Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October Edition

Brambleton Takes Top Honor at Local Awards Show
The Brambleton Group recently received the coveted Community of the Year recognition at the Northern Virginia Building Industry’s (NVBIA) Great American Living Awards (GALA) show.  The annual GALA honors excellence among builders, developers, architects, sales, marketing, merchandising, and advertising professionals in the metropolitan Washington market. This was the 8th time Brambleton has received this industry honor! Please click here for a complete list of winners. 

A special congratulations to our ad agency, Delucchi+, on their multiple awards and the members of our own builder community for their sales achievements: Kelly Chaney and Mike Hales with Pulte Homes, Trent Grove; Debbie Paschal, Tracy Lamb, Laura Schulien, Alex Champin and Randy Anthony with Miller and Smith; Jerry Catron and Ernie Kyger of Van Metre Homes.  Please click here to view all the event photos.

Brambleton Town Center Businesses Announce Recent Expansions and Renovations

Brambleton announces planned and recent expansions or renovations for Brambleton Town Center businesses in 2013.  “We’re incredibly proud to see our Town Center businesses grow and expand, and can’t wait to see what else is in store for these retailers and restaurants,” says Kim Adams, Director of Marketing at Brambleton.  Please click here to read the full announcement.

Brambleton Debuts New Live, Work & Play Lifestyle Video
Check out our community’s latest Live, Work & Play lifestyle video with host Brett Tutor.  Brett visited Brambleton on an August weekend and quickly learned why this is Northern Virginia’s Community of the Year!  View the video on Brambleton’s YouTube channel.  Thank you to all of the residents and tenants who participated in this video.

Brambleton Realtor "Sneak Peek" Luncheon

We would like to extend a big thank you to all the realtors who attended our sneak peek luncheon on Tuesday, September 17th!  We hope you enjoyed your "Taste of Brambleton" and are excited to sell the new builder product launching this Fall!  Click here to view all the photos from the 

Sightseeing Tours at Brambleton
On Saturday, September 28th the Brambleton Group conducted their first ever Sightseeing Tours around our beautiful community highlighting the neighborhoods, community amenities, schools, builders' model homes, the Town Center and more!  

Brambleton Day Celebration and Birthday Cake Decorating Contest Winner Announced – Thank you to everyone who participated in Brambleton's Birthday Cake Decorating contest! Not only were the cakes creatively decorated, but they tasted amazing as well. First place went to Karen Cole, who depicted Brambleton's iconic waterfall with fondant icing.  Click here to view all the entries!
Brambleton's 9th Annual Fall Festival & the return of the oversized LOVEworks Art !
The annual Fall Festival was held Saturday, October 5th kicking off 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 photos from the day's events.

Inaugural Lace Up for Learning Run/Walk
The inaugural Lace Up for Learning Run/Walk will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Brambleton Town Center.  Lace Up for Learning is a family-oriented fundraising event designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle and engage local communities in support of their schools.  This race benefits Brambleton’s schools (Creighton’s Corner, Legacy, Moorefield Station, Stone Hill & Briar Woods).   The more people who run for a school, the more money the school gets! Please click here to register.

SAVE THE DATE - Small Business Saturday, November 30th, 12-5pm
Kick off the holiday shopping season at Brambleton on Small Business Saturday!  We will have carriage rides, carolers, a stilt walker, a tap dancing present, treasure hunt, tree & Menorah lighting, Bicycle Outfitters' kids' bike races, special Bella Ballerina performance & more. 

Town Center Tidbits

  • Bella Ballerina "Bella Barre" Classes at Brambleton for the ladies! –Information on these new classes is available online.  The six-week classes began 10/6 and cost $82.50/6 weeks.  
  • Bloō Dental Offers In-Office Flouride Treatments – Bloō Dental offer patients a topical fluoride varnish, a highly concentrated form of fluoride used to prevent decay, remineralize the tooth surface and treat tooth hypersensitivity.  Advantages include:  no bitter taste, easily and quickly applied, easier for patients with gag reflex, negligible amount of fluoride ingestion due to rapid setting time and patients can eat, drink and rinse immediately after application.  The fluoride treatment is as important in fighting tooth decay as in strengthening developing teeth.  They are taking appointments for kids, teens and adults.  Call them at 703-327-5533 to set up an appointment.
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake is Back at Blue Ridge Grill! – The leaves are turning and there's a bit of a chill in the air.  Fall is here and along with the sweater weather, it also brought Pumpkin Cheesecake back to Blue Ridge Grill.  We start off with a homemade graham cracker crust, marry pumpkin and mascarpone cream cheese together to create the filling, then finish it all off with a caramel drizzle and whipped cream.  Come by this weekend for lunch or dinner, but remember to save room for a little dessert because you don't want to miss out on this fall sweet treat! 
  • Northern Virginia Orthodontics Center for Invisalign Thanks Our Educators with $1000.00! – Our teachers make a difference in the lives of our children and NVO would like to thank those who make that commitment.  During the month of October, we will be offering $1000.00 off Invisalign treatment to all educators.  Contact Dr. Casagrande, the leading provider of Invisalign in the DC area, to schedule your complimentary smile analysis and learn more about the clear alternative to braces! Please give us a call for more information – 703-327-1718.  New patients only. Please call for rules and restrictions.
  • Insanity Has Come to Sport&Health! – Push past your limits with this workout packed with plyometric drills on top of nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance, ab and core training moves.  No equipment or weights needed.  Just the will to get the hardest body you’ve ever had!  All classes are included in membership. Currently classes are held on Mondays at 5:30pm and Wednesdays at 8:30am, with more classes to follow.  Members can bring a local, non-member guest for free in October to try this class!
    Builder Buzz


    • Beazer Homes' New Dartmouth Model is now open in the West Park neighborhood. Come visit sales agent, Laura Petrakis, at 22953 Elm Valley Lane in Brambleton, or call her to find out more about these beautiful new homes priced from the low $600s, 571-367-4742.  Click here to view more of the new model. 
    • Save the date: October 26th is the anticipated grand opening of Winchester Homes' Newport model in the West Park neighborhood!
    • Van Metre’s brand new Portsmouth model is now open at 42184 Gentle Falls Drive. For more information, stop by the new model or give the sales manager, Jerry Catron, a call at 703-764-5478.
    • The price of Miller & Smith's Taymouth model home has been lowered to $734,990*
    • The average base price of all single-families in Brambleton = $663,624*
    • Our builders currently have a total of 169 single-families in inventory.
    • 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 = $460,278*
    • Our builders currently have a total of 73 townhomes in inventory.
    *New contracts only. Prices, terms, conditions subject to change.

    New Home Information Packet: www.issuu.com/brambleton

    Model Home Map: www.issuu.com/brambleton
    Brambleton Investment Comparison: www.issuu.com/brambleton

    10/19 - Fall Yard Sale, 8am-1pm
    10/25 - Briar Woods Homecoming Parade, 5-6pm
    10/27 - Town Center Trick or Treat, 12-2pm
    11/2 - Lace Up For Learning 5k for Schools, 8:30am
    11/15 thru 12/7 - Holiday Shopping Spree
    11/30 - Small Business Saturday Activities, 12-5pm

    *Brambleton Farmers' Market every Sunday, 9am-1pm through October

    Brambleton Community Association’s October 2013 NewsletterThis is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the October 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 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.

    Silver Line on target for 'substantial completion' in November
    The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority have announced that Phase 1 of Metro's Silver Line remains on track to reach "substantial completion" in November. The Airports Authority expects to turn over control of Phase 1 of the Silver Line to Metro in November, which will continue to test the line and familiarize employees with facilities. Click here to read the Washington Business Journal article.
    Metro has released a revised map of the regional transportation system. The map now shows both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Silver Line. The redesign of the original Metro map was done by Lance Wyman, a New York-based graphic artist who led the effort to design the original. The map can be found here.

    Saturday, October 12, 2013

    Brambleton Town Center Businesses Announce Recent Expansions and Renovations

    Brambleton announces today planned and recent expansion or renovations for Brambleton Town Center businesses in 2013.

    Go Bananas recently consolidated their two stores into a single location at Brambleton Town Center to bring customers a large selection of toys and introduce in-store activities. The store has been reorganized and brightened, and the children's book department has been expanded.

    The award-winning and locally owned toy store has plans to host in-store FUNtivities for children, such as arts and crafts, hands on science discoveries and other fun learning opportunities for children. For a schedule of in-store events, visit the events calendar on their website and their Facebook page for information about upcoming FUNtivities.

    HairLoom Studio at Brambleton will rebrand as Illusions Hair Salon & Spa and offer additional services such as massages, facials and nail care. Illusions Hair Salon & Spa will relocate in the coming months to a new suite with an additional 300 square feet in the Town Center. The new location will be next to Misguided Angels, a women’s boutique store.  

    Building on the success of last year’s grand re-opening, when a new Mediterranean menu was introduced, the owners of Nick’s Corner Grill have added Mediterranean inspired entertainment on the weekends and recently opened an outdoor patio for al fresco dining.

    “We’re incredibly proud to see our Town Center businesses grow and expand, and can’t wait to see what else is in store for these retailers and restaurants,” says Kim Adams, Director of Marketing at Brambleton.

    Brambleton Town Center welcomed a new pediatric dentistry practice last month, when one of Washingtonian Magazine’s top dentists, Shane Costa, DDS, expanded his general and cosmetic dentistry practice to a second location in Brambleton, as well as opening Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry at Brambleton Town Center in August 2013.

    “We chose Brambleton as the location to expand our Family and Cosmetic practice and to open a Pediatric practice because of the family friendly environment, convenient location and supportive community. Brambletonians are engaged and active - there are constant happenings in and around Brambleton. We are proud to both live and work in Brambleton!” says Dr. Shane Costa, DDS, owner of the general and cosmetic practice, as well as Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.

    Northern Virginia Orthodontics recently expanded to include the Northern Virginia Orthodontics Center for Invisalign. The state-of-the-art center is attached to the existing space and is the DC area's first adult-only Invisalign practice. Invisalign has endorsed the practice, and Dr. Zach Casagrande is a national Invisalign speaker and the leading provider in this area.  

    Dr. Casagrande of Northern Virginia Orthodontics was also recently chosen by the national dental publication Incisal Edge Magazine in their national “Top 40 Dentists Under 40” awards. 

    Bella Ballerina, a children’s ballet studio, recently expanded their program and introduces adult Barre classes in early October.  Dragon Yong-In Martial Arts will also expand to add more space and classrooms by early 2014.

    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 www.brambleton.com.  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 www.soave.com.