Leesburg Today

Leesburg Today
The town of Leesburg, VA, in the seat of Loudoun County, is one of the fastest growing in the country.  Bordered by  the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains but less than 35 miles from downtown Washington, DC, Leesburg boasts many traits that make it an ideal place to live or visit.  The town received national acclaim as recently as August of 2011 by ranking 4th in Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” list. This followed an earlier ranking (in 2008) of 31st onFortune Small Business Magazine’s “Best Places to Live and Launch” a business.Leesburg’s proximity to plenty of good jobs in government, defense contracting, consulting and technology, plus it’s ready access to mass transit systems makes this community a popular destination for familes and government workers seeking an excellent quality of life while remaining within commuting distance of the nation’s capital. Leesburg ranks #1 in the nation in median family income at $128,595, and job growth from 2000 to 2010 was 47%.Residents and those considering a move to the area will be pleased to find that Leesburg offers a mix of affordable homes, from single-family homes in planned or gated communities, to townhouses and condominiums in new home subdivisions and suburban neighborhoods.Leesburg’s downtown historic district offers quaint shops, art galleries and a broad array of dining choices, from elegant meals at Lightfoot Restaurant (once a bank – ask to see the vault) to more casual dining at Tuskarora Mill. Or try the new coffee shop and outdoor patio dining just across the street from the town’s historic courthouse.Charming, eighteenth and nineteenth century homes line the streets, displaying colorful gardens and architectural features.  Historic sites not far from downtown Leesburg include Balls Bluff Battlefield and Regional Park; Dodona Manor, the restored home of Gen. George Marshall; Morven Park; and Oatlands Plantation, a National Historic Trust property.

Loudoun County’s more than 20 wineries are all a short drive from Leesburg and offer wine connoisseurs and novices alike a chance to enjoy the finest Virginia wines in some of the most picturesque settings in the State.

Leesburg’s Lansdowne Resort and Conference Center offers world-class golf and sumptuous accommodations for large gatherings or an intimate getaway.In the summer Lansdowne offers Friday evening Jazz concerts by the Potomac.

For horse lovers there is a fine stable and show rings at Morven Horse Park, where during the summer months riders from across the region gather for jumping, cross country, and dressage events.

In addition to River Creek Club, Leesburg has many communities including Lansdowne on the Potomac, Potomac Station, Northlake, Spring Lakes, Potomac Crossing, Edwards Landing, Exeter, Kincaid Forest, Tavistock Farms, Shenstone, Beacon Hill, Raspberry Falls, Rokeby Farm, and many more.

The area is ideal for business and personal travel by its close proximity to Dulles International Airport and the Leesburg Executive Airport. Bus and train service is available into Washington D.C. from Monday-Friday, and these provide links to Washington D.C.’s rapid transit Metro System that easily gets people around the nation’s capitol.

Access to over 110 name brand stores is just minutes away at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlet mall. The city also features a 12-theatre movie complex in Leesburg Village just minutes from River Creek Club.