Month: June 2015

Loudoun County Named America’s Richest County- Again!

Loudoun County has been given the title of America’s Richest County- again! It is wealthier than any county in California or Texas, which didn’t even make the list. It even passed counties in New York! Loudoun is a county that has 350,000 people and over 80,000 families. The biggest employer in Loudoun is the public school system.

The nations wealthiest counties are ranked by median household income data. There are other D.C.-area counties that make the list – all of which have a median household income of at least $95,000 annually. Loudoun County has an annual median household income of  $112,021.

The east holds most of the richest counties in America. Northern Virginia has become an economic go-getter. Unemployment rates stay down in this area because of the government-related hiring. Lawyers, corporate lobbyists and consultants also reside in this area – all of which consume federal government spending.

Loudoun County used to be a rural community just a few decades ago until recently. The population has almost quadrupled and it has now become a technology center and a popular residential area in Virginia. Even though Loudoun has had an abundance of positive growth, it still faces the stress to evolve even further. Loudoun County has done just that by making the area self-contained with new mixed-use communities like One Loudoun. In other words, residents don’t have to go anywhere else for anything they may need. This not only attracts Millennials to the area but it creates a county that is posed to evolve over time.

Loudoun County has a bright future and is sure to expand and evolve even further. We are excited that One Loudoun is along for the adventure and cannot wait to see what happens next!

Sites used:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanriper/2014/04/01/americas-richest-counties-2014/

http://www.forbes.com/2011/04/11/americas-richest-counties-business-washington.html

https://oneloudoun.com/loudouns-role-loudoun-countys-transformation/

Reasons to Love Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets have been a beloved summertime staple in Loudoun County for quite some time, and this year is no different. Starting this summer, the new mixed-use community of One Loudoun is excited to host the Ashburn Farmers Market every Saturday 8 am to 12 pm, from May 2nd to October 28th! The Ashburn Farmers Market is home to over a dozen vendors, all within a 125 radius of Leesburg, offering a wide variety of produce. There are so many reasons to love farmers markets—here are a few of our favorites:

1. The Freshest Food Around: As all of the food found at farmers markets was grown just miles down the road, and picked (in most cases) just hours prior to arriving at the farmers market, farmers have no need to preserve their produce with add harmful chemicals. Without the added chemicals, the fruit found at farmers markets is higher quality than its grocery store equivalent. Farmers market produce has higher levels of protein, vitamins and minerals that simply cannot be preserved when shipped hundreds of miles from a farm to your local grocery store.

2. Stimulate Your Local Economy—While Saving Money: When you buy directly from vendors at a farmers market, you are eliminating the middle man (to chain grocery store), and dealing directly with the farmer. For this reason, prices are usually lower—as long-distance shipping and  packaging costs are eliminated.

3. Find New Types of Food, and New Recipes: With the wide variety of goods offered at farmers markets in addition to the open layout of many vendors’ store-fronts, you’re likely to see a number of new, exciting types of food! While browsing, you may even discover a few new recipes or expert tips by chatting with the local vendors and fellow shoppers as well.

Our local vendors offer a variety of local goods—from fresh fruits and vegetables to meat, eggs, honey and an extensive assortment of artisan baked goods. For a full list of vendors, check out the Loudoun Farmers Market website, and visit the Ashburn Farmers Market‘s Facebook Page for the latest on our beloved farmers market!

Sourcesloudountimes.com

Upcoming Summer Events at One Loudoun

Every summer at One Loudoun, we host exciting events throughout the community! The summertime is all about having fun and you can be sure that these events will bring great music, food, and entertainment to your summer!

Rocknoceros Live On The Plaza

Every Monday, (June-August) 10am

The Plaza at One Loudoun, Exchange Street, Ashburn, VA 20147

Celebrating 10 years of children’s music, The Rocknoceros are nationally known for their fun style and ability to entertain young children and adults alike. Join them every Monday for a live performance of their classic songs and tracks from their new album!

Acoustic Wednesdays On The Plaza

Every Wednesday (June-Sept) 6pm-8pm

Downtown One Loudoun

Every Wednesday a new artist will perform live acoustic music for a relaxing summer evening! The remaining June lineup includes:

·      Crys Matthews, June 17th

·      Kerry McCool, June 24th

For the rest of the summer performances visit the One Loudoun events calendar!

Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday, (May-October) 8am-12pm

Savin Hill Dr. & Codman Dr. (access via Russell Branch Parkway)

For the second year in a row, One Loudoun is proud to host the Loudoun Valley Homegrown Markets Cooperative Ashburn market this summer! Running from May all the way through October, the farmers market boasts some of the best local products! The market includes local vendors selling fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, baked goods, sweets, jarred jams and sauces, and much more!

Summer Concert Series

June 13th, July 18th & August 8th, 7pm

20626 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147

We love to support our local bands! Bring your friends and family to the One Loudoun plaza for local music and socializing!