Looking for Ashburn real estate and want to find out a little bit more about the town.
You have come to the right place. Ashburn, Virginia is a suburban community located 30
miles west of Washington, DC in Loudoun County, Virginia. Ashburn was originally called
Farmwell (alternative names Old Farmwell, Farmwell Station) after a nearby mansion of that
name owned by George Lee, great-grandson of Thomas Lee. Local Legend has it that the
village got the name Ashburn after lightning struck an ash tree on Senator Stewart’s farm in
1896. The ash tree is rumored to have burned and smoldered for a week and attracted
spectators from miles around. Ashburn is home to four landmarks on the National Register
of Historic Places: Belmont Plantation (1799), the BroadRunBridge and Toll House (1820),
the sanctuary of Ashburn Presbyterian Church (1878), and Janelia Farm 936).
According to the 1980 Census, Ashburn was farmland with less than 100 families registered.
Today as Ashburn continues to grow, it attracts both families and companies and is home
to MCI world headquarters as well as several horse farms.
Are you ready for some football? Ashburn is home to the Washington Redskins.The are also
many other recreational things to do in Ashburn such as taking up golf at Brambleton Regional
Park Golf Course or spending the day at Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park.
The park offers a 45 mile paved path suitable for walking, bike riding or running.There is also
a 33 mile path for horse riding.Pack a picnic and spend a day at the park with your family.
Ashburn VA Area Links and Information:
Population (year 2000):45,000
Median Family Income (year 2000):$103,000
County: Loudoun County Government