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News & Updates Around Ashburn – Fall 2019
November 26, 2019 | by Patty Lamothe
Whether you’re new to Brambleton or a card-carrying BramLife Pass member, we’ve got exciting new updates for you.
Discover Brambleton App: An Insider’s Perspective of our Community
Our tech-savvy buyers have a new approach to learning all about Brambleton with the Discover Brambleton app! Download the app for a self-guided Brambleton tour. As you navigate through the community, the app will highlight points of interest such as model homes, schools, pools/parks, the Town Center and signature events, providing the location/direction and brief description of each. There’s even an augmented reality feature that can be launched from 7 “Viewpoints” around the community. Check out what blogger Alicia Tenise had to say about her experience in Brambleton with the app.
It’s Brambleton’s Realtor Appreciation Month and we want to say THANK YOU to our many friends who have been a part of our community’s success! Stop by the Welcome Center or Birchwood Clubhouse where we have a special appreciation gift waiting for you. We appreciate you, value your commitment, and give thanks for you this upcoming holiday season.
Are you a Brambleton Realtor Insider? Join this exclusive Facebook group to stay updated on our latest news, development and photos!
‘Tis The Season for Giving!
The holidays are here, and Bambleton once again has you covered on ways to give back as well as festive events to attend!
Frozen II Snowglobe Giveaway: November 29, evening showtimes
Catch an evening show of Frozen II in 4DX at Fox Cinemas on November 29th (Black Friday) for a snowglobe giveaway! Snowglobes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 250 people who buy evening showtime tickets for Frozen II in 4DX.
Small Business Saturday: November 30
Celebrate our locally-owned businesses and familiarize yourself with all that the Town Center has to offer this holiday season.
Holiday Pop-Up Markets: Nov 30 & Dec 15
Shop local… very local… at Brambleton’s Indoor Holiday Pop-Up market on Small Business Saturday (Nov 30) from 11 AM to 1 PM, and Sunday, December 15, from 10 AM – 12 PM in the Welcome Center. Find unique, locally-crafted gifts for everyone on your list!
Winter Pop-Up Farmer’s Market Begins: December 1, 10 AM – 12 PM
Farm-fresh eggs, meat, dairy and more will be available through the winter months at the EatLoco Farmers’ Winter Market in the Brambleton Welcome Center. Visit the farmers at Harmony Hill Farm at this weekly pop-up indoor market every Sunday beginning Dec 1, from 10 AM to 12 PM. Take home farm-fresh eggs, steaks, pork, chicken, milk and a whole lot more.
Good Dog Rocky Holiday Pet Photos: December 1, 12-4 PM
Toys for Tots Collection: Brambleton Library through December 1
Salvation Army Angel Tree: Gifts due December 4
Choose an angel tag from the Salvation Army Angel Tree set up in the Welcome Center to give a special Christmas to a local child in need. Return your unwrapped gifts to the Welcome Center by 5 PM on Wednesday, December 4.
Santa Claus Is Coming to Go Bananas: Dec 8, 1-3 PM
This event is free but you are encouraged to bring a canned food donation for Loudoun Hunger Relief. All who bring a food donation will be entered into a raffle for various Brambleton Town Center gift cards.
Santa’s Holiday Tour: Dec 8, 6:30-8:30 PM
Santa will once again be making stops through the Brambleton community along with the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday, Dec 8, beginning at 6:30 PM. He will be collecting new, unwrapped clothing, toys and personal care items to be distributed to those less fortunate this holiday season.
Around the Neighborhoods
Are you ready to call Brambleton home? New homes are currently available in 3 distinct neighborhoods – but hurry, they’re selling quickly! Quick Delivery homes are also available if you’d love to make Brambleton your Home for the Holidays!
Downtown Brambleton – 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 Knutson, Miller & Smith and Van Metre townhomes, all within walking distance to Brambleton’s Town Center. Private rooftop terraces and relaxing views of the lake are some of the highlights of living in Downtown Brambleton. Priced from the mid $500s.
Toll Brothers at Brambleton – Only 2 homesites remain! These 4-level townhomes with rooftop terraces offer some of the most private backyard retreats in Brambleton! Plus you’ll have convenient access to shopping, dining, and entertainment at the Brambleton Town Center. Priced from the upper $600s.
Birchwood at Brambleton – Enjoy the active adult lifestyle in a low maintenance home and walkable community with a resort-style Clubhouse in Ashburn’s newest 55+ community. Home styles range from single-families, attached villas or elevator condominiums with 1,000 to over 3,000 square feet and a variety of features such as garages, lofts, basements and outdoor spaces.
News & Happenings Around the Town Center
Town Center Spotlight: Go Bananas Toy Store & the 2019 Holiday Toy Guide
Our neighbor, Laura with Sunny Day Family scoped out all the hot new toys that are probably already on your kids’ Christmas lists this year. She worked with Loudoun’s ONLY toy store, Go Bananas, located right here in Brambleton Town Center to curate the 2019 Holiday Toy Guide!
Regal Fox Theatres Introduces 4DX Technology
Regal Fox Cinemas is the first in the area to offer new 4DX immersive theatre technology seating, which lets moviegoers experience motion chairs and special effects like wind, rain, fog, snow, vibration and scents. As part of a recent theater makeover, additional upgrades include more comfortable seating and an enhanced lobby with self-serve ticketing kiosks.
CVS Opens In Brambleton Corner
The new CVS store and pharmacy located in the Brambleton Corner Plaza is scheduled to open Sunday, November 24. CVS is located at the intersection of Northstar Blvd and Shreveport Drive.
Welcome to the #BramLife! Enjoy your new neighborhood with these exclusive Brambleton resident perks and discounts.
Sign up for community updates – The Brambleton Community Association (BCA) wants you to stay “in the know!” Subscribe to regular community updates and alerts.
Get your Bram Life Pass – Brambleton residents receive 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.
Redeem your 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 or Birchwood residents.
New for 2020: Faster Verizon FiOS Broadband Speeds! As one of the first Fiber-to-the-Home communities in the country, broadband internet and television services have always been an integral part of the resident services offered to the Brambleton community. And this year Verizon has completed a $4.5M infrastructure upgrade throughout the community to enhance Fall, all Brambleton homes will receive 500/500 Mbps internet speeds. These speeds, along with Verizon FiOS HD Extreme, make up the Telecommunications Package and are paid for monthly through the community’s HOA fees.
B_Beautiful@Brambleton– Follow along on this resident-created group to share the beauty of Brambleton through visuals. All are invited to join.
Brambleton Realtor Insiders – Realtor friends are invited to jointhis newly created exclusive Facebook group to stay updated on Brambleton & Birchwood’s latest news, development and photos!
StoneSprings Hospital Center NICU Now Open
StoneSprings Hospital Center has announced the opening of its Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The NICU is equipped to care for babies in need of extra medical attention due to preterm birth and other complex care needs. Located just steps from Labor & Delivery, the NICU is ready to provide immediate care and to assist with complications during birth. The unit has five beds and advanced equipment for newborn care, and is staffed with providers from Children’s National in Washington, D.C.
“The advanced care now available for newborns gives peace-of-mind to expectant parents, but it should also be a comfort to the entire community,” says Dr. Robin Steinhorn, senior vice president at the Center for Hospital-Based Specialties at Children’s National. “StoneSprings Hospital Center is ready to treat every patient – even preemies – 24/7.” Onsite, immediate care is critical to many neonatal cases, and having a NICU onsite will allow the hospital to handle more of the cases that formerly required a transfer.
Parks & Green Space: Over 300 acres of parkland is coming to the Brambleton area! The Hal & Berni Hanson Regional Park is now under construction and will include athletic fields, skate plaza, splash pad, dog parks, concessions, trails and even passive recreation spaces! The Reservoir Park on the Beaverdam Reservoir will be a more secluded park along the water, and is a partnership between Loudoun Water and NOVA Parks.
Metro Trains Have Arrived In Loudoun!
“The current date to open the system to the public is July 16, 2020. That is our goal at this point, and we’re working very hard to meet it,” said Charles Stark, airports authority senior vice president for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, via WTOP. Read more.