“How are the schools?” That’s the refrain you hear again and again when parents are house hunting, and Sayanti and Areejit, along with their toddler, Raya, had this criteria top of mind as they were looking for a new home.
That practical decision maker is what led them to Brambleton, but what made them fall in love was the community and the feeling that this is the place they could see themselves making memories for years to come.
When they spotted their corner lot with a sprawling side yard and a view of a picturesque tree preservation area, they knew they’d found the one. “We could already imagine ourselves sitting on the loft with a steamy cup of spiced Indian chai, watching the fall colors in the tree conservation area in front of the home,” recalls Areejit.
The couple immediately got stars in their eyes, imagining the potential of the side yard and the extra storage of their detached garage. Currently, they’re kicking around plans to fence it in, create a patio, decorate with flowers during the spring and summer, and put up Christmas decorations in the winter. Areejit says, “The side yard is where we will create memories with friends while we grill food, make s’mores, and build campfires.”
Areejit is an avid guitar player, so it’s easy to imagine him strumming along with friends and family gathered around, while Sayanti, an amateur painter, finds inspiration watching the changing of the trees right out their front door.
But enjoying and entertaining at their own house isn’t the only reason they’re enjoying their new Tri Pointe home. Its proximity to the vibrant Town Center is something they’ve already taken advantage of. Raya loves going to the park or to the library to exchange books, which is, of course, followed by a frozen yogurt at Sweet Frog and a trip to Go Bananas, the local, family-owned toy store. On the weekends, the family has a Friday night tradition of stopping by Cold Stone Creamery, and, on Sundays, they go to the farmers market to pick up produce and fresh bread. It’s these everyday traditions that are what make a community feel like home — and it’s why Sayanti and Areejit are confident they made the best decision in choosing to move to Brambleton.
“Brambleton is the best place in the DMV area to provide comfort, security and quality education to your children. If you work from home, there could not be a better place,” adds Areejit, who runs to Peet’s Coffee between meetings or grabs a quick lunch at one of the many restaurants nearby. Whenever he needs a midday reset, he takes advantage of the walking trails in Brambleton. “Just a walk in the many miles of walking trails could lift your spirit up and let you give your best at work.”
And, with loved ones who are eager to visit, the proximity to an airport as well as the spacious floor plans offered by Tri Pointe were key. Both sets of grandparents visit often, and, in their new home, not only do Sayanti and Areejit have room to host their parents, but there’s so much to do in the area that the group always has something exciting to explore. When Areejit’s sister Swagata and her daughter Rania make the trip to Virginia from Colorado, Brambleton provides the perfect backdrop for Rania and Raya to spend carefree days playing and forming a best friendship that will last a lifetime.
As they continue to settle into their new home, Sayanti and Areejit are excited to make more friends in the community. Areejit, a big tennis and soccer fan, plans on utilizing the Brambleton Middle School tennis courts and the Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park’s soccer fields, while Sayanti hopes to meet others in the area who love cooking. This sounds like the perfect opportunity to start the inaugural Brambleton Soccer and Supper Clubs!
Check out the best deals, promotions and events available this month around the Brambleton Town Center. Make this a summer you won’t forget at the Brambleton Town Center!July-Aug-2023_flat
Check out the best deals, promotions and events available this month around the Brambleton Town Center. Enjoy summer fun with toys from Go Bananas, refreshing bubble tea from My Thai, and the Regal Summer Movie Express rolls back into town starting June 13th. The community’s summer concerts kick off mid-month and fireworks return at the end of the month for BRAM: What a Blast! Make this a summer you won’t forget at the Brambleton Town Center!June-2023-revised_flat-1
Some things come into our lives and fit so naturally, you can’t imagine them not being there. Sometimes it’s people, sometimes platforms (hello, Instagram) and sometimes places. One such place is Hanson Park, which believe it or not, will be celebrating its one-year anniversary in September. This park has quickly become integrated into the very fabric of Loudoun County, and we here at Brambleton certainly feel lucky to have it in our backyard.
The 257 acres we now call Hanson Park were explicitly designated on the wish of Haldore ‘Hal’ Hanson and his wife Berni that the Hanson Family Partnership only sell the land on the condition that it be used as parkland. Now, those acres are open dawn till dusk – and sometimes later for lighted fields – every day of the year other than Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Recreational features include 10 multi-purpose soccer fields, four baseball/softball fields, a cricket pitch, four courts for tennis and pickleball, two artificial turf fields, an outdoor basketball court, two playgrounds with rubberized surfaces, batting cages, a splash pad and playground with inclusive features, a skate plaza and a disc golf course, all within a few minutes of Brambleton. Not a bad addition to the several parks and 18 miles of trails in our community.
The park’s Nature Center, open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 to 4, provides everything you could want to truly engage what the parkland is about. Interactive exhibits abound with Ambassador Animals, a Demonstration Garden, a 3D Printer and more to get the kiddos in your life extra excited about the great outdoors.
It is the perfect place to come indoors to learn about the outdoors. The Hanson Nature Center is designed to inspire lasting empathy toward nature through education that encourages curiosity, exploration, and action. We have exhibits and programs introducing local environments and the impacts humans can have on the world around them.
Another fabulous feature of Hanson Park? The Lodge, a gorgeous venue for any and every occasion. Over 3,800 feet of beautiful rustic architecture offers exposed beams, a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and massive folding glass doors that open onto the stunning park, full of native flora and fauna, seasonal gardens and multiple pergolas to offer a backdrop for whatever event you desire. Everything from corporate cocktail parties to weddings will fit perfectly in this local locale.
Top all of this off with picnic pavilions, fishing piers and even an off-leash area for dogs, and it seems like Hanson Park can scratch anybody’s outdoorsy itch (mosquitos not included). The only thing that makes this incredible park better is that it’s so easily reachable from Brambleton, and knowing our residents, you’ll certainly be able to find a neighbor who is excited to go with you! The more you think about it, the more you realize that life in Brambleton only ever gets sweeter. Thanks to the Hanson Family, Brambleton has been able to flourish even more, earning one of several spots as a top location for residents of Virginia.
In a community designed to live, work, and play, convenience to a variety of shopping venues is paramount. To meet the lifestyle needs of its residents and neighboring communities, Brambleton offers three shopping destinations in Ashburn, VA. Check out the best deals, discounts, and promotions available this month!BTC-Newsr-May-June-2023_flat_1
It may feel like it’s only just starting to warm up, but Brambleton residents are already prepping for their Summer Camp programs! No matter what your child is interested in, there is definitely something they can do this summer to help their passions grow.
Here is the Brambletonian’s guide to camps – There’s always something fun to do, for every interest!
Give the kiddos a fun way to spend their time off at the Brambleton Library, located in the middle of the Brambleton Town Center. With programs like take home crafts and more, this is a great way for everyone from toddlers through teens to hang out with their peers outside the classroom.
Bella Ballerina offers camps with themes for every performer. From puppies to mermaids and everything in between, the week’s theme is the basis of each camp, which includes activities to truly immerse your child in the theme (think playing with live puppies and meeting princesses in person). Crafts, storytime, music, games and more give your child the chance to immerse themselves in what they are learning and have a blast doing it.
Offering 11 weeks of themed camps await your adventurous child with camps at Dragon Yong-in Martial Arts. Each week offers field trips to locations like the Leesburg Animal Park, Shenandoah Valley Arts Museum and Air and Space Museum to give students a chance to experience the world around them. With an emphasis on respect, courtesy, teamwork and cooperation, these camps effortlessly combine excitement and learning for all.
If you have a kiddo interested in drama, tech or sports, Brambleton has a camp for you. With several sessions available for multiple weeks this summer, Brambleton’s camps can most definitely get your child passionate about their next favorite thing. Each camp takes a lighthearted approach to the material as well, so your child may not even realize how much they’ve grown until the end of the session!
If you’re hoping to give your school age kid a headstart for next school year or prevent the “Summer Slide,” Winwood and Chesterbrook offer programs that help little ones learn and have fun. Designed to keep children’s minds active when they’re not at school, you can be sure no one will be bored here.
Each of these camps promotes a community atmosphere that encompasses the four C’s: compassion, contribution, commitment and character. Whether you’re looking for a week of fun or something to last all season long, you can definitely find something in the Brambleton community. Camps are a fantastic way to give your child a chance to learn, grow and socialize outside of traditional schooling, helping them become more well-rounded while they have a blast! Be sure to think ahead, because these camps fill up fast.
The beautiful communities of Brambleton and Birchwood at Brambleton (55+) are conveniently located in Loudoun County between the national treasures of downtown DC and the scenic rural countryside of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Settle into an area rich in amenities with beautiful landscapes and streetscapes, thriving employment centers, accessible travel and commuter routes, quality medical care and overall low real estate taxes.
West Park at Brambleton is a family-friendly neighborhood built around the importance of being close to the things you need the most: schools, parks, shopping & entertainment.
Tri Pointe Homes and Van Metre Homes both offer up to 6 bedrooms and over 5,000 sq ft of expansive indoor living space, priced from the upper $800s. Homes are selling quickly, so contact the builders’ sales teams to learn more about availability, pricing, incentives and limited-time financing promotions!
Our builders’ models are located on Creighton Road, across from Brambleton Middle and Independence High Schools. All models are open daily – no appointment needed!
Building on the success and popularity of our Downtown Brambleton neighborhood, The Towns at West Park will include new designs by Knutson, Tri Pointe and Van Metre Homes. Grading, utility work and paving is now underway while the builders put the finishing touches on their floorplans and prepare for construction to begin by early summer. Click here to be entered on our priority mailing list.
Brambleton has three retail destinations to meet the lifestyle needs of its residents and neighboring communities.
The Brambleton Town Center is at the heart of the community and puts dining, shopping, entertainment, and the amazing Brambleton Library all within walking distance.
One of the highlights of living in a master planned community is the focus on community events, and Brambleton’s are planned with your family in mind! We hope to see you at the weekly Farmers’ Market or maybe a summer concert or festival and share in the magic of our annual traditions.
It’s time to hit the refresh button and surround yourself with like-minded individuals who prioritize healthy living along with socializing and having fun. Birchwood at Brambleton offers the perfect blend of never-before-built condominiums, courtyards and elevator townhomes and single-family homes. These low-maintenance homes provide the perfect place for 55+ adults to plan all their adventures.
Neighbors gather at the Clubhouse for weekly card games, fitness classes, themed parties, concerts and events. Our sporting gardens are a great place to join in some friendly competition of pickle ball or bocce, but if you’re seeking quiet reflection, a bike or hike through scenic Stream Valley Park or a workout on the exercise stations peppered along the trails might be your preferred escape. Every day will feel like a vacation with the opportunity to hit the refresh button and try new things. Call for a Clubhouse & model homes tour and learn more from our builder community. 703-722-2427.
“Have you been to Hanson Park?” is a frequently asked question when friends and neighbors gather. Last September Loudoun debuted the 257-acre Hal & Bernie Hanson Regional Park, and Brambletonians can’t get enough of this treasure in their back yard! While there are too many features to list, highlights include a children’s splash pad and interactive play area, pickleball courts, skate park, disc golf course, dog park, nature trails, soccer & baseball fields, batting cages, cricket pitch, picnic areas, concessions, restrooms and more! Expanding over two sides of Evergreen Mills Road, this park has exceeded expectations and ensures years of happy play dates!
Brambleton is also easily accessible to Metro’s newly opened Silver Line! Ashburn Station is only 3 miles away, or you can hop on one of the two Silver Line bus routes that pick up from several stops here in the community to drop you off directly in front of the Ashburn Metro Station!
Discover how close Brambleton is to so many of Loudoun County’s top attractions:
Visit our newly opened Brambleton Information Center to learn more about model homes, community events and local area attractions. The Information Center is open daily, 11 AM to 5 PM, and is located at 23710 Schooler Plaza in Brambleton, VA. Give us a call at 703-722-2427.
In a community designed to live, work, and play, convenience to a variety of shopping venues is paramount. To meet the lifestyle needs of its residents and neighboring communities, Brambleton offers three shopping destinations in Ashburn, VA. Check out the best deals, discounts, and promotions available this March and April!BRAM_MarchNewsletter
Nothing beats the combination of old and new, when the familiar and exciting come together to create a beautiful blend, a perfect pair. Maybe a pair as perfect as wine and cheese. But where would you find such a thing? Look no further than Ahso Cellars, a spinoff of the incredible restaurant that has made its home in the Brambleton Town Center. Chef Jason Maddens, the mastermind behind Ahso Restaurant, is at it again with his newest venture, also in the Brambleton Town Center. As a master sommelier with an impressive culinary background, Jason is taking the wine tasting experience to a whole new level.
Ahso Cellars is just next to its sister restaurant, the original Ahso, which started this chapter for Jason and his wife Tiffany in 2017. As a chef for almost 20 years, Jason has worked for some of the best chefs in the DC area, but his dream was always to come back to his hometown and open a restaurant there. Now he has not only that, but Ahso Cellars as well.
While technically Ahso Cellars opened last year, Jason is ready to take 2023 by storm. Not that he needs to worry about press, however, as the wine bar is already receiving rave reviews. One customer had this to say about her experience:
Sleek and trendy, this spot is your one-stop shop for those unique wines you can’t find in chain stores and delicious charcuterie to pair. Whether you want a glass, a flight or something to go, Ahso Cellars is expertly curated to invoke a sense of upscale tastes at an approachable price.
The same way Brambletonians know they can always head to Ahso for delicious food, cocktails and service with a smile, Ahso Cellars continues in that vein. Both staff and fellow patrons are happy to strike up a conversation with you if you choose to venture in for a glass of wine before another stop in the Brambleton Town Center. The atmosphere is designed classy enough for a girls’ night out, but casual enough that you can lean into your wine connoisseur ways no matter the actual level of skill.
The experience is made all the more welcoming by the wine display that features prominently. Each country whose wine they serve is listed with the wine on soaring racks to make it easier for patrons to learn about their drink. Both glasses and bottles are offered, as well as beer for those who don’t find themselves loving either Riesling or cabernet.
Catering from Ahso Restaurant ensures that any event you participate in there will be well provided for, too. This bonus is perfect for folks who are ready to book out the venue for a private event and want to make sure their guests aren’t drinking their dinner. Although, the selection at Ahso Cellars is so diverse we wouldn’t blame you.
To make the deal even sweeter than Moscato, Ahso Cellars also offers a membership program. The program can be bought on a month-by-month basis, or you can gift your budding sommelier a 6- or 12-month membership. Three levels are available, offering different discounts and even complimentary wine each month! This program touches on just about everything you can find at Ahso Cellars, so if you’re planning to spend some time there it is an incredible offer.
As always, it is a pleasure for the members of the Brambleton community to see a favorite flourish, and that is most certainly the case with the expansion of Ahso Cellars from Ahso Restaurant. Ahso Cellars is open Tuesday through Thursday, 12 to 9 PM, Saturdays 12 to 10 PM, and 12 to 8 PM on Sundays. There will even be a Far Niente Tasting night on February 23rd to let folks sample the goodness of Napa Valley Wine right here in NoVa with a delicious dinner to follow.
One of Brambleton’s newest tenants is wowing everyone who walks through their doors. Rebel Taco opened near the end of 2022 and has made a serious impact on the Brambleton Town Center. To learn more about your new favorite spot, read on!
Just a few short months ago, local chain Rebel Taco set up shop in the Brambleton Town Center. The journey began about 5 years ago, and went from one food truck to a food truck PLUS three locations…and another on the way. Since it’s opening, the buzz surrounding this restaurant has grown consistently. Why? Because to the Rebel Taco team, “rebel” is more than just a name. These tacos go far beyond your traditional Tex-Mex cuisine to incorporate flavors that are meaningful to the areas in which they place their locations.
Here in the Town Center, the Rebel Taco team makes a point of including ingredients Brambleton residents will appreciate, even if they aren’t considered traditional for this style, because they care about this community the way Brambletonians do. You can also see this care in the way they’re upping their game to cater to the audience here with activities, events and more. One of the most important additions? Brunch! While a true lunch menu is still in the works, Saturdays and Sundays are open for brunch starting at 11am, perfect for a get together with friends and family alike.
Another kid-friendly add-on is the s’mores set up Rebel Taco has created. Folks can buy kits with everything you need to make these delicious treats and roast marshmallows over their fire pits – located on a heated patio – and DIY the perfect dessert right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the Brambleton Town Center. All you can eat Taco Tuesdays are a part of their standing schedule now too, with $10 margaritas for grown ups. Girls’ Night Out gets better too with Rebel Taco’s Happy Hour every Tuesday-Friday, which includes not just drink specials, but four dollar tacos – talk about a deal! Topping it all off, live music is in the works, and Rebel Taco will be announcing the lineup soon.
But what do their customers really think?
“The staff is amazing, the food is so flavorful, and the atmosphere is relaxed and fun. Ask for the hot salsa when you order the chips. The salsa verde is on point. Definitely a place I will go to often.”
“The restaurant is very eye-catching with an outdoor and indoor bar. Restaurant was unique and colorful and had a nice vibe too it. My kids loved the food and we had an amazing time!”
Amazing experiences like the one at Rebel Taco are on par with what the community can expect of Brambleton. No matter what you want to do, whether it’s spending time with family or friends, relaxing or getting excited, you can find it here. With Town Center tenants like Rebel Taco, you can have a delicious time, whatever you’re doing.