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What’s Trending in Brambleton – August Edition

August 9, 2016 | by brambleton

 Brambleton Healthy Living Expo A Huge Success!

 

Thank you to everyone who came out to the inaugural Brambleton Healthy Living Expo on Sunday, July 24th.  Legacy Park was filled with nearly 300 attendees who came to learn the benefits of a healthy living lifestyle from over 40 vendors.  Entertainment was provided by DJ Freedom Ortiz as well as dance performances by Bella Ballerina and Brittny Lynn country line dancers.

The Expo kicked off with Yoga in the Park alongside the Brambleton Farmers’ Market stands.  Vendors set up obstacle courses, relay games and interactive displays to teach the benefits of exercise and fitness, healthy eating habits as well as physical and mental wellness.  A special Les Mills BodyCombat “Fight for Fitness” class was held in Sport&Health Club and raised $150 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!  Despite the near 100-degree weather, Brambleton’s first-ever Healthy Living Expo was a huge success.  View photos from this year’s event and mark your calendars: we anticipate holding the Expo on May 7th next year to coincide with the grand opening of the Farmers’ Market season!

Have You Signed Up For MyBramHealth? 

There’s still time to sign up for #mybramhealth and help make Brambleton the healthiest community in America!  This exclusive website provides you with a variety of personalized health tips, challenges and programs, and the latest health news that’s important to you.  Registration is free for the first 1,000 participants!  Visit www.mybramhealth.com to complete your unique user profile and use Brambleton for the registration code.  Click here to learn more.

Yoga in the Park

As we continue in our quest to make Brambleton the healthiest community in the nation, we are pleased to offer you Sunday morning Yoga in the Park sessions!  Now through the end of September, come out to Legacy Park on Sundays to enjoy an all-levels Vinyasa Flow Yoga practice with friends, family, and neighbors.  There is no charge for this hour-long class, just a $10 suggested donation OR bring a mat for Mats for Mindfullness.  Mats for Mindfullness was founded in 2015 by Jerome Schlafer with the mission of bringing the gifts of love, compassion and mindfulness to those in need through Karma Yoga.  They collect new or gently-used yoga mats then clean, sanitize, and distribute to those less fortunate.

Do you still ArmorUp?

The ArmorUp Fitness Challenge may have ended earlier this year, but its mission to change one’s lifestyle through diet and exercise is ongoing.  As you continue in that journey, remember you don’t have to give up all old  habits completely.  Dining out is an enjoyable experience and one that doesn’t have to be sacrificed for the sake of healthy living!  In fact, Blue Ridge Grill, Nick’s Taverna and Scotto’s Rigatoni Grill right here in Brambleton feature ArmorUp entrées.

 

First ever Meet the Merchants at the BTC

Special discounts, giveaways and demos awaited customers at the Brambleton Town Center! They spun the prize wheel at Sport&Health and Little Smiles, saw dance & karate demonstrations from Bella Ballerina and Dragon Yong-In, sampled free food from Froots, California Tortilla and Scotto’s, had a froyo with SweetFrog’s mascots, and enjoyed 20% off the latest fashions from Misguided Angels.

Meet Brambleton’s Spotlight Realtor: Arturo Cruz

 

Arturo is the lead agent of the Cruz Group, a residential real estate team affiliated with Keller Williams Realty in Ashburn VA. Arturo is a 10 year veteran and a 2nd generation real estate agent, He joined Keller Williams Realty in 2009 and it has proven to be a great relationship.

The Cruz Group mission is to share their real estate passion, expertise and market knowledge with it’s buyer and seller clients when they make their real estate move. Our extensive real estate knowledge allow us to service first time home buyer or seller & repeat buyers and sellers. The Cruz Group believes in creating a relationship of trust to make a win-win deal transaction, details are not overlooked in all our transactions.  Arturo was recognized as 2016 Top Real Estate Agent winner by the Northern Virginia Magazine, 2015 Top 250 USA Hispanic Real Estate Producing Agents by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professional (NAHREP), and is a member of the 2016 Northern Virginia Association of Realtors Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club. He is a past member of the Agent Leadership Council at Keller Williams Realty, this group guarantees office associates a vehicle for giving direct input to the operation of Keller Williams Realty offices.

Arturo volunteers at the Loudoun Reality Store, a program designed to help high school seniors learn good ways to prepare for the future and also in his local food bank through the Feeding America Organization

Do you have a question about buying a home in Brambleton? Our Spotlight Realtor of the Month is ready to help you!

Development Construction Update

The new Madison’s Trust Elementary and Brambleton Middle School are currently under construction.
More information on our 2020 Vision
The Loudoun County Government handbook on the latest transportation projects.

Town Center Tidbits

  • Brambleton Town Center’s Spotlight Tenant is  InSight Eye Optique! You could win a free pair of sunglasses, just stop by the #Brambleton Welcome Center to find out how.
  • Brambleton Town Center August Newsletter is now available, stop by the Welcome Center to pick up your copy today!
  • Regal Summer Movie Express has begun! Brambleton’s Regal Fox Cinemas is excited to host the popular 9-week Summer Movie Express family movie series again this year!  Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1.  Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10 AM Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Each week both movies play on both days.  A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.
  • Stay Cool at Sport&Health – It’s blistering hot outside, so move your workouts indoors to the cool AC at Sport&Health!!  New members can get Aug free by joining before 8:00 PM on July 31st.   We also just recently went through a price change.  If you’ve checked the club out before, check it out again as the rate may have dropped!  Call Jason at 703-879-2006 for more information.
  • Bicycle Outfitters’ Neighborhood Rides – SUNDAYS: Join Bicycle Outfitters’ staff this Sunday morning (weather permitting) for our weekly “Family Shop Ride.”  Meet in Legacy Park at the Farmers’ Market.  The first ride starts at 9:15 AM. The second loop starts at 10:00 AM.  This is a “no-drop” family oriented ride; we’ll keep a moderate pace so everyone can stay together.  If you are looking for a slightly longer ride, we encourage you to join us for both loops.  A helmet is required, and all participants ride at their own risk.  For questions about the ride, please call 703-327-3222.
  • The Jackson Clinics, Physical Therapy is NOW OPEN! Founded in 2005 by Richard and Anna Jackson, this will be our 15th location in No. VA with the same mission: To improve human lives: Those of our patients, each other, and our greater community. Stop by and check out our newest location above Sport & Health at the Brambleton Town Center. We look forward to meeting you!
  • No More Clipping! The Cinema Clip mailers have been discontinued; however, you can still access town center coupons online.  Simply go to www.brambleton.com/specials and redeem directly from your phone.

 

Did you know the Brambleton Town Center is EXPANDING?

Brambleton Sport & Health, Northern Virginia Orthodontics, A&A Music, Little Smiles &
Costa Family Dentistry have recently expanded.
Jackson Clinics Physical Therapy IS NOW OPEN above Sport & Health!
Loudoun County Public Library anticipated to open January 2018
Brambleton 2020 Vision can be found here
The Brambleton Town Center is currently at 100% occupancy. If interested in renting future space, please contact KLNB.

Builder Buzz

  • Nearly 5,100 homes have been sold in Brambleton since the community opened for sales in 2001.  Among our four builders (Camberley, Knutson, Van Metre and Winchester) there are 172 homes remaining in inventory in the current phase of development.  For a current 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.
  • Now Open! Come check out the largest rooftop terraces in all of Loudoun County!  Visit Knutson Homes’ all-new Sales Gallery in the heart of downtown Brambleton, located at 22895 Brambleton Plaza, Suite 104.
  • Now selling! Single Family Homes by Van Metre in Evermont Trace
  • Coming Soon! Townhomes by Miller and Smith.
  • Coming Soon! Birchwood at Brambleton, our boomer neighborhood – “Life refreshes at 55, are you old enough?” Sign up for the Birchwood VIP List

Miller and Smith returns to Brambleton this fall with new townhomes in the Evermont Trace neighborhood!
Register for updates & invitations to the VIP First Look list.

Single-Family Homes:

  • The average base price of single-families in Brambleton = $695,127*
  • This represents a 2.1% increase from last month, and a 4.6% increase over the past year (since Aug ’15).
  • Van Metre has recently opened their Evermont Trace neighborhood with 4 new floorplans starting in the upper $600s with 5 bedrooms and 3+ baths.  Sizes range from 3,174 to nearly 3,700 square feet.
  • 36 single-family homes remain in current inventory (between Van Metre’s new Evermont Trace neighborhood, Edgewood Collection and Winchester Glenmere).

Town Homes:

  • The average base price of all townhomes in Brambleton = $537,301*
  • This represents a slight 0.02% increase from last month, and a 13.2% increase over this same time last year (Augy ’15).
  • Van Metre Devonshire Collection (2-level Villa) has increased by $6-8K, and they are no longer offering their Plan A.
  • Our builders currently have a total of 138 townhomes in inventory.

Brambleton Sales

2016 YTD Sales = 194

  • 2016 Year-to-Date single-family home sales = 48
  • 2016 Year-to-Date townhome sales = 146

PTD Sales = 5,092

  • Project-to-Date single-family home sales = 2,066
  • Project-to-Date townhome sales = 2,227
  • Project-to-Date condo sales = 799

New Home Information Packet
Model Home Map
Brambleton’s Builder Model Home Video Tours
Need a new home now? Brambleton’s Quick Delivery homes 

 

Brambleton Community Association News

BCA Community 2016 Newsletter – The latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association can be found on their website. If you are a new resident to Brambleton, view their New Resident Handbook (iPad friendly). You can also follow their latest news LIVE on Facebook.

Advertising with BCA – If you are a business owner in or near Brambleton and would like to grow your business by getting your name in front of more than 4,500 subscribers, please contact Sonya Farrell to inquire about ad space availability in our monthly newsletter and New Resident Handbook.

Ricky, Ricky, Ricky, Can’t You See?  Sometimes Your Words Just Hypnotize Me! –  August 20th, 7:30 PM at Rock Ridge Performance Center.  

The Ricky Kalmon Hypnosis Show is brought to you by BCA in partnership with the Rock Ridge Drama Department.  Comedian Ricky Kalmon has made numerous special guest appearances on ESPN, Hallmark Channel, Fox, FX, TV Guide and Comedy Central, and now he’s bringing his family-friendly show to Brambleton!    And tell all your friends!

What are the benefits of living in Brambleton?

One of the many benefits of living in Brambleton is the 15+ miles of trails! Have you checked them out yet this summer?
View our Great Outdoors Album for more photos

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

AUGUST:

12th –  Float ‘n Flicks*, Corner Clubhouse Dusk-11pm
18th – Sizzlin’ Summer Concert, Town Center 7-9:30pm
20th – Ricky Kalmon Hypnosis Show, Rock Ridge HS 7:30pm
25th – Sizzlin’ Summer Concert, Town Center 7-9:30pm
27th – Wine 101 Series* – Community Center 7pm
*resident only

SAVE THE DATE: Brambleton Birthday Celebration – Saturday, September 24th 2-4pm

In honor of Brambleton’s 15th birthday on Saturday, September 24th and the Brambleton Town Center’s 11th birthday in October, we are holding a Brambleton Birthday Cake Decorating Contest at the Welcome Center. Showcase your talents by decorating a cake that represents one of Brambleton’s themes (think mybramhealth, healthy living, TV Channel, nature, technology, lifestyle, entertainment, movies, shopping, dining, health, blue birds, garden, trails, etc).

 

The Loudoun County Public Library hosts Family Story Time

The Loudoun County Public Library hosts Family Story Time every Tuesday at 10 AM in the Brambleton Welcome Center (42395 Ryan Road, Suite 100). This is a “summer” location, and will relocate to the Brambleton Community Center once the school year begins. The Community Center is located at 42645 Regal Wood Drive. Story Time is most suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers; however, children of all ages are welcome to attend!

Chesterbrook Academy Preschool of Brambleton – Now Enrolling! 

A new daycare facility is currently being built near the intersection of Northstar Blvd and Shreveport Drive. The Chesterbrook Academy Preschool of Brambleton plans to open this August to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children learn, grow and thrive. While this new preschool is under construction, their sister school located at 22695 Cotton Grass Way in Ashburn, VA will be happy to give you a tour and answer any questions you may have about their programs and facilities. The new school will be located at 23651 Strickland Drive and is currently accepting enrollments, so call today to save your spot: 877-959-3746.

Welcome Brambleton Middle School to Twitter!

 

Loudoun County Public Schools Unveils New App 

The LCPS App is now available for a free download from both the Apple App Store and the Google Play App Store. The app will be helpful for anyone wishing to engage with information about LCPS, including parents, staff, students and members of the general public.  Loudoun County Public Schools

Loudoun Ranks #1 for Investment in Virginia 

Great news! Loudoun County has been ranked #1 in investment in Virginia for the second year in a row by SmartAsset, a New York-based financial technology company.

“Being number one in new commercial investment is always an achievement. But being number one in back-to-back years is proof that Loudoun County has become a premier business location in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” says Buddy Rizer, Loudoun Economic Development’s executive director.  Ashburn Patch Article – July 25th

Loudoun Leaders See Big Opportunities with State Park Plan

Although it remains unclear when the first nature enthusiasts will be exploring Virginia’s newest state park in northwestern Loudoun, the county’s political and business leaders are already looking forward to the benefits the park will have beyond its own boundaries.

The 600 acres of parkland was transferred to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation last month. The park plan, first laid out by Gov. Bob McDonnell in his final days in office, envisions an ultimate growth to 1,500 acres, including two Civil War battle sites along the Blue Ridge. The next step is for state park leaders to develop a master plan for the property, which will be the first state park to be developed in the county.

Local leaders see a lot of possibilities.

New Stretch of Gloucester Parkway Opened August 4 

The county identified the road segment as an important east/west thoroughfare to help relieve traffic congestion along Waxpool Road. The project consists of 0.8 miles of a four-lane divided highway, a new bridge over Broad Run, intersection improvements at Loudoun County Parkway and Pacific Boulevard, trail and sidewalk improvements, and traffic signals at two intersections.

Loudoun County will look a lot different in five years.

By 2021, Metrorail will have arrived in Loudoun, while the County is expected to add almost 50,000 residents, 25,000 jobs and 16,000 new households.

Will these changes bring new opportunities, or greater challenges to Loudoun?

To answer that question, the Loudoun Chamber has assembled our region’s top real estate and economic development experts for Loudoun 2021, a discussion on the future of the County’s economy and real estate market.

Following a keynote presentation by Anirban Basu of the Sage Policy Group, Loudoun 2021 will feature local real estate experts for a panel discussion focused on Loudoun’s major development corridors.

Speakers include:
Bill May, Miller & Smith/One Loudoun
Bob Buchanan, Buchanan Partners
Jim Policaro, Lerner Enterprises

At Loudoun 2021 you will gain an insider’s insight into the County’s commercial real estate market, plus the market intelligence and contacts you need remain a leader in this highly competitive market.

Phase 2 Construction Reaches 30 Percent Completion

Construction of Phase 2 of the Silver Line has hit the 30 percent mark and design is virtually complete, according to information supplied by the Dulles Rail Project team to the Federal Transit Administration in mid­July. Work continues at station sites and at 10 of the wayside support facilities ­­ such as traction power substations and train control rooms ­­ as well as ongoing mass excavation at the Loudoun Gateway Station site. Dulles Metro Newsletter – July 2016

 

Silver Line Metro to arrive in Loudoun in 2020

The county continues to prepare for the arrival of rail service and the opening of two Loudoun County Metro stations, Loudoun Gateway (formerly known as Route 606) and Ashburn (formerly known as Route 772).  Service to the Loudoun Gateway and Ashburn Stations is expected to begin in 2020. Keep up to date on the project and learn more about the Silver Line.

 

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