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July 14, 2017 | by brambleton

Builder & Neighborhood Spotlight

Brambleton Garden District TownhomeBuild your dream home in one of Brambleton’s newest neighborhoods – Downtown Brambleton or West Park. Whether it’s an urban experience with a huge rooftop terrace and elevator townhome, or a fresh spin on a single-family home built around the way your family really lives, both neighborhoods offer brand new modern homes within walking distance to the Town Center and in the center of it all! Connected. Modern. Walkable. Welcome to life at Brambleton.

Downtown Brambleton – Now Selling!

 

Make your move Downtown! This trendy new neighborhood features townhomes with modern designs and indoor/outdoor living, all within walking distance to Brambleton’s Town Center. Now selling by KnutsonMiller & Smith and Van Metre. All models and sales centers are open daily, 11 AM – 6 PM.

  • Knutson – No one has ever lived closer to the taps of Lost Rhino Retreat, cardio training at Onelife Fitness, or date night at Fox Cinemas. Get ready for a 4-story front row seat to concerts and events, with your own private elevator that puts Blue Ridge Grill, Harris Teeter, and dozens of shops and restaurants within seconds of your front door. Get ready for a Yard In The Sky — a rooftop terrace so large you’ll host the ultimate dinner parties under the stars. Visit the Luna model to discover the Knutson difference reshaping Loudoun County. Priced from the low $600s, owning your piece of Downtown Bram starts here. Model located at 42389 Willow Creek Way, 703-665-1234.

 

  • Miller & Smith – Introducing Garden District to Brambleton Town Center. Unveiling modern designs with fabulous indoor/outdoor spaces seamlessly integrated throughout. Designed exclusively for Brambleton with an innovative mix of posh spaces for entertaining and private spaces for unwinding. Modern brick facades featuring black windows and distinctive architectural details created especially for this area. Priced from the upper $500s and low $600s, the Tatton & Norland homes are now available for sale, with new designs debuting later this summer. Visit Brambletongardendistrict.com or contact AnnTrisha Ramrattan for additional information, and join the VIP List to receive updates and special invitations. The new Tatton model is located at 42310 Porter Ridge Terrace (enter from Creighton Road), 703-327-0080.
  • Van Metre – Style meets substance in three distinctive, never-before-seen townhome collections in this highly sought-after Brambleton location. These well-appointed urban inspired homes include a multitude of contemporary touches that address your needs as today’s home buyer – tech desks, included covered verandas, full roof terraces and so much more. Be among the first to showcase one of Van Metre’s exquisite new townhome designs here at Downtown Brambleton and make your home the talk of the town. For more information, stop by the all-new Information Centre located at 22855 Brambleton Plaza, #108, or call 703-764-5415. Model opening late summer.
Single-Family Homes in West Park at Brambleton

Miller & Smith and Van Metre are currently selling single-family homes in the West Park neighborhood, conveniently located to Brambleton’s newest schools, trails, the Town Center and more. Winchester Homes‘ model is anticipated to open in August. Join their VIP Priority List to receive the latest updates.

  • Miller & Smith – Now selling the Aria with multiple layout options, ranging from 2,800 to 4,200 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a 2-car garage, priced from $619,990.  Available on 49 homesites, the Aria is a new fashioned home design perfect for today’s modern lifestyle.  The Aria model home is anticipated to open in August; for now, visit West Park’s temporary sales center located in the Evermont Trace townhome model. Contact Eric Hansen for more information, 703-327-6601.
  • Van Metre’s new Carlton model home is now open in the West Park neighborhood. Located at 23041 Canyon Oak Court, the Carlton is one of two single-family floor plans offered by Van Metre Homes in this new neighborhood, conveniently located to Brambleton’s newest schools, trails, the Town Center and more. Plans offer 4-6 bedrooms, 2.5-5.5 baths, 2-car garages, up to 3,120 square feet and are priced from the mid $600s. Contact Ann Carroll for more information, 703-764-5481.

 

Helpful Resources

For a complete list of all new homes available in Brambleton, check out www.brambleton.com/findyournewhome.

Now Open: Creighton Road to Evergreen Mills Road

Renée Dawson, Brambleton Middle School Principal, Tony Buffington, Blue Ridge District Supervisor, and Beth Huck, School Board Member At-Large cutting the ribbon for the opening of the remaining section of Creighton Road from Madison’s Trust Elementary to Evergreen Mills Road on June 28th. This new stretch of roadway provides access to the new Brambleton Middle School as well as the West Park neighborhood!


Spotlight Realtor

Meet Demetrio Ford, Pearson Smith Realty | Hunt Country Realty

I am a husband and father of three high-spirited boys. I was born in Los Angeles, but I lived in Houston for nearly 8 years and I’ve called many places home, so I know a thing or two about looking for a new home and moving. As far back as I can remember, I have loved looking at homes. As a child, I developed a fascination with Greek and Roman architecture and I rode my bike in the neighborhood next to mine because I loved how the homes looked. I still get a thrill out of visiting new model homes, not just because I am a Realtor, but because I love to see the designs, décor and features. I am not an avid gardener but I appreciate a beautiful landscape and I have designed and installed the landscaping in two of my homes.  Learn more about my hobbies here.

Even if you’re not currently in the market to sell, it’s a good idea to stay on top of the current trends in Brambleton’s real estate market.  Contact me to receive monthly market updates or to receive a market analysis that will give you an idea of what you could receive if you placed your home on the market today.


Town Center News

Catch up on this month’s news & events in the latest edition of the Brambleton Town Center Newsletter.  Copies are available for pick up in the Welcome Center.

Tenants In The Spotlight

Congratulations to Drs. Costa and Browning on being named Best Dentists of 2017 by Virginia Living Magazine.

The readers of Washington Family Magazine have cast their votes for the “2017 Best For Families” survey, and several Town Center tenants are their top picks:

  • Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Dr. Konz team – Best Children’s Dentist
  • Go Bananas – Best Locally Owned Toy Store
  • Peet’s Coffee – Best Local Cup of Coffee
  • SweetFrog – Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Shop (ColdStone Creamery, runner-up)

Lost Rhino Brings Back the Gold from the Virginia Craft Beer Cup Awards

Congratulations to Lost Rhino’s Rhino Chasers Pilsner for receiving gold in the Czech Lager category at the recent Virginia Craft Beer Cup Awards Ceremony held last month in Richmond.  Rhino Chasers Pilsner, a golden lager that has a hoppy bitterness and a little citrus flavor, improved its ranking after taking silver in the same category last year!

The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild hosted the 2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Awards Ceremony on June 5th in Richmond, Virginia. Celebrating excellence in craft beer this past year, more than 240 brewers were in attendance with a total of 356 beers competing in 24 categories. The Virginia Craft Beer Cup is the largest state competition of its kind in the United States, and is committed to giving its members the opportunity to compete in VA, obtain critical feedback from certified judges and get noticed statewide.  Along with Lost Rhino Brewing Company, two other Loudoun Breweries – Old Ox Brewery and Crooked Run Brewing – also took home medals from the awards ceremony.

AhSo restaurant opening soon in the Brambleton Town Center.

Blue Ridge Grill – BBQ Night & Daily Happy Hour

Round up the family for Sunday BBQ Night at Brambleton’s Blue Ridge Grill. From 3 PM til close, select entrees of ribs, chicken and shrimp are just $16. This offer ends Sunday, September 3rd. Check out their other weekly specials, including discounted food and drink specials seven days a week.

New Retailer Coming Soon To The Brambleton Town Center: Opening Late 2017


Upcoming Events

Plan Your Week With Summer Fun at the Brambleton Town Center!

Tuesdays: Rhino Chasers Run Club, 6 PM. Meet at Lost Rhino Retreat for an organized run, then come back to enjoy drinks, food and camaraderie with fellow run and beer enthusiasts.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Regal Summer Movie Express, 10 AM. $1 movies with proceeds going to the Will Rogers Institute.

Wednesdays: Bicycle Outfitters’ Family Bike Rides, 6 PM. Set out to discover Brambleton’s trails with a family bike ride led by the staff at Bicycle Outfitters. Meet at their store on Wednesdays at 5:45 PM with your family, bikes and a helmet for all. And don’t forget a water bottle! The ride starts promptly at 6 PM. Call the store for more details, 703-327-3222.

Thursdays: Sizzlin Summer Concerts, 7 PM. Downtown Brambleton sizzles on Thursday nights with FREE outdoor concerts held every other week. Bring your blankets and chairs, pack a picnic or grab something from one of our food trucks, and enjoy a fun night of music. The concerts are located on the western end of Legacy Park. Gates open at 6 PM, concerts begin at 7 PM.

Fridays: Stop by Peet’s Coffee & Tea on Fridays throughout the summer for a BOGO deal (buy one, get one free) on any beverage from 1-3 PM. No coupon required.

July 27: Friends of Brambleton Library Meeting

Join an organization that will make a positive impact on our community:  the Friends of Brambleton Library (FOBL)!  Currently in its infancy, FOBL needs volunteers who can help advise and offer support for fundraisers for programming and supplies not covered by the library’s operating budget.  Volunteer commitment is typically 5 hours per month; however, more time may be required during event planning and execution.  Introductory meetings will be held monthly until FOBL is formalized.  The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 27th at 7:30 PM in the Brambleton Welcome Center.  Email FriendsOfTheBrambletonLibrary@gmail.com for more information, and be sure to “Like” their page on Facebook. We would like to extend a big thank you to Brambleton resident, Robyn Beck Dietter, who has taken on the role of organizing FOBL.

August 2: Coffee & Conversation

StoneSprings Hospital Center is pleased to host a monthly “Coffee & Conversation” discussion group.  Each month, join the conversation with a community healthcare provider to learn more about healthcare topics that matter to you. This month, orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Ryan Miyamoto, will discuss advanced treatment options for shoulder pain.  There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Register by calling 855-226-7344. This event will be held on Aug 2 from 7-8 PM at Mug ‘n Muffin in the Stone Ridge Village Center.

August 26: StoneSprings Hospital Center’s Pediatric Emergency Room Grand Opening

Celebrate the grand opening of StoneSprings Hospital Center’s Pediatric ER on Saturday, August 26th from 10 AM – 2 PM. The Open House will include fun for the whole family with activities and entertainment, food and refreshments. Bring the kids dressed as their favorite superhero! Learn more on their Facebook Events page.

  • Superhero Meet and Greet
  • Face Painting
  • Caricatures
  • Teddy Bear Clinic
  • Ambulance, Fire Truck and Helicopter Tours

Find detailed info on more Community events and specials online.


School & Area News

40 Loudoun Schools Rank Top In State

from Loudoun Now | July 13, 2017

Loudoun County’s public schools fared well in Niche’s annual ranking of Virginia’s best schools. The organization ranked Loudoun’s 79,000-student school system as the third best school district in Virginia. Forty of Loudoun County’s public schools made it to the top of Niche’s list of top 100 schools, including Legacy Elementary, Stone Hill Middle and Briar Woods High Schools in Brambleton!

Niche is an organization that publishes information about schools and districts to parents researching schools. It ranks the top 100 elementary, middle, and high schools in each state by exploring SAT/ACT scores, student-teacher ratios, the quality of colleges students consider and reviews from parents and students.

Loudoun Again Crowned The Richest County In America

from Loudoun Times-Mirror | July 13, 2017

Loudoun County is once again the richest county in the U.S., according the latest Census Bureau estimates. The county boasts a median household income just shy of $126,000, the tops in the nation. Almost 10,000 Loudoun residents commute to D.C., while the vast majority find well-paid jobs in the county. Top local employers include Dulles Airport, Loudoun County Public Schools and the Department of Homeland Security. Others are employed within the vast array of technology companies and at data centers. While Loudoun takes the top spot, according to the 2015 Census Bureau estimates, half of the richest counties in America are within an hour of the District of Columbia.

StoneSprings Hospital Center Making Headlines!

  • StoneSprings Establishes Xi Robotic Training Site – StoneSprings Hospital Center has established the only Xi Robotic Training Epicenter for general surgery in Northern Virginia. It is one of only 40 general surgery epicenters in the world and the second in Virginia. The center will host surgeons from across the nation as they study specialized surgical techniques by observing robotic surgeries in action in the da Vinci operating suite.
  • StoneSprings Hospital Center Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers – On Friday, July 14, StoneSprings Hospital Center was awarded the Advanced Primary Stroke Certification by The Joint Commission, a distinction that recognizes hospitals that follow proven best practices for stroke care. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.
From the office of Supervisor Tony Buffington

Stay in-the-know on news and events affecting Loudoun County by subscribing to Supervisor Tony Buffington’s Blue Ridge District Newsletter.

 

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