When it comes to combining natural beauty with sought-after amenities, it’s hard to beat Western Loudoun. With its rolling hills, gorgeous farmland and woodlands and fabulous housing options, the county’s west end has it all. In the last year, buyers have flocked to this Blue Ridge oasis, which offers the best of both rural and suburban life. Here’s a look at what makes Western Loudoun unique–and so appealing for buyers.
Western Loudoun is renowned around the region for its farms, wineries, breweries, and other agriculture-oriented businesses. The area is known as “DC’s wine country,” and agritourism puts hundreds of thousands of dollars into the local economy each year. Western Loudoun’s agricultural scene brings over a million visitors each year with plenty of fun activities for adults and kids. With so many options to choose from, it’s perfect for families, spending time with a spouse or gathering with friends. Loudoun has more than 40 wineries and 20 breweries, farms offering local products from meats to fresh vegetables and flowers, Community Supported Agriculture programs, and farmers markets. The region also boasts some of the most beautiful scenery on the East Coast and is perfect for hiking, cycling, and equestrian activities. Having these fantastic agribusinesses right in your backyard is one of the best parts of living in Western Loudoun.
It’s almost unheard of for a semi-rural community to have access to three international airports. For Western Loudoun residents, it’s one of the things that makes life so convenient. Washington Dulles Airport is located in Loudoun County, a short drive down the Dulles Greenway from Western Loudoun. The county is also an easy drive to Baltimore Washington International and Reagan National, giving business and leisure travelers a wide range of choices. The dynamic and bustling Leesburg Executive Airport serves charter and private clients just a few miles from Western Loudoun.
Proximity to Washington DC
Western Loudoun residents love living in a community that offers the best of both worlds. You’re away from the city in a tranquil setting with plenty of space. Yet the cultural attractions of the Nation’s Capital are just a short drive away. The District is an easy day or overnight trip to explore museums, monuments, restaurants, and shopping.
Excellent Employment Opportunities
Loudoun’s economy is thriving, with an unemployment rate significantly lower than the national average. Loudoun also has one of the highest median income levels in the nation. Many Western Loudoun residents have exciting jobs with federal agencies and contractors or local tech businesses like Orbital Sciences, attracted by the county’s educated workforce and high quality of life. The county offers opportunities for careers in agriculture, returning to its farming roots and offering an exciting new path for the county’s young people.
Loudoun Is A Great Place to Live
Loudoun earned a spot in USA Today’s list of America’s Top 10 Best Counties with good reason: educated residents, high median income, high life expectancy, and low poverty rate. There’s something extra special about Western Loudoun with its open spaces, convenient shopping, great restaurants, and lovely rural landscape. The region offers excellent recreational facilities, including a brand new park and community center in the up-and-coming (and still relatively affordable) town of Lovettsville.
Great Local Schools
In Western Loudoun, local schools have long been at the heart of their communities, a source of connection for rural families. Options range from charming historic community schools to new buildings built to serve the many families attracted to the region’s quality of life. Purcellville’s Emerick Elementary, Waterford Elementary, Woodgrove High School earned spots on the Public School Review’s Top Ten list based on reading and math scores. And there’s something to love in each Western Loudoun school.
Terrific Housing Options
Few places in the nation offer such excellent options in historic or new homes. Western Loudoun is full of charming towns and villages with gorgeous period houses. Waterford, Hamilton, Purcellville, and Round Hill abound with history and well-preserved homes. However, there’s also plenty of new construction. Buyers can find farm and vineyard properties and spacious new builds on five or 10 acres. There’s also a significant market for townhomes and smaller single-family homes. There’s truly something for everyone in Western Loudoun.
It’s A Terrific Time to Sell In Western Loudoun
Loudoun–and Western Loudoun in particular–are highly desirable locations. Even as the national real estate market cools a bit, Western Loudoun is still hot. Properties are getting snapped up with multiple offers that routinely exceed seller expectations. Living in a smaller/older home? There’s a market for properties of all ages and sizes– from historic gems to mid-Century ranch homes to new construction on lots large and small. Working with an experienced agent who knows and loves Loudoun can make all the difference, helping you find the perfect buyers–and get top dollar for your property. Yvonne Holland is a Northern Virginia native and longtime Loudouner who loves her community and understands Western Loudoun’s unique charm and many selling points. If you’re looking to list your home in Western Loudoun, now is a perfect time. Let’s talk about how we can share the Western Loudoun love.