Monday, September 16, 2013

September Edition

Sightseeing Tours now available at Brambleton
If you've been searching for a great new home located in an award-winning community, we're positive BRAMBLETON has popped up in your conversations and Google searches more than once! Not sure what all the hype is? We'll be glad to show you! Join us for our first-ever Brambleton Sightseeing Tour on September 28th, beginning at 10 AM. We'll tour you around our beautiful community, highlighting the neighborhoods, community amenities, schools, builders' model homes, the Town Center and more!

A tour bus will depart hourly from the Brambleton Welcome Center, 10 AM to 1 PM. The Welcome Center is located at 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 100 (between Edible Arrangements and Bella Ballerina in the Harris Teeter parking lot, or across from La Cucina off of Regal Wood Drive). Seating is limited, reserve your spot today: 703-542-2925 / brambletoninfo@gmail.comLive Brambleton. Live Connected.

Brambleton Realtor "Sneak Peek" Luncheon

Realtors are cordially invited to be among the first to preview Brambleton's newest neighborhoods and builders' home collections opening this fall.  Let us spoil you on September 17th with a catered luncheon plus special treasures for the first 100 registrants, including exclusive builder offers for your clients!  Be sure to enter the raffles for a brand new bike from Bicycle OutfittersBrambleton Town Center gift cards and even gifts from Tiffany & Co. - bring plenty of business cards!  Please RSVP at  You don't want to miss this event. Gather the knowledge to help your clients make an informed decision.
Brambleton Day Celebration and Birthday Cake Decorating Contest – In honor of Brambleton’s 12th birthday on September 24, we are holding a Brambleton Birthday Cake Decorating Contest.  Showcase your talents by decorating a cake that represents one of Brambleton’s themes (think nature, technology, lifestyle, entertainment, movies, dog park, garden, trails, etc).  To enter the contest, simply send an e-mail by 5:00pm on Friday, September 20th, letting us know you plan to bring in a decorated cake.  Then bring your edible and decorated cakes to the Welcome Center by 1:45pm on Tuesday, September 24.  After the judging takes place at 2:00pm, we will have a community birthday party to enjoy your creations!  Winners will be announced promptly after the judging is complete.  There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes consisting of ribbons and Brambleton Town Center gift cards.  If you have any questions, please contact the Welcome Center at 703-542-2925 or send an e-mail.  Good luck, and happy baking!

Brambleton to host Fall Festival on October 5th, during return of the oversized LOVEworks Art !

Brambleton is pleased to announce the annual Fall Festival will take place during the oversized LOVEworks artwork installation this October. 

Photo Credit: True Icon Photo
The artwork is part of the Virginia Tourism Office’s Virginia is for Lovers campaign, and last appeared at Brambleton in April 2013.  

The annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday, October 5th from 1:00 to 7:00 pm, and is presented by the Brambleton Community Association. This Loudoun County tradition will celebrate the season with rides and amusements, live music, kids activities, face painters, food vendors, beer, vendor marketplace and more, including the 2nd Annual Cornhole Challenge, a charity event that will donate 100% of the proceeds to Camp Kesem.   Click here for all the details.

New Section Of Creighton Road Opens In Brambleton

A new segment of Creighton Road recently opened in Brambleton and Supervisor Janet Clarke (R-Blue Ridge) was on hand for a ceremonial ribbon cutting.   Click here to view video footage of of the opening.

Brambleton Lace Up for Learning Race to Benefit Local Schools - November 2nd
Brambleton announces the Lace Up For Learning 5k Race and Fun Run will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Brambleton Town Center.  This race is part of the Race Brambleton Series.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Creighton’s Corner Elementary, Legacy Elementary, Moorefield Station Elementary, Stone Hill Middle, and Briar Woods High Schools. Click here for more details.

Lights, Camera, Action - Brambleton's Community Channel to debut soon!
The Brambleton Town Center Associates has begun a new video series that will debut on their Youtube Channel and Verizon FiOS Community Channel soon.  View all their current videos by simply subscribing to their Youtube Channel here

Brambleton Corner Pool under construction

Construction of Brambleton's new pool is underway at the intersection of Shreveport Drive and Northstar Blvd.  The Brambleton Group has also begun the permitting process on a second pool that will be located near Belmont Ridge Road and Myan Gold Drive.  The Brambleton Community Association will be preparing its 2014 budget for a total of 4 pools!  Stay tuned for updates.

Town Center Tidbits
  • Please join the Brambleton Town Center Associates in congratulating  Mark Werner, owner of Bicycle Outfitters, and Brambleton colleague, Colleen Gillis Snow, for making Leesburg Today's "40 Under 40" list! Check out their profiles on pages 8 & 19.
  • La Cucina Italiano is excited to share its new menu! They've kept your favorites while adding new exciting items, all moderately priced. Come see for yourself or check out their new and improved website.
  • Dr. Shane R. Costa, DDS and Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is now open in the Brambleton Town Center!  Please join them for an Open House event celebrating their grand opening on Thursday, October 3rd from 7-9pm.  RSVP  For appointments, please call 703-542-7000!
  • Sport & Health adds the Bramble Scramble race - click here for more details.
  • Nick's Corner Grill's outdoor patio is now open for business.
  • Bella Ballerina Now Offering "Bella Barre" Classes at Brambleton for the ladies! – Information on these new classes is available online.  Classes begin 10/6 with free trial classes the two weeks before!  Classes are in 6 week sessions and cost $82.50/6 weeks.  
  • Blue Ridge Grill – Football is back!  With all the college games to watch on Saturdays and the NFL playing on Sundays, who has time to cook?  Let Blue Ridge Grill make your game day get-togethers delicious.  We offer our full lunch and dinner menus for carry-out.  Stop in and order in person, or call your order in for pick up.  For larger parties, we also offer bulk catering.  Choose from some of our favorites like our Baby Back Ribs or Chipotle Buffalo Wings.  Bulk catering orders require at least a 24 hour notice.  We may need even more time for larger orders.  For more info about carry-out and bulk catering, or to place your order, call us at 703-327-1047.  Go Team!
  • Northern Virginia Orthodontics & the NVO Center for Invisalign are proud to announce that Dr. Zach Casagrande was chosen by the national dental publication Incisal Edge as one of their Top 40 Dentists Under the country!! The America's Best Young Dentists issue highlights Dr. Casagrande's support of the Loudoun community and the fact that he has treated the most Invisalign patients in the DC area. Give us a call to schedule your complimentary smile analysis with Dr. Casagrande – 703.327.1718 or online.
  • Bloo Dental Gives You Whiter Teeth – Do you have stains on your teeth from coffee, tea, or red wine?  Many dental practices use an ultrasonic scalar to remove heavy stains, which many patients are sensitive to.  In our office we have state of the art equipment such as a prophy jet to remove that unsightly stain.  The prophy jet is a gentle way to remove stain that will not cause pain, is noiseless and much faster than ultrasonic use.  It uses a sodium bicarbonate powder under pressure to remove stain deep in the grooves of your teeth that traditional methods can leave behind.  This is a free service Bloo Dental offers to all of our patients.  Come in and let us give you back your shiny white smile!  Call 703-327-5533 or visit us online.
  • La Cucina and Sweet Frog Team Up for Monday Night Football Savings.  Which came first - the pizza or the yogurt?  Whichever order you decide to eat them, save your receipts on Mondays for 25% savings!  Purchase any pizza from La Cucina on Mondays, then take your paid receipt to Sweet Frog to receive 25% off any yogurt purchase.  OR, purchase any yogurt from Sweet Frog, then take your paid receipt to La Cucina to receive 25% off any pizza purchase.  This promotion is only available for same-day (Monday-only) purchases at the Brambleton Town Center location only. Offer valid through December 30, 2013.
Builder Buzz


  • Van Metre’s Northstar Collection sales center has relocated to their new Portsmouth model located at 42184 Gentle Falls Drive. These finely appointed single-family home designs range from 3,284 to 4,300 square feet, feature up to 8 bedrooms, and are priced from the low $700s*.  For more information, stop by the new model or give the sales manager, Jerry Catron, a call at 703-764-5478.
  • Beazer Homes' Grand Opening of their brand new Dartmouth Model is anticipated to be October 5th, be sure to mark your calendars.  For more information, contact Laura at
  • Winchester Homes has a brand new single family model that is anticipated to open this fall.
  • Miller & Smith has increased the base price of their Rosemoor to $586,990* (0.7% increase), and the Hathaway to $614,990* (0.32% increase)
  • Miller & Smith has decreased the closing cost assistance on the Hathaway from $8,000* to $7,500* 
  • The Miller & Smith Taymouth model home is for sale, price has been lowered to $749,990*
  • The average base price of all single-families in Brambleton = $665,470*
  • Overall (and on average), the price of single-family homes has increased 3.10% since January, which is an average $9,980* increase.  The biggest increase was with Miller & Smith’s Noble Pointe Collection.  Their average increase has been $42,000* since January, followed by an average $33,010* increase by Van Metre Homes.
  • With the exclusion of the new SF product opening soon, our builders currently have a total of 131 single-families in inventory.
  • There has been no change in townhome base pricing in September
  • Only 1 home remains in the Winchester Emerald Ridge Towns, priced (with options) at $495,462*
  • Winchester’s Glenmere Collection is now open (selling from the existing Paxton model in Emerald Ridge, though a new Paxton model is under construction) – base priced at $442,900*
  • The average base price of all townhomes in Brambleton = $465,738*
  • Overall (and on average) townhomes have increased 3.36% since January, which is a $13,716* increase since January.   The biggest increase was with Miller & Smith Brownstones.  Their average increase has been $27,666* since January/early Feb, followed by an average $25,000* increase by Winchester Homes.
  • With the exclusion of the new SF product opening soon, our builders currently have a total of 87 townhomes in inventory.
*New contracts only. Prices, terms, conditions subject to change.

New Home Information Packet:

Model Home Map:
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9/24 - Brambleton Day Celebration and Birthday Cake Contest, 2pm
9/28 - Sightseeing Tour for Prospective New Home Buyers, Welcome Center
10/5 - Brambleton Fall Festival, Parade & Virginia Tourism's LOVEworks, 1-7pm
10/12 - Fall Yard Sale, 8am-1pm
10/12 - Bramble Scramble, 9am-noon
10/25 - Briar Woods Homecoming Parade, 4:30-6pm
10/27 - Town Center Trick or Treat, 1:30-3:30pm
*Brambleton Farmers' Market every Sunday, 9am-1pm through October
2013 Calendar at a glance:

Brambleton Community Association’s September 2013 NewsletterThis is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the September Newsletter and click here to view the New Resident Handbook (iPad friendly). You can also follow their latest news LIVE on Facebook.

Profiles in Green
There is a great mention of the Brambleton Community Association in this edition of Common Ground, the Community Association Institute’s monthly magazine, in the article titled "Profiles In Green" on page 27. Click here to find out all the ways Brambleton is going green, including partnering with Recyclebank.

Sponsorship OpportunitiesThe Brambleton Community Association is currently 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.

Stonespring Emergency Center NOW OPEN
The new Stonespring Emergency Room is now open!   This facility will provide 24-hour emergency medical service to Brambleton and southern Loudoun County.  Click here for more information.

Loudoun continues streak, named technology based government leader
Since 2004, Loudoun County has been one of the most advanced governments in the nation when it comes to technology.  Last year the county was seventh in the annual survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties.  This year, Loudoun improved on that ranking coming in as the third most technologically advanced county government in the United States.  Click here to read more.

Early Phase 2 Work Starts at Dulles - Preliminary construction of Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project has started, including geotechnical work, utility location identification and surveys.  The work is concentrated at Dulles Airport but is spreading to the Dulles International Airport Access Highway corridor and will soon be taking place along the Dulles Greenway corridor.  Click here for more info about the Silver Line!

With new Metro map, agency tries to market Silver Line
Metro has unveiled the newest version of its rail map, featuring the soon-to-open Silver Line in Northern Virginia and addressing a challenge: getting people to ride a line many say they don’t know much about and one they aren’t certain they want to use.

The first phase of the Silver Line, which will stretch from East Falls Church to Reston, is expected to begin transporting riders early next year. Now, Metro has turned its focus to what its chief marketer calls “raising awareness” of the new $6 billion rail line that eventually will run to Dulles International Airport and parts of Loudoun County.

Click here to read the full Washington Post article on the new Dulles Metro Silver Line maps.