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Thinking of Making Ashburn Farm Your Home?

Thinking of Making Ashburn Farm Your Home?

Thinking of making Ashburn Farm, Virginia your home? Great! It’s my home too. There were a few key reasons we moved to this area and those reasons stand true for people looking to buy in Ashburn today too. We moved here because we wanted more space. We were coming for a 1200 sq ft home in McLean with twins and 2 dogs. Having a fenced yard and walking trails nearby was high on that list too. Plus we wanted a community feel and good schools. Pretty much the same reasons others are looking today. 

Ashburn farm has relatively low HOA dues $93/mo but you get twelve asphalt tennis courts, eight of which are lit and open from 6AM – 11PM daily, the remaining four are open during daylight hours.  Six of the tennis courts are also marked for pickleball.  There are also eight basketball courts around the community, two athletic fields, a pony league baseball field, and a sand volleyball court.  There are nineteen tot-lots in the community connected by over twenty miles of asphalt pathways that wind through approximately 200 acres of natural tree save areas and the numerous neighborhoods that make up the Ashburn Farm community.

The community has three recreational centers which all community members have access to: Windmill, Summerwood, and Breezyhill.  The Windmill Recreational Center includes a 50-meter swimming pool and bathhouse, four lit tennis courts, a large tot-lot, the Windmill Pavilion & grill area, a pony league baseball field, a two-acre Pond and a community center with a furnished large event room available for rent, as well as a large meeting / conference room that is also available for meetings or other events.  Summerwood Recreational area also includes a 25-meter swimming pool, a basketball court, a large tot-lot, and two lit tennis courts.  Breezyhill Recreation Center also includes a 25-meter swimming pool, large tot lot, two basketball courts, an athletic field and nearly a three-acre pond.  There are a total of five catch-and-release ponds in the community, four with a fountain and three are aerated; all were stocked in 2020.

Along with the community amenities, you have access to the Ashburn Library, and two county parks.  Trailside Park which borders Ashburn Farm Community, and the W&OD Trail includes a large parking lot, an in-line hockey deck, multiple baseball fields, pitching and batting cages, and a huge tot-lot.  Greg Crittenden Memorial Park & Little League field off of Windmill Drive includes a large parking lot, multiple ball fields, pitching and batting cages, a tot-lot and multiple grassy areas. The W&OD Trail is accessible from Association’s and County asphalt trails at multiple locations in the community.

On any given week you can find a neighbor to hang out with and enjoy a cold beverage. We always loved hanging out with our neighbors and letting the kids be kids. A big part of my life when my twins were younger was being on the PTA at the local elementary & middle schools. Volunteering with my community is so important to me and serving my community as a real estate resource in my goal. You can always text me for a recommendation or ask my opinion about an update you are considering. Whenever possible I hire vendors from the community too. My electrician JD Michaels Electric is an Ashburn Farm resident, my home inspectors from Ridge to Foundation are Ashburn Farm locals too!

If you or someone you know is considering Ashburn Farm I hope you think of me! I am not just your local Realtor but a neighbor too. 

Things to Do in March!

Things to Do in March!

Hello March. I anxiously await your arrival every Spring. There are so many things to do and it seems like we may be seeing a little sunshine on the horizon with the pandemic. 

I have hand-selected some awesome things to do around the area in March. As always if you make it to one of these, take a photo and share it on my Facebook page @ArianaLuxuryHomes 

Picasso: Painting the Blue Period – Feb. 26 – June 12 2022

Harriet Tubman Bicentennial

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival Mar 26th

Celebrate International Women’s Day with the National Museum of Women in the Arts – 

The FRIENDS Experience – March 17 – June 5 

National Cherry Blossom Festival – March 20 – April 17

Blossom Kite Festival – Mar 26, 2022

Mardi Gras King Cake Class @ Douglass Community Center

Cry Baby Matinee: Cyrano @ Angelika Film Center

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss @ Reston Community Center (Hunters Woods)

Millennium Stage @ The Kennedy Center

Harlem Globetrotters @ EagleBank Arena

Herndon High School Broadway Cabaret: Straight from the Heart @ Herndon High School 

Fairfax Comic Mini-Con @ Dulles Expo Center

Chilly Days Chili Fundraiser @ Old Ox Brewery

Historic Encounters Day @ Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum

Laser Light Show Event @ Franklin Park Arts Center

Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Super Pet Expo @ Dulles Expo Center

Trout Fishing Derby @ Sugarland Run Trail Stream

The Okee Dokee Brothers @ Hylton Performing Arts Center

Family Fishing Rodeo @ Wolftrap Creek

Goat Yoga @ Little Goat Farm at the Lake

L.O.L. Surprise! Live @ Warner Theatre

Things to do in ALL Around Virginia in August

Things to do in ALL Around Virginia in August

It’s hard to believe the kids will be returning to school in a little over 2 weeks! These Summer months fly by and I always find myself wondering where the time goes. If you are anything like me, you may be wanting to squeeze in just a little more Summer fun before we all get back to the grind in Fall.

There are lots of resources I use when trying to find activities for my family. If I am looking for things in Loudoun County I typically go to Dulles Moms. If I am looking in Fairfax County I use the FXVA.com. My favorite “local” newspaper online is The Patch. Groupon, CertifiKid, and Eventbrite.com are also excellent resources and many times can offer you a discount.

There are also 22 National Parks in Virginia for those looking to get outdoors. We love camping and also renting rustic cabins. We enjoy kayaking and floating in nearby rivers too.

Depending on the season we love picking fruits and veggies from nearby farms and orchards too!

If you are looking for some inspiration, I have selected my favorite things to do during the month of August around Northern Virginia ( and beyond)  to help you make some memories, maybe learn something and enjoy everything our wonderful area has to offer.

Peach Daze Fuzztival @ Great Country Farms

Family-friendly Water Lantern Festival returns to the National Harbor’s iconic waterfront

Flying Circus Airshow @ Flying Circus Aerodrome

Circus Vazquez

Wolf Trap’s Children’s Performances @ the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods

Carnival @ One Loudoun

Hidden in Your Backyard: The History of Cain’s Branch @ Sully Historic Site

Sterling Playmakers Presents: Godspell @ Potomac Falls High School

Friday Night Live @ Lansdowne Town Center

Polo in the Park @ Morven Park

Kid’s Summer Concert Series @ One Loudoun

Dairy Days: Ice Cream Making & Butter @ Sully Historic Site

Prince William County Fair

Half-Price Admission @ the National Aquarium

Lovettsville’s Summer on the Green Movie Series @ Walker Pavilion

Movies Under the Stars @ Loudoun County Courthouse

Fight Suicide Walkathon @ Lake Fairfax Park

World Heritage Festival & Festival of Kites @ Ida Lee Park

Free Entrance Days @ National Park

Sunday-Funday @ Bowlero (Leesburg, VA)

Dino Stroll @ Dulles Expo Center

Family Fun Campfire @ Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Dog Day Celebration @ Breaux Vineyards

All-Ages Family Dueling Piano Show @ Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar

We are going to pick fruit, do some more kayaking, visit a lake, and hope to start off the Fall with the Renaissance Festival!  How about you? If you make it to any of the events, please share a photo @ArianaLuxuryHomes on Instagram or Facebook!