Month: March 2015

Why One Loudoun?

With the development of mixed-use communities on the rise nationwide, it can be easy for these communities to start to all look the same. But if you’ve ever visited One Loudoun, you know that it’s just not possible for our Loudoun County community to blend in with the crowd. There are a lot of factors that make One Loudoun distinctive, and a variety of reasons why residents have chosen our community as their home. The following are just a few of the reasons why so many residents just can’t imagine living anywhere other than One Loudoun:

· Entertainment galore: Living in One Loudoun means having every opportunity for fun and excitement, right in your community! One Loudoun is called Loudoun’s new downtown for good reason – with an exciting assortment of entertainment and recreation options, there’s plenty of fun to be had by all ages. Whether you’re stopping by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for dinner and a movie, hanging out in our very own Central Park, organizing a pick-up soccer game on our outdoor fields or watching a concert with the kids at the barn amphitheater, there’s never a shortage of fun at One Loudoun.

· Shop and dine: Hungry? Thirsty? In the mood for some shopping? One Loudoun has got you covered. We’re proud to offer a delectable variety of restaurants – including Uncle Julios, Okada Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Family Meal, Zoe’s Kitchen, Bar Louie and Elevation Burger – as well as a collection of convenient retail destinations, with more to come!

· New homes: Our beautiful newly built homes from Camberley Homes and Miller & Smith allow residents to enjoy all the best of Loudoun County in style and luxury. Just ask our residents – there’s simply nothing around quite like the homes in One Loudoun!

· Walkability: The only thing better than exciting entertainment options, excellent shops and restaurants, and beautiful newly built homes is having all of these assets within walking distance of each other. One Loudoun exemplifies what it means to have a mixed-use, new urbanism community, providing benefits to residents, businesses and the local area. Walkable communities continue to grow in popularity across the country, and for good reason – with just one visit to One Loudoun, it’s clear how beneficial and efficient walkability is for residents in our mixed-use community.

· Location: Being located in Loudoun County means being a part of one of the fastest growing, most affluent counties in the nation. There’s never been a more exciting time to be a part of the Loudoun County community, and at One Loudoun, we’re looking forward to the future as more residents realize what it means to live in this incredible area.

If you ask One Loudoun residents why they love our walkable community so much, you’re likely to receive a variety of positive answers! There’s a reason we’ve become the premier mixed-use development in Loudoun County, and why our residents are proud to say that they’re home at Loudoun’s new downtown.

The DC Area Housing Market's Strong Start to 2015!

There’s certainly been no shortage of good news coming from the DC area housing market!  Earlier this year, the Washington Post continued the stream of positive real estate readings and reported a strong start to 2015!

In the article, the Washington Post reported steady gains in pricing, inventory and sales for most of the DC Metro area housing market in the month of January.  According to RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), a subsidiary of Metropolitan Regional information Systems, Inc. (MRIS), pending sales increased 6.2% over January the previous year, while closed sales rose 4.5% during the same time period. Additionally in this time frame, both median sales price and inventory rose by 4.1% and 17.9% respectively.

However the good news doesn’t stop there.  Earlier this March, the Washington Post once again reported on the gains in the housing market – this time covering the month of February. In the region, February’s active inventory rose 16.6% when compared to the same month last year. The growing number of beautiful new homes available will no doubt attract even more qualified buyers to the DC Metro area.

In fact, “many buyers are already out looking at homes so they can lock in a mortgage at low interest rates,” notes a local real estate professional Nina Chen Landes. “Inventory in Northern Virginia is still high, but it’s beginning to be absorbed because buyers are eager to beat an interest rate increase.”

Here at One Loudoun, we are so thrilled to find more and more homebuyers finding their dream homes in Northern Virginia – especially when that perfect home is in the One Loudoun community!

Our single-family homes by both Miller & Smith and Camberley Homes present the ideal opportunity for young professionals and growing families alike.  Expertly designed with spacious rooms and intuitive floorplans, these exceptional home models offer plenty of room to grow in a thriving community.

And, the One Loudoun community itself also offers countless benefits for homeowners and their families.  With an abundance of green space, community events on the Downtown Plaza, a growing list of shops and restaurants, and miles of paved walkways to get from here to there, One Loudoun is the exemplary mixed-use community!

So why wait?  Take advantage of the positive housing market momentum in Northern Virginia and make the One Loudoun community your new home in 2015!

Source: The Washington Post

What is Smart Growth at One Loudoun?

When living and working at One Loudoun, you might sometimes hear the term smart growth in conversation from time to time.  This begs the question, “What exactly is smart growth? and “Why are we so excited that it carries the weight it does in the continued development of One Loudoun?”

According to NewsWorks, smart growth refers to a “planning approach that favors walkable and bikeable communities over suburban sprawl.”

How does smart growth benefit residents?

Advocates for smart growth know that these communities offer a higher quality of life because “residents have shorter commutes, walk around more, and presumably breathe cleaner, less polluted air.”  These ideals also fall in line with those of New Urbanism, as well as mixed-use developments like One Loudoun.

In mixed-use communities, children also have plenty of room to explore and play outdoors, as including and maintaining green space is a continued priority for such developments.  We certainly know this to be true at One Loudoun!  Better yet in 2015, One Loudoun will also be welcoming even more commercial and retail to the community, creating a truly all-inclusive downtown environment.

It’s easy to see how these various benefits can seep into all aspects of our lives, creating a general wellness that is often lost in traditional neighborhoods.

And here at One Loudoun, we believe that living in a smart growth community is a smart idea!  Miller & Smith and Camberley Homes both offer new single-family homes that are in high demand.  With only a few remaining, moving into a new home at One Loudoun is an exclusive opportunity!

One Loudoun expertly validates all the benefits of embracing and living in a smart growth community. To start reaping the benefits yourself, check out our new single-family homes for sale!

Source: NewsWorks