Month: July 2015

Loudoun County Virginia Ranked #1 Happiest Place in America

Here at One Loudoun, we are proud to call Loudoun County, VA our home sweet home! The Huffington Post recently reported that Loudoun County is ranked #1 on the list of the Happiest Counties In America. You may be asking, how can this kind of thing be measured? To start, an asset management company, SmartAsset, takes data combined with software to produce simple and accurate infographics. They combined 8 different metrics from 4 factors that are key to a high quality of life, in order to determine which counties in the U.S. ranked among the happiest. These factors included family stability, physical health, personal financial health, and economic security.

One key finding from this data analysis was that Virginia as a whole seems to be the happiest state. This is because 3 out of the top 5 Happiest Counties are located in Virginia, with Fairfax County and York County coming in 3rd and 5th. Specifically, Loudoun County is ranked #1 for the following reasons as gathered from the analysis:

·      Highest quality of life than any other county

·      Lowest poverty rate of any county

·      6th highest life expectancy of all counties with a population above 50,000

·      11th highest marriage rate of all counties with a population above 50,000

It is no wonder that OneLoudoun is a flourishing community that provides a great lifestyle for its residents. As a mixed-use community, we pride ourselves on the fact that you can work, shop, live, exercise and play all in one place. Come and check out One Loudoun today so you can join us by living in the happiest place in America, Loudoun County, VA!

Sources: Huffington PostSmartAsset

Barnes & Noble Coming to One Loudoun!

Exciting news today as One Loudoun announced its newest retail tenant. Yes, it is true. Barnes & Noble will be opening their new D.C.-area store at One Loudoun! This will be the first major soft goods retailer announced for the mixed-used community of One Loudoun. To read more about it, click on the following article by the Washington Business Journal:

Barnes & Noble to open new D.C.-area store

 

 

 

7 Reasons to Love Summer at One Loudoun

There are so many reasons to love summer at One Loudoun! Of all the reasons to love summer at Loudoun’s New Downtown, here are a few of our favorites:

Socializing on the Plaza: Whether you’re looking to catch up with a friend or enjoy a quick bite to eat, the Plaza at One Loudoun is the perfect place to take in the many joys of summer weather!

The Central Park at One Loudoun: One Loudoun’s Central Park is home to over 100 acres of parks and trails, open fields and even a butterfly garden! Central Park is a true treasure of our community—it’s the perfect place for jogging, biking, enjoying a picnic or relaxing with friends.

Rocknoceros Live on the Plaza: Bring the kids out for this exciting, live kids performance on the Plaza at One Loudoun, every Monday morning at 10:00 am. The beloved Rocknoceros are best-known for their fun performance and innate knack for entertaining both young kids and adults!

The Summer Concert Series: Join us on the second Saturday of the month all summer long for our Summer Concert Series, and relax with an evening of local music and socializing with your fellow One Loudoun neighbors and friends!

Acoustic Wednesdays: Stop by Downtown One Loudoun every Wednesday evening this summer (from 6:00 to 8:00 pm), for a live acoustic performance by a new artist you’re sure to love!

The Ashburn Farmers Market: This local legend is back for a second year in a row—with an extensive list of local vendors  ready to bring the best, freshest produce to market! For more on the Ashburn Farmers Market, be sure to check out their Facebook page.

The Community’s Walkability: There are so many benefits of living in a “walkable” community—which become even more apparent during the warm summer months! Leave the car in the driveway and walk down the street to the heart of Loudoun’s New Downtown.

We think you’ll agree—living in a beautiful, truly vibrant mixed-use community like One Loudoun just makes sense – so get in on the fun, and join the One Loudoun community! Check out our distinctive collection of new single family homes by Camberley Homes and Miller & Smith today!