Imagine raising your family in a safe, charming small town rich in its history coupled with all the amenities and more that you could want in a big city. Leesburg, Va, “is all you could want in a place to raise a family; plenty of green space; good schools; and a strong sense of community,” according to CNN Money. Ranked number four out of 100 best places to live by CNN Money, this growing town in Loudoun County, VA, and only 33 miles Northwest of Washington D.C. has just about something for everyone.
Boasting some of the top rated public schools in the nation, Leesburg, VA, is a highly popular town for families. Leesburg’s Heritage High School ranks number 21 in the state of Virginia, number 465 in the entire nation and received the honor of being named “Best High Schools” by A World Report U.S. News. U.S. News calculates student’s proficiency in reading is at 98 percent, proficiency in math at 91 percent, and college readiness at 47.1 percent.
Experience a whole new way to buy organic foods while enjoying the sounds of local musicians at Loudoun County, VA’s, popular Farmers Markets. These seasonal Farmers Markets open the first weekend in May and continue throughout October. However, the Leesburg Saturday Market location continues during the Winter from November through April. Here you’ll find only the freshest fruits, vegetables, meats, and eggs, as well as bakery items such as homemade dog treats. In addition to these Farmers Market’s wide selection of organic foods and bakery items, you can also find the perfect gift for any occasion like unique soaps, candles, and pottery.
Arts & Music
Known for its rich and diverse arts community, Leesburg’s 35 Historic Downtown locations are the place to be on the First Friday of every month. Leesburg residents and tourists are treated to an evening filled with live music, art exhibits, book signings, and more. You can also shop into the evening hours since store owners stay open late for the festivities. On Saturday nights during the Summer, the intoxicating music at Acoustic on the Green, a free outdoor concert series, will leave you wanting more. Throughout the week you will find live music at the Tally Ho, Shoes Cup and Cork and Palios, to name a few local venues, where talent play. On Sunday nights you can head on over to the free Bluemont outdoor concert series on the lawn at Dodona Manor in downtown Leesburg, VA.
Ida Lee Recreation Center
Whether you’re looking to get in shape or for a facility to hold an event, Leesburg’s Ida Lee Recreation Center is your one-stop destination. As swimsuit season draws near and you’re ready to get in shape, the Ida Lee Recreation Center features all the top of the line exercise equipment and indoor and outdoor swimming pools to meet your fitness goals. Some of the center’s equipment includes, maximum strength equipment, free weights, steppers and stepmills, inline trainers, rowers, and upright and recumbent bikes. For those who enjoy team activities, you can head on over to the recreation center’s basketball or tennis courts.
Planning a community or corporate event? Ida Lee Recreation Center offers a wide variety of rental needs for any event. The most frequent events include, church gatherings, school fundraisers, weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, and corporate events.
If golf is your game, then you’re sure to enjoy one of Leesburg’s six award-winning golf courses where you can perfect your swing. From the 36-hole championship golf course designed by Greg Norman at The Golf Club at Lansdowne to Virginia’s only Gary Player-designed 18-hole championship golf course at Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club, will challenge even the most experienced golfer.
Shop til ya drop then grab a bite
Forget the crowds and boring malls in the big city. Leesburg, VA offers a truly unique historic downtown shopping experience complete with antique stores, impressive art galleries, specialty shops, and brand-name stores at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets. After all that shopping you’ve probably worked up quite an appetite and you won’t be disappointed with a wide array of cuisine to suit anyone’s taste. Whether you’re in the mood for a gourmet meal in an award-winning restored historic mill or prefer to relax in a casual tavern, Leesburg’s plentiful restaurants are not to be missed.
Ready to move yet?
Named one of America’s top 50 small towns to live by CNN Money, Leesburg, VA’s neighborhoods offer exquisite homes to a growing, very diverse population of 46,140 with median home prices at about $427,000.
When you are ready to find your perfect home, contact Long & Foster Realtors 2013 number one agent for the entire Loudoun County.