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




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