Saturday, August 31, 2013

Brambleton Lace Up for Learning Race to Benefit Local Schools

Brambleton announces today the Lace Up For Learning 5k Race and Fun Run will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Brambleton Town Center.  This race is part of the Race Brambleton Series.

This family-friendly event will bring together the Brambleton community and raise money to support area schools. In addition, registrants will have the opportunity to contribute towards the Alex Lamme Education Trust Fund.  

Proceeds from the event will benefit Creighton’s Corner Elementary, Legacy Elementary, Moorefield Station Elementary, Stone Hill Middle, and Briar Woods High Schools. Event details are as follows:

Event:            Lace Up For Learning, Brambleton’s 5k for Schools

Date:              Saturday, November 2, 2013

Schedule:
October 30, 12:00 PM: Online Registration Closes
November 1, 10 AM - 6 PM: Packet Pick-Up
November 2, 8:30 AM: 5k start time
Kids' Fun Run to follow

Cost:
5k Run: $27 thru 9/2; $30 from 9/3 – 10/30
5K Run 18 & Under: $22 thru 9/2; $25 from 9/3 – 10/30
Snooze for Schools: $15
5K Family (2 Adults + 2 Kids 18 & under): $75.00
Kids' Fun Run (Age must be no more than 8 as of 11/2/2013): $10
Packet Pick-up/Race Day: $35                    


Sponsors:
Brambleton Town Center, Kids Run the Nation, Northern Virginia Magazine, Kelly Insurance Agency, Amie Otto Photography, FIResults, Ryan Glass Videography, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, Washington’s Green Grocer, Joe Knows Real Estate Powered by Re/Max Gateway, Northern Virginia Orthodontics, Mainstreet Mailboxes & More, Great Harvest Bread Company, Kazokufit, and Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.



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. 

Brambleton Announces 9th Annual Fall Festival and Return of Loveworks Art


Brambleton to host Fall Festival on October 5th, during return of the oversized LOVEworks art October from 4 – 10!

Photo Credit: True Icon Photo
Brambleton is pleased to announce the annual Fall Festival will take place during the oversized LOVEworks artwork installation this October. The artwork is part of the Virginia Tourism Office’s Virginia is for Lovers campaign, and last appeared at Brambleton in April 2013. 

The annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday, October 5th from 1:00 to 7:00 pm, and is presented by the Brambleton Community Association. This Loudoun County tradition will celebrate the season with rides and amusements, live music, kids activities, face painters, food vendors, beer, vendor marketplace and more, including the 2nd Annual Cornhole Challenge, a charity event that will donate 100% of the proceeds to Camp Kesem

During the Fall Festival, guests will be able to view the limited-time appearance of the LOVEworks art.  Brambleton hosted the giant, oversized art earlier this year as part of a state and local partnership to promote tourism, and the popular public art piece will return to Brambleton October 4 through October 10. The LOVE artwork, which is 16 feet long and more than 6 feet high, aims to promote the message that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation.

 “We’ve proudly partnered with the Virginia Tourism Office to host the LOVEwork art for the second time this year, and look forward to having our Fall Festival guests enjoy this positive piece of art during the seasonal event,” says Kim Adams, Director of Marketing at Brambleton.    

Visitors are encouraged to take a family picture in front of the artwork and share it on Facebook or on Twitter, using the hashtag #LOVEVA and #Brambleton.

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 for real-time updates.

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, August 30, 2013

Brambleton Retailers and Builder awarded by I Am Modern Magazine

Brambleton is proud to announce today the retailers, services and builders recognized by the readers of I Am Modern Magazine in the “Best of DC Suburbs” awards. The award-winning Brambleton businesses include:

Best Dance School: Bella Ballerina

Best Asian Restaurant: My Thai Place
Best Frozen Yogurt: Sweet Frog
Best Builder: Van Metre Homes
Best Family Medicine: Broadlands Family Practice

“We are thrilled to have Brambleton Town Center retailers, restaurants and services recognized by I Am Modern’s readers this year,” says Kim Adams, Director of Marketing at Brambleton. Adding, “The ‘Best of DC Suburbs’ feature is unique in that it’s decided by readers, for readers, and we’re excited to have our businesses be a part of it.”


The feature aims to share information about area businesses – the best restaurants, the best shops, the best builders and more. Thousands of users completed a survey to nominate and award the 2013 recipients, creating a snapshot of the area’s favorite establishments and small businesses.


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 for real-time updates.
  
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.








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Monday, August 19, 2013

Meet the Builders - Debbie Paschal of Miller & Smith

We recently asked Debbie Paschal, Sales Manager for Miller and Smith - Brownstones, to share her thoughts on Brambleton and why she thinks this Ashburn, Virginia community is such a desirable place to live.

What is your favorite feature about your model home?


It would have to be between the fabulous long kitchen island and the outdoor terrace – both of which are STANDARD FEATURES in our Pierrepont, Montague and Cobble Hill models!

Miller and Smith did their research when it comes to knowing how people really use their homes. They surveyed several homebuyers to find out what they would love to see in a townhouse. The most popular response was an OPEN floor plan with the kitchen located in a more central location. One of Miller & Smith’s signature features is their long kitchen islands and open concept. It doesn't seem to matter how fancy your dining room is, everyone wants to hang out in the kitchen. It is for most people, “the heart of the home”.  


If you have ever toured our models, you will notice that we have designed our kitchens to be in the center of the home. Our kitchen island in our model is a whopping 11 ft. long, great for entertaining! I also love the rooftop terrace. I can totally see myself enjoying a nice cool evening on the terrace, warmed by the (optional) terrace outdoor fireplace watching for shooting stars or entertaining friends for a summer BBQ.  It’s so nice to be able to move right in and not have to worry about building a deck. The terrace is a standard feature!


What is your best memory of the home you grew up in?

I grew up in a home built in the 1960’s – a split level home. My fondest memories of my childhood home always took place in any room that my mother was in. She always had a way of making every room in the house feel inviting and cozy. Our family room was the best! It was filled with family photos, books and comfy furniture. We always had lots of pillows and blankets – the only bad thing was…the kitchen was upstairs and carrying snacks and drinks wasn't always convenient. I love the new homes that are designed with the kitchen open to the family room.

If you were given an extra $10,000 for a home improvement, how would you spend it?

Flooring, I've been really impressed with the new engineered hardwood floors! They have such a beautiful variety of styles and widths. I love the new hand scraped look – they hold up extremely well under heavy traffic conditions and they look warm and inviting. We show this flooring in our model home and with a hundred people touring our home a week, they are still flawless!

What’s your favorite restaurant in Brambleton and why?

All of the restaurants in Brambleton are fabulous! It’s so hard to pick which one I want to visit! I’m a huge fan of Blue Ridge Grill. They have a wonderful menu with lots to pick from. You can take friends and family there and everyone will find something they want to try. I always get the Brentwood Salad. It’s huge! I never leave hungry. I also have to mention Nick’s Corner Grill – I always get great service and I love their new menu.

Explain your most memorable connection or moment with a homebuyer?

This question was a tough one for me, I truly feel that each and every buyer is so very special and I have connected with every single one of them. They all have different reasons they come in to purchase a new home. I think the one that stands out in my mind the most was a couple who was competing with an in-law to have the better house and upgrades. They always felt like the “underdog” in the family and were nervous about making good interior selections. I helped them put it all together and when settlement rolled around, you could just see their faces beaming with pride as they saw their home for the first time. Needless to say, their relative was quite impressed. These folks still keep in touch with me and send me pictures of their children. They still love their home and thank me every time I hear from them. Pretty cool and so rewarding!

Why do you think Brambleton is one of the top selling communities in the entire nation?

I honestly feel that first impressions are everything and when you arrive in Brambleton you immediately feel the vibe and energy of the community. The exquisite “well kept” landscape leads you to believe that this is a brand new community when in fact it is 10 years old! Brambleton’s Management Team does an excellent job making the physical appearance of the community a top priority. The community and Town Center always look neat and clean. 

You will have a sense of pride when family and friends come to visit you and they drive thru this fabulous community to get to your home.  The grocery store, shops, restaurants and Movie Theater are all within the Town Center.  There is always something going on at the Town Center – sometimes it’s a live concert featuring great cover bands, or fireworks, Christmas Horse and Buggy rides and sometimes it is a triathlon, neighborhood camp out or yard sale– great way to meet neighbors in your community. People visit our model homes from near and far and often stick around long after our models have closed to enjoy the Town Center festivities.


If Brambleton sounds like the kind of place you’d like to call home, stop by and say hi to Debbie today. For more information on Brambleton, please click here.


Friday, August 16, 2013

Sightseeing Tours now available at Brambleton

If you've been searching for a great new home located in an award-winning community, we're positive BRAMBLETON has popped up in your conversations and Google searches more than once! Not sure what all the hype is? We'll be glad to show you! Join us for our first-ever Brambleton Sightseeing Tour on September 28th, beginning at 10 AM. We'll tour you around our beautiful community, highlighting the neighborhoods, community amenities, schools, builders' model homes, the Town Center and more!



A tour bus will depart hourly from the Brambleton Welcome Center, 10 AM to 1 PM. The Welcome Center is located at 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 100 (between Edible Arrangements and Bella Ballerina in the Harris Teeter parking lot, or across from La Cucina off of Regal Wood Drive).



Seating is limited, reserve your spot today: 
703-542-2925 


Live Brambleton. Live Connected.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

August Edition



Lights, Camera, Action!
The Brambleton Group had a very successful day filming for our very own TV channel on Sunday, August 11th with our new celebrity host, Brett Tutor.  Brambletonians were very much a part of the action and we can't wait to debut the new video series on The Brambleton Verizon FiOS TV channel which is scheduled to debut later this fall and on our Youtube Channel (if you haven't already, be sure to subscribe here so you don't miss out!

Girl Rising at Brambleton was an amazing experience - by Zarif Sahin

"Thank you very much for attending the screening of Girl Rising. I hope you agree that it is a powerful film with a vital message, and I am so pleased you were able to join us. Together we are a part of something big; a movement that will change the future one girl at a time.  As you’ve seen, millions of girls around the world face barriers to education that boys do not. Your support takes us one step closer to helping girls everywhere get the education they deserve and the future they dream of. 


It was a privilege to host the screening of Girl Rising. I am so happy to share that my efforts to bring Girl Rising to Loudoun County was a SUCCESS! Around 250 people attended and supported us.  Some of them already made commitments to screening the film in their communities, like Washington DC, City of Fairfax, (Alamo) Ashburn, and Virginia Tech.

I encourage you to continue raising awareness for these girls by staying in touch with 10x10: Girl Rising, hosting a screening, and engaging in conversations regarding Girl Rising. To Take Action, please click here.


I express my sincere gratitude to my co-hosts Tina Johnson and Kristina Bouweiri, our sponsors:  Brambleton, Nick’s Corner Grill, Copy General, W Salon, and Alimond Photography for their generous contributions in making Girl Rising in Brambleton possible.  You can view all the pictures of the event here."


Bicycle Outfitters Triathlon was Red Hot!

Brambleton hosted Bicycle Outfitters first adult triathlon on Sunday, August 11th.  A big thank you to ALL the volunteers who made the race happen and kept the athletes safe on the course. Race proceeds supports the Loudoun Free Clinic.

The Dog Days of Summer: Wagfest 2013
Every summer, Northern Virginia Magazine hosts an online competition to sniff out the cutest dogs in all of NoVA. To get their readers involved, Northern Virginia Magazine hosted their Dog Days of Summer- Wagfest 2013 event at Brambleton Town Center on Saturday July 20th. 


They kicked off this pet-centric event with a Mutt Strut around the town center, followed by tips on summer pet safety from Sit Means Sit dog trainers, live music from local band Mars Rodeo, free raffle prizes, and a nice cool down from the Arcola Fire Department.  The top 10 cutest dogs were also announced at the event, which were chosen by Northern Virginia Magazine’s readers.  Friends, family, furry pals, and all event goers had a wonderful time. If you missed the event, you can check out the photos here

One Summer's Day in Brambleton
On a beautiful cool summer's day in Brambleton you can enjoy kayaking in the Beaverdam Reservoir, riding your new bike on the trails, walking your dog over to Central Bark, attend your garden at Let Us Garden, pick up your fresh produce at the Brambleton Farmers Market, play tennis at Legacy Park, or take a swim to cool off!  These were just some of the activities captured one Sunday recently in Brambleton.  Click here to enjoy all the photos that were taken on that day with just an iPhone.

Brambleton Realtor "Sneak Peek" Luncheon
Realtors are cordially invited to be among the first to preview Brambleton's newest neighborhoods and builders' home collections opening this fall.  Let us spoil you on Tuesday, September 17th with a catered luncheon plus special treasures for the first 100 registrants, including exclusive builder offers for your clients!  Be sure to enter the raffles for a brand new bike from Bicycle OutfittersBrambleton Town Center gift cards and even gifts from Tiffany & Co!  Please RSVP at brambletonrealtors.eventbrite.com.  You don't want to miss this event. Gather the knowledge to help your clients make an informed decision!
B_Fit and Healthy
Imagine a pill so powerful that taken on a regular basis will significantly reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple cancers, and early death. It would also reduce depression, improve sleep quality, help prevent weight gain, and improve brain function. Would you stock your medicine cabinet with it? How much would you be willing to pay for this magical medicine?


Good news for Brambletonians--your doctor can write you a prescription for this right now, and it won’t cost you a cent at the pharmacy counter!  This too-good-to-be-true medicine is exercise. Check out the new B_Fit trail for a fun way to do just that! And be sure to join us on the B_Fit in Brambleton Facebook page to learn about fun contests with cool prizes for B_Fit trail participants during the month of August.

Brambleton Bettas Wrap Up A Season Undefeated 
Congratulations to the Brambleton Bettas Swim Team, who successfully completed a perfect 7-0 season for the first time in the team's 9 year history. The team also secured a win at the Patsy Graham Invitational, at Divisionals, and most recently, a 2nd place finish at the All-Stars meet. 


With close to 300 swimmers and 28 mini Bettas, the team has seen tremendous growth over the years. While many kids begin enjoying the lazy days of summer once school is out, the Bettas are hitting the pool for practice every morning with two swim meets a week.  After going undefeated through the regular season, the Bettas continued their momentum into a fantastic Divisional meet. Not only did the Bettas win by a convincing margin of victory (doubling 2nd place's points), coaches saw some outstanding improvements and major time drops.

Town Center Tidbits
www.brambleton.com/towncenter
  • Please join The Brambleton Town Center Associates in congratulating BTC tenants Bella Ballerina, SweetFrog, Broadlands Family Practice and My Thai Place for winning I am Modern Magazine's 2013 Best of DC Surburbs Contest.  For the full list of winners, please click here.
  • Northern Virginia Orthodontics Center for Invisalign have planned an amazing night to celebrate the opening of their new Center. Dr. Casagrande is opening 20 special appointments on the evening of August 15, 2013. If you or anyone you know is interested in Invisalign, this is something you won't want to miss!  Click here for event information.
  • Come Work at Blue Ridge Grill! – Blue Ridge Grill is looking for qualified servers, hosts, and food runners to join our team.  We are particularly in need of individuals who have availability Monday thru Friday am/pm, but do have shifts to fill throughout the weekend as well.  If you’ve ever thought of working in a fast paced, professional restaurant and enjoy having a flexible schedule and working with interesting people, apply in person Monday through Friday between 2:00 – 5:00pm, or online.  We look forward to hearing from you!
  • Shane Costa, DDS - Little Smiles Brambleton anticipates opening August 26th.  They are now taking appointments, please call 703.542.7000 http://www.smilebrambleton.com/
  • Every Monday in August is Bettas Monday at Scotto's Rigatoni Grill!  Just mention the Bettas Swim Team when ordering (dine in, delivery or carry out), and we'll donate 15% back to the team. Go Bettas!
  • Sport & Health are planning a very unique race - be sure to stay tuned for more details here. 


Builder Buzz
www.brambleton.com/your-home/modelhomes
Single-Families


  • Beazer Homes brand new Dartmouth model is under roof and the anticipated Grand Opening is October 5th!
  • Van Metre Homes won Best Builder (again!) in the I Am Modern Magazine's Best of 2013 DC Suburbs Contest. 
  • Pulte Homes' Hathaway Model is NOW OPEN
  • Beazer LOWERED the price of their Pembroke by $1k; all other model base prices remain the same
  • M&S Noble Pointe collection has increased $4-$5k
  • The M&S Taymouth model home remains for sale, price has been reduced to $749,990
  • The Van Metre has a brand new Portsmouth model home currently under construction.  Anticipated opening is mid September.
  • The Average Base Price for all Brambleton SF = $664,970


Townhomes

  • M&S Brownstones have increased $1-$3K
  • Pulte has one quick delivery of a Belfort (Grand Villas) priced at $616,700
  • The Average Base Price for all Brambleton TH = $465,738
  • Prices are on the rise, so now is the time to buy!

                          *New contracts only. Prices, terms, conditions subject to change. 
                          Photos for illustrative purposes.

                          New Home Information Packet: www.issuu.com/brambleton
                          Model Home Map: www.issuu.com/brambleton
                          Brambleton Investment Comparison: www.issuu.com/brambleton 

                          UPCOMING EVENTS
                          www.brambleton.com
                          8/22 - Sizzlin' Summer Concert, 6:30-9:30 pm
                          9/7 - Brambleton Kids' Triathlon, 8am-1pm
                          10/5 - Brambleton Fall Festival, Parade & the return of Virginia Tourism's LOVEworks!
                          10/12 - Fall Yard Sale 8am-1pm
                          10/25 - Briar Woods Homecoming Parade 4:30-6pm
                          10/27 - Town Center Trick or Treat 1:30-3:30pm

                          *Brambleton Farmers' Market every Sunday, 9am-1pm

                          2013 Calendar at a glance: http://issuu.com/brambleton/

                          Brambleton Community Association’s August 2013 NewsletterThis is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the August Newsletter (iPad friendly). You can also follow their latest news on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brambletoncommunityassociation.

                          Sponsorship OpportunitiesThe Brambleton Community Association is currently looking for area businesses who would like some exposure and advertising.  A great way to do this is through Brambleton event sponsorship.  There are a lot of options available, including customizing packages to make them work best for your business.  Click here to download the sponsorship form.

                          HCA Prepares For Fall Groundbreaking On Rt. 50 Hospital

                          HCA has changed the name of its new Loudoun hospital, but the construction is moving ahead as planned.  The company announced Friday it was changing the name of the facility from the StoneSpring Medical Center to StoneSprings Hospital Center. The changes are designed to match the name used on the street address, Stone Springs Boulevard, and to reflect the names used by other HCA’s in other Northern Virginia facilities, Dominion Hospital and Reston Hospital Center.  Click here to read more.



                          DULLES CORRIDOR METRORAIL PROJECT - Surveying, Photography and Utility Site Identifications Begin along Dulles International Airport Access Highway, Dulles Toll Road and the Dulles Greenway Aug. 12     


                          When Phase 1 of the Silver Line is completed, riders boarding trains in Reston and Tysons Corner will not have to transfer to get to some of their favorite destinations in downtown Washington and beyond.  Read more here: http://www.dullesmetro.com/