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What’s Trending in Brambleton – October Edition

October 20, 2016 | by brambleton

Downtown Brambleton

Brambleton Town Center Knutson townhome for sale ashburn va
The new urban, walkable downtown is here and it’s selling quickly! Knutson Homes is elevating the sights of the Brambleton Town Center with their all-new, 4-level rooftop terrace townhomes. Since opening for sales this summer, Knutson has received a warm welcome to Brambleton, selling over 50% of their first building and now releasing their second building along Olympia Drive. Demand for these spacious townhomes in the heart of the town center is soaring, and only 48 homes will be built. Be among those lucky Brambletonians with the convenience of the community’s top amenities just minutes from their front door: Legacy Park, Farmers’ Market, outdoor street festivals, as well as shopping, dining and a state-of-the-art fitness center!

And when you DO seek the solitude of your own place, escape to your private yard in the sky on your 4th floor rooftop terrace complete with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace along with a bird’s eye view of Downtown Brambleton! These urban townhomes are designed for anyone, from first-time homebuyers to empty-nesters. Plans include up to 5 bedrooms, private in-law suites, 2,800 to over 4,000 square feet and sliding glass walls, starting from the mid $600s. An optional elevator allows ease of mobility from floor to floor, and makes quite the conversation piece in your well-equipped home! Urban, walkable townhomes in the heart of the Brambleton Town Center have arrived. Model home construction is anticipated to begin in November. Visit the Knutson Sales Gallery to learn more: Joanne Fisher, Sales representative, 22895 Brambleton Plaza, Suite #104, Brambleton, VA 20148 – 703-665-1234.

October Talk of the Town now LIVE on BTV – FiOS channel 42

Hit the Brambleton Trails & Parks – It’s Just What the Doctor Ordered!

MyBramHealth is a health and wellness website that provides Brambleton residents with personalized resources to help them live their healthiest lives. Dynamically connect to the knowledge and evidence-based programs of health professionals like Dr. Mehmet Oz on topics from Nature Keeping You Healthy to the Best Exercises For Your Trouble Spots!  MyBramHealth is free for Brambleton residents, so take control of your health today. Sign up and complete the RealAgeTest before the BCA Annual Meeting for a chance to win MyBramHealth giveaways (including All-Clad cookware and a $500 gift card to Bicycle Outfitters).  Use “Brambleton” as your Registration Code.  Learn more about this exclusive website for Brambleton residents at this week’s Farmers’ Market, the Annual Meeting in November, or by stopping by the Welcome Center.  And stay tuned, our first fitness and nutrition challenge is coming soon!

Health related topics, including recipes, symptoms, nutrition tips, and exercise videos are all at your fingertips and FREE to the first 1,000 residents who sign up.  And now we’re giving you one more reason to join:  everyone who registers and completes the RealAgeTest prior to the community’s Annual Meeting on November 15th will be entered to win a $500 gift card to Bicycle Outfitters!  Simply go to www.mybramhealth.com, follow the prompts to register (use Brambleton as your Registration Code), and begin receiving expert advice on health-related topics that are important to YOU!

beth huck school boardHumans of Brambleton – Meet Beth Huck

Brambleton is full of overachievers. And no one proves this better than Beth Huck: a mother, small business owner, board member At-Large for Loudoun County Public Schools and general Brambletonian about town. But the last person who will sing Beth’s praises is Beth herself. “I don’t like attention,” she says, “I’m a behind-the-scenes person and would rather just do the work and get results.”

Read more of Beth’s story here.


Support Your School at Lace Up for Learning 5k & Mascot Mini-Mile

This family-oriented “fun-racing” event is designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle and engage local communities in support of our schools. The following beneficiary schools are participating: Briar Woods, Creighton’s Corner, Legacy, Madison’s Trust, Moorefield Station, Rock Ridge, Stone Hill, St. Theresa, and Virginia Academy. For more details, or to register, visit www.LaceUpforLearning.com.

Fall Fest Fun

It was a beautiful breezy day for our Annual Fall Festival! 
Over 3,000 festival goers enjoyed the car show (new this year), chili cook off, hay maze, Loudoun Jazz Band & more.
Thanks to all the volunteers and the Brambleton Community Association for another successful event. This is the #bramlife! 

 

Meet Brambleton’s Spotlight Realtor: Joanne Poesch

Joanne is a native Northern Virginian with deep family roots in the area. A graduate of George Mason University with degrees in German and European Studies, Joanne moved to Ashburn with her family in 1998 – her three children are recent graduates of Briar Woods and Broad Run High Schools. Talk about sibling rivalries!

In 2010, Joanne decided to leave the corporate world behind to pursue her dream of becoming a real estate professional. In 2011, she founded The Destination Group which includes fellow Loudoun residents Lara Rhoades, Kris Rosmorduc and Matilda Lazeri. They have found a wonderful home with Pearson Smith Realty, located in Loudoun Station.

You may recognize Joanne from her years as a volunteer for the Girl Scouts in Ashburn– she’s been everything from a troop leader and Service Unit Manager to event photographer and cookie seller. Yes, that was her troop at Regal Cinemas encouraging you to buy a box of Thin Mints to take into the movies!

Whether volunteering, fundraising or donating, giving back to our community is one of The Destination Group’s core values. After every home sale, they make a donation to one of their favorite local charities which include ChildHelp, Loudoun Therapeutic Riding and This is My Brave.

Do you have a question about buying a home in Brambleton? Our Spotlight Realtor of the Month is ready to help you – just call Joanne at 703.975.8934
. If you want to find out “What’s New in Brambleton,”,check out the video below:

15 Years of BRAM Celebration

Thank you to all who came to celebrate our 15th birthday on September 24th and BIG congratulations to all the contest winners!

 

Development Construction Update

The new Madison’s Trust Elementary is now OPEN
The Brambleton Middle School is currently under construction (progress pics below)
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.

Town Center Tidbits

  • Brambleton Town Center’s Spotlight Tenant is the newly opened Jackson Clinics! Did you know that it is a locally owned physical therapy practice? They specialize in outpatient orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. Stop by the Welcome Center to enter our Spotlight Tenant raffle and pick up a voucher for a FREE 15-minute screen!
  • Meet The Merchants Video Series – Meet the merchants who run your favorite stores at the Brambleton Town Center!  There’s an entire playlist on the Brambleton View YouTube channel showcasing some of our tenants, with more videos being added frequently.  You can also catch these videos on Brambleton TV, which airs on FiOS channel 42.
  • October BTC Newsletter Now Available – stop by the Brambleton Welcome Center to pick up your copy today.  To be included in next month’s “Favorite Photos,” post your photos on social media using hashtag #bramlife or #brambleton.
  • Holiday Shopping Spree, Nov 9 – Dec 7  – The Brambleton Town Center Holiday Shopping Spree is back!  We know you shoppers look forward to this one, as one lucky person wins a $1,000 shopping spree to the Town Center and then the local school of their choice ALSO receives a $1,000 donation!  Entry forms are available at all Town Center merchants and online.  No purchase necessary.
  • Brambleton Town Center Trick-or-Treating – The Brambleton Town Center will host free trick-or-treating on Sunday, October 30 from 12 – 2 PM, rain or shine. This year’s event will be better than ever with giveaways, a hayride, balloon artist, face painter and of course, Halloween candy!  Come early, as supplies of treats and candy are limited.
  • SweetFrog To Host Halloween Party – SweetFrog in Brambleton is hosting their first Trick-or-Treat party!  Stop in for candy, fun treats, superheroes, princesses and more from 6-9 PM on Halloween night (October 31).
  • Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun Announces New Everyday Affordable Prices – High vet bills are behind us! Check out the new lower prices at Brambleton’s Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun.  Annual Wellness Office Visits are now only $40 (does not apply to holistic or sick patient consults).  Additional price reductions have been applied to the Rabies Vaccine, Canine & Feline Distemper Combo Vaccines, Microchip Pet Identification, Routine Fecal Parasite Screen, Annual 4DX Canine Heartworm & Tick-Borne Disease Screen, and Annual Comprehensive Bloodwork – All Ages (Serum Chem, CBC, T4, Urinalysis).  Call to make an appointment, 703-327-8471.
  • Check Out The Zone4 Training Program at Brambleton Sport&Health. Z4 is the ultimate workout – combining intervals of cardio and functional training movements in a fun and motivating group setting – designed to help you burn 500 to 1,000 calories in only 50 minutes! By monitoring your heart rate during your session you’re guaranteed to reach new levels of fitness. The ultimate goal is to produce an incredible post-exercise “afterburn effect,” meaning, extra fat and calories burned for up to 36 hours following your workout.
    Visit z4.fitness for a free session!
  • Bloo Dental‘s office has once again been picked as an architectural standout in the healthcare market. Dr. Rahim’s office was recently featured in Metro Architect, a medical design magazine. Congrats to a top doctor with a top design!
  • Welcome to Brambleton – Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Neha Garge to our practice! Dr. Garge was born in Tokyo and raised in Massachusetts. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and English from Tufts University and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Boston University. She is a member of the American Dental Association, as well as many local dental societies.
  • Taco Tuesdays at California Tortilla – Every Tuesday this October, stop in for buy one, get one free tacos. Applies to in-store purchases only.  Limit of five tacos per order.
  • 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.

Let the Brambleton Town Center cater your Holiday Party!

 

Did you know Lost Rhino Retreat can host your wedding reception?

Annual Balloon Release

Bella Ballerina dance studio of Brambleton established a new area non-profit called Too Good For Earth.
On Sunday, October 16th their first “Annual Balloon Release” event was held in honor of those little lives lost

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!
A new Loudoun County Public Library is anticipated to open January 2018
Brambleton 2020 Vision can be found here
The Brambleton Town Center is currently at 100% occupancy. Interested in renting future space, please contact KLNB.

Builder Buzz

  • Over 5,100 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 206 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
  • Miller & Smith is pleased to introduce two new townhome models uniquely designed for our Brambleton Evermont Trace neighborhood. These gorgeous new townhomes offer it all with nearly 2,500 square feet of living space, 3-4 bedrooms, 2.5 – 3.5 baths and a 2 car garage. Open. Modern. Stylish. With tremendous kitchens, spacious great rooms that can feature a fireplace and are adjacent to the optional deck/screened porch which allows for desirable indoor/outdoor living opportunities. Upstairs the owner’s suites are luxurious with huge walk-in closets. Models will debut later this Fall. For more information and to sign up for the VIP list, please visit www.gobrambletonevermont.com.
    Coming Soon! Birchwood at Brambleton, our boomer neighborhood – “Life refreshes at 55, are you old enough?” Sign up on the Birchwood VIP List here.

Single-Family Homes:

  • The average base price of single-families in Brambleton = $693,127*
  • This represents a slight decrease from last month but a 1.4% increase over this same time last year (Oct ’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.
  • 20 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 = $534,249*
  • This represents no change over last month, but a 13.2% increase over this same time last year (Oct ’15).
  • Our builders currently have a total of 168 townhomes in inventory.

Brambleton Sales

2016 YTD Sales = 236

  • 2016 Year-to-Date single-family home sales = 62
  • 2016 Year-to-Date townhome sales = 174

PTD Sales = 5,134

  • Project-to-Date single-family home sales = 2,080
  • Project-to-Date townhome sales = 2,255
  • Project-to-Date condo sales = 799

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  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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Phase 2 “Land Bridge” Accommodates Possible Future Divided Highway Beneath the Silver Line

Looking years ahead, designers of Phase 2 of the Silver Line are preparing for a possible new road to allow vehicle traffic to get from one side of the Dulles Airport Highway/Dulles Toll Road corridor to the other near Reston Town Center. Crews have started construction of a so-called “land bridge structure” which would not preclude future construction of a four-lane divided highway that would connect Town Center Parkway to Sunrise Valley Drive by running under the Dulles Toll Road, the Airport road and the Silver Line.

This structure is being built in the median of the Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH) near mile marker 4.8, approximately 500 feet west of the future Reston Town Center Station. Requested by Fairfax County as an element of the Board of Supervisors’ Six Year Transportation Priorities for FY2015 to FY2020, this Town Center Parkway Underpass Rail Support Structure could be built beneath the Silver Line’s at-grade track alignment. Building the bridge-like structure in advance would minimize any impact to Silver Line Phase 2 service during future construction of the planned roadway.  Dulles Metro September newsletter.

 

Construction of Silver Line to Dulles and Beyond Rolling Along

 

Construction has reached 32 percent for Phase 2 of Metro’s Silver Line, the $6.5 billion rail line that will eventually connect Washington Dulles International Airport and eastern Loudoun County with Tysons Corner, Arlington, downtown DC and the metropolitan Washington region.

Preliminary work such as clearings and excavations are beginning at the Loudoun Gateway Station in the median of the Dulles Greenway near Route 606, and at the Ashburn Station at Route 772 near Broadlands. The first riders aren’t expected until 2020. Construction should be complete in 2019, followed by testing before MWAA turns the project over to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the entity that will own and operate the rail line and set the opening date.  Dulles Metro October newsletter.

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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