Monday, June 16, 2014

JUNE MUST-DOS IN LOUDOUN COUNTY

Summer is here!  And with the summer fun, and temperatures, heating up, here are some ways to stay cool in Brambleton. Whether you’re new to the community or an established resident, Brambleton has plenty of options to keep you busy!

Dragonflies and Damselflies
Looking for something to keep you and the little ones busy?  Well, did you know that over 70 species of dragonflies and damselflies have been identified in Loudoun County and there are surely more yet to be found?  We sure didn’t!  Check out the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy to learn more.  Be sure to check out all the beautiful parks and nature trails this summer in Brambleton!
Date: June 17th, 7pm
Location: Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
Contact: Jill Miller at jmiller@loudounwildlife.org
Price: Free!


7th Annual Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest
Kick off the summer with a Celebration of American Beer! Sample some of the finest libations from over 60 of America's best breweries; learn how the beer is made, and how to brew your own. Enjoy your favorite foods made by great local restaurants. Learn more at http://www.novabrewfest.com/.  Stop by the Brambleton Town Center on your way home for more fun and local brews!
Date: June 21st – 22nd; Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am -7pm
Location: Morven Park Equestrian and Event Center
Phone: 703-923-0800
Price: $20 per day

Annual Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour
The 9th annual Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour unique opportunity to talk personally with local artists, purchase artwork, view demonstrations, or win a door prize - and it’s all free! Watch a bowl form from a lump of clay, a bead take shape from a tube of glass, or a length of fabric emerge from a network of threads. Enjoy the day visiting artists and winding through the scenic countryside of historic western Loudoun County.  Tired of driving?  Stop by the Brambleton Town Center for lunch or dinner during your day of fine arts!
Date: June 21st – 22nd, 10am-5pm
Location: Driving Tour of Western Loudoun County
Phone: 540-338-7973
Price: Free!

Birding the Blue Ridge Center
On the fourth Saturday of each month (except December), Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy leads a bird walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, a beautifully diverse 900-acre preserve in northwestern Loudoun County.  Meet at the Education Center; and make sure to bring your binoculars! Be sure to check out the Brambleton birdies on our many nature walks and trails!
Date: June 28th, 8am  
Location: Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship
Phone: 540-554-2542
Price: Free!

2014 Brambleton Town Center Grand Prix
There’s no better place for cycling than Brambleton! After many years hosting one of the Mid-Atlantic’s premier races, Evolution Cycling is proud to announce a new town center venue for 2014: the RGS Title / Prosperity Home Mortgage Brambleton Town Center Grand Prix!  The rate will feature a new 6-corner, 1-km course that is sure to become an “instant classic” on the MABRA calendar. Be sure to Register Online by June 19th!
Date: June 22nd, 7am
Location: Brambleton Town Center
Phone: 703-344-6003
Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts at Brambleton
Join us for the Summer Concert Series located at the Brambleton Town Center, featuring the Doyle Brothers!  This event is open to the public!
Date: June 26th, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Location: Brambleton Town Center Plaza
Phone: 703-542-2925
Price: Free!

Red, White & Bram
This annual 4th of July event is a fun-filled evening of fireworks, games, and prizes!  Don’t miss the fireworks display starting at dusk. 
Date: June 28th, 6-10pm
Location: Brambleton Town Center
Phone: 703-542-2925
Price: Free!

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

June Edition



Operation Stars & Stripes!
Show your patriotism and American pride while helping our U.S. veterans!  Together with the Brambleton Community Association, the Brambleton Group has chosen Boulder Crest Retreat as this year’s philanthropy.  Boulder Crest is a 37-acre resort located in a beautiful rural setting in Bluemont, Virginia that offers free, first-class rural wellness dedicated to helping America’s military members, veterans and their families recover from visible and invisible wounds by providing rest and reconnection time, reintegration training, and non-traditional and recreational therapies. 

Our first Boulder Crest fundraiser is “Operation Stars & Stripes!”  For a suggested $1 donation, you can honor someone who has served in our country’s Armed Forces, and display your hero’s name on a paper flag that will fly in the Welcome Center’s pass thru from Flag Day (June 14th) through the July 4th holiday weekend.  On July 4th, miniature flags will be placed in the Brambleton Town Center in honor of all for whom a donation was made.  One hundred percent of your donations will be used to serve veterans and their families at Boulder Crest.   Just stop by the Welcome Center or Brambleton Community Association office to make your donation and get your honoree’s flag flying!

THE 2014 BRAMBLETON GRAND PRIX is Sunday, June 22nd
The Brambleton Grand Prix is a high speed bicycle race that will run through the Brambleton Town Center. Viewing for this event will be along the sides and at the head of Legacy Park/Olympia Drive. There will be food/beer for purchase plus moon bounces for the kids to play on. Encouraged to walk to this event if possible.  Click here for more information.

Brambleton Corner Club House & Pool Opening & Mascot Reveal
The Grand Opening for the Brambleton Corner Clubhouse & Pool was held on Saturday, May 31st.  Sheriff Mike Chapman, Captain Eric Prugh and Deputy First Class Roy Ortutay from the Loudoun County Sheriff's office attended the official ribbon cutting ceremony with the Brambleton Group and Brambleton HOA.

Residents took tours of the new facility, enjoyed beer supplied by the Lost Rhino Brewery and BBQ by The Q Company.  There was a DeeJay, special give-aways, new media demonstrations, and a special new addition to Brambleton was revealed - the Blue Bird mascot.  The BallPark Bus made stops throughout the community to pick residents up and drove them to and from the new facility.  Click here to view more photos from this special event.

Red, White & BRAM – June 28th – Enjoy live music on the lawn, kids’ activities, food vendors, beer, fireworks and more!  The volleyball and dodge ball games will take place in the morning, and the final games will be held during Red White & BRAM at night.  
Make sure you sign up: Dodgeball Sign-up & Volleyball Signup.  In addition to the tournament, the 2nd Annual Brambleton Bake Off will take place during the festival.  Bakers must sign up here no later than June 26th and drop off their dessert at the Welcome Center between 6:00 - 6:30 PM on June 28th. Judging will begin at 6:30 PM.  View the flyer and rules here.  Red, White & BRAM volunteers are still needed.  Sign up here to lend a hand and receive a free t-shirt, food/beer voucher and free entry for you and your family.

At home in Brambleton
Where “home” extends beyond your front door.
By Ann Cameron Siegal

In 2001, when the first pioneer residents put deposits on a then vast emptiness called Brambleton, it was to stake their claim on an enticing vision.  Anthony Soave’s vision to be precise. As president and CEO of Soave Enterprises, he was determined to create an inviting, environmentally and pedestrian-friendly community committed to a healthy work/life balance.


Now, entering its 14th year, Brambleton, 50% complete, is one of the fastest selling master planned communities in the nation.  Soave Real Estate and Brambletonians continue to guide this award-winning community toward its full multi-faceted potential, successfully blending a vibrant mix of housing, nature, social, entertainment, and retail components within a beautifully landscaped setting.

For Aaron McManus, it was that all-in-one atmosphere that prompted a closer look at Brambleton. “I had driven by the community for years,” he said. “I knew about the Town Center, but I didn’t know about the concert series, the wide range of small parks, the fun runs and the free live performances.”  Click here to read more.

Brambleton townhouses tap resources of developed neighborhood
Between yet-to-be-constructed roads and trees that are still saplings, owners of new houses sometimes have to be patient about their emerging developments.

But with Miller and Smith’s new Skyview and South Lawn townhouses in Brambleton, residents have all the benefits of an established neighborhood. The nearby town center has a Harris Teeter, movie theater, shops and restaurants. Local schools are open. And parks, sports fields and biking and jogging trails already have been created.  

The full Washington Post article can be viewed here.



Lyme Survivors, Supporters Gather To Promote Lyme Awareness At 5K

Loudoun County, with the most reported cases of Lyme disease in Virginia, is considered the “epicenter” for Lyme. To promote awareness and bolster support for those suffering with the disease, hundreds came together for the fourth annual Loudoun Lyme 5K/1K Run/Walk event, sponsored by DryHome Roofing and Siding in Sterling, Sunday at the Brambleton Town Center.  

At 8 a.m. more than 1,000 runners touting the slogan “Fight the bite” took off for the 5K race. Of the 50 teams participating was “Team Ted,” made up of family members and friends of Ted Herbert, a Manassas man who died in 2012 from complications with the disease. The family attends the event every year sporting lime green T-shirts to honor Herbert’s memory.  Click here to read the full Leesburg Today article.

Town Center Tidbits
  • Sport & Health kicked off summer with a pool party celebration in honor of their 4th Anniversary opening at the Brambleton Town Center.  There was lots of pool fun, food, drinks, limbo and Zumba through the fountains! Click here to view more photos from the special event.
  • It's the last week of school! Is your hair, skin & nails ready for graduation parties, summer vacation, and PICTURES? Stop by Eclips Salon and Day Spa of Ashburn - this month's spotlight tenant - for your summer pampering, and take advantage of their Lanza Keratin Healing Oil product special - buy any two and receive 50% off the second! 
  • Did you know that our local Caribou Coffee will transition to Peet's Coffee & Tea this summer? While the store is closed for renovation, you'll still be able to get your morning  beverage fix at Peet's Mobile Experience which will operate from the parking lot (6-11 am on weekdays and 8 am to noon on weekends). And as an added bonus, the mobile experience will serve freshly brewed coffee, tea and espresso for FREE! We anticipate Peet's to open by mid July.
Builder Buzz
www.brambleton.com
  • Camberley Homes Hard Hat Tours continue on the weekends until their new model opens, anticipated to be in mid July - contact Reni at 703.327.2231 to book your tour today!
  • Van Metre's Clover Hill Collection models are now open to tour - click here to view a few select photos then be sure to check them out in person soon.  Model Home Map can view viewed and downloaded here
  • Have you toured the new Winchester Homes' Your Home + Your Way Abbey model in Glenmere?  Click here to enjoy a virtual tour now and then make plans to head out and see Ross today, located at 23504 Quillback Court in Brambleton, Virginia!  
  • There has been no change in the Single-Family Homes’ pricing this month
  • Average Base Price of a Single-Family home in Brambleton = $672,323*
  • Average Base Price of a Townhome in Brambleton = $484,317*
  • The only change in Brambleton’s Townhome pricing is with Pulte Homes
    • This is based on their limited inventory and the fact that they no longer have any “base” models to build – every home has been started and has some upgrades already added
    • Pulte TH now start in the mid $400s; Pulte Grand Villas are from the upper $500s
  • Need a new home now?  Click here to view Brambleton's Quick Delivery homes
  • Single-Families = 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                 $549,499         $471,368
Average Days on Market       44                     47
List Price/Sale Price               98.58%            97.2%

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

Twice as Many Consumers Prefer New Homes to Existing
While twice as many American consumers prefer a newly built home compared to an existing dwelling, many are reluctant to pay extra for new, according to the results of a new survey from Trulia.

Forty-one percent of respondents said they prefer to buy a new home over a previously lived in one, compared to 21 percent who said they would prefer an existing home at the same price. But of those buyers interested in new homes, only 46% were willing to pay the 20% premium that new homes typically require. In fact, only 17% of respondents said they would pay at least 20% more for a new home.  Click here to view more.


Brambleton Community Association News
The Brambleton Community Association's all new website is now LIVE - this is open to the public so be sure to check it out here www.brambletonhoa.com.  

New Community Policing Officer to be Based in Brambleton
The BCA is pleased to announce a new working relationship with the Loudoun County Sheriff ’s Office (LCSO) which will position Deputy First Class Roy Ortutay in Brambleton as a Community Policing Officer. 

LCSO definesCommunity Policing as an approach to law enforcement that often employs non-traditional methods of problem solving and one which utilizes crime prevention strategies to address quality of life issues that often lead to criminal activity. Read more here: http://issuu.com/brambletoncommunityassociation/

June 2014 NewsletterThis is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the June Newsletter and click here to view the New Resident Handbook (iPad friendly). You can also follow their latest news LIVE on Facebook.

Sponsorship OpportunitiesThe 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. Click here to download the sponsorship form.

UPCOMING EVENTS - http://issuu.com/brambleton/2014
June 15th – Father’s Day
June 22nd – Brambleton Grand Prix
June 26th – 1st Sizzlin' Summer Concert
June 28th – Red, White & BRAM
July 10th  Sizzlin' Summer Concert
July 24th  Sizzlin' Summer Concert
Mid July – Peet’s completion date*



Rock Ridge High School Construction Well Underway
Stay up to date and view all the construction photos of the new high school that will be serving the Brambleton area this Fall here http://www.loudoun.k12.va.us/rockridge and also on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rock-Ridge-High-School/

R.I.S.E. Respect - Integrity - Service - Excellence
It is the Rock Ridge way!

Brambleton Public Safety Center Now Open
Loudoun County Fire & Rescue Station 9 and the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department, formerly located on Gum Spring Road in Arcola, have officially moved to the new Brambleton Public Safety Center located at 23675 Belmont Ridge Road. 

They hosted a county-wide open house on Saturday, May 31st from 1-4 PM. “In addition to the open house, the Arcola station offers an open information session to anyone interested in volunteering on the third Thursday of every month at 7PM. We encourage anyone interested in serving the community to stop by to learn more about the department and our available positions,” said John J. Irvine, Public Information Officer of Station 9. 

The Arcola Volunteer Fire Department provides exceptional community-focused fire protection, fire suppression, emergency medical services, and related public education to the Brambleton, Willowsford, Stone Ridge, Lenah Run, and Kirkpatrick Farms areas of Northern Virginia. Their non-emergency telephone number is 571-258-3709. 

FIVE NEW SILVER LINE STATIONS AWAIT YOU
When trains start running on the Silver Line this summer, customers will board at five new stations in Virginia – four in Tysons and one farther west at Wiehle Avenue in Reston.

Traveling west, Silver Line trains will branch off from the current Metrorail system at East Falls Church, and continue on to the five new stations: McLean, Tysons Corner, Greensboro, Spring Hill and Wiehle-Reston East.

To help familiarize customers with the new stations, Metro has compiled a detailed station profile brochure that includes information about where the stations entrances are located, whether parking, kiss & ride and bicycle facilities are available, bus service to and from the stations, and nearby businesses and attractions.  Click here to read the June Silver Bulletin.



New bus schedules are now available too here on the Loudoun County Government website: http://www.loudoun.gov/index.aspx?nid=3088




Friday, June 13, 2014

At home in Brambleton

Where “home” extends beyond your front door.
By Ann Cameron Siegal

In 2001, when the first pioneer residents put deposits on a then vast emptiness called Brambleton, it was to stake their claim on an enticing vision.  Anthony Soave’s vision to be precise. As president and CEO of Soave Enterprises, he was determined to create an inviting, environmentally and pedestrian-friendly community committed to a healthy work/life balance.

Now, entering its 14th year, Brambleton, 50% complete, is one of the fastest selling master planned communities in the nation.  Soave Real Estate and Brambletonians continue to guide this award-winning community toward its full multi-faceted potential, successfully blending a vibrant mix of housing, nature, social, entertainment, and retail components within a beautifully landscaped setting.


For Aaron McManus, it was that all-in-one atmosphere that prompted a closer look at Brambleton. “I had driven by the community for years,” he said. “I knew about the Town Center, but I didn’t know about the concert series, the wide range of small parks, the fun runs and the free live performances.”


In 2012, he purchased a three-bedroom townhouse with a large garage, perfect for his young family. “I don’t have to drive anywhere except to work, twelve miles away in Chantilly,” said Aaron, who also coaches for Loudoun Soccer. In his downtime, he particularly loves walking his young daughters to ballet lessons in the Town Center, or taking a Sunday morning stroll to Brambleton’s Farmers’ Market for “gigantic eggs and fresh veggies.” 


Residents often say it’s that sense of being connected to the broader community that brings them here and keeps them here.


Connecting Through Location
“‘Live, work and play’ is a perfect definition for Brambleton!” says Tracey Parent, a happy first-year Brambletonian who manages her own organic tanning business in the community. “I worked in real estate and I wouldn’t live anywhere but Brambleton – it’s smack in the middle of everything!”


Soave Real Estate made an incredible investment by choosing to build right in the heart of Loudoun County’s high tech corridor, thirty two miles west of Washington, D.C.  Brambleton offers superb convenience with its close proximity to Dulles International Airport, nature parks, sports venues, cultural sites, great schools, abundant shopping, and fine dining.  


The eventual opening of Metrorail’s Silver Line station nearby will offer another welcomed commuting option.  For now, residents have multiple routes to choose from, including Routes 50, 7, and the Dulles Greenway.


Connecting With Housing
Brambleton offers an array of attractive architectural styles and sizes for just about any taste, need or budget.  Traditional colonials, cute Tudor-style cottages, solid Brownstones, contemporary townhomes, sprawling manor homes and spacious condos are all here.  Five well-known builders, each with well thought out products, combine to ensure Brambleton’s impressive look.


A smorgasbord of appealing features adds to the variety available. Depending on the builder, popular options include front porches, first-floor master suites, upstairs laundry rooms, open-concept kitchens, outdoor terraces, dual-sided fireplaces, built-in bookcases and more. 


One of Shawn Gaillard’s must-haves was a three-car, side-load garage. She found it in a 4,100 square-foot single-family home that met her husband Rus’ demand for function and Shawn’s focus on aesthetics. “It was meant to be!” exclaimed Rus.


When Rob and Jin Chen moved from Falls Church to Brambleton in 2006, they knew they didn’t want to spend time on yard work, so they selected a 3,000 square-foot townhome facing the beautifully shaded Legacy Park. From their front door, this dog-loving family has easy walkable access to Brambleton’s recreational and entertainment amenities.  


Kim and Brandon Gauthier grew up in Sterling and after college were looking for an up-and-coming community nearby. For seven years they lived in Brambleton’s Summerfield condo community, across the street from the Town Center.  In 2013, when a growing family found them needing more room, the Gauthiers rented out their condo and moved to a 3,600 square-foot villa-style home, which Brandon describes as “striking a nice balance between a townhouse and single-family home.


“We’re thrilled with how it’s all turned out,” Brandon said.  “Brambleton is the perfect place as a young couple to start a family and develop with the community.”


The ability to upsize or downsize within the community is one of Brambleton’s biggest draws. Residents can maintain connections to friends, schools and activities when circumstances change.  


Matt and Karen Partlow watched Brambleton develop from the beginning and when it came time to seek a larger house eight years ago, they knew where they wanted to be. “Regardless of whether you are young or old, there’s a great family atmosphere here.”


The availability of a house with a sizable basement for their then teenaged son who played the drums brought them to the community, but Matt noted, “We’re now empty nesters, and we’re still here.”


Retired from the county fire and rescue department, you’ll frequently catch Matt working at the front desk of the Sport and Health Club, a five-minute walk from his home. 


Connecting Outdoors
Brambleton’s developer understands that the key to an attractive, welcoming community is restraint – leaving greenery and undeveloped areas where sights and sounds beckon residents to get out, explore, and connect. Whether savoring s’mores at the annual fall family campout or enjoying the community’s ten mile network of paved trails, the sense of “home” extends beyond your front door.


Peaceful pockets of green space dot Brambleton’s gently rolling landscape, peppered with benches and meandering paths perfect for contemplation.  Nature lovers savor watching blue herons fish in community ponds, while some residents practice their own catch-and-release skills.


Active residents of all ages enjoy Brambleton’s swimming pools, tot lots, tennis courts, ball fields and community garden plots.  The Road Runners Club of America recently designated Brambleton as a runner-friendly community. Whether it’s kids participating in the non-competitive “Brambleton Kids Run the Nation” or adults enjoying numerous annual 5K and 10K events, Brambletonians are on the move.


Connecting Through the Town Center
The Town Center offers a very welcoming old-fashioned village square setting where teens can feel as comfortable as stroller-pushing parents, where retirees can enjoy casual camaraderie, and where busy office workers can savor a momentary pause in their day.
With Harris Teeter, the 38,000 square-foot Sport and Health Club, dining establishments, distinctive specialty shops, and a 16-screen movie theater with IMAX, a true gathering place atmosphere exists.


Pleasant evenings and weekends find lively conversationalists and book readers alike occupying benches and outdoor café seating areas. Children romp around with their ice cream creations, and  canine members of the community enjoy water and doggie treats set out by several shop owners.


Connecting Through Technology
Included in Brambleton’s modest homeowner association fees are Verizon FiOS high speed Internet and HD Extreme Package TV services. 


The Brambleton TV (BTV), on air since November 2013 is all Brambleton, all the time. Designed to mesh with the busy lives of residents, information is succinctly presented and easy to find.  Need local traffic and weather updates?  Want details about the next community or school event?  Tune in briefly, then get on with your day.


Want to give a cheerful BTV public shout-out to someone?  Pop into the Welcome Center to record a short Bram Gram acknowledging that special mailman, local business, thoughtful neighbor or milestone celebration. Since Bram Grams are produced in-house, your message can be distributed immediately. BTV’s possibilities are endless.


Brambleton also ensures efficient community-wide communication through social media, Friday Flash emails, community newsletters and multiple Brambleton Facebook groups. It’s a network that ensures the diverse voices of residents are heard and keeps them informed of upcoming activities, new developments and projects under consideration.  


Connecting Through Community Involvement
Often resident-generated and volunteer-run, Brambleton’s unique and growing traditions enrich community interaction beyond the lively holiday celebrations and special interest clubs.  


When Kathy and Tom Turley moved from Virginia Beach to Brambleton in 2009, they brought along an idea for a Roving Dinner with a twist.  Residents, gathering in small groups at host homes for each of three yummy courses, find out at the end of each course where the next stop will be and where they join a completely different group of folks.  The last course, dessert, is held at the Community Center where participants come together, sharing renewed and burgeoning friendships.  Kathy said, “I remember so vividly that first year at dessert, people were literally RUNNING into the Community Center to share the details of their night and tell me how much fun they had.”


Another real smile-maker happens the night before school starts each year, as parents write encouraging, cheerful messages on the sidewalks leading to each of Brambleton’s elementary schools.  Little faces glow as they arrive the first day for a new year of learning.
The community’s volunteerism extends to charitable giving. Whether in donated time or money, Brambleton is very generous, raising thousands of dollars for local schools and other worthy causes.


Ashley and Dario Campolattaro were buying a promise when they moved to Brambleton ten years ago. The couple grew up in Columbia, MD and wanted that sense of community for their children who are now 8, 11 and 14. At first it was, “Oh yay! There’s a festival,” Ashley said, referring to frequent, enticing community events, but they quickly developed a deeper connection through volunteering.


In 2005, Ashley and a group of friends (now “The Step Sisters”) began fundraising for the Avon Breast Cancer walk.  Soon, she spearheaded Brambleton’s annual spring Step Sisters’ Ribbon Run, which just completed its 7th year. Drawing thousands of participants, this event now helps fund programs that improve the quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer in Loudoun County and the surrounding area.


That’s one vital key to Brambleton’s success - the contribution many talented residents and staff make to the greater Loudoun County community. “It’s not just about Brambleton,” says Kim Adams, Director of Marketing.  “It’s about making a better county.” Toward that end, Brambleton volunteers serve on numerous county commissions and committees, including those dealing with recreation, aging, zoning, schools, transportation and historic preservation.


Connecting Through the HOA
Tony Buffington says he’s the last guy you’d expect to find on Brambleton’s homeowner’s association board.  “I was scared of HOAs!”  However, he and his wife Claire weren’t pleased with how properties were kept in their former no-rules community, where a well-digging truck was parked in one front yard and a large dilapidated trampoline in another.
“We drove into Brambleton and saw how beautiful it was, then talked to existing residents about living with an HOA.  After multiple visits, the comments we heard gave us the warm fuzzies.”


Shortly after becoming a Brambletonian in 2011, Tony, realizing that HOAs can help maintain property values, volunteered for the Grounds and Facilities committee “The rules here are basically all common sense,” he said. “Maintain your home in a reasonable manner, take care of lawns, lights and trash cans, and be considerate of others.”


A year ago, Tony became one of three resident members on the HOA Board of Directors – still developer controlled. “We work well with the developer because we all have the same goals.  The better the community, the more homes sell and the more we like it here.”
“Communication is key,” Tony says. “Without that we wouldn’t be effective.”  


It’s that constant communication between all parties involved that makes Brambleton’s emergence from design to reality so successful. 


Anthony Soave, the first true Brambletonian, continues to see his original vision growing deeper roots and living up to the community’s motto, “The future is now, and it lives with unlimited potential in Brambleton.”