Sunday, December 14, 2014

December Edition


Ready to Ring In Hope this New Year’s Eve at the Brambleton Town Center?

The race will be held on December 31st and features a 5K & 10K race and a 1K walk/fun run. The walk kicks off at 9:00 AM, followed by the 5K and 10K race at 10:00 AM and 10:10 AM. Sign up here and choose a race beneficiary:  Loudoun Habitat for Humanity or Volunteers of America Chesapeake (Loudoun Homeless Services Center).  Participants will have access to hors d'oeuvres and post-race massages, as well as free family fun activities to include pony rides, a barrel train ride, face painting, and more!  For more information or to register, visit the website

Where does the empress of interior design choose to call home? 
Brambleton of course!

Raji Radhakrishnan is the founder and principal interior designer behind the seductively sophisticated Raji RM & Associates, an interior design firm working on city and country homes in the Washington, DC and New York areas.


The firm’s work has been published in several publications including Veranda, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Metropolitan Home, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Washingtonian and most recently as the cover story in Luxe Interiors + Design.


Whether the design dictum is to create a chic, neo-classical home or modern lair filled with collectible vintage French and other fine European furnishings, clients have come to rely on Raji's vision, expertise and taste to create beautiful and personalized homes.


Raji was gracious enough to sit down for an interview with us, click here to find out what this talented Brambletonian had to say.


Pawsitively Brambleton Dog Calendars now available
The 2015 Pawsitively Brambleton dog calendars are now available. Quantities are limited, so hurry in to get a copy of the 3rd annual calendar featuring 13 of Brambleton’s most adorable Top Dogs as voted on by our Facebook fans! Please consider a donation to Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA), a local no-kill animal shelter, when you pick up your calendar. Items on FOHA’s wish list can be found here. Donations will be collected at the Brambleton Welcome Center through December 22nd. Many thanks to A Dog’s Day Out, Ashburn, our first-ever Pawsitively Brambleton calendar sponsor, for their generous donation to FOHA!


Suzanne Eaton Christmas Tree Sales
Returning to the Brambleton Town Center for its second year, the Suzanne Eaton Christmas Tree Lot is now open in the space adjacent to Capital One Bank along Olympia Drive.  Sales of all trees and wreaths will benefit the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation, a local non-profit which focuses on the detection, treatment, education and elimination of breast cancer.

Meet Zarif Sahin, Brambleton Facebook Fan of the Week!
"I love living in the Brambleton area. I am a runner and feel safe running on all the nice paths and trails while enjoying the beautiful scenes in Brambleton. As a Realtor, I have to admit that most of my clients also choose to settle in Brambleton because it is a safe area with awesome schools, and an easy commute. And since I am a people-person, I love the diversity in Brambleton. I love entertainment and socializing and Brambleton provides plenty of events, from races to concerts, for me to have fun!"  Thank you for being a loyal Brambleton fan, Zarif. 

Town Center Tidbits


    • Bella Ballerina is our Spotlight Retailer of the Month. Need an idea for the dancers on your gift list? Stop by or call for suggestions, 703-850-6072.
    • The Brambleton Town Center Associates is pleased to announce that Lost Rhino Retreat will be coming to Brambleton Town Center! They anticipate opening Spring 2015. More details to come soon.
    • Sport&Health – Construction on their expanded Kidz Klub and new Explosive Performance center began Monday, November 24th.  They are very excited for their new space, set to open in Spring 2015!  Other than some loud noises, they do not anticipate the construction to disrupt any workouts.
    • Santa Claus surprised the Local Softball Team with a visit to Nick's Taverna, see the happy faces here!
    • It was a busy day at Go Bananas on Small Business Saturday - check out their 60 second glimpse here on their Facebook Page using a time lapse camera. Thank you so much for shopping small this holiday season in Brambleton!
    • On December 23, 2014 Northern Virginia Orthodontics is hosting the American Red Cross blood mobile at the Brambleton Welcome Center. Consider making an appointment to give blood. Their sponsor code is NV Orthodontics http://www.redcrossblood.org/
    • BloĊ Dental Whitening Fundraiser Was a Success - In October they held a Zoom Whitening Day and the proceeds were donated to The Step Sisters. With the help of their great patients we raised $1,000!! The money helped fund quality of life services (transportation to/from treatment, house cleaning and food delivery, among others) for patients with breast cancer at Inova Loudoun Hospital. Thanks for your support! Check out our Facebook page to see the check presentation photo: https://www.facebook.com/BlooDental .   Don’t forget to “Like” their Facebook page!


    Builder Buzz
    www.brambleton.com
    Click here for the full article & tour online here.
    • New Homes Guide Building Leaders 2015, is proud to showcase three builders at the forefront of the homebuilding industry.  At a Miller and Smith community, One Visit Can Change Everything. Homes are their original designs and community land plans are very different from other communities found in this area.
    • Van Metre Clover Hill, Townsend Collection, has added a Plan F.X with 3,170 sq ft and starting at $522,990*.  Take a tour here of thess beautiful model homes!
    • Beazer West Park has sold their Dartmouth model; however, they will be renting back through May 2015.
    • Beazer Emerald Ridge SF & Pulte Trent Grove towns and villas are now SOLD OUT
    • Need a new home now?  View a list of Brambleton's Quick Delivery homes here.
    • Van Metre Edgewood (Hemsworth Collection) – all base prices have increased by $5k
    • Average Base Price of a Single-Family home in Brambleton = $695,954*
    • Average Base Price of a Townhome in Brambleton = $478,318*
    • Single-Family Homes = priced from the upper $500s to upper $700s*
    • Townhomes = priced from the lower $400s to mid $500s*
    *Prices, terms, conditions subject to change
    New Home Information Packet: www.issuu.com/brambleton
    Model Home Map: www.issuu.com/brambleton


    It's beginning to look a lot like...
    Click here to view the Holidays at Brambleton photo album
    How does investing in Brambleton compare to Loudoun County?
    Brambleton Investment Comparison: www.issuu.com/brambleton

                                                      Brambleton All of Loudoun
    Average Sold Price                 $536,504         $473,219
    Average Days on Market       45                      55
    List Price/Sale Price               97.7%               96.8%

    RE/MAX Gateway Brambleton
    42365 Soave Drive, Suite 200 - Brambleton, VA 20148
    www.gateway2realestate.com

    Brambleton Community Association News
    December 2014 Newsletter - This is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the November Newsletter and click here to view the New Resident Handbook (iPad friendly). You can also follow their latest news LIVE on Facebook.  If you would like to advertise in their monthly newsletter, please email christine.elansary@brambleton.org - view the Media Guide here.  

    Download the New Brambleton Mobile App – The app has been developed to further support and enhance the connection between the Association and its residents and includes a variety of useful features including the ability to submit a concern with a photo, get news about the Association and access the community calendar for events, programs and meetings.  Download now in the app store by searching for Brambleton.  

    Sponsorship Opportunities - The Brambleton Community Association is always 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. Download the sponsorship form here.


    Brambleton's First Snow at Thanksgiving - "Snowgiving"
    Click here to view The Snowgiving photo album
    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    www.brambleton.com

    December 31st - Ringing in Hope NYE Charity Run/Walk
    *Residents Only

    The Brambleton 2015 Calendar of Events is now available, click here to view all the exciting events planned for the new year including our first Brewfest!



    Brambleton Brew Fest – Save the Date – May 30th from 2:00 - 6:00 PM. Brambleton will be holding its first Brew Fest and we want you to be as excited as we are! We will have local craft beers and their representatives here for you to sample plus live music and yummy food! Keep a look out for early bird special tickets.  More information to come soon! 


    Brambleton Development Proposals Find Support At Public Hearing

    Following a public hearing Wednesday night, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors sent applications for additions to Brambleton to its land use committee for further review.

    The panel will meet in mid-January to consider the requests, which include plans for 506 more homes, a library, a performing arts center and land for two new schools.

    More than 8,500 homes are already approved for Brambleton, and the developers want to build 48 more townhouses in the Brambleton Town Center as well as 458 more homes in another part of the 2,800-acre development. Under the proposal, the developer also would provide sites for a middle school and a high school, build the library and convert a former dairy barn into a performing arts center.
    Click here for more photos.

    Brambleton Safety Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    Members of the Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management and Loudoun County Government held a ribbon cutting dedication at the new Brambleton Public Safety Center today. What a great addition to our community to have firefighters from both the county and Arcola Volunteer Fire Department so close to home! Did you know this building also serves as the headquarters of the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office? 

    Loudoun County nabs national wine tourism conference
    The national Wine Tourism Conference will make its East Coast debut in Leesburg in 2015.
    The four-year-old Wine Tourism Conference is expected to bring approximately 200 tourism and wine industry officials to the Lansdowne Resort and Conference Center in November of next year, according to Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Visit Loudoun, the county's tourism arm.


    Bringing the conference to Loudoun County will require "monetary and in-kind investments" from Visit Loudoun, the Virginia Tourism Corp., and the Virginia Wine Board's marketing office. The total amount of money Virginia will put up for the conference is "to be determined," according to a Loudoun spokesperson.


    Survey: Silver Line Station Names Should Be ‘Ashburn,’ ‘Broad Run’
    The results are in, and the preferred names for the future Rt. 772 and Rt. 606 Silver Line Metro stations are “Ashburn” and “Broad Run.”
    Loudoun County’s Board of Supervisors in October approved a list of potential station names, and then a survey was conducted to see which monikers the public liked best.

    About 2,500 people participated in the survey, and 75 percent of respondents chose the name “Ashburn” over “Loudoun” and “Loudoun Gateway West” for the Rt. 772 station.

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    Where does the empress of interior design choose to call home?

    Where does the empress of interior design choose to call home?  Brambleton of course!

    Raji Radhakrishnan is the founder and principal interior designer behind the seductively sophisticated Raji RM & Associates, an interior design firm working on city and country homes in the Washington, DC and New York areas. 

    The firm’s work has been published in several publications including Veranda, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Metropolitan Home, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Washingtonian and most recently as the cover story in Luxe Interiors + Design.

    Whether the design dictum is to create a chic, neo-classical home or modern lair filled with collectible vintage French and other fine European furnishings, clients have come to rely on Raji's vision, expertise and taste to create beautiful and personalized homes.

    Raji was gracious enough to sit down for an interview with us, and here is what this talented Brambletonian had to say:  

    Q: As an artist and a professional, what drew you to the Brambleton neighborhood? Does living in Brambleton inspire your work in any way?

    A: My work requires quite a bit of travel and quick access to the airport is key, but I also needed a place to recharge without the hustle and bustle of life in the city. We bought our home over 12 years ago when Brambleton was just starting and I wanted to create a home that was not only a calling card for my work but also one that really suits our family and where we can create our own history. A move to the city has always been tempting but over the years the neighborhood has grown with us, and after a long day turning around the corner to Brambleton does still put a smile on my face. It's home sweet home.

    Q: What is your favorite style of interior decorating to see within the Brambleton community?  How does the community culture influence this style?

    A: The community is very youthful but you often see generations of people coming together and I think a mix of traditional and modern certainly suits the lifestyle here. That means taking the best of history and tradition and blending it with our modern life. Brambleton also has a great mix of people from all over the world with different heritage which should translate to a very interesting mix of a global and well-traveled style too.


    Q: What do you enjoy most about living in Brambleton?

    A: I absolutely enjoy the walks we take here. The neighborhood is maintained very well and I enjoy seeing the abundance of trees, seasonal plants and flowers in full bloom during our walks. Friendly and caring neighbors can make all the difference. The community events and activities especially for children are also wonderful. It's a great place to raise a family!

    Q: Can you tell us about how you have decorated your own Brambleton home and why?

    A: I recently remodeled our home which is now about twelve years old. I've made the interior architecture more classical with a lot of millwork and 14" thick walls in some rooms. These additions and alterations are more in keeping with the exterior Georgian Manor style of our home. As for decorating, it's a mix of styles particularly French Modern from the 1940s-1970s all set against a classical backdrop with large historical murals and modern art.
     
    Q: Anything else you would like to share about your experience living and working in the Brambleton community? Do you have any tips for our Brambleton residents to decorate their homes?

    A: When you move into a new home, it's very tempting to rush to a store nearby and fill your home with furniture. However, I think the best way to decorate your home is to first take the time to understand your home and how you really want to live in it. Where do you want to - read the newspaper, work, hang out with family and friends, do your crossword puzzle, how do you want a room to feel, etc.

    Think about art, think about different styles of decorating that you like, about things that make you happy. Come up with a holistic and cohesive plan to furnish the rooms, a plan that is unique and fits your personal style and only then buy what you really love.

    There are so many wonderful resources for home owners these days but the key is to have the vision, come up with a realistic plan that not only addresses all your needs and functions but actually feels good and then see it all through.

    Q: Do you have any tips for residents looking to decorate for the holiday season?

    A: Whether you are going for one big tree or several smaller ones spread across the home, it's good to pick two to three colors for each year or for each room so that each has its own vibe and mood. Don't forget to check your own yard for interesting things including beautiful fall leaves you can preserve, acorns and pine cones. You can simply collect them in different trays or bowls to add color and texture. And if you have a Magnolia tree, the leaves can make stunning garlands and wreaths!

    What better place for this design visionary to call home than Brambleton – where homes reflect those integral tenets of visual stimulation, composition of space, and integrity of functional design. 

    We are honored and proud that this talented Brambletonian calls us home!

    For more information visit www.rajirm.com.


    Photo Credit: photos of Raji Radhakrishnan’s home provided by Raji RM & Associates with credit to Rikki Snyder for the photography. 

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    Lace Up for Learning Brings Together Community to Support Schools

    Photos https://www.facebook.com/brambletonview
    Video http://www.youtube.com/brambletonview
    The 2nd annual Lace Up for Learning 5k & Mascot Mini Mile was a huge success! Nearly 1,000 race participants laced up to “fun-race” for their schools on an unseasonably chilly November 15th morning at Brambleton Town Center.

    This family-oriented event included a USATF certified 5k course and a kids’ fun run. Designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle and engage local communities in support of their schools, the event exceeded expectations in its second year.

    Mascots were on-hand to cheer the youngest participants in at the finish of the Mascot Mini Mile (Kids’ Fun Run). Bruno, Brambleton’s blue bird mascot was a huge hit with the kids!

    Registrants designated their preferred beneficiary school during the registration process, which directed funds to their school. A strong turnout and generous sponsorship support from the business community allowed a total of $10,338 to benefit Brambleton’s schools:

    1-
    Legacy Elementary PTO – 29%
    2 -
    Creighton's Corner PTA - 20%
    3 -
    St. Theresa School in Ashburn, Virginia – 18%
    4 -
    Moorefield Station Elementary School - 8.2%
    5 -
    Stone Hill Middle School - 8.1%
    6 -
    Rock Ridge High School PTSO - 7%
    7 -
    Briar Woods High School- 4%
    8 -
    The Boyd School - 2%
    Only 6% of the registrations did not designate a beneficiary school.

    As a condition of receiving event funds, beneficiary schools were required to provide volunteer support in addition to registrants. Nearly 200 volunteers braved the cold and supported the event including Briar Woods High School Key Club members and Cub Scout Pack 1500. 

    Nearly 100 Brambleton Kids Run the Nation kids and their families participated in the race as the culminating event of the fall season. Other teams included Girls On the Run and Dulles South Cross Country. The #1 team was Brambleton Kids Run the Nation for the second year in a row!

    The School Spirit Award was presented to the school providing the most volunteer support and registered participants (combined total as a percentage of the school’s total 2014 enrollment).  St. Theresa School took home the win and received a $500 bonus as well as a trophy to keep until next year’s event! They had an impressive 42% represented!

    Major sponsors included: The Brambleton Group, Kelly Insurance Agency, Brambleton Kids Run the Nation, Northern Virginia Orthodontics, Little Smies Family Dentistry, Huntington Learning Center, Joe Knows Real Estate – Powered by REMAX Gateway, Mainstreet Mailboxes and More, Bloo Dental, Northern Virginia Sports Academy, PolarisSmart, and SpiderSmart, among many others.


    The event was organized by Brambleton resident Ashley Campolattaro through her business, Families in Training, which also coordinates the popular Brambleton Kids Run the Nation youth running program.  For more event details, including a link to race results,  visit: www.LaceUpforLearning.com

    Monday, November 17, 2014

    November Edition


    Giving Back this Holiday Season in Brambleton

    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill

    Looking to give back this holiday season?  Brambleton has many different options from which you can choose.  Below is a current list of what is available now:
    • Brambleton Presbyterian Church, Supported by Alif to Zee Academy is Hosting our Third Stop Hunger Now on Sunday November 23rd – SHN is a relief organization that distributes food around the world. Our hope is to unite 400 people to pack 60,000 meals that will impact 240,000 people around the globe.  How can you help?  Become a corporate sponsor! We can help arrange any level of support. Your donation is fully tax deductible. Second, we invite you to help pack meals. For more information visit the website or contact Elizabeth. Thanks in advance for supporting this worthy cause.  
    • Community Coat Drive – The Brambleton Group is teaming up with Brambleton Kids Care to sponsor a community coat drive for Mobile Hope Loudoun. Drop off your donations of coats and other cold weather items (i.e., gloves, scarves, hats) at the Brambleton Welcome Center between November 1 and December 7, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Mobile Hope will provide the coats to children in need right here in Loudoun County. We kindly ask that you please launder any used donations.
    • Sponsor an Angel from the Salvation Army, and help make the holidays merry for a child in need. A tree has been set up in the Welcome Center. The program aims to provide two or three gift items per Angel, plus an outfit.  You are welcome to combine with friends & neighbors to sponsor an angel. Gifts must be returned to the Welcome Center by December 10th. Please leave gifts unwrapped, and attach your tag to the gifts. Multiple gifts can be combined in a shopping bag or trash bag with the tag attached out the outside.
    • Macy's Make-A-Wish letters to Santa can be dropped off at the Brambleton Welcome Center through December 5th.
    • Enter to win a $1,000 Holiday Shopping Spree at the Brambleton Town Center and a matching donation will go to a local school of your choice.  Details at all Town Center merchants and the Brambleton Welcome Center.
    • Animal Medical Centers and the Humane Society of Loudoun County have teamed up to “Feed Hungry Pets” this holiday season.  Let’s fill up our lobby with pet food donations for the Loudoun Pet Pantry. Where is your pet’s next meal coming from? All it takes for a family pet to be hungry or surrendered to a shelter/ rescue is for their family to have an unexpected medical bill or a job loss. This is an all too common story. Many families who were once financially secure now choose between buying food for their children or paying the rent and feeding the family pet.  Your support enables them to be committed to assuring family pets are provided food and help the family keep their beloved furry family members.  The Pet Pantry is in need of dry and canned cat and dog food.  Bring your donation to The Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun.  They are located behind Subway in the Brambleton Town Center. If you have any questions, give them a call at 703-327-8471. 
    • Fire/Rescue Raffle.  Did you know that there are 19 fire stations in Loudoun County with multiple trucks in each station, but there are only 10 pet oxygen masks in the county?  The Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun want to change that startling fact and they need your help.  They are raffling off a $100 gift certificate to The Red Fox Inn in Middleburg, VA on December 16th.  100% of the proceeds will go to buying pet oxygen masks for our fire/rescue houses. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Please stop by the Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun to purchase your tickets.
    • Be the CHANGE – Mathias, a 13 year old patient at Northern Virginia Orthodontics was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in July of 2012.  Dr. Casagrande and Team NVO won’t let Mathias and his family fight alone.  They are giving away a brand new 2015 Jeep Wrangler. Every entry requires $100 where 100% will be donated to help cure childhood cancer. Click here to purchase your tickets and help NVO BE THE CHANGE that these children, who are fighting for their lives, desperately need.  Patients can receive an extra ticket by creating/submitting a video on how their NVO smile changed their life.
    • Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees - Returning to the Brambleton Town Center for the second year, the Suzanne Eaton Christmas Tree Lot will operate Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas Eve.  Sales of all trees and wreaths will benefit the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation, a local non-profit which focuses on the detection, treatment, education and elimination of breast cancer! 
    • The 2015 Pawsitively Brambleton Dog Calendar, featuring 13 of Brambleton’s most adorable Top Dogs as voted on by our Facebook fans, will be available by early December.  This is our 3rd annual calendar, and each year it is a great fundraiser for a local no-kill animal shelter, Friends of Homeless Animals.  In return for a copy of the calendar, the Brambleton Group will accept donations to FoHA (we will have FoHA’s “wish list” available on Facebook soon). Calendars will be available on a first-come, first-served basis the Brambleton Welcome Center located at 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 100.
    Lace Up for Learning Brings Together Community to Support Schools

    The 2nd annual Lace Up for Learning 5k & Mascot Mini Mile was a huge success! Nearly 1,000 race participants laced up to “fun-race” for their schools on an unseasonably chilly November 15th morning at Brambleton Town Center. 
    Photos https://www.facebook.com/brambletonview
    Video http://www.youtube.com/brambletonview

    This family-oriented event included a USATF certified 5k course and a kids’ fun run. Designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle and engage local communities in support of their schools, the event exceeded expectations in its second year. 

    Mascots were on hand to cheer the youngest participants in at the finish of the Mascot Mini Mile (Kids’ Fun Run). Bruno, Brambleton’s blue bird mascot, was a huge hit with the kids!

    Registrants designated their preferred beneficiary school during the registration process, which directed funds to their school. A strong turnout and generous sponsorship support from the business community allowed a total of $10,338 to benefit Brambleton’s schools:

    1- Legacy Elementary PTO – 29%
    2 -
    Creighton's Corner PTA - 20%
    3 -
    St. Theresa School in Ashburn, Virginia – 18%
    4 -
    Moorefield Station Elementary School - 8.2%
    5 -
    Stone Hill Middle School - 8.1%
    6 -
    Rock Ridge High School PTSO - 7%
    7 -
    Briar Woods High School- 4%
    8 -
    The Boyd School - 2%

    Only 6% of the registrations did not designate a beneficiary school.

    As a condition of receiving event funds, beneficiary schools were required to provide volunteer support in addition to registrants. Nearly 200 volunteers braved the cold and supported the event including Briar Woods High School Key Club members and Cub Scout Pack 1500.  

    Nearly 100 Brambleton Kids Run the Nation kids and their families participated in the race as the culminating event of the fall season. Other teams included Girls On the Run and Dulles South Cross Country. The #1 team was Brambleton Kids Run the Nation for the second year in a row!

    The School Spirit Award was presented to the school providing the most volunteer support and registered participants (combined total as a percentage of the school’s total 2014 enrollment).  St. Theresa School took home the win and received a $500 bonus as well as a trophy to keep until next year’s event! They had an impressive 42% represented! 

    Major sponsors included: The Brambleton Group, Kelly Insurance Agency, Brambleton Kids Run the Nation, Northern Virginia Orthodontics, Little Smies Family Dentistry, Huntington Learning Center, Joe Knows Real Estate – Powered by REMAX Gateway, Mainstreet Mailboxes and More, Bloo Dental, Northern Virginia Sports Academy, PolarisSmart, and SpiderSmart, among many others. 

    The event was organized by Brambleton resident Ashley Campolattaro through her business, Families in Training, which also coordinates the popular Brambleton Kids Run the Nation youth running program.  For more event details, including a link to race results, visit: www.LaceUpforLearning.com

    BRAMBLETON INTRODUCES NEW MODEL HOME COLLECTIONS


    Model Tours www.youtube.com/brambletonview 
    Brambleton, Virginia introduces new collections from nationally-recognized builders exclusive to the community. Brambleton experienced a record month of sales in August 2014 with 44 homes sold and is pleased to offer all-new collections from Van Metre Homes, Miller & Smith, Winchester Homes and Camberley Homes in 2014. Brambleton wins Best Residential Community by Posh Seven Readers.

    “With our recent record month in sales, we’re thrilled to offer exclusive, all-new collections from these renowned builders,” remarks Kim Adams, Director of Marketing for Brambleton. Adding, “The newly opened Silver Line means residents can enjoy all the community has to offer with easy access to work and play in the DC area.”


    www.youtube.com/brambletonview

    In addition to its record sales month, Brambleton was recently named Best Residential Community in Posh Seven’s “Best of Suburbia” reader-submitted awards.  


    You can view Brambleton from a different angle on our Youtube Channel here, filmed exclusively by Brambletonian, Rum Ngo, of The View Above VA.

    Cities on the Rise in Virginia
    From military bases in the north to agriculture in the south and computer chip manufacturing in between, Virginia is a state with a lively, diverse economy. The birthplace of the first American colony is home to a thriving economy that is No. 9 among states in its contribution to the nation’s GDP, according to a report by the U.S. Commerce Department.

    If you’re looking for a place that is growing in a state where geography has a direct influence on the health of regional economies, it pays to know where to move. NerdWallet crunched the data to help you find the cities and communities that are growing the fastest. Their series has analyzed states across America to determine which cities are “on the rise” based on growth of the working-age population, employment and income.  Brambleton made the list, more details can be found here.

    Town Center Tidbits
      • The Brambleton Town Center is pleased to announce that Insight Eye Optique is our Tenant of the Month. Please stop by the Welcome Center and check out their table to enter a fun raffle and see the exciting activities they have planned for the month! 
      • Brambleton's very own My Thai Place opens a second location in Fairfax County. Owner Aranee Heanchayati tells Eater the new location is at 14245 N. Centreville Square.  The menu is the same as the original location but the decor is different. There will still be splashes of white and a chandelier but she went for an "antique but modern hip vibe" for the second location. 
      • Pet Pantry – Animal Medical Centers and the Humane Society of Loudoun County have teamed up to “Feed Hungry Pets” this holiday season. Let’s fill up their lobby with pet food donations for the Loudoun Pet Pantry who are in need of dry and canned cat and dog food.  Bring your donation to The Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun (behind Subway in the Town Center).  If you have any questions, call 703-327-8471.  Thank you for your generous donations.
      • Papa Tony's Trattoria – Kids can make their own pizza every Monday Night from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Each class begins every 30 minutes and may have up to 6 children at a time. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 703-327-8600.  They just launched their Happy Hour menu available every Monday-Friday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, as well as Martini Night every Wednesday evening!
      • Be the CHANGEMathias, a 13 year old patient at Northern Virginia Orthodontics was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in July of 2012.  Dr. Casagrande and Team NVO won’t let Mathias and his family fight alone.  They are giving away a brand new 2015 Jeep Wrangler. Every entry requires $100 where 100% will be donated to help cure childhood cancer. Click here to purchase your tickets and help NVO BE THE CHANGE that these children, who are fighting for their lives, desperately need.  Patients can receive an extra ticket by creating/submitting a video on how their NVO smile changed their life.
      • Attention Runners If you looking for ways to improve your running, check out YOGA FOR RUNNERS. With a few simple yoga poses you can increase your flexibility, release muscle tension and prevent injury. Two opportunities to attend this clinic:  Saturday, November 15 @ 11:00 - 12:15 PM & Wednesday, November 19 @ 7:00 - 8:15 PM.  Members: $20; Non Members: $35.  Barre method classes now offered at Sport & Health - Tuesday 5:30 PM; Wed/Fri 8:30AM.  Introductory Special - Package of 10 classes for $120.  Contact Juli Presley for more information.
      www.brambleton.com
      • Have you taken a tour of Brambleton's Model Homes yet? Now LIVE on our Youtube and TV Channel are video tours of our builders' beautiful new models.  Feel free to take a tour here then come on out to see the real thing this weekend!
        Model Tours www.youtube.com/brambletonview
      • Beazer Homes closing out of their current sections at West Park and Emerald Ridge. Their Lexington Model is open by appointment only, please call 703.327.3369.
      • Need a new home now?  View a list of Brambleton's Quick Delivery homes here.
      • Van Metre Edgewood (Hemsworth Collection) – all base prices have increased by $5k
      • Camberley Homes – all base prices were decreased $30K in September
      • Pulte has 1 Hathaway TH remaining, (their Grand Villas are sold out)!
      • Van Metre Southbend Devonshire Collection – incentives have decreased to $25K towards options (was up to $50K)
      • Van Metre Southbend Hillcrest Collection – all base prices have increased by $3k
      • Average Base Price of a Single-Family home in Brambleton = $692,445*
      • Average Base Price of a Townhome in Brambleton = $473,481*
      • Single-Family Homes = priced from the upper $500s to upper $700s*
      • Townhomes = priced from the lower $400s to mid $500s*
      *Prices, terms, conditions subject to change
      New Home Information Packet: www.issuu.com/brambleton
      Model Home Map: www.issuu.com/brambleton


      How does investing in Brambleton compare to Loudoun County?
      Brambleton Investment Comparison: www.issuu.com/brambleton

                                                        Brambleton All of Loudoun
      Average Sold Price                 $547.200         $452,230
      Average Days on Market       35                      48
      List Price/Sale Price               98.3%               96.7%

      RE/MAX Gateway Brambleton
      42365 Soave Drive, Suite 200 - Brambleton, VA 20148
      www.gateway2realestate.com

      Brambleton Community Association News
      November 2014 Newsletter - This is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the November Newsletter and click here to view the New Resident Handbook (iPad friendly). You can also follow their latest news LIVE on Facebook.  If you would like to advertise in their monthly newsletter, please email christine.elansary@brambleton.org - view the Media Guide here.

      Sponsorship Opportunities - The Brambleton Community Association is always 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. Download the sponsorship form here.

      UPCOMING EVENTS:
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      November 12th - December 12th - Brambleton Town Center Shopping Spree
      November 15th - Lace Up for Learning 5K for Schools
      November 15th & 16th - Pictures with Santa*
      November 27th - Happy Thanksgiving
      November 29th - Small Biz Saturday
      December 6th - Holiday Open House*
      December 7th - Santa's Holiday Coalition Run*
      December 31st - Ringing in Hope NYE Charity Run/Walk
      *Residents Only

      Take a Trip to a Mystical Place, Found Inside of a Wardrobe – Adventure, compassion, laughter, and amazement all in one.  TICKETS ON SALE for Rock Ridge HS performance of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Tickets are available online or at the door! Rated G - For all ages.

      November 13 - 15th, 21st, 22nd, 7:00 PM; 
      November 22nd, 2:00 PM

      TEA with Tumnus: 
      $5 + Regular Price Ticket - Limited Availability

      November 14th, 21st, 6:00 PM
      November 22nd, 1:00 PM

      For more information or purchase tickets, visit Rock Ridge Drama's Facebook page or website.


      Creighton's Corner Playground Dedication
      Creighton's Corner students spoke at a recent playground dedication ceremony. Brambleton was proud to provide support for CCES and congratulates the school and community on their Dannon’s Nationwide Rally for Recess Contest win. 


      RagingWire Expands Ashburn, Virginia 
      RagingWire Data Centers, the nation's premier data center provider and an NTT
      Communications group company, announced it will begin construction on a 140,000 sq. ft. data center facility with 14MW of highly available power as part of its Ashburn, Virginia campus. This two-story building, known as VA2, nearly doubles the size of RagingWire's Ashburn, Virginia campus to 290,000 sq. ft., reflecting the robust demand for RagingWire's 100% available, high-density power colocation solutions and strong data center absorption rates in Northern Virginia. First customer installations are planned for the end of 2015.


      Dulles Metro Silver Line Phase 2 Fall News
      Phase 2 rail construction crews are making significant progress, primarily at Dulles Airport.
      Trees have been removed along Autopilot Drive (near the car rental agencies) to clear the way for the aerial guideway that will carry the overhead tracks. Trees along Saarinen Circle have been relocated in preparation for construction of the Dulles Airport Station in front of Parking Garage 1. And, utilities relocations are well underway. 

      Dulles Airport Station: Crews are preparing to realign Saarinen Circle, near Parking Garage 1, to make room for the start of mass excavation for the Dulles Airport Station. In addition, work on water and sewer lines for the station require the temporary relocation of Shuttle Bus stops in front of the garage. The underground walkway that connects Parking Garage 1 to the terminal will remain open for business while this work is underway.