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What’s Trending in Brambleton – September Edition

September 20, 2016 | by brambleton

In honor of Brambleton’s 15th birthday this 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).

To enter the contest, simply send an e-mail by 5:00pm on Thursday, September 22nd, letting us know you plan to bring in a decorated cake to brambletoninfo@gmail.com. Then bring your edible and decorated cakes to the Welcome Center by 1:45pm on Saturday, September 24. After the judging takes place at 2:00pm, we will have a community birthday party to enjoy your creations! Winners will be announced promptly after the judging is complete.

There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes consisting of ribbons and Brambleton Town Center gift cards. If you have any questions, please contact the Welcome Center at 703-542-2925 or send an e-mail brambletoninfo@gmail.com. Good luck, and happy baking!

Also we’re looking for Brambletonians who are also celebrating a 15th birthday or anniversary.  Please share your photos/story so we can include you in an exclusive Brambleton Then & Now 15-Year Celebration on social media.  Submit your photos with a simple explanation or caption to brambletoninfo@gmail.com, or post directly to social media using our celebratory hashtag: #15YearsOfBram.

At Home in Brambleton

Back when Y2K concerns were top of mind and “internet startup” were investment buzzwords, Brambleton was just a concept on paper.  Today, those ambitious plans have evolved into an admired and widely coveted community.  What once was vacant land in south Loudoun County has been transformed into an award-winning neighborhood for thousands of individuals and families who share our vision.Over the past 15 years, Brambleton's townhomes for sale have created an amazing community to live in.

The 15-year journey from a blank slate to a collection of thriving neighborhoods stems from careful design and thoughtful execution.  Building a residential area from the ground up allowed developers to incorporate the most sought-after community features directly into the framework of residents’ lives.  Walking trails, swimming pools and convenient shopping form the backbone of public spaces.  A collaboration with local government to instill top notch schools was a number one priority then and still remains today.  The highest caliber builders were enlisted to construct the homes.  At each step along the way, well-considered actions shaped the environment into the Brambleton that residents now enjoy.

Read full article here.

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

MyBramHealth Wellness Platform Sharecare and StoneSprings Hospital PartnershipSign Up For MyBramHealth & You Could Win a Bike! 

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!

Humans 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.

Brambleton Welcomes new Marketing Team Members!

Please join us in welcoming two of the newest Marketing Representatives to the Team – Mackenzie Kennedy and Taylor Baker!
Mackenzie and Taylor are located at the Brambleton Welcome Center and are happy to share all the latest news on Brambleton to prospective new home buyers, residents and visitors. Stop by and say hi!

All Things Fall Fest – October 8th, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM.  

Join us at the Town Center for this annual tradition, featuring kids’ rides, food trucks, local artisans, live music, Chili Cook-Off, and more! Come celebrate Brambleton's biggest fall event at Brambleton Town Center.

  • Winner Winner, Chili Dinner!  Enter to win this year’s Chili Cook-Off, and you could win a shiny, new KitchenAid Mixer (generously donated by our partners at Verizon)!  Registration closes October 5th.
  • New This Year: Car & Bike Show! – All makes, models, and years welcome. Registration required.  Sign up now through October 3rd.
  • Marketplace Vendors – Calling all crafters, artisans, and businesses!  Reserve your spot now to get your services or unique, handmade creations in front of your neighbors.
  • Volunteers Needed – The success of our events depends on its volunteers.  We’d love to have you join us for a couple hours.  Plus, volunteering is your only way of getting your hands on one of our sweet, sweet event t-shirts!

Brambleton Kids Tri – September 10th, 2016

Congratulations to all the winners and participants who competed in the 5th Annual Kids Tri on Saturday, September 10th!

Living the #BramLife on SnapChat?

Did you know Snapchat now offers a Brambleton filter!

Meet Brambleton’s Spotlight Realtor: Ahmed Nadim

Nobody saves you more money than the way Ahmed Nadim of UpsideDoor does. Ahmed Nadim is a true Brambletonian at heart. He is proud to call Brambleton home, living here for more than 4 years. Not only that, but he has opened both his businesses here: UpsideDoor Real Estate and Sipfit Coffee + Juice Bar (inside Sport & Health). UpsideDoor focuses mainly on the new home communities across Northern Virginia, building relationships with new home builders to save clients both time and money.

Here’s how it works: 1. shop on our own schedule for any new home in Virginia, 2. let UpsideDoor know where you’d like to buy, and 3. you get a 50% commission refund – it’s that simple.

Do you have a question about buying a home in Brambleton? Our Spotlight Realtor of the Month is ready to help you – just call Ahmed at 571.277.9770.

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 Dragon Yong-In Martial Arts, Brambleton is our Tenant of the Month! Consider the advantages of a martial arts program for your child.  Dragon Yong-In offers a unique after-school program designed to allow each child to improve on school grades, develop a positive attitude, build self-confidence, and learn respect and discipline in a safe and fun environment.  Come see why they receive a perfect 5-star Facebook review!  Check out their display in the Welcome Center for a chance to win free lessons, uniforms, and more.  Call 703-542-7326 for more details.
  • September 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
  • Mark Your Calendar for Lost Rhino’s Upcoming Events

    Hangover Brunch, Sundays from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM.  Brunch menu and special drinks menu available.
    Decades Party, Sept 24th, 8:00 PM to midnight.  DJ Freedom Ortiz will be playing the best of the decades.  Win prizes for best costume!
    Pig Roast, Sept 25th, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  Benefiting the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia.  Enjoy football on the big screen, contests, and prizes throughout the event.  $25 per ticket, $10 for kids ages 6-12.  Kids 5 and younger eat for free!

    See Facebook events page for more details.

  • Fall into Fitness at Sport&Health! – The summer is winding down and before you know it, you’ll be wondering where all the holiday weight came from!  Let us help you take some off NOW!  All new members receive a free personal training session with your membership!  Don’t “weight” until it’s too late!!  12,000 square feet bigger since March 2015!  703-774-9500.
  • Northern Virginia Orthodontics – Make the most of your tax-free FSA/HSA spending and insurance benefits before the year ends. Avoid losing the insurance dollars you’ve already paid for! This is your chance to have the smile you deserve!! Call us at 703.327.1718 to schedule your complimentary smile analysis. Yes, we are the experts. Named one of the top orthodontists in the DC area by Washingtonian, Northern Virginia, Virginia Living, and Posh Seven magazines. Visit us online at nvorthodontics.com.
  • Farmers’ Market– September 18th, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Legacy Park.  We’re starting to see the best of autumn’s bounty!  Pumpkins, acorn squash, and sweet potatoes are all making appearances. And this weekend, hungry campers can purchase delicious goodies just feet away from their tents Sunday morning. Can’t get service like that out in the woods!
  • 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.

Bella Ballerina dance studio of Brambleton recently helped form a new area non-profit called Too Good For Earth.  The organization aims to support parents who are grieving over a child lost to miscarriage or stillbirth, while bringing community awareness about the issue both to Loudoun and the nation as a whole.  The organization’s website outlines ways to become involved in events and how to donate so that parents can receive complementary remembrance keepsakes and how you can also show your support by wearing a butterfly necklace or donning a butterfly decal on your car or home.  Too Good For Earth will host a Balloon Release Remembrance Event aptly called “Forever Loved, Never Forgotten” in the amphitheater in the Town Center on Sunday, October 16th at 11 AM.  All are welcome to attend.  Details and an opportunity to RSVP can be found on their Facebook Event page.

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. 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
  • Coming Soon! Townhomes by Miller and Smith. Sign up here for the latest information.
  • Coming Soon! Birchwood at Brambleton, our boomer neighborhood – “Life refreshes at 55, are you old enough?” Sign up on the Birchwood VIP List here.
  • Miller and Smith returns to Brambleton this fall with new townhomes in the Evermont Trace neighborhood.

Frames are now under construction for their model homes, register today for updates & invitations to the VIP First Look list.

 

Single-Family Homes:

  • The average base price of single-families in Brambleton = $695,127*
  • 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.
  • 29 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 = $534,239*
  • This represents no change over last month, but a 13.4% increase over this same time last year (Sept ’15).
  • Van Metre’s Brixton Collection has increased by $9-10K.
  • Our builders currently have a total of 177 townhomes in inventory.

Brambleton Sales

2016 YTD Sales = 215

  • 2016 Year-to-Date single-family home sales = 53
  • 2016 Year-to-Date townhome sales = 162

PTD Sales = 5,113

  • Project-to-Date single-family home sales = 2,071
  • Project-to-Date townhome sales = 2,243
  • 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.

Who let the Dogs Out?

Brambletonians furry friends had a ball at Brambleton’s Annual Doggone Wild Pool Party!
Proceeds and donations benefited the Friends of Homeless Animals. Doggone Wild Pool Party Photo Album

dog pool party in brambleton

A Night Under the Stars

Brambletonians enjoyed a night sleeping under the stars in Legacy Park on Saturday, September 17th.
S’mores, games, movies and more! Neighborhood Campout Photo Album

 

Chesterbrook Opens New Brambleton Preschool

Chesterbrook Academy Preschool Brambleton II celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 24.

The preschool, at 23651 Strickland Drive in Ashburn, uses the preschool-specific Links to Learning curriculum. The goals of the program are to provide a high-caliber, developmentally appropriate education within the classroom, to enhance dialogue with parents and to provide constructive guidance on how parents can become more involved with their children’s education through at-home activities that reinforce what’s being learned at school.

Chesterbrook Academy preschool in Ashburn is part of Nobel Learning Communities Inc., a national network of more than 200 nonsectarian private schools in 19 states across the nation and in Washington, DC. Learn more at chesterbrookacademy.com or by calling 571-349-3198. Loudoun Now 8/31/16

Brambleton Middle School Rendering

If You Build It…. They Will Come…

 

Loudoun’s Newest School Jump Starts the School Year

 

A Justin Timberlake tune and high fives from teachers greeted students at Loudoun County’s newest school Monday morning.

The 781 students attending Madison’s Trust Elementary in Brambleton didn’t hold back their excitement to begin a new school year at a brand new school. As they made their way into the gym for a high-energy assembly, they clapped, they danced, they sang; one kid busted out an air guitar.

“We are all so happy to have you here,” Principal David Stewart announced to the school’s inaugural student body.

When he was hired as Madison’s Trust’s principal in February, he toured what was then a snow-dusted construction site. “There was no floors, no ceiling, no heat or air conditioning…” he said. “Now, there’s air conditioning, lights and color—and all of you. 781 of you.”

Stewart called on the fifth-graders, as the “seniors of the school,” to be good role models for the younger students going into the year.

Loudoun Now Article 8/29/16

School Board OKs $252.9M Bond Question

“If approved by the Board of Supervisors, the November referendum will also include funding for the Ashburn Recreation and Community Center; the Station 20 Leesburg Volunteer Fire Department station expansion; the Lovettsville Fire Station replacement; Shellhorn Road; intersection improvements at Braddock Road, Supreme Drive, and Summerall Drive; and the Route 7/Route 690 interchange; and, a last-minute addition, the Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park”.  Loudoun Now article – June 15th, 2016

 

MetroForward’s latest episode of Metro Focus highlights the Silver Line

Metro Focus showcases the Silver Line highlighting new developments the rail line has helped to build in Northern Virginia. Also, see how Metroway is helping people getting around and how easily Metro riders can grab a car or a bike near Metrorail stations.

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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