Thursday, November 10, 2011

What's Trending in Brambleton - November Edition

The Bramble10 Anniversary Event a Success
Brambleton celebrated their 10-Year Anniversary with a full day of events on Saturday, November 5, 2011. With a guest DJ appearance by MIX 107.3’s Carson, the event included various concerts, rides, food vendors and an impressive show of fireworks to close out the day. With over 3,000 in attendance and three homes sold, Kim Adams, Director of Marketing at Brambleton, was more than pleased with the results of the event. “Celebrating with our residents this weekend was the culmination of 10 fantastic years as a community. The sale of three homes is a great icing on the cake.” View photos & video here: http://is.gd/hV1BJm


IMAX under construction at Regal Fox 16
Construction has officially begun for the new IMAX theatre at Regal Fox 16 in the Brambleton Town Center. They anticipate opening for their first IMAX movie, Happy Feet 2 in 3D, on November 18th! Follow construction progress photos here: http://is.gd/6UXg1Z 


Brambleton wins Award for Community Land Planning at the 2011 GALA Awards
Brambleton is proud to announce today their win in the category of Community Land Planning at the 2011 Great American Living Awards (GALA) ceremony held on October 27, 2011 at the Sheraton Premiere in McLean, Virginia. Brambleton was also announced as a winner of the Loudoun County Green Business Challenge at Loudoun County’s Green Gala at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA. Read more here: http://is.gd/1H71vt - View all the winners here:http://is.gd/v9XiOd


Harris Teeter Finalizes 11/11/11 Promotion to Honor Veterans
Harris Teeter has announced its Nov. 11, 2011 promotion which is targeted to honor and thank all those who serve or who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans and active duty military who shop at any Harris Teeter location on Nov. 11, 2011 will receive an 11 percent discount, with their VIC card, after all coupons and discounts are deducted. Read more here: http://is.gd/Hi8JLJ


Kick Off The Holiday Season In Brambleton
As the year draws to a close, mark your calendars and plan to participate in these festive Brambleton events:


  • November 26th: Brambleton Town Center Holiday Kickoff, 2-6 PM. Join us in the Brambleton Town Center for horse drawn carriage rides (suggested $5 donation to benefit Loudoun Interfaith food pantry), holiday lighting, kids’ crafts, plus an A Capella group singing holiday tunes.
  • December 11th: Holiday Open House, 2-5 PM. This event is sponsored by the Brambleton Community Association and will be held at the Community Center located on Regal Wood Drive.
  • December 31st: Ringing In Hope 10K & 5K runs, 1K walk, 10 AM. Support local Loudoun charities in this flat, certified-scenic course complete with hors d’oeuvres served at the finish line and family fun activities. Registration and more details available at www.ringinginhope.com.


The Brambleton Town Center Shopping Spree returns November 15th. Each time you shop at the Brambleton Town Center (BTC) between November 15th and Dec 6th, register to win a $1,000 shopping spree to the BTC plus a matching donation made to the local school of your choice. Entry forms available in each BTC merchant’s location.


Northern VA Orthodontics a great place to work!
Northern Virginia Orthodontics is pleased to announce that they were chosen by the Washingtonian Magazine as one of the 2011 Great Places to Work. NVO was chosen as one of this year’s 50 winning workplaces. The Washingtonian Great Places to Work issue is on newsstands now.


The BTC hosts Briar Woods Homecoming Parade
The Brambleton Town Center hosted Briar Woods High School’s Homecoming Parade on Friday, October 14th. The Parade began at Sport & Health, and then made its way around Legacy Park returning back at the BTC. View more photos & video here: http://is.gd/znmXr1


La Cucina Italiano
They are almost ready to open, in the mean time get a sneak peek at their menu here http://is.gd/p5OGKI. SweetFrog continues to make progress so stay tuned!


New Playgrounds
Three brand new play sets will be installed soon in the Emerald Ridge & Overlook neighborhoods! View more photos here: http://is.gd/EA7P2B


Emerald Ridge Trails
New trails are being constructed in the Emerald Ridge neighborhood. Follow construction progress photos here: http://flic.kr/p/aDow61


Sport & Health Brambleton Member Success: I lost 155 pounds
Ten years ago, Carlene weighed nearly 300 pounds. “I am 38 years old and married with three grown children. I joined Sport&Health with my family, hoping to change the way I felt about fitness and how it would play a role in my success following weight loss surgery. I had lost 90 pounds prior to joining Sport&Health and wanted to become educated and mindful of what exercise could do for me. I wanted to tone and continue towards my goal of losing 155 pounds. My personal trainer has been a rock for me and really helped me learn what I needed to do to make being healthy and fit an every day part of my life. I’ve always been intimidated by health clubs. In the past, I would begin working out and find myself lost with no direction nor support. Sport&Health feels like home and everyone seems to really care about your goals. My total weight loss now is 155 pounds! I’m very thankful for my happy and healthy lifestyle.” Read more here: http://is.gd/jdCNUG


Abbey Mews Hard Hat Tours
Hard hat tours of the Abbey Mews townhomes are now available – contact Ernie for more information 703.554.6954! They anticipate opening their new model on November 30th. 


Verizon Home Monitoring & Control Demos in Brambleton
Brambleton is proud to announce that Verizon Home Monitoring and Control is now available for all homeowners in the community. Brambleton is the first community in the U.S. to offer the service.Read more here: http://is.gd/avhaB2


Briar Woods High School Training Cart
The Brambleton Group donates money for a much needed trainer’s cart for the Briar Woods Athletic Department.


A Brambleton Story – Meet the Powells
We moved to Brambleton because of the amenities, unique home choices and the people. We were already living in the same zip code, but it just didn't have the same vibe as Brambleton--which is like a little city in the suburbs. We've actually met more people in the month since we moved here than the entire two years in our old neighborhood. We moved from a single family into a townhouse located in the Brownstones at Brambleton. Read more of their story here: http://t.co/OJ3yR2r8




Fall in love with Brambleton
An album dedicated to the beautiful colors of Fall – includes our fan photos also. Enjoy! Pictured to the left is the one Virginia’s Official Tourism site selected as one of their Best of Fall 2011. View more photos here: http://is.gd/csfFLd - View Virginia’s Best of Fall Selection: http://is.gd/sEb8RL




Teen Halloween Fun – a howling good time!
The Brambleton Community Center hosted a fun Teen Halloween night! They enjoyed games and trying their hand at karaoke – quite a “howl.” View more photos here: http://is.gd/hV1BJm


The Boulevard at Brambleton Model is now Open
Camberley Homes’ new Lakeshore model is now open! These homes are exclusive to Brambleton and a must-see. View more photos here: http://is.gd/IJL17g


Brambleton’s biggest fan’s latest adventures
Brambleton Barb has enjoyed many activities in Brambleton this fall as you can see from the photo here camping out in Legacy Park at our Community Campout! Recently she took a big step forward to becoming an official Brambletonian by purchasing her first home from Camberley Homes. Follow all her adventures as she begins her new home purchase process and to get the latest Brambleton scoop!
Follow Barb here: www.facebook.com/brambletonbarb, www.twitter.com/brambletonbarb, & www.foursquare.com/brambletonbarb


Brambleton Town Center Trick or Treat “Happy Snoween”
Our brave Trick or Treaters weathered Snowtober and made it out to the Brambleton Town Center Trick or Treat! Snowtober Photos: http://is.gd/l4bMnt - Trick or Treater Photos: http://is.gd/AY9KCw


Bella Ballerina is now open
On October 17th Bella Ballerina opened its doors for the first time to little dancers in the Brambleton Town Center. They are a specialty dance school and offer everything from Mommy and Me classes up through age 8 with ballet, jazz & tap classes. View more Opening Day photos here : http://is.gd/iAYWf0


Where We Live: Walkable Brambleton offers convenience, community
By Ann Cameron Siegal, Washington Post
The original vision for the planned community of Brambleton, near Ashburn, was to create a place with “connectivity,” where residents could be a part of something more than just a place to live. From the pioneers who flocked to green-roofed sales trailers in 2001 , purchasing homes sight unseen, to the buyers of the 587 homes sold since this past January, residents laud Brambleton’s small-town atmosphere. Read more here: http://is.gd/CfGRNf


Brambleton Kids Run the Nation Debuts
Brambleton Kids Run the Nation was a huge success this Fall. With nearly 80 registrants, the program clearly met a need for a co-ed non-competitive youth running program in our area. Kids Run the Nation is a running program available through the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). The 8-week program focused on a variety of topics including pacing, nutrition, and goal setting, among others. Kids from first through 8th grade participated in weekly group runs, gradually increasing their distance over the course of the program. More than 10 volunteer coaches and many parents also joined the weekly runs. For many kids, this was their first introduction to running, while others were working on increasing their distance and pace. The program culminated with group participation in a local 5k and fun run for the younger kids. “It was amazing seeing the kids’ progress over the course of the 8 weeks. But, most importantly, the kids seemed to be really enjoying themselves,” said Coach Dario Campolattaro. The program will be held again in the Spring. If you’re interested in registering, join the Facebook group, “Brambleton Kids Run the Nation.”


Falcons Fly Into Field Hockey
This year a new field hockey club was introduced to Briar Woods High School. The team started with only 12 players, but has now grown to be the biggest team in the area and consists of a total of 27 players. Briar Woods Football and Cheer Team win the District title again – B-what, B-woods! Read more here: http://is.gd/mcTL8V


Facebook Photo Albums worth a look
Facebook Fan of the Week: http://is.gd/U8j1F9
Meet the Team: http://is.gd/lASe11
Caption That: http://is.gd/hbmOEN
Family Portrait Album: http://ht.ly/6KYea
Our Wonderful Weather Album: http://is.gd/CNhYt4


Upcoming Events
November – La Cucina/SweetFrog anticipated opening
November – December – Holiday Shopping Spree
November 26th – Holiday Event (tree lighting & carriage rides)
December 4th – Santa Holiday Coalition Run*
December 11th – Holiday Open House*
December 31st – Ringing In Hope Charity Walk, Run & Fun
*residents only
BCA’s November Newsletter: http://is.gd/WcacBL


Brambleton wins Green Business Award
The Brambleton Community Association and the Brambleton Group were proud to participate in Loudoun County’s Green Business Challenge! The Green Business Challenge (GBC) is a friendly points-based competition and certification process that challenges your business to reach for more efficient and sustainable practices in their operations. They were honored to accept the Gold Green Business Award on October 27 at the Annual Green Gala at the National Conference Center. Read more here: http://is.gd/1H71vt


Dulles Metro: Superstructures Soar, Tysons Tunnels Almost Done
Construction Surpasses the 50 Percent Mark and 'Stations Start to Look Like Stations'
Construction of Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project has passed the 50 percent mark, progress that has brought cheers from project support.
Latest News here: http://is.gd/ewvOw7
Anticipated Travel Time for the Silver Line: http://is.gd/dYkpQc

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Brambleton Story - Meet Joey, Chad & Reese

In late 2010, we unexpectedly stumbled upon the Beazer model home while looking to buy a home. After a truly informative meeting with the Beazer Sales Representative, Karen, we knew we had found our soon-to-be-built home. Karen was instrumental by being the most courteous and friendly sales rep we had encountered, giving Beazer a step up above other builders. The Site Superintendant, Jason, guided us through the construction process with various milestone meetings and always answered my inquiring emails. Whenever we would walk through the unfinished unit, we noticed Jason’s green spray paint pointing out to the contractors any defects that needed to be addressed. We met with Steven at the Beazer Design Studio Center during early construction phase. He guided us in selecting the best finishing touches to transform the house into our home.

Today, we are almost completely settled-in and enjoying our new home. Verizon FiOS offers blazing internet speeds and an amazing selection of HD content, all included as part of our Brambleton HOA. Our small backyard requires maintenance but it is a tremendous benefit to have an HOA that maintains our lawn care. The Brambleton Town Center has so many amenities that we find we need to travel elsewhere less often. The movie theater is even within walking distance!

Between the beautifully built house and the conveniences offered by Brambleton, we couldn’t be happier! Thank you Beazer and Brambleton!

Happy Homeowners,
Joey, Chad, and Reese

Brambleton wins Award for Community Land Planning at the 2011 Gala Awards


Brambleton is proud to announce today their win in the category of Community Land Planning at the 2011 Great American Living Awards (GALA) ceremony held on October 27, 2011 at the Sheraton Premiere in McLean, Virginia.

In addition to Brambleton’s individual award, builders, sales agentsand designers within the Brambleton community including Pulte Group, Miller & Smith, Gulick Group, Van Metre and Carlyn and Company Interiors + Design received a total of 80 honors and awards of merit in nearly all categories.

“We are thrilled to be honored with the award of best Community Land Planning and congratulate all our business partners on their wins. It is the collaborative efforts of everyone involved with Brambleton that make it such a wonderful and successful community,” said Kim Adams, Director of Marketing for Brambleton.

Brambleton was also announced as a winner of the Loudoun County Green Business Challenge at Loudoun County’s Green Gala at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA.

About Brambleton:

Brambleton is an award-winning master-planned community located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Brambleton encompasses nearly 2,000 acres and 8,181 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums.Brambleton is owned and operated by Soave Real Estate.  For information about the community, please call (703) 722-2864 or visit www.brambleton.com.  Follow Brambleton on Facebook and Twitter.

About Soave Enterprises:

Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony L. Soave. Soave Enterprises provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures.  Recently, Forbes Magazine ranked Soave Enterprises as the 251st largest privately held company in the United States. For more information visit www.soave.com.

Verizon Home Monitoring and Control Available at Brambleton

Brambleton, an award-winning master community located in Loudoun County, announces today that Verizon Home Monitoring and Control is now available for all homeowners in the community. Brambleton is the first community in the U.S. to offer the service.

Verizon Home Monitoring and Control allows homeowners to monitor areas inside and outside the home and automate or control select devices in their homes from almost anywhere using their smartphones, PCs, TVs and tablets. Customers can use the service to access and control doors, thermostats, appliances and monitor home energy use.

"We are always looking for ways to make the lives of our residents better and the benefits of this service are immeasurable," stated Kim Adams, Director of Marketing at Brambleton. "Not only will homeowners be able to lower energy bills and save time, but the ability to keep an eye on their home offers peace of mind."

The service is available to all Brambleton homeowners and will be built into all new homes in the community. Customers will pay a monthly fee of $9.99. To see a Verizon Home Monitoring and Control demo, visit the Brambleton sales office at 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 100, Brambleton, VA 20148 (703.542.2925).

About Brambleton:

Brambleton is an award-winning master-planned community located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Brambleton encompasses nearly 2,000 acres and 8,181 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums. Brambleton is owned and operated by Soave Real Estate. For information about the community, please call (703) 722-2864 or visit www.brambleton.com. Follow Brambleton on Facebook and Twitter.

About Soave Enterprises:

Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony L. Soave. Soave Enterprises provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures. Recently, Forbes Magazine ranked Soave Enterprises as the 251st largest privately held company in the United States. For more information visit www.soave.com.

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Brambleton Story - Meet the Copelands

We were relocating from South Florida to Virginia and were looking for a great place to call home for our family of four. With two small children we wanted a place that would give us instant community and offer a lot for our children as well as us adults (we need fun too)!! Quickly we heard that Loudoun county, and Brambleton specifically, was so wonderful to live in.

After hearing the same community name many times over, we began our home search and purchased a Van Metre home. Our service with Van Metre both before and after the sale was outstanding. The Brambleton office was helpful as well giving us guidance to all the local attractions.

Since moving in we could not be happier! We love our home and this community where everyone welcomed us. We use the local parks and the Town Center frequently - the summer concerts and constant events are so much fun!

We are thrilled with our decision.

The Copeland Family
submitted by Danielle B. Copeland