Brambleton, Virginia facts for kids
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Brambleton is a census-designated place in Loudoun County, Virginia, off the Dulles Toll Road. The population as of the 2010 United States Census was 9,845. It is named for a plantation once located in the vicinity. Construction started on the Brambleton community in 2001. Brambleton is located 14 km (9 mi) south of Leesburg and 2.1 km (1.3 mi) northwest of Washington Dulles International Airport. It is home to schools such as Briar Woods High School, Legacy Elementary, Creighton's Corner Elementary and Moorefield Station Elementary.
Brambleton is zoned for a full range of residential and commercial uses. The overall layout of Brambleton calls for over 8,000 residential units, including an active adult community; a Town Center with 300,000 square feet (28,000 m2) of retail space and 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2) of office space; an additional 150,000 square feet (14,000 m2) of neighborhood retail and 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) of commercial office; and 1,760,000 square feet (164,000 m2) of light industrial/flex space.
Brambleton was designed to incorporate traditional neighborhood features alongside pedestrian-oriented spaces and streetscapes. Currently the community includes two pools, miles of public trails, tot lots, parks, sports courts and ballfields.
four Loudoun County Public Schools are located in the Brambleton community: Legacy Elementary, Creighton's Corner Elementary,Moorefield Station Elementary ,and Briar Woods High School. One additional public school site remains. Brambleton is also home to two Winwood childcare centers.
Brambleton is located at the site of the former community of Royville, VA, which existed as early as 1908 at the intersection of Belmont Ridge Road and Creighton Road.
Developing the Brambleton master-planned community began in earnest in the spring of 1999, immediately after Brambleton Group L.L.C. acquired the property. Road improvements were necessary along Route 607/772 to connect Brambleton to Exit 7/Loudoun County Parkway off the Dulles Greenway. Today, Exit 7, the Loudoun County Parkway, is the gateway into the Brambleton community.
Residents in the development are members of the Brambleton Community Association, a full service homeowners association.
The Town Center is the heart of Brambleton with retail, restaurants, entertainment, public spaces and commercial offices. The Town Center serves as the location for the community's annual Sizzlin' Summer Concerts, Farmers Markets, July 4 fireworks display and numerous special events and festivals.
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