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12 Characteristics of an Amazing Community

The greatness of a community cannot truly be measured by anything but how much residents love living there! With that being said, what we can do is pinpoint a few things that are common signs of a great community, with the help of a list curated by Trulia.com. As they state in this article, “You’re not just buying or renting a home – you are also becoming part of a neighborhood.” Take a look below to discover how everything on their list can be found here at One Loudoun!

Great Schools: The Loudoun County School District has been recognized as one of the top in Virginia, the 3rd best according to Niche.com. Living in One Loudoun guarantees that your children are given exceptional opportunities to learn and thrive in the classroom.

Neighborhood Association: A neighborhood association makes life for residents so much easier by organizing conveniences that would otherwise become a headache. To learn more about the One Loudoun Neighborhood Association, visit https://www.1lna.com.

Safety and security: As a close-knit neighborhood and community, we strive to provide safety and security on a regular basis for you and your family. Additionally, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is currently being built right here at One Loudoun.

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Outdoor amenities: There are many outdoor amenities available to residents of One Loudoun, just within walking distance of your home! Some of the favorite amenities include Central Park, The Plaza, nature trails, and the pool, playground, tennis courts, volleyball court and more at The Club at One Loudoun.

History: The history of Ashburn, VA is reflected by the unique landscape and historic wonders surrounding One Loudoun. Our community amphitheater, The Barn at One Loudoun, is also a historic building, dating back to the 1800’s when it belonged to Mr. Charles Harris. Harris was one of the first African-Americans to own land in the area and often hosted gatherings on his properties, which is now reflected in the gatherings hosted at The Barn.

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Access to care: Our community is centrally located near all types of businesses offering health and wellness care. One Loudoun is home to My Eye Dr., Kravitz Orthodontics, Ashburn Oral Surgery, Advanced Corrective Chiropractic, Loudoun Smile Center, and Pediatric Dentistry of One Loudoun. We are also located less than 3 miles from the nearest hospital.

Family friendly: With areas specially designed for families in mind, what better place to raise your family? Across the One Loudoun community, there are multiple playgrounds, parks, and even The Plaza has a fountain perfect for the kids to play in during the warm months. We even have our own elementary school!

Public transportation: Since One Loudoun is in close proximity to Dulles International Airport and other conveniences of Northern VA, public transportation is key. To learn more about the transportation systems in Loudoun County, click here.

Restaurants and shopping: One Loudoun is Loudoun County’s premier destination for dining and shopping! The community is continuously welcoming more shopping and dining options to our repertoire, with more coming soon, like Eddie Merlot’s, Fortessa Tableware Solutions, and Boho Nation!

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Nightlife and entertainment: There is never a shortage of fun things to do here at One Loudoun! From year-round community and neighborhood events, to the Alamo Drafthouse and other trendy bar/restaurants like Bar Louie, your day from sun up to sun down is sure to be anything but boring!

Walkability: See for yourself on our interactive site plan: you can walk everywhere in the One Loudoun community! This one of the aspects that residents love the most; you can walk from home to the store or out to dinner and not worry about driving around!

A perfect match: One Loudoun is suited to fit all types of lifestyles. Whether you are part of a young family, or looking to retire soon, there is something for everyone here in Loudoun’s New Downtown!

In case you were wondering, YES, you can purchase a brand new home right here in One Loudoun! Visit our website here to discover One Loudoun in Ashburn, VA!

Experience One Loudoun: Great Gatherings

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If you’re a family who likes to entertain and have a great time in your own home, then Great Gatherings is the place for you! With all of the entertaining items you will need all in one place, you can put together the perfect outdoor space, rec room, bar area, or kitchen! Walking into Great Gatherings is overwhelming, but in the best way possible, because there are so many different options to complete the perfect space in your home!

The front of the store is lined with shelves and tables containing tableware, barware, and other dining accessories. Each display is arranged beautifully and meticulously coordinated by style, color, and design. How cute is this summery plate display in the photo below?

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Because Great Gatherings is a local business, with just 5 locations spread throughout Maryland and Virginia, you can tell the product selection is catered to the local scene. When checking out the tableware, we even found collegiate plates, cups, hand towels, and other accessories representing some of the local universities.

As for your bar area, Great Gatherings has all of the barware you would see at a professional bar space! From cocktail books, to mixing supplies, and glassware for every type of drink, they really have it all.

As you make your way further into the warehouse-sized store, you will begin to see a large assortment of outdoor furniture, from table and chair sets, to luxurious fire pits, couches, and more!

Among one of the many sections in this amazing store is the game section. Here, we came across the coolest version of “Clue” known to mankind, with 3D rooms built into a polished wooden box. There are other awesome game selections, like darts and plenty of options for a pool table!

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In the very back of the store you’ll find a great selection of bars. With a variety of styles, colors, and sizes to choose from, you will absolutely find your perfect in-home bar at Great Gatherings! They set up each bar inside the store so you can get an idea of what it will look like in your home – right next to the new matching pool table!

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Possibly the best thing about Great Gatherings is that no matter how many times you visit, you could walk through 5 more times and discover things you did not see before. This is why the amazing and knowledgeable staff is there to greet you right when you enter through the doors. They are happy to show you where everything is located and answer and of your questions.

Next time you’re here at One Loudoun, stop by Great Gatherings to browse, add to your Christmas list, or even purchase a brand new piece for your home! We promise you will be amazed by the selection and quality that GG has to offer!

One Loudoun Voted “Favorite Place to Meet With Friends”

The 2016 Loudoun Now Favorites of Loudoun County awards confirmed what most One Loudoun visitors are already well aware of; One Loudoun rocks! Readers of Loudoun Now submit nominees for a wide range of categories and then vote on those nominees to determine the winners. One Loudoun, its businesses, and its employees, raked in the awards, with 5 award winners and 7 runner-ups. One Loudoun as a community was the winner for the Favorite Place to Meet with Friends, no surprise giving the wide variety of cuisine, shopping, and activities. This award really speaks to how loved One Loudoun has become, as there were over 40 nominees for this category! One Loudoun was also a runner up for Favorite Date Spot.

The other One Loudoun winners were Atlantic Coast Mortgage for Favorite Mortgage Company, Uncle Julio’s for Favorite Mexican Restaurant, Kristi Hardy of Atlantic Coast Mortgage for Favorite Mortgage Broker, and Chad Parsons of Advanced Corrective Chiropractic for Favorite Chiropractor. There were also three other winners with strong One Loudoun ties: Jason Masi, a regular performer at Acoustic Wednesday who will next be preforming on August 10th, won Favorite Band/Musician, Barnes and Noble, which will soon be opening a location at One Loudoun, won for Favorite Bookstore, and Allen Cochran of Cochran’s Stone Masonry, the builders of the Barn at One Loudoun, was the winner for Favorite Stone Mason.

Our One Loudoun runners up were very impressive as well and easily could have taken home the top prize. In addition to the One Loudoun’s runner up finish in the Favorite Date Spot category, the One Loudoun Farmer’s Market was Runner up for Favorite Farmer’s Market, Alamo Drafthouse was runner up for favorite movie theater, Virginia Tire and Auto was runner up for Favorite Auto Repair Shop, Sport Clips at One Loudoun was runner up for Favorite Barber Shop, State Farm was runner up for Favorite Insurance Company, and Aaron Malofsky of Hail and Hog Kitchen and Tap was runner up for Favorite Bartender. Stop by One Loudoun and check out all these awesome honorees! For a full list of One Loudoun businesses visit our tenant directory.

 

Loudoun County is the Fastest Growing in Virginia

The “new urbanism” trend that One Loudoun is framed around has resulted in a lot of growth and progress for our amazing community! One Loudoun is already home to extensive dining and retail shops as well as a wide range of offices, including Washington Wealth Advisors, Loudoun Smile Center, Bank of Clarke County, State Farm, and Vinitech IT Solution Strategists, to highlight a few. In addition to plans to continue growing our residential offerings towards the end of 2016, downtown One Loudoun continues to add a multitude of businesses to it’s repertoire. We are very excited to announce that Fortessa Tableware Solutions is bringing their headquarters to One Loudoun!

Loudoun County is situated in the heart of Northern Virginia, one of the most economically vibrant areas in the country. According to a recent article from wtop.com, Northern Virginia is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the state, despite federal spending cuts seen over the past few years. From 2010 to 2015, the population of this metropolitan area increased by 8.7%, creating a total of 2,909,438 residents at the end of 2015. Population estimates from 2015 estimate that Loudoun County is the fastest growing county in Northern Virginia! In the past five years, Loudoun County has seen an astounding population growth of nearly 20%, compared to Falls Church’s 15% growth and Alexandria’s 14% growth in the same period.

Unsurprisingly, not only is Loudoun County the fastest growing county in Northern Virginia, but according to the U.S. Census Bureau, it is also the fastest growing county in the entire state of Virginia! At an impressive nationwide ranking of 15th for county growth between 2010 and 2015, Loudoun County’s 20% growth rate saw an increase of about 63,293 people. Furthermore, Forbes estimated Loudoun County to have a median household income of $119,525 in 2014, making Loudoun one of the wealthiest counties in America and an enticing location for businesses to set up offices.

What this means for One Loudoun is that we can continue to keep growing with Loudoun County and continue to establish our community as Loudoun’s New Downtown! One Loudoun was recently named Great American Living Awards Community of the Year for 2015 and has won numerous awards from GALA for the sleek and innovative designs of its building. Be sure to stop by and visit one of our many  businessesrestaurantsshops, or even take a stroll in the park next time you pass by One Loudoun! If you’re interested in leasing office space visit our website to learn more information and get in touch with someone who can help your business make One Loudoun its new home.

Sources: wtop.com, patch.com

Press Release: Annual Racing Event Kicks Off Memorial Day at One Loudoun

We are so excited for “Ringing In Hope: A Salute to Our Troops” to return to One Loudoun for the third year in a row! The 10K/5K Races and 1K Fun Run/Walk events will take place on Monday, May 30th, 2016 (Memorial Day). Throughout the event, there will also be activities such as music, face painting, food, and more fun for the whole family! Take a look at the original press release below and visit www.ringinginhope.com to register today!

 


 

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kathy Hatem
(703) 244-8248

ANNUAL RACING EVENT KICKS OFF MEMORIAL DAY AT ONE LOUDOUN

Event Pays Tribute to Service Men and Women
April 18, 2016 – Ashburn, VA – Ringing In Hope announces the return of “Ringing In Hope: A Salute to Our Troops” (a 5K & 10K Race, and 1K Fun Run/Walk) on Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) at One Loudoun. The 5K race kicks off at 8 am, followed by the 10K at 8:10 am, and the 1K Fun Run/Walk at 9:30 am.

This event returns for the third year straight to One Loudoun, and will feature fun for all ages. Races are open to those of all ability levels (joggers, walkers and experienced runners). Throughout the race, family fun activities will be available, including music, a bounce house, team challenges, kids art, face painting, massages at the finish line, a splash pad and more! Short-sleeved performance t-shirts will be provided to those in the 5K and 10K events and are guaranteed to all who register by May 12, 2016. Those participating in the 1K Fun Run/Walk will also receive a race shirt, courtesy of Apt Orthodontics. Registration is available online at www.ringinginhope.com.

Following the race, Ringing In Hope participants will also receive food at the finish line provided by Firehouse Subs, as well as a free 5 oz. pour of beer from World of Beer (must be 21). At the completion of each event, prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female overall winners in each race, as well as the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: 11 and under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80 & over.

Proceeds from this race will benefit Boulder Crest Retreat, a retreat for America’s seriously wounded warriors and their families to reconnect and recover. One hundred percent of all funds raised will go directly to Boulder Crest Retreat. Items are also being collected leading up to the event on behalf of Boulder Crest Retreat. For a list of these items, please visit the race website.

Vendor space is also available for anyone wishing to have a display, however, space is limited. Volunteers are also needed to help accommodate growing crowds and assist with the race course duties as well as family-fun activities. The 2015 Memorial Day event drew in more than 1,300 participants, and race organizers expect large crowds again for this year’s event. Volunteers are eligible to receive high school service credit hours. If interested in a vendor space or serving as volunteer, please contact: info@ringinginhope.com.

This festive event is made possible thanks so the generosity of Ringing In Hope sponsors, including (presenting sponsor) One Loudoun, (title sponsors) Miller and Smith and Firehouse Subs, and the following sponsors: Lauer Commercial Real Estate, Harris Teeter, World of Beer, Potomac River Running, The Fitness Equation, Apt Orthodontics, Virginia Tire and Auto, Top Golf, Water To Go, Meadows Farms, Loudoun Times-Mirror, Loudoun Now, INOVA, Mpowered Massage, A McAnn Photography, Glory Days Grill, Kidz Art, Amusement of Bouncers, Legal Shield, Five Star Septic, Dulles Golf Center and Sports Park, Learning Rx, NOVEC, The Joint Team, The Fresh Market, Blue Ridge Leader, Kickers Martial Arts, Sam’s Club, and Wegmans.

Ringing In Hope ▪ PO Box 2953▪ Leesburg, VA 20177