Saturday, April 26, 2014

Brambleton Hosts Free Community Safety Shred

Protect your identity by shredding your sensitive documents

Ashburn, Va. – Brambleton Town Center is hosting a free Community Safety Shred event on Saturday, May 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The shred will be set up in the parking lot behind the theater parking garage (North Star/Soave Drive).  

The event will provide Loudoun residents with the opportunity to protect their identities by shredding sensitive documents.  The truck-mounted shredder can accept all types of paper documents, manila folders (even those with rubber bands, staples, paper clips or other small fasteners); however, binders, plastic report covers, hanging file folders, cardboard, plastic bags, CDs and DVDs, floppy disks, hard drivers and x-ray film will not be accepted.  Again this year we will have the truck to shred hard drives with a $10 charge per each hard drive.   Due to limited capacity, shredding is restricted to individual use only with a limit of 5 boxes per vehicle.  After the event, all shredded material will be recycled.  

“The shredder can handle as much as 5 tons of paper.  Last year we reached capacity before the end of the event, so we recommend that people come early,” said Steven Theobald, general manager of Proshred Security.  

Anchored by Harris Teeter, and Regal Fox Cinema, Brambleton Town Center ( is located at the intersection of Ryan Road (Rt. 722) and Olympia Drive in Ashburn.  The center is owned by Brambleton Town Center Associates, LLC.  Rappaport ( of McLean, Va. provides property management, leasing and marketing services for the center. 


For more than 30 years, Rappaport has provided retail leasing, tenant representation, property management, construction management, development, marketing, consulting and receivership services for retail space in shopping centers and mixed-use properties throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.  Headquartered in McLean, Va., Rappaport’s portfolio includes retail space in urban and suburban locations owned by affiliates of Rappaport and by many local and institutional clients.  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Edition

"Lights, Camera, Action" One Week Today!
Brambleton's Realtor Red Carpet Event Update 
The Brambleton Group would like YOU to be the star at their Red Carpet Premiere on Tuesday, April 22nd.    Your award winning welcome will begin at the Brambleton Welcome Center where you will enjoy some Red Carpet fun, refreshments and giveaways! 

You will also be given the opportunity to STAR in your very own commercial on our brand new Brambleton Television Network. Then grab your PRESS PASS and start your self-guided tour of Brambleton's newest model homes where you will enjoy delicious food created especially for you by Fusions Cuisine.  Your press pass contains a Model Home Tour Map and details on how to enter all our giveaways. (Don't forget to bring extra business cards with you to enter all these drawings).  We look forward to seeing you!  Please RSVP at *Grand Prize drawing will be held at 1:15pm in the Welcome Center on April 22, 2014.  

Brambleton Television Network (BTN) 
The Brambleton Group continues to add new content to their BTN Channel.  Thanks to our Brambleton Sport&Health instructors for their contribution of a great intro to some of their classes offered at the club. Residents can watch this on the Brambleton Television Network (BTN - channel 489) at 11 am, 1:45 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:15 pm and 10 pm!

Talk of the Town Center Videos:

Latest Development Photos
The Brambleton Group and builders have been busy developing a new Club House and pool, new neighborhoods and new homes over the long winter and will be announcing several Grand Opening celebrations during the spring and summer months.  Please view the latest development photos by clicking the links below.

Facebook Photos:
Flickr Photos:

Brambleton 7th Annual Ribbon Run
The Step Sisters had a record-breaking 7th annual Brambleton Ribbon Run 5k/10k Run-Walk & Kids' Fun Run. 

With a picture-perfect spring morning and approximately 2,000 in attendance, the event raised nearly $40k for the cause!  

To view all the photos from the event, please click here.  For more information on the Brambleton Step Sisters, please click here.

  • Nick's Corner Grill is excited to announce that they have changed their name! It has been almost two years since they launched their new Mediterranean menu and are so thankful for your continued support. Through this, they have decided to officially
    change their name to Nick's Taverna! They are currently working on a new website and Facebook page, so be sure to look out for it.
  • Regal Fox Cinemas announces The 2014 Summer Movie Express will begin June 17th and will last for 9 weeks. They will present “G” and “PG” rated movies at 10AM each Tuesday & Wednesday during Summer Break. Popular titles such as Alvin & the Chipmucks:Shipwrecked, Chimpanzee, Dolphin Tale, Happy Feet 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss & Boots, Rio, and Smurfs will be shown on the big screens to be enjoyed by thousands of fans for just $1. Portions of the proceeds will go to the Will Roger Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation charity. It is a great way to see some of the best family-friendly movies available on the big screen while supporting a worthy charity. 
  • Dr. Irfan Galaria from Galaria Dermitology and Plastic Surgery in the Brambleton Town Center recently returned to Sudan on a medical mission to repair
    Cleft lips/palates.  They are pleased to announce that they hit a very important milestone this year with over 500 cleft lips repaired since the start of the program a few years ago. 
  • Congratulations to Insight Eye Optique's owner, Dr. Meera Sutaria, on the birth of their baby boy in March.  
  • Congratulations to Brambleton's Harris Teeter for raising nearly $13,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association last month! The staff at Harris Teeter wish to extend a big THANK YOU to all of Brambleton for your support, and congratulate the winners of their raffles: Lion King Raffle - Melissa K., Katy Perry concert tickets - Karen D., free Starbucks for the month of April - Laura B., free
    haircuts from Eclips Salon and Day Spa of Ashburn - Martha, Julie J. and Kristin, and a free month membership from Brambleton Sport&Health - Arthur B!
  • Tim Arnold, The Silhouette Man, is coming back to Go Bananas on Wednesday, June 4th and Thursday, June 5th.  Tim is recommended by the Smithsonian for his amazing ability to transform black paper into heirloom-quality profile portraits that he cuts freehand with an ordinary pair of scissors in only 5 minutes. For more information and to book appointments visit The Silhouette Man.
Builder Buzz

Single-Family Homes
  • Winchester Homes' new Abbey Model is anticipated to open May 10th
  • Beazer Homes West Park has increased their prices from $1,500* to $12,500*
  • Van Metre Homes' Edgewood collection has increased their base prices by $5K*
  • Only one Miller & Smith Noble Point Collection home remains for sale!
  • Need a new home now?  Click here to view Brambleton's Quick Delivery homes
  • The average base price of a Brambleton single-family home = $676,462*
    • New models by Miller and Smith, Van Metre, Winchester and Camberley Homes are almost ready for viewing!
    • The average base price of a Brambleton townhome = $477,216*
    *Prices, terms, conditions subject to change.

    New Home Information Packet:
    Model Home Map:

    How does investing in Brambleton compare to Loudoun County?

                                                      Brambleton All of Loudoun
    Average Sold Price                 $494,516         $452,043
    Average Days on Market       60                     54
    List Price/Sale Price               98.39%            98%

    RE/MAX Gateway Brambleton
    42365 Soave Drive, Suite 200 - Brambleton, VA 20148

    Brambleton Investment Comparison:

    2014 Events Calendar:

    April 19th – Van Metre Grand Openings* (Plans B & D)
    April 20th – Easter Day, WC Closed
    April 22nd – Realtor Red Carpet Event, 12-2pm
    April 26th-27th – NVBIA Parade of Homes
    April 28th - BTC Field Trip 10am
    May 3rd - Spring Yard Sale, 8am-12pm
    May 4th – Farmer’s Market Grand Opening, 9am-1pm
    May 10th – Grand Openings* for Miller & Smith South Lawn/Sky View Townhome Collection & Winchester’s Glenmere Abbey SF Model
    May 11th – Mother’s Day
    May 24th – Grand Opening* for Winchester’s Glenmere Paxton Model
    May 24th – Grand Opening of the new Brambleton Corner Club House & Pool*
    May 26th – Memorial Day, WC Closed

    * Anticipated

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

    Brambleton Bunny Trail Fun
    On a beautiful Spring morning, Brambletonians hopped over to the Emerald Ridge Trails near Creighton's Corner and enjoyed many different activities along with an egg hunt and petting zoo.

    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.

    Loudoun Ranked As Virginia’s Healthiest County
    A study conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute concluded that Loudoun County residents are the healthiest in the commonwealth.  Click here to read the full Loudoun Times article.

    The #UniteLoudoun Campaign
    Have you heard about the #UniteLoudoun Campaign yet? The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce would love to see your photos around Loudoun at your favorite spots and with your favorite people!  At the Chamber they are committed to continue to promote a world-class quality of life in Loudoun County.

    Zarif Sahin ran in the Brambleton Ribbon Run 10k on Saturday, April 5th.  She finished the race in 1:00:56 at a pace of 9:49, a personal record by 4 minutes from her last 10K and had #UniteLoudoun in her hands throughout the entire race!  You can vote for Zarif by clicking here and "liking" the photo in the Loudoun Chamber's photo album on Facebook - the person with the most "likes" will win a Loudoun wine package. Let's Unite Loudoun!

    Did you know the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce has a brand new website?  Click here to take a tour.

    DAAR REALTOR Awards Ceremony & Reception 
    The Brambleton Group sends out their congratulations to 2013 DAAR REALTOR of the Year Margaret Halseth of Keller Williams Dulles.  In addition 
    to Top Producer Team and Individuals Nicole Richards, Shaila Millman, Margaret Halseth, Tania Gonda, Tanya Spotts, Kelly Gaitten, Linda Vacaro Treese and Sue Grant Smith at Holiday Inn Leesburg at
    Carradoc Hall for and Circle of Excellence members with Shaila Millman, Robert Butcher, Sue Kester Puleo,Tanya Spotts, Sandra Fletcher, Kelly Gaitten, Tania Gonda, Margaret Halseth, Lars Henriksen, Gene Mock, Nicole Richards, Pat Patino and Sue Grant Smith at Holiday Inn Leesburg at Carradoc Hall.

    Economist bullish on residential real estate market
    Pent-up demand, increased consumer confidence and rising interest rates appear ready to spur more home buying the balance of this year and through at least 2016.  Click here to view the Washington Business Journal article. 

    Silver Line Introduction
    A new video posted by Metro Forward of the Dulles Metro Silver Line. Phase I projected opening is now this summer.  Click here to view the video.