Thursday, August 14, 2014

August Edition


Brambleton's Silver Line Station Ad
All Aboard!  Dulles Metro's Phase I Silver Line is Now Open!
Were you one of the lucky ones to ride the first train on the Silver Line?  The region was flush with silver as Metro's newest rail line opened for service on Saturday, July 26th. Over 25,000 Silver Line riders helped make this historic Opening Day memorable. The Brambleton Group is looking forward to Phase II opening circa 2018.  Let us know if you see our ad at one of the stations!  Click here to view photos from Opening Day.


Wagfest II:  Saturday, August 16th
Who are the cutest dogs in Northern Virginia?  Find out when Northern Virginia Magazine’s Wagfest returns to the Brambleton Town Center on Saturday, August 16th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM.  Their Dog Days of Summer contest has drawn to a close and the Top 3 winners will be announced at this year's event which will kick off with a Mutt Strut around the Town Center Plaza at 1:15 PM, followed by raffle prizes valued over $200, tips on summer pet safety from Sit Means Sit, vendors, live music, a giant lawn sprinkler (aka, a fire truck hose-down!), refreshments from Honest Tea, and the announcement of this year’s contest winners.

Brambleton's Realtor Birthday Bash
Realtor Community: You are cordially invited to Brambleton's 13th Birthday Bash*.  

The Brambleton Group & the builder community are having a party and would like you to be a part of it!  Let us spoil you on Tuesday, September 23rd with a catered luncheon.  There will be special birthday gifts for the first 100 registrants**, and chances to win builder giveaways at their models & Brambleton's Grand Prize.

Did you know there are now 18 builder models open for touring?  A Model Home Tour Map & details on how to enter all our giveaways will be posted soon!  Don't forget to bring extra business cards with you for the drawings.  Please click here to RSVP.  We look forward to celebrating this big milestone with you!


Brambleton TV - Have You Tuned In?


Watch Brambleton’s local celebrities on Verizon FiOS Channel 489!  Brambleton TV keeps you connected to HOA community events and updates, builders, Town Center merchants, and even local metro traffic and weather conditions.  It’s all-Brambleton, all the time, making this YOUR TV channel.  Please share your programming ideas or feel free to stop by the Welcome Center to film your own “BRAM GRAM” to give a shout out to a special neighbor or family member!  Click here to watch the live stream.

Brambleton's 2012-2020 Community Vision Update
After more than 18 months of planning, discussing, evaluating and revising, the Developer is ready to move forward with the 2020 Vision and submitting these applications to the Loudoun County Planning Commission in September.  We would like to thank you for your comments and participation in this process.  

We still have several hurdles to overcome and with your help we hope to successfully add many of the elements that were discussed during the community wide meetings.  Of particular note, the first applications will include a new high school, middle school and expediting the 3rd elementary school.  For further information, please click here.  Comments are welcome to be submitted to Kim.Adams@Brambleton.com



Canine Casting Call for the 2015 Pawsitively Brambleton Dog Calendar is now closed!  The Brambleton Group was overwhelmed with the great response of dog photos, receiving over 75 entries for the 2015 Pawsitively Brambleton Dog Calendar.  The big task now begins for the Brambleton Marketing Department who will try to narrow it down to their top 25 entries and will post those top 25 photos on Brambleton's Facebook page for fans to vote for their favorites.  The 12 entries with the highest number of votes will then be featured in next year’s calendar.  Wishing all those who submitted entries good luck!

Town Center Tidbits
  • This month's spotlight tenant is Bloō Dental. Stop by their booth in the Welcome Center to enter to win custom, take-home whitening trays, and don’t forget to “Like” Bloō Dental on Facebook!
  • Announcing a New Service Offered at Your UPS Store in Brambleton – They have partnered with Iron Mountain Shredding, so bring them any documents you need to shred to help clean out your office.  The cost is $3.00 per pound and they round up if over a pound. 
  • Need catering for your next party?  My Thai Place, Nick's Taverna, Harris Teeter, Subway, California Tortilla and now Blue Ridge Grill offer catering!
  • Looking to Save a few dollars at the movies?  Regal Fox Stadium 16 has a deal for you! Simply stop by any Tuesday with your free Regal Crown Club bonus card and tickets are only $5 - new movies included! Better still, your Crown Club card also grants you a $2 popcorn coupon on every Tuesday! Restrictions on 3D and IMAX shows may apply.
  • Have You Ever Considered LASIK?  Are you interested in a no-cost, no-obligation consultation? Join Insight Optique for their TLC Consultation Night Monday, August 25th!  You can meet doctors from TLC and find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK.  Call their office today to schedule your consultation! 703-962-1010
  • Peet's Coffee & Tea is now open!  
  • Come out and “experience” the Sport&health “experience”.  Join them for their Family Fun Day on August 23rd from 10am – 1pm.  We’ll have live music, group exercise classes, martial arts demos, training demos, a moon bounce and much, much more.  All located on the field in front of Sport&health!  Members and guests welcome!
Builder Buzz
www.brambleton.com
  • Camberley Homes' brand new Wellesbourne model is now open. Click here to view photos of this beautiful home!
  • Did you know that there are now 18 new home models open for touring in Brambleton?  Click here to view the latest Model Home Map.
  • Have you visited Miller & Smith's South Lawn Collection in Brambleton?  Click here to check out this 2 minute video tour of their Delancy Model! 
  • Average Base Price of a Single-Family home in Brambleton = $673,339*
  • Average Base Price of a Townhome in Brambleton = $489,126*
  • 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                 $603,477         $501,898
Average Days on Market       35                      40
List Price/Sale Price               98.1%               97.4%

RE/MAX Gateway Brambleton
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Brambleton Community Association News
Bus Driver Needed – Brambleton now has a Community Bus.  The BCA is looking to hire a friendly and experienced bus driver with a VA CDL driver’s License with a Passenger (P) endorsement.  This person should be customer service oriented, able to work a flexible schedule with nights and weekends, and should be able to work independently.  Applications and other position related questions can be emailed to Beth Huck. Please download the application here.

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

Congratulations to the Brambleton Bettas Swim Team on their Most Successful Season Yet
The Bettas went undefeated in their regular season dual meets, and won both the ODSL Divisionals Meet and All Star Meet!  The 2014 Bettas broke 62 team records this season, sent a league-high 55 swimmers to the All Star Meet and had one swimmer - 6 year old Addison Zerkle - break the League record for 6 and Under Back Stroke!  Congratulations to all of our swimmers and coaches on an incredible season, and thank you to the entire community and HOA for your support. Go Bettas! 

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:
www.brambleton.com

August 7th - Sizzlin' Summer Concert, 7-9PM
August 16th - Dog Days of Summer "Wag Fest", 1-3PM
August 21st - Sizzlin' Summer Concert, 7-9PM
August 23rd - Sport & Health's Family Day, 10AM-1PM
September 1st - Happy Labor Day
September 2nd - First Day of School
September 23rd - Brambleton's Realtor Birthday Bash 12-2PM
September 26th - Briar Woods High School Homecoming Parade 5PM

Rock Ridge High School "The Rock" Opening Soon
Stay up to date with all the latest news for the new high school that will be serving the Brambleton area this Fall here and also on Facebook here.  


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

School is right around the corner and the Rock Ridge High School JV Cheerleaders are out and about showing their school spirit! Let's go Phoenix!!

Rock Ridge football gets to work
When Pat McNanley, the athletic director at Rock Ridge High School, began the hiring process for the first head football coach in the school’s history, he had several attributes in mind.

"The main thing was, and it was with all of our [head coaching] positions, we wanted to make sure the person was a really good teacher,” McNanley said. “That was the most important thing, as well as a good role model for our kids and having good morals and ethics.”


McNanley had more than 50 applicants for the position at Loudoun County’s 14th and newest high school, which draws its students from those recently in the Briar Woods, Broad Run and John Champe attendance zones. McNanley said it wasn’t an easy process, but in the end, one person stood out above the rest.  Click here to read more.


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Carpe diem, Loudoun: Biz leaders urge action on potential Silver Line development
Loudoun business leaders are calling on the county to prepare for the coming Silver Line extension now with an investment in infrastructure, marketing and land use studies that will spark an economic boom later.


The Economic Development Advisory Commission, whose members include representatives of B.F. Saul, West Dulles Properties Inc., Hunton & Williams, Bechtel Corp. and George Mason University (among many others), is urging the Loudoun board to seize the day, before it's too late. The plea comes as the board prepares to take the next step in a comprehensive plan update for the Silver Line station areas.  Click here to read the full Washington Business Journal article.

Five Things to Know About Silver Line’s Next Phase
The red ribbon has been cut and Phase I of Metro’s long-awaited Silver Line is now open.  Residents can now look forward to the completion of Phase II, which will take them all the way to Dulles International Airport and into Loudoun County. The expected completion date is in 2018.  Click here to find out some things to know about the next next 11-mile phase, which is expected to cost $2.9 billion.


Metro’s Station-Naming Process for Loudoun to Begin by Fall
In May, the Urban Land Institute urged the Loudoun Board of Supervisors to move forward with the creation of desired names for the county’s future Metro stations for branding purposes. On Wednesday, county staff members will prompt the board to get started on that naming process to comply with Metro’s naming process.  Click here to read the full Ashburn Rising Article.




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