Ashburn, Virginia, is a splendid little white-collar commuter town just thirty miles from Downtown Washington, D.C., which means residents can get there in roughly forty-eight minutes. The community was initially known as Old Farmwell, named after the vast 1,236-acre estate of George Lee III. In 1841 Vice President of the United States John Janney purchased 580 acres of that land and named it Ashburn Farm and the rest is history. In addition to this interesting history, Ashburn is home to seventy percent of the world’s internet traffic. You read that correctly, seventy percent of the world’s internet traffic is from this small community of roughly 54,000 citizens. This is primarily because Ashburn is in the heart of the renowned Dulles Technology Corridor, the home of many of the United States’ technology and defense companies, and many people who work in tech-related fields.
Other advantages to living in Ashburn include its proximity to a multitude of amenities and attractions. For example, Leesburg Animal Park is nearby, located on James Monroe Highway. The park is like a small zoo with llamas, camels, lemurs, zebras, and other exotic animals. The McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville is another closeby attraction. The acres of sunflowers attract a variety of birds, as well as tourists, photographers, and garden enthusiasts. Beyond these destinations, the Georgetown Waterfront Park is also a fabulous place to enjoy wildlife and the natural beauty of the area. This scenic park is found in the Georgetown Historic District and links two-hundred twenty-five miles of natural space found along the banks of the Potomac River stretching from Cumberland (Maryland) to Mount Vernon (Virginia). It is a favorite place for cycling, walking, and jogging.
With so many things to offer prospective homebuyers, Ashburn and its housing options are worth your consideration. Available properties in Ashburn include homes of many different architectural styles, including Tradition, Tudor, Bungalow, French Country, Country, Craftsman, Ranch, Shingle, Northwestern, Colonial, Prairie, and more. Many Ashburn homes sit on large lots and boast beautiful landscaping. Many homes for sale in Ashburn also offer impressive features like swimming pools, wine cellars, wet bars, high-end appliances, and entertainment areas. Generally, Ashburn real estate ranges from around 1,050 square feet home with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, to homes with more than 12,000 square feet and nine bedrooms and eleven bathrooms. There are also townhomes and condominiums in Ashburn, as well as new construction, and land upon which you can build. If you would like to learn more about Ashburn properties, please give us the opportunity to assist you and contact us today.
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