Homes in Ashburn Virginia are in a desirable location for several reasons. Ashburn is out of the major congestion near the beltway, but is still close enough for commuters and homeowners to have easy access to several major roads leading into the Washington D.C. area.
The Dulles tollway and Dulles Greenway, Fairfax County Parkway, Loudoun County Parkway, Interstate 66, and Highway 7 are all easily accessible from Ashburn for commuters going into D.C. or around the beltway to points north or south of Washington D.C.
So who buys homes in Ashburn Virginia?
Work and Careers that draw families to Ashburn:
- U.S. Military
- Homeland Security
- High Tech & IT Specialists
- Washington Redskins
Military families that want access to the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and a host of other smaller facilities and related offices. Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) changes are affecting northern Virginia significantly.
Many military families relocating to this area who can live in Ashburn are choosing to because of the accessibility and the amenities that Ashburn VA offers.
The federal government is one of the largest employers in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area and there are a large number of facilities in many different departments. More and more government jobs are moving into northern Virginia, both for the space as well as the opportunity for lower cost office facilities.
The Office of Homeland Security is one of those departments that is growing rapidly and has offices in northern Virginia. It is a bit of a joke around here – that you can’t tell which office is Homeland Security, or CIA, or FBI – because of the secrecy. Many friends and neighbors have security clearances, live in Ashburn, and don’t have to commute far because the office space has moved toward Ashburn, VA.
The high tech corridor is still a big employer, so IT specialists and tech professionals live in Ashburn and Broadlands and Brambleton and Leesburg. AOL, Verizon, and a long list of other big name companies line the Tech Corridor around Ashburn and Reston, Virginia.
The Washington Redskins training facility is in Ashburn, VA. Players, staff, and many related and supporting businesses call Ashburn home.
Just 30 miles from Washington D.C., closer still to the Technology corridor, and home to the Redskins, homes in Ashburn are ideal for many people in northern Virginia.
One last entry – Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) – is a key employer of medical professionals and researchers and is in the Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.
About the Expert: Melana Wilson specializes in helping buyers find the right home in Ashburn Virginia. She is a licensed Realtor and expert in northern Virginia real estate. For a no-cost appointment, contact Melana directly.