Money magazine, in partnership with realtor.com, has tagged Ashburn as the second-best community to live in the U.S. in its annual roundup of the nation's top 50 places to reside.
The write-up highlights Loudoun County Public Schools nutritionist Stefanie Dove and well-known restaurateur Tony Stafford, owner of Ford's Fish Shack, which has locations in Lansdowne, Ashburn and Chantilly.
Money writer Sara Ivry also notes the county's strong school district, wine, beer and entertainment culture and the soon-to-arrive Silver Line Metro service.
“You can never get bored here,” Dove, the LCPS nutritionist, says. “It’s typically not what can we do, but what should we do? There are always festivals and fairs — music festivals, seafood festivals.”
The Money-realtor.com survey weighed economic health, cost of living, diversity, public education, income, crime, ease of living, and amenities.
The list's top five included Frisco, Texas; Ashburn; Carmel, Indiana; Ellicott City, Maryland; and Cary, North Carolina.
Read more at Time.com/money/collection/2018-best-places-to-live/.