections under development, anticipated to be released later this Fall.

Highlights from Birchwood:

  • Van Metre’s new Birchwood Welcome Center is now open. Come check out their innovative new space recycled from a shipping container! This one-stop location for information showcases all of the homes that Van Metre offers at Birchwood. The Welcome Center is open Mondays, 11 AM to 6 PM, and Tuesday through Sunday, 9 AM to 4 PM.
  • The website for the Woods at Birchwood is now live and their new phone number is 703-722-2763. These new 55+ apartments should be available for rent by the end of the year.
  • WELCOME to our first Birchwood residents! Kristen Higgins at Service First Management is your Homeowner’s Association contact. She can be reached at 703-392-6006, ext 267.
  • Good news for all homebuyers: Did you know Virginia has one of the lowest real estate tax rates in the country (based on wallethub.com) – we’re the 3rd lowest on the eastern seaboard! Low taxes and rich amenities make Loudoun County a perfect destination!

News Around the Town Center

Brambleton Library exterior street viewHave you heard the Town Center’s breaking news? We’re excited to share that the Brambleton Library — the ninth branch of the Loudoun County Public Library — will open its doors to the public Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. with a grand opening celebration. This 40,000-square-foot facility in Brambleton Town Center has dedicated areas for children, teens and adults; three large meeting rooms; a makerspace with 3D printers, laser cutters, sewing equipment and a recording studio; 10 study rooms and a gaming room in the Teen Center. In addition to the array of services offered, the Brambleton Library is the second branch in the Loudoun County Public Library system to be open Friday and Saturday evenings until 9 p.m.

Visit library.loudoun.gov to search the catalog, reserve a meeting room, check out eBooks and eAudiobooks, learn a new language, take Lynda courses, streaming music, and much more.

Additional Highlights Around the Town Center:
  • AhSo Is Now Open For Lunch: Tuesday thru Friday, 11 AM – 2 PM, offering a la carte menu plus a special 3-course lunch that will change daily
  • We’re excited about the opening of these new BTC tenants:
    • Fairfax Pediatric Associates – opening Fall 2018 above the Brambleton Library. Now hiring RNs/LPNs/MAs/Medical Techs – send resumes to tcirillo@fairfaxpeds.com
    • Good Dog Rocky Coming Soon Window SignsGood Dog Rocky – Opening later this year, offering dog grooming, bathing and natural pet food
    • Burgerim – Gourmet burgers by the pack
  • Congratulations to AhSo’s bartender, Phil Duong, for winning LoCo’s Battle of the Bartenders! Best bartender around LoCo Proceeds benefitted CORE: Children Of Restaurant Employees. Stop by AhSo for a cocktail any day of the week, or plan out happy hour Tues – Fri, 2-6 PM.
  • The Brambleton Eat LoCO Marketplace is still in full swing this fall! The market is open year-round, so come out every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM for your favorite foods, quality proteins, healthy vegetables, and artisan crafters. We’ll always be there, rain or shine.

Upcoming Events

 

Pumpkin spice lattes aren’t the only thing back by popular demand – Brambleton’s fall line-up of events is a real crowd pleaser!

Ad for Brambleton's Model Home Tour Weekend, Oct 13-14Save The Date For Brambleton’s Fall Model Home Tour, Oct 13 & 14

Brambleton’s 20+ model homes will be on display during the 2018 Brambleton Model Home Tour on October 13 & 14. Throughout the weekend, stop by the Welcome Center and builders’ model homes for food, giveaways and prizes, plus “get social” with us for a chance to win 4 custom Electra bikes from Bicycle Outfitters (a $1,620 value). Simply share a photo of yourself in any of our 20 models on social media using #BramHomeTour – and get bonus points for posting directly to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages! Stop by the Welcome Center to pick up your touring map to get started (or find it here). Neighborhoods on the tour include West Park (SF), Downtown Brambleton (TH), Berkshire by Van Metre (TH), Toll Brothers at Brambleton (TH) and Birchwood at Brambleton (55+).

The builders will be raffling off prizes including $100 gift cards to AhSo Restaurant and Blue Ridge Grill LLC, smart speakers and home accessories. The Brambleton Group’s grand prize, as mentioned above, will be a family 4-pack of custom Electra bikes from Bicycle Outfitters (valued at $1,620).

HOA News

 

  • Perks of #BRAMLIFE – The Brambleton Community Association is excited to announce the new Bram Life Pass program. Brambleton residents can now enjoy exclusive discounts at several participating businesses, including AhSo, Solace Brewery, Fleetwood Winery and more just by showing their Bram Life Pass (aka, pool pass).  For example, Fleetwood Winery offers 10% off purchases every Thursday from 12 to 8 PM.  Visit www.brambletonhoa.com/bramlifepass for more information about this new program, including other discounts offered by local businesses.
  • Brambleton Magazine Fall Issue – The Fall 2018 issue of the Brambleton Magazine has been mailed to all Brambleton residents, and you can view the magazine online here.
  • Redeem Your Free OneLife Fitness Membership – If you purchased a brand new home from a Brambleton builder within the past year, hurry in to OneLife Fitness to activate the FREE membership (your builder has already paid for it)! Call the club for details, 703-774-9500. *Please note: free membership must be activated within one year of your settlement date. Free memberships are non-transferable and not applicable to Brambleton resales.

 

Trending Headlines & Brambleton Blog

Brambleton Library to Open December 1st 2018! from Brambleton’s blog, October 1, 2018
The Brambleton Library will open its doors to the public Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. with a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration.

Ashburn School Lends Hand to Hurricane Survivors, from LoudounNow, September 21,2018
Way to go! The students, parents and teachers at Creighton’s Corner Elementary School donated 100 cases of bottled water to be delivered to victims of Hurricane Florence in South Carolina.

MIchelle and Mike Diebler at BrambletonOur Visit To Brambleton, by Michelle Deibler, September 19, 2018
We first met our guest blogger, Michelle Deibler, this past summer when we invited her to tour Brambleton with us. Take a look at what Michelle had to say when she returned to Brambleton with her kids, and be sure to follow her Running on Love and Caffeine blog!

The Best Places to Live in America 2018, from Money Magazine, September 17, 2018
Ashburn, VA ranked #2 in Money’s list of best places to live based on economic growth, affordability and quality of life!

Step Sisters Expand Reach into Fairfax. from Loudoun Chamber, September 24, 2018
The Step Sisters have agreed to take over operations from Fairfax Breast Health Network, expanding the organization’s reach into Fairfax County.  This new move allows The Step Sisters to specifically expand their Crisis Fund initiative. The Step Sisters were founded in 2014 to improve the quality of life for Loudoun County patients impacted by breast cancer. The following year, the group expanded into Fairfax County and today assists patients treated at six area hospitals. Congratulations!

NoVA Surges To No. 1 On Amazon HQ2 Rankings List, from Reston Patch, August 28, 2018:
We remain hopeful that Amazon will choose NoVA for its HQ2 location!  Whether it’s Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington or DC – your home in Brambleton would just be a quick commute (perhaps Metro ride) away!

AhSo Dishes Up Creativity Paired with Just the Right Wine in Brambleton, from LoudounNow, August 27, 2018:
Amid Brambleton’s newly unboxed shopping centers and manicured suburban neighborhoods is a new restaurant that is luring DC foodies off their city perch. AhSo is the creation of Chef Jason Maddens, who describes his first restaurant as a “modern American bistro” where he can flex his muscles as a sommelier, pairing fine wines with a dynamic, locally sourced menu. Continue reading

Loudoun Has Record Number of Companies on the Inc. 5000 List, from Loudoun Economic Development, August 16, 2018:
Thirty-one Loudoun-based businesses made Inc. magazine’s 2018 list of the fastest-growing companies in America. This is the largest number of Loudoun companies on the list on record. “Congratulations to all of the great local companies on this list. Loudoun County has worked hard to create the environment where businesses can thrive,” said Loudoun Economic Development’s Executive Director, Buddy Rizer. Continue reading

SunTrust Mortgage: Kids Help Make the Pick in Half of Home Buying Decisions, from PR Newswire, May 21, 2018

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