Leesburg VA Homes

Leesburg VA Homes

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Leesburg VA info & History

As of 2007, the town had been county seat for 249 of the previous 250 years. Located 33 miles from Washington D.C., Leesburg is along the base of the Catoctin Mountain and adjacent to the Potomac River. As of 2104, this growing community’s population was 43,208, a 55.92% increase from 2000.  Like the rest of Loudoun County, Leesburg has had extreme growth and development over the last 30 years transforming a rural, small piedmont town into a bedroom community for commuters. Leesburg VA real estate is in high demand, both for it’s great location and for it’s charming appeal to all ages and lifestyles.

Leesburg VA is a real hometown, grounded in a 250-year history, and is located in one of the fastest growing counties in the country. It’s beautiful rural landscape and a comfortable suburban setting, bring many to call Leesburg home. Leesburg VA real estate comes in all sizes and price ranges. Some of the best real estate in the area can be found in Leesburg VA. From historic homes to new subdivisions, to land and farms, Leesburg has it all.

The Town of Leesburg is the county seat of Loudoun County, Virginia. It was of historic importance during Virginia’s early history, serving as a temporary refuge for President James Madison and our United States Government, during the War of 1812. Leesburg was a safe haven for the important documents of our founding father of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and other important state papers.  This was for safe keeping for portraits of the early American leaders like Benjamin Franklin also, while the British Army decided to burn Washington D.C.  Early in the American Civil War, the Battle of Ball’s Bluff took place here, an enormous victory for the Confederates.  One of America’s smallest national cemeteries represents the battlefield.

Leesburg VA is Great location for Commuters

The northwestern terminus of the Dulles Greenway, a private toll road that connects to the Dulles Toll Road at the Washington-Dulles International Airport begins in Leesburg.  This makes it quite accessible not only to the airport, a 15 minute drive, but into the Capitol area as well. The Dulles Toll Road begins just inside the Capitol Beltway near West Falls Church at a connector to Interstate 66 to Washington, D.C., travels westward through Fairfax County past Dulles, and terminates at the entrance to the Dulles Greenway, a privately owned toll road. It does consist of a HOV, high-occupancy vehicle, lane which provides great efficiency in a restricted traffic lane reserved at peak travel times for the exclusive use of vehicles with a driver and one or more passengers, encouraging carpooling.

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leesburg home was home of George C. Marshall

Leesburg was home to World War II General George C. Marshall, architect of the famous Marshall Plan, overseeing the implementation of a new European Recovery Plan after the World War II. He also had the goal of preventing the spread of Communism in Europe. His home, “Dodona Manor” has been restored to it’s original condition at the time General Marshall lived there upon his retirement. .  His efforts won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953.  Arthur Godfrey, a national radio and television personality and an avid aviator and philanthropist, resided in Leesburg as well. He aired his radio shows from his estate, “Beacon Hill.”  Mr. Godfrey donated land for Leesburg’s first airport, “The Old Cow Pasture” as he referred to it on his radio show.  Updated in 1963, Leesburg Executive Airport, now serves as a relief airport to Dulles International, this airport accounts for nearly $45 million per year in economic impact to the Virginia Department of Aviation.  It averages 265 aircraft operations per day.

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Leesburg Historic District

In 1970, Leesburg’s Historic District with its brick sidewalks and amazing collection of well-preserved historic buildings, housing charming and unique shops and restaurants was cited as one of the most picturesque and best preserved downtowns in Virginia.  They were also placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Loudoun Museum, caring for about 8,000 historical artifacts that illustrate their history and the restored Marshall House are all there to reflect on their rich history.  Downtown merchants have recently labeled themselves “Loudoun’s (or  Loudoun County’s, depending on the audience) Original Town Center,” largely in response to the growing number of mixed-use shopping in proximity as they continue to serve as the center of commerce and government for Loudoun County.

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