Saturday, January 19, 2013

January 2013 Edition

Ringing In Hope Draws Thousands - The annual Ringing In Hope event at the Brambleton Town Center drew more than 1,500 runners, walkers and everyone in between on New Year's Eve, despite the chilling temperature and missing sun. The cold could not dampen the New Year's spirit as many runners came decked out in their holiday "finest." A runner dressed as Gumby and a member of the Redskins' Hogettes also were on hand to lend their spirit to the day. Leesburg Today article:  Flickr Photo Album: 

Brambleton Sells 466 New Homes In 2012 Equaling A 3% Increase In Total Sales - Brambleton reported on January 18th, 2013 that it has exceeded its own sales record with a total of 466 new homes sold in 2012, representing a 3% increase over its 2011 sales of 454.  This is the highest number of new homes, including single-family residences and townhomes, sold in the community's 11-year history. Brambleton accomplished this impressive milestone by averaging approximately nine homes per week. Washington Business Journal article:

Brambleton Receives "Community of the Year" AwardBrambleton announces its recognition by The National Sales and Marketing Awards as Silver Award Winner in the category of "Community of the Year." In addition, Brambleton was also recognized in the "Best Landscape Design" category. "We are proud that Brambleton is being recognized by The Nationals as one of the top communities in the United States," said Kim Adams, Director of Marketing at Brambleton. "Our dedication to building a vibrant mixed-use development, coupled with an amazing community of individuals and families, truly makes Brambleton a unique and award-winning place to call home." Yahoo article:   

Annual Brambleton Realtor Tour Announced - Realtors are invited to Brambleton's Annual Realtor Tour on Tuesday, March 19th from 12-3pm.  Come hear the latest development news, view brand new models, enjoy free Verizon Home Monitoring & Control demos, enjoy a delicious lunch and have the opportunity to win many giveaways!  More details to follow, so please save the date.

Verizon FiOS Customers Can Now Stream 75 Channels of Live Television Directly to their iPads – Customers with both FiOS TV and FiOS Internet service can use FiOS Mobile for iPad to watch select live streaming. Many of the 75 channels available include HBO, TBS, A&E and even broadcast networks like FOX. Children’s programming is available as well.  Visit iTunes to download the App. 

The first “Pawsitively Brambleton” dog calendar has been a hit!  There’s no denying our nation’s love of dogs extends throughout the homes in Brambleton.  In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, the Brambleton Group collected donations to help a local animal shelter, Friends of Homeless Animals, in exchange for calendars. Your generous donations poured in and we're delighted to report just how giving our Brambleton friends are.  We collected $784 in cash and $150 in gift cards, over 122 pounds of dog food, dog sweaters/coats, toys, treats, cat litter, more than 10 dog beds, a dog crate and more!  THANK YOU for your generous donations to FOHA and local Girl Scout Brownie Troop 5405 who also helped us collect for FOHA at the community's annual Holiday Open House in December by selling homemade dog treats and collecting donations from the horse-drawn carriage rides.  Calendars are still available in the Welcome Center, so stop by and pick up a copy today.

The Spirit of Giving Bike Giveaway –  The Brambleton Group got in the holiday spirit by giving away 18 new bikes from the newly opened Bicycle Outfitters in the Brambleton Town Center from mid November through December 21st.  Ten winners were selected from Facebook contests and raffles at community events, while eight winners were chosen from drawings at our builders’ model homes and Welcome Center.

Each winner received a Trek fitness bike.  The weekly winners from Facebook and community events included Dennis Kellen, Srinivasa Bollu, Neal McNerney, Istiaq Ahmed, Sara Pellegrini, Avinash Dwivedi, Sarah Jane Forbes, Terry McCaffery, Mehul Unadkat and Pete House.  The lucky winners from the model homes and Welcome Center included: Reddy Pathepuram, Josh Wood, Steve Ramos, Monica Fleming, Brandon Gauthier, Jayson Jean, Ganesh Rajagopal and Jeff Gaull. 

Parking Signs - All roads lead to the Brambleton Town Center!! Just follow their new parking garage signs!

Town Center
The Brambleton Town Center Associates is pleased to announce that Sandy Sammons from Ashburn won the BTC $1,000 shopping spree and picked Briar Woods to receive the donation, as she has two daughters who attend Briar Woods High School.  The check presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, January 22nd at 9:30am at Briar Woods HS.  Go to for a chance to win Anniversary giveaways!

Builder Buzz – Hurry, pricing is on the rise! 
  • Van Metre SF - Announcing the grand opening of the Woodview Collection at Northstar in the Emerald Ridge neighborhood from the upper $600's. Brand new "Portsmouth" Model opening this Spring.  Contact Jerry for more information at 703.764.5426.
  • Miller & Smith Brownstones' base pricing has increased: The Montague now starts at $432,990.  Contact Debbie for more information at 703.434.0807.
  • Pulte Trent Grove Grand Villas: base prices now begin at $474,990.  The grand opening date for all 3 new Grand Villas' models is set for Feb 23rd.  Coming soon to Trent Grove: New 22' 3-level towns!  Sign up here to be added to their interest list  Contact Kelly or Mike for more information at 703.327.7583.
  • The Winchester Towns at Emerald Ridge new "Paxton" model is NOW OPEN!  Base pricing begins at $421,990.  Contact Juan for more information at 703.542.7855.
  • Winchester SF - brand new floor plans to debut this Spring!  
  • Beazer SF - brand new lots coming soon in the Emerald Ridge and West Park neighborhoods.

Why Brambleton?
New Home Information Packet –
Model Home Map:      


3/19 – Annual Brambleton Realtor Event
4/13 – Brambleton Ribbon Run
4/28 – Community Shred
5/27 – Memorial Day Charity Run/Walk
6/15 – YouthFest
6/20 – Summer Concert Series begins
6/29 – Red, White and BRAM

Full 2013 Calendar:-

2012 Highlights A look back at Brambleton’s year

-  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
-  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

What to look forward to in 2013 

-  Annual Brambleton Realtor Event, 3/19
-  New model home openings with brand new floorplans
-  New neighborhood opening, “West Park at Brambleton”
-  A brand new pool/clubhouse opening
-  A Brambleton Safety Center opening
-  More trails
-  An exclusive Verizon Brambleton Channel   
-  New Video Series 
-  The BTC Specials and more

Brambleton Community Association’s January 2013 Newsletter - This is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association.  Click here to view the January Newsletter (iPad friendly).  You can also follow their latest news on Facebook at

Dulles Metro Fact Sheet -
20 Questions About Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project: Go to for more information.