Leesburg Real Estate

Leesburg in Loudoun County, VA

Leesburg is the county seat of Loudoun County Virginia and has been for over 250 years. Like many of the towns in Loudoun County, Leesburg has transformed from a small, rural piedmont town to a suburban commuter community for employees in the Nation’s Capital. Located at Route 7 and the end of the Dulles Greenway which feeds to the Dulles Toll Road and ultimately to the 495 Beltway, it is an ideal location for commuters to call home. Its close proximity to Dulles International Airport increases the popularity of this community. Leesburg’s historical district has several locations on the National Registry. Along with being close to the Dulles Technology corridor, Leesburg is home to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Washington Air Traffic Control Center. A further draw is the large retail space located on the Leesburg Bypass known as the Leesburg Outlet Mall that attracts shoppers from all over the east coast.

The original people of the Leesburg area were Native Americans.  What we refer to as present day Route 15 was a major North/South travel route for many native tribes.  In the mid 1700’s European settlers arrived and built large farms and plantations in the area. Leesburg is actually named after Thomas Lee, a leading political figure in Colonial Virginia, not his son Francis “Lightfoot” Lee or Robert E. Lee, his great-nephew.  During the Civil War, Leesburg served as a base of operations for Col. John S. Mosby and the town frequently changed hands over the course of the war. Later, Leesburg was home to World War II General George C. Marshall, famous architect of the “Marshall Plan” to rebuild Europe after the war. There are at least 63 historical markers in and around the Leesburg area and many historic sites and landmarks. Today Leesburg is still the center of government and commerce for Loudoun County.

Leesburg, VA Homes and Subdivisions

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Beacon Hill – a 1,100 acre reserve of luxury estate homes. HOA Info. – A.M. Group (703) 229-2505 www.beacon-hill.us

Edwards Landing – a community of luxury single family homes and townhomes built by U.S. Homes and Brookfield Homes with amenities. HOA Info. – Horizon Community Services (540) 751-1888 www.edwardslanding.com

Exeter – a community consisting of 829 residential lots, 399 single family detached homes and 430 townhomes on 215 acres. HOA Info. – Property Management People (703) 771-9355 www.exeterhoa.com

Lansdowne on the Potomac – a residential community with 2,155 homes; 1,442 detached and 713 attached single family homes with amenities. HOA Info. – Community Management Corp.  (571) 333-1212 www.lansdownehoa.com

Potomac Crossing – a community of single family homes and townhomes started in 1988 and was recently completed with amenities. HOA Info. – Property Management People (703) 771-9355 www.potomaccrossing.org

Potomac Station – a community of 1,401 single family homes and townhomes with amenities. HOA Info. – Property Management People (703) 669-0999 www.potomacstation.org

Raspberry Falls – This community of homes features the hamlet design and homes are on home sites ranging from just under an acre to 25 acres built by Van Metre Homes. HOA Info. – First Service Residential (703) 385-1133 www.raspberryfalls.org

River Creek – a planned gated community of 1,132 homes with less than half single family detached homes and the rest are slightly attached townhomes or patio homes on an 18-hole championship golf course and country club. HOA Info. – (703) 669-4350 www.rivercreekowners.com

Leesburg, VA Schools

Elementary Schools:  Ball’s Bluff Elementary, Catoctin Elementary, Cool Spring Elementary, Evergreen Mills Elementary, Frances Hazel Reed Elementary, Frederick Douglas Elementary, John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary, Leesburg Elementary, Lucketts Elementary, Seldens Landing Elementary and Sycolin Creek Elementary

Middle Schools:  Belmont Ridge Middle, Harper Park Middle, J. Lupton Simpson Middle, Smart’s Mill Middle and Douglass School

High Schools:  Heritage High, Loudoun County High, Monroe Technology, Tuscarora High and Douglass School

 

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