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With approximately 70% of Round Hill’s residents driving a minimum of 30-35 minutes to work each day, this community in western Loudoun County in Northern Virginia is populated by an abundance of commuters who love their peaceful country lifestyle. With their estimated median household income of $93,117 the community of Round Hill, is small town living at its absolute finest. With its tree lined streets, this charming, close-knit town is the perfect place to call home!
Round Hill offers views of the blue ridge mountains
Round Hill is a town in scenic western Loudoun County, Virginia, with a population of about 600 residents. The town is located at the crossroads of Virginia Routes 7 and 719, lying at the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, approximately 45 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. “Round Hill” was named for the 910 foot high hill, located two miles northeast of the town square, which was used during the American Civil War as a lookout post by both Confederate and Union troops because of its view of the Loudoun Valley and Blue Ridge mountains. On Feb. 5, 1900, Virginia’s General Assembly incorporated the town of Round Hill.
Washington & Old Dominion railroad brought Weekend visitors from Washington, DC in days past
From 1875 to 1896, Round Hill was the terminus of the Washington & Old Dominion train line which carried many to and from the nation’s capitol. Whether it was for business or pleasure, the migration of residents from the District caused many of the local homes became boarding houses and inns to accommodate. Visitors would pay approximately 25 cents for a round trip ticket and take the 2-21/2 hour long train ride. They desired to get out of the city and escape the hot, unhealthy summertime environment of the nation’s capital and enjoy the splendid views and the “clean mountain air.” During this time, Round Hill prospered. Several stores were opened, along with a Blacksmith shop, a wheelwright shop and a livery stable. The railway also allowed for the local farmers to get their agricultural products into the city, prospering their business.
Round hill is a Popular Western Loudoun destination for outdoors enthusiasts
Still a desirable get away for many, Round Hill is very accessible via Virginia Route 7 from the D.C. area. Today, the town remains a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, from hiking, biking, fishing, boating, camping, and water sports, the area has it all. Spend the day on Sleeter Lake, or head over to the Shenandoah River. The Shenandoah National Park and the Appalachian Trail are famous for their alluring scenery and hiking trails. Visit the historic Harpers Ferry, best known for John Brown‘s raid in 1859 on the Armory and its role in the American Civil War for a little historic culture or the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath and the Washington & Old Dominion Bike Trail, for relaxing hiking or biking on historic trails along the picturesque countryside. Round Hill has remained a popular getaway destination.
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