Ask any Brambleton homeowner what they like about their community, and you’ll get an enthusiastic response, but probably none will be quite as enthusiastic as Stephanie Lee. She and her husband and children purchased a Miller & Smith single family home here several years ago, and it was one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. Stephanie doesn’t just consider herself a “Brambleton Ambassador,” she really is one, having worked for the community’s development team for 17 years. Today, she’s in sales and marketing in Brambleton’s 55+ Birchwood neighborhood, and while she loves her job, what she enjoys most is personal time in Brambleton with her husband, children, grandchild and a special gang of friends who call themselves the Fab 4.
“We first fell in love with Brambleton in 2002 when I joined the development team,” Stephanie says, “and it just keeps getting better! Brambleton has the all-inclusive lifestyle we were looking for with great schools, open spaces, trail network, community events, the movie theatre (we LOVE the movies), several pools, great healthcare services, supportive neighbors and so much more!” They bought their home here in 2006 when their two kids were still in high school, and now that she and her husband are empty-nesters, the fun just keeps coming.
“A typical weekday starts with a workout at OneLife Fitness, then off to work,” Stephanie says. “In the warmer months, we love to hit the trails on our bikes after work or cool off with a dip in the community pool.” But those are just the weekdays, and the Lees live a truly 24/7/365 life in Brambleton.
One of the family’s favorite community events is Red, White and BRAM, and they enjoy many other annual and special events throughout the year, all within walking distance from home. For special occasions, or just weeknight dinners or happy hours with friends, the Lees frequent AhSo and Nick’s Taverna in Brambleton Town Center.
As much fun as she has in Brambleton with her family, Stephanie always finds time to live it up in the community with her three best friends, Karen, Karla and Bernadette. They’ve met over the years within Brambleton and through area professional circles like the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce.
Today, the Fab 4 are practically inseparable, and wherever there’s a good time to be had, you’ll find these ladies in the center of it. From tacos at AhSo and $5 movies at the Regal Fox Cinemas on Tuesday evenings after work, to afternoon teas in Loudoun County and DC, to Christmastime tours through the White House, the Fab 4 keep their social calendars full.
As for work, Stephanie’s commute – if you want to call it that – couldn’t be easier. After all, who could complain about a two-minute trip to the office? Stephanie works at the Birchwood Clubhouse, practically around the corner from home. Her husband’s commute to the nearby Dulles Corridor is also a breeze. That makes it easy to have more time to enjoy life, and they plan to keep making the most of the Brambleton lifestyle in the coming years.
“In the future as we consider downsizing – possibly into the new 55+ Birchwood neighborhood or into Downtown Brambleton near the Town Center – perhaps we’ll be able to sell our home to our daughter and son-in-law who love it just as much as we do!” says Stephanie.
For Stephanie Lee, her family and friends, Brambleton is the only place to be, all day and every day. For all the great things she has to say about life here, Stephanie sums it up with one simple, heartfelt sentiment” “I am very grateful to live, work and play in Brambleton!”