RCLCO (formerly Robert Charles Lesser & Co.) just released their list of the 50 Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2016. Brambleton is the ONLY Virginia and DC Metro area community that made this list, ranked at #47.
Thank you to everyone who donated their time and resources this past holiday season. The community’s generosity and good cheer was appreciated by many local charities:
Realtor friends, want to be in the Brambleton spotlight? Sign up for our monthly “Spotlight Realtor” by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Featured realtors will be asked to provide a flyer, video, bio and business cards to be displayed in the Welcome Center and on our website.
This month we celebrate our neighbor, Jess Turicchi as our latest “Humans of Brambleton.” Thank you, Jess, for your commitment to our kids and community.
Just three short years ago, The Step Sisters shifted focus in order to meet the practical needs of breast cancer patients in Loudoun County. Since that time, the Step Sisters’ organization has experienced tremendous growth, assisting breast cancer patients throughout Northern Virginia. In 2014, they started their mission with three services offered at one hospital. Today, their service area includes five hospitals with the recent addition of Inova Alexandria and Reston Hospital Center. Their expanded services now include pet care, drop-off childcare and delivery of freshly-prepared meals. They continue to work closely with their hospital partners to identify new quality-of-life services for patients. In order to further their mission and assist even more area patients, they have recently restructured their organization. Effective immediately, Ashley Campolattaro and Angela Fuentes will lead The Step Sisters, sharing the Executive Director position. Both Ashley and Angela have been instrumental in shaping and focusing the organization into what it is today and will continue this work in their new role. In addition, Sarah Strohecker will step into the role of President after being involved with The Step Sisters for several years.
Over 5,100 homes have been sold in Brambleton since the community opened for sales in 2001. There are 140 homes remaining in inventory in the current phase of development, with new neighborhoods opening this year. For a list of all the builders’ products and pricing, as well as quick delivery homes, check out the Find Your New Home section on our website.
Only 2 English Manor Villas remain. Choose from 2 Devon models, priced from the upper $500s. These villas each have 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and are generously sized with over 4,000 sq ft!
Plan your year ahead and don’t miss any of the fun at our community’s 2017 events. Note some new runs this year, including the Diabetes Walk in May and Zombie Run in October, but first we must show some love to our favorite Valentine’s sweeties!
Who’s Your Brambletine photo contest returns this year with a $100 Brambleton Town Center gift at stake. Show off your Valentine sweetie by uploading their photo to Facebook or Instagram and tag it using #Brambletine. Contest runs February 1-14.
Van Metre Companies’ Annual 5 Mile Run benefiting Children’s National Health System will celebrate its silver anniversary on Saturday, April 1, in Ashburn, Virginia. As a spring staple in the Broadlands community, this event has annually seen over 500 participants from across the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, who, in conjunction with numerous race supporters and sponsors alike, have set a goal of over $150,000 in contributions each year.
The 25th Annual 5 Mile Run will follow its classic format, using a ChronoTrack race timing system with a disposable D-tag on a USATF certified course. Participants will include competitive runners, weekend and occasional joggers, walkers with strollers, and even pets! New for 2017, the category of “Virtual Runner” will be available for participants who are unable to attend the April 1st event, allowing for individuals to continue their support of Van Metre’s great cause by enabling them to run from any remote location across the world! Cash & door prizes, face painting and a post-race party will also add to the event’s fun. Sign up for the race and take advantage of early bird price savings before January 31. Be sure to join us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.
Brambleton has challenged residents to remain focused on long term wellness with a new amenity, MyBramHealth.com. This website is a first-of-its-kind, community-based platform that provides residents with the opportunity to discover and become the best version of themselves, offering personalized recommendations, expert insights and motivating programs to help them live their healthiest lives. The website even includes an insightful RealAge® Test – find the true age of the body you’re living in!
As part of MyBramHealth, eight teams participated in a “Healthy for the Holidays” challenge last November, a four week challenge to see which team could log the most steps. Altogether, there were over 100 Brambleton residents and employees competing in the challenge, and participants collectively logged over 27.5 million steps! Team leaders rallied everyone to move more while famed nutritionist and cookbook author, Frances Largeman-Roth, hosted Facebook LIVE chats with advice on healthy cooking and eating.
Congratulations to the winning team, “Restart Your Health, Bram,” which consisted of a husband and wife dynamic duo, Steve and Julianne Benson.
“Steven and I took the challenge very seriously. We are huge walkers and bikers anyway, but now we “stepped” it up! As newcomers to Brambleton, we love exploring – either on wheels or walking. Brambleton has such great walking paths and we so enjoy walking the ponds and exploring the new neighborhoods. We love to eat healthy (I am a Nutritional Therapist) and we understand how exercise and nutrition go hand-in-hand. I Hope others were also inspired to “step up” to the challenge and notice the difference exercise makes. We hope everyone has a healthy and happy New Year! 2017 looks bright!” -Julianne Benson
Stay tuned for the next challenge to get residents focused on improving their overall health!
Brambleton Middle School News: Shakes with the Principal, Jan 25
Drop in and treat yourself to a specialty shake and/or lunch at our favorite neighborhood 50’s diner, Johnny Rockets in Brambleton on Wednesday, January 25th! Good food and good company will be on the menu when you stop by to visit with Principal Dawson.
Great news for Brambleton residents: another park is being planned along our borders! Water access to Beaverdam Reservoir was temporarily closed in 2016 (no fishing, boating, paddling or other water activities permitted); however, marked trails remain open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. The reservoir is scheduled to reopen permanently in 2019. In the meantime, Loudoun Water and NOVA Parks are collaborating to open an adjacent park, complete with docks, a boardwalk, a pavilion, several shelter houses, walking paths and and 8-mile hiking trail circling the reservoir. Reservoir Park would be situated behind the baseball fields at the intersection where Belmont Ridge turns as it meets Northstar. It would include 200 parking places and facilities for area rowing groups, including several high school rowing clubs, that use the reservoir for practice.
Excerpt from January 2017 Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Newsletter
Construction of Phase 2 of the Silver Line is moving steadily along, according to rail project officials. In recent weeks, Capital Rail Constructors, the project’s design-build contractor, has reported significant progress on the aerial guideways that will carry the tracks through Washington Dulles International Airport.
According to John Kearney, project manager/construction manager of the rail project for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority which is building the Silver line, the girders to support the future rail station at the airport are being put in along with station framing precast. And only 47 of the girders to support the aerial tracks are still to be made. Construction of the future Ashburn Station, at the end of the Phase 2 alignment, has ramped up.