After her husband moved from active duty to the U.S. Army Reserve, Moore said, they wanted to live in northern Virginia for job opportunities. “We had to be as close to Washington, DC, as we could afford, but also close to really good schools for our three young children,” she said.
Loudoun Valley Estates ticked all of its boxes, Moore said, especially given the planned Ashburn subway station, about three miles away, for access to the nation’s capital.
Due to its location near Loudoun County Parkway and Ryan Road, the neighborhood is a short drive from the rural west via Route 50 as well as the commercial east via Route 7. It’s the perfect combination of good schools and city life. but also having the opportunity to experience the country,” Moore said. “It’s the best of both worlds.”
Moore’s family lives in one of Loudoun Valley Estates’ 235 townhouses, many of which are rentals and include one notable feature: yard space. “In the area, this community appears to be the last to provide significant yard space for a townhouse,” Moore said.
A mid-century modern neighborhood “buried in nature”
When Sasank Melanathuru was looking for a home in 2018 for his growing family, he couldn’t find a bigger house in Herndon, their former home, that was within their price range, he said.
The large lot sizes in Loudoun Valley Estates, which provide ample space so homes aren’t too close together, appealed to him, Melanathuru said. “You don’t really find lot sizes like this here anymore,” he said.
Throughout the community, there are 476 single-family homes available on quarter-acre lots, half-acre lots, and lots of an acre or more.
Built in the early 2000s by Toll Brothers, the traditional brick-fronted properties set along sidewalks and wide streets were “very well built”, Melanathuru said.
An added value is the well-kept open space and greenery. “There are a lot of mature trees here,” Melanathuru said. “I have nine trees on my lawn and I plan to add more.”
Unique to Loudoun Valley Estates is Lyndora Park, a 17-acre, dog-friendly Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services facility in the community with a picnic area and field for football, soccer, lacrosse, baseball and softball.
Additional amenities available for families at Loudoun Valley Estates include a fitness center, three tennis courts, two clubhouses, three playgrounds, and two outdoor pools.
The Loudoun Valley Estates Torpedoes summer swim team is fun for kids, Melanathuru said, including her 11-year-old daughter.
Other nearby resources include Brambleton Regional Park and Golf Course, about 3.5 miles west of Loudoun Valley Estates, and downtown Brambleton, which includes a Regal Cinemas movie theater, a Onelife fitness, several restaurants and a Harris Teeter grocery store.
Development continued in the area through the creation of adjacent neighborhoods such as Loudoun Valley II and Loudoun Valley Estates III, each with its own homeowners associations. Winding trails through Loudoun Valley Estates, including Broad Run Trail, allow residents to walk to these neighboring communities.
On summer nights, it’s not uncommon to see families enjoying the warm weather on an evening stroll and children riding bikes before gathering for a game of basketball in one of the cul- of bag.
The HOA has been able to build a strong community through events, said Ratnarajah Kularajah, president of the HOA since 2021 and resident of Loudoun Valley Estates since 2003.
Before covid-19 everything happened from a late summer concert with a band and food trucks to big Diwali “Festival of Lights” functions.
Recently, residents had the chance to come together for an HOA-sponsored wine tour in Leesburg in June. Plans for future events, such as a fall “Back to School” party for children, are in the works, Kularajah said.
Madison Manor is a place to come home to
HOA fees are approximately $148 for single-family homes and $166 for townhomes.
Live there: Loudoun Valley Estates is bordered by Loudoun County Parkway and Ryan Road to the north, Unison Knoll Circle to the west, Scattersville Gap Terrace to the east, and Loudoun Valley II to the south. A parcel of land to the west of the community is also officially Loudoun Valley Estates, but is under a conservation easement.
According to MQ & Associates real estate agent Michelina Queri, there are six homes for sale in Loudoun Valley Estates, ranging from a three-bedroom townhouse with two full bathrooms and two half bathrooms for $639,900. to a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath detached home at $1,128,800. Over the past 12 months, 35 homes have been sold to Loudoun Valley Estates. The average sale price was $937,087 and the average townhouse rental price was $2,822. Prices ranged from $583,000 for a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom townhouse to $1,850,000 for a five-bedroom single-family home with five full bathrooms and three half bathrooms.
Schools: Stone Hill Middle and Rock Ridge High. Students on the east side of Loudoun County Parkway in Loudoun Valley Estates go to Moorefield Station Elementary; those on the west side go to Legacy Elementary.
Transit: Broadlands Park and Ride, Loudoun Station Park and Ride and Brambleton Park and Ride are all within 4 miles of Loudoun Valley Estates. Dulles International Airport is approximately 10 kilometers away. The Wiehle-Reston underground station on the Silver Line is approximately 10 miles away and the future Ashburn underground station complex is approximately three miles away. The community is a short drive from Route 7 and Route 267 (Dulles Greenway).