News & Events Around Ashburn – Winter 2019 Edition

Posted March 6, 2019

From neighborhood development to Town Center openings and events, catch up on the latest Brambleton news in this winter 2019 update.

snowy picture of Van Metre homes along Northstar Blvd
Photo by Brambleton resident, Syrus Khan Wazir

Make the Move to Brambleton

Brambleton was named one of the nation’s top 50 best-selling communities in 2018 by the John Burns Real Estate Consulting Group, and now our builders are off to a strong start in 2019 with sales keeping pace with last year’s success. We think the industry experts, including John Burns’ local consultant, Kate Guthrie, knows just why:

Brambleton appeals to most home buyers, offering stylish urban style townhomes with outdoor living space options, single-family detached homes, and active adult condos, villas, and elevator townhomes. Brambleton proves that surban is both attainable and desirable and boasts a high walkability score. They host fun events that include runs/walks, summer concert series, and a weekly farmers’ market. In December 2018, the masterplan celebrated the opening of the Brambleton Library—a 40K-square-foot facility featuring a teen center, LEGO play area, and makerspace with 3D printers, robots, and recording studio.”

If you don’t live here yet, what are you waiting for?

In addition to the aforementioned John Burns’ nod, Money Magazine ranked Ashburn, VA #2 on their list of “Best Places To Live in America!” But it’s more than just industry experts weighing in. Brambleton is also growing thanks to the happy residents, like Andrea Newman and others, who are taking delight in the #BramLife.

new knutson at downtown brambleton homeowners      Girls jumping at town Center

Today’s buyer has 4 distinct neighborhoods to choose from when buying in Brambleton:

West Park Neighborhood – single family homes by Miller & SmithVan Metre and Winchester Homes

Downtown Brambleton – townhomes by KnutsonMiller & Smith and Van Metre Homes

Toll Brothers at Brambleton – townhomes by Toll Brothers with modern architecture and private backyard retreats

Birchwood at Brambleton – 55+ community featuring villas and condos by Van Metre Homes, courtyard homes by Miller & Smith and bungalows by Winchester Homes

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Final Opportunity – Only 1 Quick Delivery Home Remains in Each of These Neighborhoods:

homes available for quick delivery march 2019Berkshire by Van Metre – former Newcastle II model home; high end designer features including 2 private rooftop terraces, priced at $759,990. Contact Matt Parlatore or Adrian Weathers for more details, 703-539-9545 or 571-512-1709.

Knutson in Brambleton Town Center – Astra Parkside townhome; 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths, loft and rooftop terrace with Legacy Park views, plus high end features throughout. Contact Joanne Fisher to learn more, 703-930-3717.

West Park by Van MetreCarlton model home has been reduced to $849,990. Contact Matt Parlatore or Adrian Weathers for more details, 703-539-9545 or 571-512-1709.

Check out all of our builders’ Quick Delivery homes.

Neighborhood News

West Park: Featuring single-family designs with a desirable address and amazing amenities, located within walking distance of Brambleton Middle School as well as the future Independence High School and Hanson Regional Park.

Highlights from West Park

Miller & Smith – Schedule your First Look at Miller & Smith in West Park today to earn $25K in free perks if you purchase within 60 days, plus celebrate this event with a Facebook and Instagram contest!

Van Metre’s Carlton model home has been reduced to $849,990. Contact Matt Parlatore or Adrian Weathers for more details.

Winchester Homes is taking the stress out of shopping for a new home by offering a Lock In. Rest Easy interest rate program for up to 9 months. Lock in at today’s low rate. If the rates rise, you still get the low rate. If the interest rate is lower when your home is ready, your rate goes down! It’s a win-win! Lock in your rate with Heather Moesle in the West Park neighborhood.

Downtown Brambleton:  Connected. Modern. Walkable. Welcome to surban living, where the convenience of walking to great parks, coffee shops, the movies, or even the neighborhood gym is not sacrificed for trendy architectural features and modern townhome designs. An urban experience awaits in these KnutsonMiller & Smith and Van Metre townhomes, all within walking distance to Brambleton’s Town Center. Elevators, private rooftop terraces and relaxing views of the lake are some of the highlights of living in Downtown Brambleton.

Highlights from Downtown Brambleton

Final Opportunity to own a Knutson in Downtown Brambleton – Only 1 Astra Parkside townhome remains; 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths, loft and rooftop terrace with Legacy Park views, plus high end features throughout. Contact Joanne Fisher to learn more.

Miller & Smith – Beautiful move-in ready homes, as well as some great new homesites for spring/early summer delivery.

Toll Brothers at Brambleton:  3 & 4-level townhomes with a private backyard retreat and convenient access to shopping, dining, and entertainment at the Brambleton Town Center!

Highlights from Toll Brothers

Quick Delivery Toll Brothers homesite 35Quick Delivery Showcase, Saturday, March 23rd – Make plans to attend this special event to get an inside look at what Toll Brothers has to offer in Brambleton. Spend an afternoon exploring our quick delivery homes featuring our three and four-level townhome designs, some available for immediate move-in. Experience all things new at Toll Brothers at Brambleton. Enjoy touring and light refreshments while talking with our sales team about availability. Contact Brittany Lawrence at 703-997-7900 or

Birchwood at Brambleton:  Ashburn’s newest 55+ community. Enjoy the active adult lifestyle in a low maintenance home and walkable community with a resort-style Clubhouse. Home styles range from single-families, attached villas or elevator condominiums with 1,000 to over 3,000 square feet and a variety of features such as garages, lofts, basements and outdoor spaces.

Highlights from the Birchwood Builders:

Van Metre Lifts model in birchwood
Van Metre’s Lifts Models are now open.

Miller & Smith has a unique and limited opportunity for basement homesites on select Crescendo plans in their Encore collection. Contact Catherine Taylor for details, 703-327-0427.

Van Metre is putting the final touches on their Flats models which will be opening early April. These elevator condo buildings offer low maintenance living with multiple varieties of 2 & 3 bedroom designs.

Van Metre has begun building their single-family model. These fabulous lots feature lake views and are located within walking distance to the new clubhouse. Sales anticipated to begin mid-April.

Winchester Homes is taking the stress out of shopping for a new home by offering a Lock In. Rest Easy interest rate program for up to 9 months. Lock in at today’s low rate. If the rates rise, you still get the low rate. If the interest rate is lower when your home is ready, your rate goes down! It’s a win-win! Call Mary Dixon to learn more.

Community Highlights from Birchwood:

Rosemarie Linder business cardRosemarie Linder Named New Community Manager: We are delighted to announce Rosemarie Linder as the new Community Manager for the Birchwood Community Association at Brambleton. Rosemarie has been dedicated to the field of community management for more than fifteen years and has ten years of prior experience in sales, operations, and customer service. Her most recent experience was with the Brambleton Community Association where she served as Director of Administration and Services and was responsible for contributing to the leadership of the Association and for the communications, community standards, and resident services teams. Rosemarie has already presided over the residents’ first annual meeting and looks forward to partnering with the residents and Board of Directors to foster a positive, vibrant, and successful community.

Clubhouse Update: Birchwood residents will enjoy a lakeview retreat once their Clubhouse opens later this summer. Stone and hardiplank exteriors with wrap-around decks invite you in to a 20,000 square foot gem with sunlit atriums and oversized picture windows offering impressive lake views. In addition to the Sales and HOA office space, designated areas have been planned for residents to enjoy movies, yoga, workouts, chef demonstrations, arts & crafts, reading, refreshments, a golf simulator and more! Changing rooms will adjoin the entrances to both the indoor & outdoor pools. Crews are rapidly making progress and construction should be completed by this summer.

Birchwood clubhouse under construction

New 55+ luxury affordable apartments now accepting leasing applications: The Woods at Birchwood, 703-722-2763.

Did You Know? Virginia has one of the lowest real estate tax rates in the country – we’re the 3rd lowest on the eastern seaboard! Low taxes and rich amenities make Loudoun County a perfect destination! Source:

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words; But a Video = Priceless!

As you house hunt, we realize your memory of each specific model may get a little fuzzy, especially when there are as many home styles to choose from as Brambleton offers. That’s why we’ve now uploaded a short video of each of our builders’ models on our website to help refresh your memory and remember your favorites. View Builder Videos – click the builder’s “View Details” button to get started.

Realtor Friends – Let’s Get Connected!

Facebook Group iconJoin our newly created exclusive Facebook group, Brambleton Realtor Insiders, to stay updated on Brambleton & Birchwood’s latest news, development and photos!

Town Center Happenings

Photo Collage of Good Dog Rocky opening photos

Good Dog Rocky Fetches the Hearts of Brambletonians

Humans as well as their favorite furry companions have fallen in love with Good Dog Rocky, a new pet wellness concept that recently opened in the Brambleton Town Center. The new store supports a healthy lifestyle for pets offering natural, non-byproduct food for cats and dogs, pet wellness seminars, grooming services and self-serve bathing for dogs.

Store owner Cindy Zelenko left her previous career with Freddie Mac to pursue her dream of owning a business that supports a healthy lifestyle for pets. “The name originated from my Black Lab, Rocky, who is the inspiration for the concept and logo,” said Zelenko. “I’m thrilled to open my small business in Brambleton – it’s an amazingly supportive and pet-friendly community that I can’t wait to have a positive impact on.”

Visit Good Dog Rocky (with your pet) at 22895 Brambleton Plaza, Suite #103 and follow on Facebook and Instagram for daily highlights of their 4-legged visitors.

BurgerIM – Customizable Gourmet Burgers by the Pack

BurgerIm slidersBurgerIM has opened in the Brambleton Town Center offering a variety of toppings, proteins, sauces, and buns to choose from so you can create nearly endless flavor combinations. Our signature 3 ounce patties are served in packs and include onions, tomatoes, and lettuce. Make it as unique as you! Choose from 3 buns, 5 sauces, 11 patties, and 9 toppings. There’s also a full menu of chicken wings, onion rings, sandwiches, salads, and other favorites. Come check out our Brambleton location to try everything we have to offer.  Explore our Menu. Open Sun thru Thurs, 11 AM to 9 PM, and Fri & Sat, 11 AM to 10 PM.

Lost Rhino Retreat Featured On Morning TV!

Lost Rhino Retreat's Chef Josh on Fox5 Morning NewsLost Rhino Retreat’s chef, Josh Miller, was featured in-studio on Fox 5 DC on February 3rd (Super Bowl Sunday) for a segment showcasing Super Bowl party foods and drinks. Thank you Josh for representing us and showing off your unique, house-made tantalizing treats!

Help Wanted: Onelife Fitness is now hiring in their housekeeping department. Work close to home in a fun, fast paced environment with benefits like complimentary membership, flexible hours, competitive pay and discounts on personal training and programs! Apply on our website

Upcoming Town Center Events

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March 9 – Captain Marvel Release Party

Celebrate the release of the Captain Marvel movie at Regal Fox Cinemas on March 9th from 2-9 PM with a super hero selfie, 90s music and pop culture, and comic book fun. Click here for show times and more details, including supporting the Dulles USO and our local troops.

March 17 – Shooter McMunn’s Irish Stout Beer Release

Lost Rhino Retreat will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the release of Shooter McMunn’s Irish Stout. Shooter McMunn’s is a 2018 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner in the Classic Irish-style Dry Stout category. Taps will open at 11:30 AM on Sunday, March 17 at Lost Rhino Retreat.

March 17 – Brambleton Library Retro Reels Movie Club

Join other classic movie buffs at Brambleton Library’s Retro Reels Movie Club. The first movie showing of this new monthly program will take place on Sunday, March 17 at 1:30 p.m. at Brambleton Library. Check out all of the library’s upcoming programming online.

March 23 – Brambleton Library Book Club Conference

Celebrate authors, books, and people who read together at the Brambleton Library Book Club Conference on Saturday, March 23rd from 1:30-4:30 PM. Get the skinny on how to run a successful book club from best practices presented by Art Taylor, author, book critic, and assistant professor of English at George Mason University. Discover what resources the library has to offer your community book club and share information about your own book club. Treats will be provided! This program is for adults.

March 31 – EatLoCo Brambleton Marketplace Grand Reopening

The Brambleton EatLoCo Marketplace is undergoing some big changes and will re-open March 31st.  We’re working hard to improve your experience and bring you a bigger and better Brambleton Farmers Market than ever before. Stay tuned and get updates by checking in on our website  Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to stay in the loop with all things EatLoCo!

Town Center Accolades

Northern Virginia Orthodontics is pleased to announce that Dr. Zach Casagrande and Dr. Elvi Barcoma were both selected as 2019 Washingtonian Magazine Top Dentists by a vote of their peers. Dr. Casagrande and Dr. Barcoma are featured in the March issue of Washingtonian Magazine, on newsstands now, alongside NVO’s other incredible doctors, Dr. Danielle Robb and Dr. David Cole. Congratulations to Dr. Casagrande, Dr. Barcoma and the entire NVO team!

The Loudoun Times-Mirror recently published their annual “Best of Loudoun” contest winners. Congratulations to the following Brambleton tenants, builders, schools on their achievements in these categories:

Performing Arts Group – Rock Ridge Performing Arts, 1st place

Hairstylist – Mallory Martin, Eclips, Runner Up

Bar/Pub – Blue Ridge Grill, 1st place

Bartender – Phil Duong, AhSo Restaurant, Runner Up

Family Restaurant – Blue Ridge Grill, 1st place

General Practitioner – Dr. Michael Rodriguez, Broadlands Family Practice, 1st place

Builder/Construction Company – Van Metre Homes, 1st place

Personal Trainer – Rhys Gully, Explosive Performance at Onelife Fitness, Runner Up

Groceries – Harris Teeter, Runner Up

Resident PerksAhSo Discount with BramLife Pass

Bram Life Pass – The Brambleton Community Association is excited to announce the new Bram Life Pass. Brambleton residents can now enjoy exclusive discounts at several participating businesses, including AhSo, Solace Brewery, Fleetwood Winery and more just by showing their Bram Life Pass (aka, pool pass).  For example, Fleetwood Winery offers 10% off purchases every Thursday from 12 to 8 PM. Visit for more information about this new program, including other discounts offered by local businesses.

Redeem Your Free Onelife Fitness Membership – If you purchased a brand new home from a Brambleton builder within the past year, hurry in to Onelife Fitness to activate the FREE membership (your builder has already paid for it)! Call the club for details, 703-774-9500. *Please note: free membership must be activated within one year of your settlement date. Free memberships are non-transferable and not applicable to Brambleton resales or Birchwood residents.

Trending Headlines & Brambleton Blog

Brambleton Town Center Welcomes Two New Tenants: Good Dog Rocky and BurgerIM

Builder Magazine reports Mortgage Rates Fall to 10-Month Low: Said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, “The U.S. economy remains on solid ground, inflation is contained and the threat of higher short-term rates is fading from view…. This is great news for consumers who will be looking for homes during the upcoming spring homebuying season.

Northern Virginia magazine has just released this article and poll by WalletHub: Ashburn is #4 on the list of best places to raise a family in VA!

Brambleton was named one of the nation’s top 50 best-selling communities in 2018 by John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Money Magazine Ranks Ashburn, Virginia #2 “Best Places to Live in America”

Read Brambleton’s blog for more updates & good news stories. Follow Brambleton on social media: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube & Twitter.

Save These Dates!

April 27 – Step Sisters’ Ribbon Run, 8 AM

April 28 – JDRF One Walk, 10 AM

April 30 – Brambleton Spring Realtor VIP Tour, 2-4 PM

May 18 – Bram Brew Fest, 1-6 PM