Life in Willowsford may be quieter than usual right now, but you can certainly enjoy the beauty of spring in this neighborhood. Consisting of four separate “villages,” Willowsford was designed to preserve ample open space, trees, and also incorporates a working farm for residents. Ponds, boathouses, trails, community gardens, and dog parks dot the landscape. Half of Willowsford’s 4,000 total acres, including the farm, is a conservancy.
Limited New Home Sites From a Few Builders Remain
Numerous residential builders have been a part of the development of Willowsford, which began in 2011. At this point, due to its popularity, only about 200 of the 2,300 total home sites remain available, and the neighborhood is expected to be sold out by the end of this year. NV Homes still offers many models to choose from, and Beazer Homes and Drees Homes have limited availability. These homes can be found in The Greens and The Grove sections of Willowsford, which straddle each side of Braddock Road west of Northstar Boulevard in Aldie (zip code 20105). The northern two sections of Willowsford, which are in Ashburn (zip code 20148), are The Grange and The Grant. They officially sold out as of about a month ago.
Whether you have your heart set on new construction or want to keep an eye out for resales in Willowsford, there are numerous styles of homes to choose from. One line of homes called Line K from K Hovnanian offers a contemporary look, soaring ceilings, and a European influence. They sold quickly, due to their unique styling. Other builders have sold out as well. But if you let us know your preferences for size, style, location, lot size, and square footage, we would be happy to keep an eye out for any “Coming Soon” resale listings. We can work with you on new construction, too, being your advocate through the selection, building, and settlement process. There are sometimes even quick-delivery homes available. As with most new construction in northern Virginia, floor plans offer customization with different layout choices, including beautiful outdoor spaces. New homes remaining range in price from $775,000-1,150,000 base price.
Willowsford Is Unique Among Loudoun County Planned Communities
Willowsford will appeal to anyone who likes the idea of suburban neighborhoods and meeting one’s neighbors…but with less congestion of homes and more open space. Nature lovers will enjoy the 40 miles of the trail system for biking, walking, or running through the woods, as well as the camping area in The Greens. And, of course, there’s Willowsford Farm, with areas in The Grant, The Grange, and The Greens where produce is grown for the community. In fact, Willowsford Farm just received their organic certification last year. Residents can choose to buy customized shares in the farm or visit the seasonal farm stand for fresh produce and other things like bread. Home delivery is even available!
Outdoor Activities and Year-Round Events for All Ages
Other unique and popular features of this sprawling community include tree houses, a community garden in which residents can pay for a plot of land to farm on their own, a kids bike track, a zip line, and an archery range. Of course, you’ll find numerous ponds stocked for fishing, pools, parks, dog parks, and recreation areas throughout. There’s a Community Center that includes a nice gym in both The Grange and The Greens. Adding to the sense of community are year-round events like cooking classes and chef dinners in the large demo kitchens, Autumn Fest, Santa Visits, a Valentine’s Dinner, and even “Superfood Bootcamp” in January!
Thirteen resident-run community clubs make it easy to meet other residents with similar hobbies. There’s the wine club, brew club, garden club, mountain bike club, and archery club, to name a few.
Residents of Willowsford can also host parties at either the elegant Sycamore House in The Grange or the more rustic and cozy Lodge in The Greens. These clubhouses, exclusively available to residents, are perfect for weddings, birthday celebrations, graduation parties, and other celebrations with their versatile indoor and outdoor spaces. There’s even a large kitchen, shown below, for parties and demonstrations inside Sycamore House.
Schools and Shopping for Willowsford Residents
Schools for The Grange and The Grant include Madison’s Trust Elementary, Brambleton Middle School, and Independence High School. Kids from The Grove go to Goshen Post Elementary, while Buffalo Trail Elementary serves The Greens. Both these sections feed into Willard Middle School and John Champe High School (but then moving to the brand new Lightridge High School, due to open in the Fall of 2020 right along Braddock Road).
Unlike some other neighborhoods in the southern part of Loudoun County, the areas of Willowsford do not have their own shopping centers. The northern section of Willowsford off Evergreen Mill is in relatively close proximity to Brambleton Town Center, with a movie theater, large gym, doctor’s offices, a new library, Harris Teeter, and various shops and restaurants. The southern section of Willowsford on either side of Braddock gravitates toward Stone Ridge for basic shopping needs like Harris Teeter, along with a handful of restaurants and stores. Another beautiful two-story library is right across the street. Dulles Landing shopping center just north of Route 50 offers a Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bed Bath & Beyond, Buy Buy Baby, Michael’s, DSW, and more. There are plans for even more commercial development in this area of southern Loudoun County in the years to come.
Contact Karen at [email protected] if you’d like to learn more about the homes available in Willowsford — both new construction and resale. For links to other neighborhood profiles in Loudoun County, see previous posts on our Get to NoVa Blog.