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What’s Trending in Brambleton – June Edition

June 9, 2016 | by brambleton

Kicking Off Summer with a Bang in BRAM!

Brambleton is pleased to announce its summer line up of events which include the beloved (and FREE) summer concert series beginning with a local top 40 Country band, Delta Spur, on June 23 at the Brambleton Town Center. The show goes on from 7-9PM but gates open at 6PM, and you’re welcome to bring your blankets, chairs, beer & wine (don’t forget your IDs), and get comfy. Pack a picnic, order takeout from your favorite BTC restaurant, or grab something from the food trucks that will be onsite, and come have a great time! Click here for more info on our Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts!

A local favorite, Red, White and Bram is our annual Independence Day festival that serves as an early kickoff to the Fourth of July festivities. On June 25, head to Brambleton Town Center from 6-10PM to have a blast with live music, backyard games, sand sculptures, food trucks, beer and wine, and of course, one of the best fireworks displays in Loudoun County. Entrance is $5/person, kids two and under are free.

 

Exercise Your Way To The Finish Line At The B_Fit Trail Challenge! – June 11th.

Participants will compete on approximately 2.5 miles of paved trails including fitness stations offering a variety of strength and agility challenges along the way. All ages and abilities are welcome! When you register, you will be guided through selecting a wave start time. Your registration fee includes a dri-fit t-shirt. Proceeds from this event benefit childhood cancer through the Team Mathias organization. For more details, or to sign-up, go to www.BFitTrailChallenge.com.

Loudoun Lyme Race Draws Record Crowd

On May 15 the Brambleton Town Center hosted the 6th Annual Loudoun Lyme 5K/10K and 1K Fun Run. More than 1,500 runners gathered in Brambleton to participate in the region’s largest Lyme disease awareness event. The Loudoun Lyme 5K/10K/1K is in its sixth year and raises money to support the National Capital Lyme  Disease Association. Source Loudoun Now.

 

 Love is all you need!

Thank you for tagging #bramlife in your Virginia is for Lovers LOVEwork photos, click here to see some of our favorites.Virginia Tourism's LOVEworks on display at Brambleton Town Center

Tom, Jess & Jason share their #bramlife story in this month’s
Humans of #Brambleton vlog!

In a special video edition of Humans of Brambleton, this month we sat down with Tom, Jessica and Jason—neighbors who are part of a group responsible for Brambleton Brew Fest, neighborhood block parties and more in the Brambleton community—to talk about what makes a community great, why Halloween is the best time of year, and a neighborhood purchase that paid off!  Additional photos and video provided by Jason Jensen.

Meet Brambleton’s Spotlight Realtor: Jonathan Bunn

Jonathan Bunn has over 11 years of experience serving buyers and sellers in Loudoun County, VA. Whether searching for new construction or existing properties, Jonathan specializes in helping buyers locate great values in the most sought after communities. By using cutting edge marketing and aggressively negotiating for his sellers Jonathan has earned a reputation of selling homes faster and for more money than the market average.

Jonathan was recently named in the Northern VA Magazine as a Top Local Realtor and has been listed among the most productive Realtors in the Mid-Atlantic region for the largest international brokerage.  Jonathan resides in Ashburn, VA with his wife of 12 years and 3 kids. Watch this video and see why Jonathan Bunn is the realtor for you!

Development Construction Update

The new Madison’s Trust Elementary and Brambleton Middle School are currently under construction.
For more information on our 2020 Vision, please visit our website.
The Loudoun County Government handbook on the latest transportation projects can be viewed here.

Shop Local. Eat Local.

This Month’s Spotlight goes to the Brambleton Farmers’ Market. Come out to see what all the vendors have to offer. From fresh produce to your favorite spread it’s easy to find quality food you’ll love. Get a sneak peek here and we hope to see you all at our Farmers’ Market every Sunday in Legacy Park!

Town Center Tidbits

  • Brambleton Town Center’s Spotlight Tenant is our wonderful Brambleton Farmers Market.  Join the POP Club at the Farmers Market!  Let your kids explore the goodness of fresh fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers. Bring them over to Brambleton’s weekly Farmers’ Market where they can take part in the POP (Power of Produce) program. Children ages 4-12 will be invited to sample delicious fruits and veggies from our farmers and will earn their own market money to spend on produce.  Come on out for the fun and games and prizes!  Or just stop by for some fresh air and a crepe – everyone wants a crepe! See you Sunday at the Market.
  • Regal Summer Movie Express Begins June 21stBrambleton’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, and you can also grab popcorn for just $2.  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.
  • Summer, Sun, and Shades!  Don’t get stuck with the sun in your eyes this summer. Stop by Insight Eye Optique, where we have sunglasses for every personality and every occasion. Check out our summer collection, including Oliver Peoples, Revo, Rudy Project, Ray-Ban and more. Visit Insight Eye Optique for more details.
  • 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.
  • Costa Cares Smile Makeover – Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will be giving away a smile makeover valued at up to $20,000, and we need your help to decide a winner. The Costa Cares Smile Makeover will accept nominations from June 1st – July 15th.  On August 1st, the finalists will be announced on our website.  Public voting will begin on August 15th, and the winner will be announced here on September 1st. Nominations can be submitted either electronically or by mail. Be sure to submit your nominations today!
  • The Jackson Clinics, Physical Therapy is coming to Brambleton! 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. Please join us for an open house June 28th from 5 to 7pm at 42365 Soave Dr., Ste. 200 (inside sport&health). Visit our new clinic, meet the staff, enter to win door prizes, and enjoy some refreshments. We look forward to meeting you!

Did you know the Brambleton Town Center is EXPANDING?

Brambleton Sport & Health, Northern Virginia Orthodontics, A&A Music, Little Smiles & Costa Family Dentistry are all expanding.
Jackson Clinics Physical Therapy opens Monday, June 27th – Open House is Tuesday, June 28th!
Loudoun County Public Library anticipated to open January 2018

The Brambleton Town Center is currently at 100% occupancy. Interested in renting future space? Please contact KLNB.

 

Builder Buzz

  • Over 5,000 homes have been sold in Brambleton since the community opened for sales in 2001.  Among our five builders (Camberley, Knutson, Miller& Smith, Van Metre and Winchester) there are 190 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 Debuting: Knutson Homes! 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.

Builders’ Model Homes Now For Sale:

Miller & Smith Carina model, priced at $625,000* 3 bedrooms  |  3.5 bathrooms  |  3,398 square feet
Van Metre Plan H model, priced at $624,990* 3 bedrooms  |  3.5 bathrooms  |  3,084 square feet

Single-Family Homes:

  • The average base price of single-families in Brambleton = $680,820*
  • This represents a 1.4% decrease from last month, and a 3.6% increase over the past year (since June ’15).
  • Van Metre has reduced their prices by $20K (Grand Closeout specials)
  • Our two builders (Winchester & Van Metre) currently have 13 single-families in remaining inventory.

Town Homes:

  • The average base price of all townhomes in Brambleton = $533,201*
  • This represents no change from mid May; however, this is a 12.8% increase over this same time last year (June ’15).
  • Knutson Homes’ sales center is now open to the public. 
  • Our builders currently have a total of 177 townhomes in inventory.

Brambleton Sales

2016 YTD Sales = 141

  • 2016 Year-to-Date single-family home sales = 34
  • 2016 Year-to-Date townhome sales = 107

PTD Sales = 5,039

  • Project-to-Date single-family home sales = 2,052
  • Project-to-Date townhome sales = 2,188
  • Project-to-Date condo sales = 799


New Home Information Packet: www.issuu.com/brambleton
Model Home Map: www.issuu.com/brambleton
Brambleton’s Builder Model Home Video Tours can be viewed on our Youtube Playlist here.
Need a new home now? View a list of Brambleton’s Quick Delivery homes here.

Brambleton Community Association News

BCA Community 2016 Newsletter – The latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association can be found here on their website. If you are a new resident to Brambleton, click here to 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.

Coming Soon: Enhanced Deck and Pavilion at Lantana Pond – The deck and gazebo at Lantana Pond are about to be rebuilt and enhanced.  The new deck will be constructed of Trex material and offer benches and a roofed structure. Click here to see pictures of the new deck and pavilion.  Additionally, we will be adding benches and purple martin bird houses for everyone’s enjoyment.

New Brambleton TV Series Debuts – what are the benefits to living in Brambleton?

One benefit of living in Brambleton is that there are so many opportunities to get involved. In this new segment, resident Stacey Rusch explores the Race Brambleton series – please view here.

SAVE THE DATE

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.  An Open House is scheduled for Saturday, August 6th from 10 am to 1 pm.

The happiest places in America – 2016 Edition 

This is SmartAsset’s second annual study of the happiest counties.

“Loudoun County is #1 in our study for the second year in a row. What makes this such a happy place? For one thing, the unemployment rate and poverty rate are both under 4%. In fact, Loudoun’s poverty rate is the lowest of any county in our study.

Of the nearly 1,000 counties in our study, Loudoun County had the fourth-highest income ratio. Loudoun’s income ratio is over 2.5, which means the median income is more than twice the cost of living.”

See who else made the list here.

360 Virtual Tour of StoneSprings Hospital Center’s Labor & Delivery Unit

Check out their 360-degree video and a virtual tour of the Labor & Delivery Unit. Move your tablet or phone around to get the view above, below and around you. If you’re using a desktop browser, grab a spot within the frame by holding down on your mouse button, then drag it around to change perspective.

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. To keep up to date on the project, visit: www.loudoun.gov/dullesrail. Learn more about the Silver Line: www.dullesmetro.com

 

 

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