Ready For A Yard In The Sky?
The prestigious 40 Under 40 list is out, and we’re happy to congratulate two Brambleton Town Center “celebs” who are on it: Dr. Shane Costa, Owner/Dentist at Little Smiles and Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry and Natalie Perkins, Owner of Bella Ballerina!
Leesburg Today’s “40 Under 40″ awards recognize Loudoun’s rising business and community leaders, honoring 40 bright stars under the age of 40 annually.
Brambleton TV launches new Meet the Merchant Commercial
With the help of two talented Brambletonians, Loriana Hernandez Aldama (former Fox Channel reporter), and Rum Ngo from The View Above VA, the Brambleton Town Center is pleased to announce a new Brambleton TV Series. This new series will allow you to get to know the merchants here at the BTC and what they offer. Our first stop is a taste of Italy right here in Brambleton at Scotto’s Rigatoni Grill!
Introducing Birchwood at Brambleton: Life Refreshed
Calling all Baby Boomers and Empty Nesters! Birchwood at Brambleton is a 55+ community for the young at heart with homes and amenities designed for senior living within a refreshing, friendly and secure neighborhood in Loudoun County.
Of all the 55+ communities in the D.C. Metro area, Birchwood at Brambleton is the only neighborhood designed as a vital upgrade for a generation that’s full of vitality, and the only community that includes all the perks and conveniences of a master-planned community like Brambleton.
Brambleton Sponsors Loudoun County Public School Challenge Event on October 22nd
The Innovative Solutions Consortium (ISC) has partnered up with the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development and Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce to hold the LCPS Challenge Event.
The ISC will use its open innovation process to bring in potential solutions from around the world. The top finalists will compete on October 22nd, demonstrating how their solution will help Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). It is their goal to bring the best solutions to the county we call home.
Now Booking 2015 Holiday Parties at the Brambleton Town Center
Let us take care of the catering – Reserve today!
Back-to-school brings back the birthday parties, tailgating, and before you know it… the holiday parties! Let the restaurants in the Brambleton Town Center take care of all your catering and party needs this fall and winter.
Calling All Bakers for Brambleton’s 14th Birthday Bash
In honor of Brambleton’s 14th birthday on September 24 and the Brambleton Town Center’s 10th 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 TV Channel, nature, technology, lifestyle, entertainment, movies, shopping, dining, health, garden, trails, etc).
To enter the contest, simply send an e-mail by 5:00pm on Tuesday, September 22nd, letting us know you plan to bring in a decorated cake to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then bring your edible and decorated cakes to the Welcome Center by 1:45pm on Thursday, 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. If you have any questions, please contact the Welcome Center at 703-542-2925 or send an e-mail email@example.com.
Harvesting one’s own food is the ultimate in sustainability, not to mention a simply satisfying achievement. No matter what style home you live in – apartment, condo, townhome or single-family – nature’s bounty can be readily available to you with just a little bit of preparation and patience. Need advice on how to start your own garden? Amie Otto, a Brambleton resident since 2003, has had a very successful growing season this year so we asked her a few questions. Happy planting! Read our blog here.
B_Fit Trail Challenge
The B_Fit Trail Challenge, presented by Fitness Image Results and Families in Training, was held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Brambleton. Timed waves competed on approximately 2.5 miles of paved trails including 11 fitness stations with a range of strength and agility challenges along the way. Thank you to all who participated, sponsored and volunteered! Proceeds from this event to benefit the pediatric cancer foundation, Smashing Walnuts.
Brambleton’s Realtor Birthday Bash – Tuesday, September 22nd, 12-2PM
Realtors: Our next big event is TOMORROW! Don’t miss the opportunity to network with your peers and collect information on each of our builders’ products while enjoying lunch and Lost Rhino Retreat’s award-winning brews! RSVP today here!
September 11th Annual Run Through Brambleton
Gary Cuppett lives in Greene Mill Preserve and runs through Brambleton every 9/11 in honor of those who sacrificed and lost their lives. The flag was flown at the Capitol as a birthday surprise from his daughter many years ago so it has a very special meaning to him as well. He runs throughout the entire day. He’s been featured in a few newspaper articles and is such a wonderful inspiration!
SAVE THE DATE: All Things Fall Fest – October 10th, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Join us at the Town Center for Brambleton’s largest event of the year! There’s sure to be something for everyone, including rides, moon bounces, train rides, a hay maze, food vendors, beer, wine, chili-cook off, cornhole challenge, live music, and more! Mark your calendars for this fun filled afternoon.
Brambleton Town Center Receives IREM BEAM Award
Congratulations to the Brambleton Town Center and the Brambleton team! The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) presented Brambleton the Building Excellence and Achievement in Management (BEAM) award at a celebration on Tuesday, September 15th.
Rappaport entered into the following three categories: Community Involvement, Technology & Innovation and Tenant Relations. Their responses on those three topics are available via this link: www.youtube.com/beamaward Note: Community Involvement opens the video, Tenant Relations starts at approximately 9:25 and Technology & Innovation starts at approximately 14:56.
Humans of Brambleton: Dr. Meera Sutaria
This month’s spotlight Brambletonian is Dr. Meera Sutaria of InSight Eye Optique. She told us about her upcoming Ride to Conquer Cancer, why she enjoys optometry and her five-year-old’s favorite thing about Brambleton.
Gina happily made the switch to Keller Williams Realty Loudoun Gateway in 2011. KW takes a different approach to real estate, one that is built on personal touches, win-win deals and positive results. This culture is at the heart of the AGC teammates; we truly believe in building careers worth having, businesses worth owning, and lives worth living.
AGC utilizes the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations. More importantly, we listen and that means we find solutions that are tailored to you.
New underpasses, Creighton Road expansion, new elementary school and Dairy Barn site prep! More photos here.
Single Family Homes:
2015 YTD Sales = 282
PTD Sales = 4,813
*Prices, terms, conditions subject to change
How Does Investing in Brambleton Compare to Loudoun County?
Brambleton All of Loudoun
Average Sold Price $579,948 $474,457
Average Days on Market 45 54
List Price/Sale Price 96.8% 96.9%
RE/MAX Gateway Brambleton
42365 Soave Drive, Suite 200 – Brambleton, VA 20148
September 2015 Newsletter – This is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the September Newsletter and click here to view the New Resident Handbook (iPad friendly). You can also follow their latest news LIVE on Facebook. If you would like to advertise in their monthly newsletter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. View the Media Guide here.
Sponsorship Opportunities – The Brambleton Community Association is always looking for area businesses who would like some exposure and advertising. A great way to do this is through Brambleton event sponsorship. There are a lot of options available, including customizing packages to make them work best for your business. Download the sponsorship form here.
Who Let The Dogs Out?
Brambletonians’ furry friends enjoyed a dip in the pool! Check out all the fun here. Video from the event will be posted on Brambleton TV soon (Channel 42)!
Dog Training Classes Are Coming To Brambleton – Starting October 11th at Brambleton Corner Clubhouse, Sit Means Sit Dog Training will offer a 3-week course to train you to teach your pup basic commands. They’ll also offer a free Kids Dog Safety Class and Puppy Chat on October 25th.
Annual Neighborhood Campout always a favorite event!
Over 150 campsites with approximately 600 happy campers camped out in Legacy Park on Saturday, September 19th.
S’mores, movies, scavenger hunt and even a continental breakfast the next morning.
More photos can be viewed here and a video from the event will be posted on Brambleton TV soon (Channel 42)!
September 22nd – Realtor Birthday Bash, 12-2PM
September 24th – Brambleton’s 14th Birthday, Cake Contest 2PM
October 2nd – Briar Woods High School Homecoming Parade 4-6PM
October 3rd – Fall Yard Sale, Community Wide 8AM-12PM
October 10th – Brambleton’s Fall Festival, 1-7PM
October 23rd – Brambleton Haunted Tour, 6:30 & 7:30PM*
October 25th – Town Center Trick or Treat, 12-2PM
Zephaniah Farm Vineyard and Bluemont Vineyard had their names etched in the Loudoun wine history books Thursday night. The two local wineries took home the high honors at the inaugural Loudoun Wine Awards.
Bluemont’s 951 “The Ram,” a 2013 merlot, secured the Chairman’s Reserve Award as the highest-scoring wine made of 100 percent Loudoun grapes, while Zephaniah’s Three Captains Red, a blend of 53 percent chambourcin, 41 percent cabernet franc and 6 percent cabernet sauvignon, earned the Chairman’s Grand Award. The Chairman’s Grand was bestowed upon the overall highest-scoring wine of the competition.
Twenty-two Loudoun wineries submitted more than 90 wines in the contest, which was organized and hosted by the nonprofit Loudoun Wineries Association. All of the submitted bottles consisted of 100 percent Virginia — though not necessarily Loudoun — grapes.
Summer vacation wasn’t filled with swimming pools and pick-up basketball for 23 students at Rock Ridge High School. It was spent working with bacteria and DNA under microscopes in a lab.
The Rock Ridge High School International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition Team is working to create a living vaccine that will eliminate Lyme disease in Loudoun County and hopefully throughout the biosphere. Unlike most treatments, this vaccine aims to treat ticks that transmit the disease rather than the person infected.
“Once you have Lyme disease you might be cured for a couple of years, but it’s likely to spike back up,” said Vignesh Valaboju, a rising junior at Rock Ridge. “The living vaccine and the plasmid that we’re making have genes that will prevent Lyme disease from ever occurring again.”
Loudoun students outperformed their peers in Virginia and nationwide by significant margins on the ACT this year as the number of students taking the exam continued to surge.
The ACT is important to students because most four-year college and universities colleges use ACT scores as part of their admission process. Scored on a 36-point scale, the test is designed to measure academic learning and identify student-readiness for college and career. It focuses on the skills and knowledge deemed important by high school teachers and instructors of first-year college courses.
StoneSprings Hospital Center Construction Update
Construction Update: The entire hospital received flooring and final paint has started up the tower. Go to StoneSprings Hospital Center’s new website, www.stonespringshospital.com, for all the latest news and click here to view more photos.
Tower Crane Goes Up For Innovation Station
With temperatures near 90 degrees, Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project crews spent a July weekend assembling a tower crane in the median of the Dulles International Airport Access Highway, on the site of the Silver Line’s future Innovation Center Station.
The crane tower (mast) rises approximately 187 feet and is outfitted with a 252-foot horizontal working arm (jib) able to lift 22,000 pounds of steel, concrete, large tools, generators and a wide variety of other building materials that will be used during the construction of the station. The crane’s motors and counter weights are located in the shorter horizontal counter jib.
A second tower crane will be placed at the Herndon Station site in late 2015. Once the first crane has completed its work at Innovation Center Station it will be disassembled and moved onto the Reston Town Center Station site. Both cranes will be moved to the median of the Dulles Greenway to assist in the construction of the Loudoun Gateway and Ashburn Stations.