Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy New Year from Brambleton

We've made some great memories this year thanks to you - here are just some of the highlights from 2012: 
  •    Beazer Towns, M&S Towns & Pulte Grand Villas open for sales
  •    Pulte Singles sell out
  •    Named Runner Friendly Community
  •    Van Metre Singles Estates Collection open for sales
    Brambleton Marketing Team
  •    First ever “Bring your dog to work day”
  •    Winchester Towns open for sales
  •    Silver Line Approved
  •    2020 Vision Meetings (Rezonings)
  •    Brambleton Park & Ride Opens
  •    Van Metre Singles Manor Collection sells out
  •    First ever “Kids Triathlon”
  •    Added 3.5 miles of new trails
  •    Verizon HMC free demos
  •    Bicycle Outfitters & Starbucks opens at the BTC
  •    Pulte, Van Metre & Camberley Towns sell out
  •    First ever “Pawstiviely Brambleton” Dog Calendar w/FOHA donations
  •    Bicycle Sweepstakes
  •    Another record for new home sales with 466
2013 - We have an exciting year ahead with new models/neighborhoods opening, a brand new pool/clubhouse opening, Brambleton Safety Center opening, more trails and an exclusive Verizon Brambleton Channel to debut - to name a few.

View our Calendar Events for 2013 and mark your calendars for all the fun

We wish you all a very safe and Happy New Year form Brambleton!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Brambleton Ringing in Hope Race to Benefit Local Charities

Brambleton announced Friday, December 14th, the New Year’s Eve Ringing In Hope Walk, Run & Fun Race will take place on December 31st  at Brambleton Town Center.

Proceeds will benefit: Loudoun Habitat for Humanity, which provides innovative and affordable housing solutions to qualified individuals and families in the area; Make-A-Wish Foundation® -Mid-Atlantic, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy; Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, serving domestic abuse and sexual assault survivors; and Inova Health Services (“Mobile Hope”), helping precariously housed and at risk youth in Loudoun County through Mobile Hope.

Event details are as follows:

Event: Ringing In Hope Walk, 10K and 5K Race, 1K Fun Run/Walk

Date:                  Monday, December 31, 2012

Schedule:           11:00 am Registration Begins
                           12:30 pm 1K Fun Run / Walk
                           1:00 pm 5K and 10K Race

Children and families will enjoy pony rides, barrel train rides, face painting, moon bounces, giveaways and more throughout the event. 

Cost:        10K Race: $35; $40 on race day
                 5K Race: $30; $35 on race day
                1K Walk: $14; maximum charge is $25 per family, children under 12 free.


Sponsors include: Brambleton Town Center, 92.5 WINC-FM, Tetra Partners, Water To Go, Potomac River Running, Miller & Smith, Van Metre Homes, Pulte Group, Sport & Health, Big D’s Pony Rides, Harris Teeter, Total Development Solutions, Auto Auction of Baltimore, NOVA Car Donations, Glory Days Grill, Legal Shield, Dulles Greenway, Special Event Management Services, Leesburg/Ashburn Today, Jersey Mike’s Subs, and the official event photographer, Chessie Photography.

About Brambleton:

Brambleton is an award-winning master-planned community located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Brambleton encompasses nearly 2,000 acres and 8,181 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums. Brambleton is owned and operated by Soave Real Estate.  For information about the community, please call (703) 722-2864 or visit  Follow Brambleton on Facebook and Twitter.

About Soave Enterprises:

Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony L. Soave. Soave Enterprises provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures.  Recently, Forbes Magazine ranked Soave Enterprises as the 251st largest privately held company in the United States. For more information visit

Friday, December 14, 2012

What's Trending in Brambleton - December Edition

Pulte Homes’ Grand Villa Models Now Open – Pulte Homes opened two of their brand new Grand Villa Models.  The Hirson and Belfort (first floor master) are now open for viewing – please see Mike or Kelly for more information.  Flickr Photos:

Ring in Hope in Brambleton - Race day is in two weeks! Have you registered for the 5K, 10K or 1K fun run/walk on New Year's Eve? Set your race plans now and register for Ringing In Hope Walk, Run & Fun so your New Year's Eve (day) plans are in the books! The 1K Fun Run/Walk kicks off at 12:30 pm, followed by the races at 1 pm!  Remember, when you register, you can designate your registration fees to support any one of the participating charities: Make-A-Wish Foundation-Mid Atlantic, Loudoun Habitat for Humanity, Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter, or Inova Mobile Health Services ("Mobile Hope.") Join us for this jubilant event that brings the community together to celebrate and gives back to the charities that work so hard on its behalf. Please help spread the word by sharing this posting. Register at  See you at the races!

Brambleton at the Holidays - Brambletonians and Brambleton Town Center customers enjoyed carriage rides, carolers, strolling entertainers, balloon and face painting artists, and a chance to meet Santa at the annual Holiday Open House which was held on Saturday, December 8th.  “Add more holiday spirit to your life.  Add Brambleton.”  Flickr Photos & Video:

The Spirit of Giving Bike Giveaway - The Brambleton Group has given away 7 bikes so far from Bicycle Outfitters in the Spirit of Giving Bike Giveaway Sweepstakes!  Next week we will give away 2 more bikes.  Learn more ways to win in the Spirit of Giving Bike Giveaway on Facebook.

Get into the Holiday Spirit This December!  This December, Loudoun County offers a wide variety of events to help you celebrate the holidays. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Spend time at Loudoun County events with family and friends and make memories to last throughout the year.  Our blog post for more info:

Thank You for Making Small Business Saturday a Huge Success! The Brambleton Town Center Associates would like to thank everyone who supported the local Brambleton businesses on Small Business Saturday on November 24th.  “Once again Small Business Saturday exceeded all of our expectations for the second year in a row," said Mary, Owner at Go Bananas Toy Store.  "Last year, we had a tremendous rally of support, but this year our business increased by 20% on this one symbolic day. We saw lots of familiar faces, loyal customers, friends, neighbors, fellow small business owners, as well as dozens of shoppers who were just discovering us for the first time. As the creator of Go Bananas, I am overwhelmed with the kind words people had to say about our store, our products, our staff and our services. I want to be sure our community knows how appreciative my family and I are for their support, not only on Small Business Saturday, but throughout the year. It is because of their year long support that we are able to turn our open sign every morning.” Kim, Owner of Misguided Angels commented“Saturday was great, we had about a 20% increase over the previous year!”   Find BTC tenant deals on the Facebook Town Center tab:

Pawsitively Brambleton Calendars Now Available - The 2013 Pawsitively Brambleton calendars have arrived, so stop by the Welcome Center and pick up your copy today!  There is no set price but we are asking in return for a calendar that you make a donation to the Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA).  Suggested items to donate from the FOHA wishlist are raised dog & cat beds, leashes, dog & cat toys, Frontline, Regal dog food, Pedigree canned dog food, Merrick canned pet food, Friskies cat food, cat condos, clumping cat litter, canned chicken, and cash donations or gift cards to buy any of the needed items.  Read more here:

Brambleton Town Center Commercial - Have you seen the Brambleton Town Center commercial?  Check it out on Brambleton’s YouTube channel, and be on the lookout for it airing on CNN, USA, Fox News, A&E, OWN, CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo, Hallmark, Food Network, and a small presence on the Xfinity online site that runs through Comcast.  How many of your neighbors can you spot?

Brambleton’s Trail Map – Brambleton’s newest trails have now opened, bringing the total distance of trails to 8.5 miles, and still more to come!  View the new map here:

Town Center
Ø      Small Business Saturday was a huge success – we would like to thank all our customers for coming out to Brambleton to support the local businesses.
Ø      Facebook Specials Tab is LIVE on  If you are looking for any special offers from the Brambleton Town Center tenants, be sure to find them here under the Brambleton Town Center tab!
Ø      Holiday Shopping Spree Winner Announced: Sandy Sammons from Ashburn won the $1,000 shopping spree and selected Briar Woods High School to receive the $1,000 donation, as her two daughters currently attend there.
Ø      Caribou Coffee at Brambleton is currently collecting its annual coffee donations for the troops overseas!
Ø      Brambleton Town Center Commercial - Have you seen the Brambleton Town Center commercial?  Check it out on Brambleton’s YouTube channel
Ø      Bicycle Outfitters is now OPEN! 
Ø      Go Bananas has launched our "Pennies From Heaven" community outreach for victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Look around your house, your car, anywhere loose change might be hiding and bring it into Go Bananas. We'll be collecting loose change through Christmas Eve. Then, all the money will be donated to the American Red Cross. We hope you'll join us in the spirit of this very easy outreach for those who truly need our help this holiday season. 
Ø      Nick's Corner Grill...a taste of the Mediterranean is excited to feature these upcoming weekly specials: Mondays: Buy 1 Gyro Entree, Receive 50% off second Gyro Entrée; Tuesdays:  Kids Eat Free Per Adult Entree Purchase; Wednesdays:  Half Off Select Wines with purchase of 2 Entrees; Thursdays:  Coming soon! Live Acoustic Music 9 PM – Close; Fridays:  D.J. Xenia 9:30 PM – Close; Saturdays:  Live Bellydancing Shows at 8 & 10 PM; and Sundays:  Happy Hour at bar all day until 9 PM.
Ø      The UPS Store wants you to know that we now have our holiday stamps (your choice of three different styles) and White House Christmas ornaments while supplies lasts. We will also be open 11 AM to 3 PM on Sunday, December 16th.

Town Center Tenant Anniversaries:
12/7 – SweetFrog opened in 2011
12/7 – Insight Eye Optique opened in 2009
12/18 – The Next Step Fine Footwear opened in 2007

Go to for a chance to win Anniversary giveaways!

Ø      Grand Opening of Van Metre’s brand new series, the “Woodview” took place Saturday, December 1st – stop by their Ponds model and find out more from Jerry or call 703.764.5478.
Ø      Look for Brambleton’s brand new ad in the January/February issue of New Homes Guide!
   Ø      Beazer:  Will not open a TH model in Brandt due to their sales pace (only 31 remain) – they plan to start constructing their SF model in West Park soon!
            Ø      Miller & Smith Grand Vista: Only 2 homes remain
   Ø      Pulte Trent Grove: Opened 2 decorated models NOW OPEN  – The Hirson and Belfort
   Ø      Van Metre The Ponds: Only 2 homes remain
Why Brambleton?
New Home Information Packet –
Model Home Map:

Spirit of Giving Bike Giveaway Sweepstakes – November/December
December 31st – Ringing in Hope NYE Charity Run/Walk

2013 Calendar: or

Brambleton Community Association’s December Newsletter - This is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association.  Click here to view the December Newsletter: (iPad friendly).  You can also follow their latest news on Facebook at

Briar Woods completes “three”-peat in dominant fashion - The Briar Woods Falcons capped an amazing three-year run with a nearly perfect performance in the Virginia Division 4 state football championship Dec. 8 against Heritage-Lynchburg at Liberty University in Lynchburg.  Loudoun Times Mirror Article:

20 Questions About Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project: to for more information. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Get into the Holiday Spirit This December!

This December, Loudoun County offers a wide variety of events to help you celebrate the holidays. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy this holiday season. Spend time at Loudoun County events with family and friends and make memories to last throughout the year.

Brambleton Town Center hosts a Holiday Open House with a day of activities on Saturday, December 8th.  Bring the family to the Town Center and climb aboard  for horse drawn carriage rides and holiday music from 11am-3pm before heading inside for holiday crafts and pictures with Santa through 5pm. During the day carolers will fill the brisk air with some of your favorite holiday tunes.  The musical entertainment will be provided by Briar Woods High School Carolers, the Loudoun Chorale Strolling Carolers and the Loudoun Brass Quintet

Christmas in Purcellville
Purcellville has a weekend filled with events for every member of the family to enjoy. The weekend of December 7th kicks off with a free Christmas light trolley tour through the town. Start your Saturday morning by having breakfast with Santa at Bethany United Methodist Church. Amid other activities, the Annual Christmas in Purcellville Parade starts at noon and afterwards  get your photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Later in the evening come watch the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree at 6pm and end the day by attending the Big Band Swing Dance from 7-10pm. This fun filled weekend is something you won’t want to miss!
Date: Weekend of Dec. 7th
Location: Purcellville
Price: Most events are free with a few exceptions

Christmas at Oatlands
There is always something happening at the Oatlands Historic House and Gardens this holiday season. Get creative and enter the Gingerbread House Contest! There are also Candlelight tours of the mansion and Christmas Cookies and Fireside Tales in the evenings. Don’t forget to join in the new tradition of the Winter Solstice Bonfire!
Date: The month of December
Location: 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane
       Leesburg, VA 20175
Price: Prices vary depending on the event

868 Holiday Cookie and Wine Pairing
868 Estate Vineyards is named after the highest elevation in the valley between the Short Hills and the Blue Ridge mountain ranges. The Grandale Restaurant, run by Chef Author Clark, is located at the 868 Estate Vineyards. On Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th Chef Author will show the Vineyard’s guests how to best pair the season’s holiday cookies with the appropriate wine. After your visit to 868 you will be able to pair fine desserts with wine to compliment. Your new knowledge will be sure to impress your guests at your next holiday party. 
Date: December 15th and 16th
Location: 868 Estate Vineyards
Phone: 540-668-7008

Lansdowne Resort New Year’s Eve
Start the New Year right with the best celebration in Loudoun County at the Lansdowne Resort! Make your reservations now and choose between a 4-course dinner at On The Potomac or a dinner buffet at Riverside Hearth. After dinner head over to the Reflex and Reflect New Year’s Eve party with special performance by 80’s tribute band The Reflex. Rock into the night and ring in the New Year with friends and family!
Date: December 31st
Location: Lansdowne Resort
Phone: 703-729-8400
Price: Varies by package

About Brambleton:

Brambleton is an award-winning master-planned community located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Brambleton encompasses nearly 2,000 acres and 8,181 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums. Brambleton is owned and operated by Soave Real Estate.  For information about the community, please call (703) 722-2864 or visit  Follow Brambleton on Facebook and Twitter