The award-winning master planned community of Brambleton is located in the eastern side of scenic, historic Loudoun County, near Ashburn, Virginia. The growing streetscapes of Brambleton are designed on approximately 2,500 acres of gently rolling meadows, interspersed with ponds and woodlands. Zoned for over 8,000 residential units by completion, it presently holds about 1/3 of its future projection, with more than 2,600 families residing in the development. With fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) technology at the core of its development, every home in Brambleton receives Verizon FiOS video and data services, which are included in the community association’s monthly dues. These modern conveniences allow the homes in Brambleton to grow with technology, and residents still enjoy the flavor of small-town community.
Conceived in 1999 after Brambleton Group acquired the property, and developed by Soave Enterprises, Brambleton opened for sales in the fall of 2001. Today, Brambleton offers homebuyers a choice of detached and attached single-family units in its two newest neighborhoods, The Overlook and Emerald Ridge. These neighborhoods include a selected mix of home builders known for innovation and design quality: Beazer Homes, Camberley Homes, Gulick Group, Miller & Smith, Pulte Homes, Stanley Martin Homes, Van Metre Homes and Winchester Homes. The variety of architectural styles creates character and dimension in the neighborhood, where high standards protect property values and enhance the aesthetics of the neighborhood. Brambleton’s HOA is run by Armstrong Management Services, responsible for the administration of the Association.
Young families are drawn to Brambleton, many of them working at employment centers along the Dulles Tech Corridor. The Dulles Greenway is just 3.5 miles away, and the future Metrorail Silver Line station will be close. Global travelers are grateful Washington Dulles International Airport is just minutes away.
Stephanie Lee, who has worked for Brambleton Group for 8 years and resided in Brambleton for the past four, loves the location. “My husband is a contractor with multiple work locations, so easy access to the Dulles toll road is ideal,” she said. “At the beginning, we had a hard time finding something we could afford, but we were patient, and it’s been worth it. The quality of the community is very strong, and you can’t beat the technology!” Referring to the U.S. News & World Report statistic, reported by this paper, she pointed out that 50% of the world’s Internet traffic goes through Loudoun County. Lee agreed that Brambleton is ready. “The tech boom never left; it’s still here and growing. Many large headquarters are coming to Loudoun. Brambleton sees the future.”
Part of the future is already here. In 2006, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute opened the 689-acre Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, a world-class biomedical research center, attracting outstanding scientists from diverse disciplines using emerging, innovative technologies to pursue biology’s most challenging problems. The interdisciplinary focus at Janelia includes specialist conferences each spring and fall, as well as a series of public lectures for a non-specialist audience called “Dialogues of Discovery.” The location of this facility is exciting for nearby Brambletonians who prize ongoing education.
For parents who value educational opportunities for their children, Loudoun County public schools offer educational programs that rank with the best in Virginia and in the nation, providing well-run programs for Gifted Students, Vocational and Alternative Education, as well as Special Education. Three public schools are located in Brambleton: two elementary schools, Legacy Elementary and Creighton’s Corner Elementary (with an additional elementary site zoned for the future); and Briar Woods High School. Middle school students attend Stone Hill Middle School in nearby Ashburn.
Brambleton’s HOA is quite active and engaged with fun community events throughout the year. In the summer, residents enjoy concerts in the Town Center, pool parties, family campouts, and a Freedom Fest with fireworks. Other seasonal celebrations like Fall Fest, holiday open houses, Casino Nights, and egg hunts foster camaraderie among families. The FTTP technology at Brambleton allows residents to stay abreast of HOA-sponsored events through a private, password-protected community Intranet, a popular tool with tech-savvy residents who can connect with one another through message boards, classifieds, calendars of events, community groups, monthly newsletters, and more.
In addition to the unique technology package with Verizon, Brambleton residents also enjoy the Brambleton Community Center, and a wide variety of other amenities. Brambleton sports two outdoor swimming pools, with two more planned; tennis courts; basketball and multi-purpose courts; soccer, football, softball and baseball fields; and tot lots. A network of trails runs throughout Legacy Park, which has multiple play areas, tennis courts, a basketball court, a pond and open space. Adjacent to the Brambleton community is the beautiful 18-hole Brambleton Regional Golf Course, an independent entity, not part of the Brambleton Group and Community Association.
Adjacent to Legacy Park and in walking distance from the neighborhoods, is the popular and convenient Brambleton Town Center. The Town Center is the shopping center and social/entertainment hub for the community. Harris Teeter Supermarket, Capital One Bank and Regal Fox Theatres anchor a variety of specialty retail stores and restaurants. The new Sport & Health facility, opened in summer 2010, has an indoor/outdoor pool and state-of-the-art gym equipment. As an incentive for new homebuyers in The Overlook and Emerald Ridge at Brambleton, a free one-year membership to the new club is part of the package!
Brambleton may have been born at the beginning of the 21st century, but the community envisioned by its developer, Anthony Soave, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Soave Enterprises, extends far into the future. Soave places no limits on the potential of his company or his people, so it is not surprising that the neighborhood of Brambleton he conceived has a similar outlook. Blending quality of life in historic Loudoun with innovative technical and educational advances for its residents, the future is now, and it lives with unlimited potential at Brambleton.
Between 2009 and 2014, the population in this area is projected to increase about 40%. In comparison, Loudoun County population is expected to grow 23.5%. The population of Virginia is projected to increase 5.5%.
Between 2009 and 2014, the White population is expected to grow by 36%, the African American population by 28%, the Asian population by 81% and Hispanic population by 101%.
|Race/Ethnicity||% of population||% of population (VA)|
The median household income for this area is $113,902, compared to a state median of $60,690, as estimated for 2009.
|Income Category||% of households||% of households (VA)|
|Less than $25,000||6.69%||17.87%|
|Less than $50,000||17.05%||40.94%|
|Less than $75,000||30.71%||60.5%|
|Less than $150,000||61.27%||88.89%|
|More than $150,000||38.73%||11.11%|
|Type of unit||% of units||% of units (VA)|
|Single family - detached||93.67%||62.6%|
|Single family - attached||6.33%||9.96%|