Located just 30 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., Ashburn is considered part of the Washington metropolitan area with many commuting about 30 minutes or so to their careers downtown. One of the best parts about living in Ashburn, however, is its great selection of jobs right in the city itself. Being part of the Dulles Technology Corridor, it houses Wikimedia, the parent company to Wikipedia, Verizon and is in very close proximity to Facebook headquarters and other major internet giants. While the cost of living here might be a little higher than the rest of the country, considering its closeness to the D.C. area, Ashburn's housing and living expenses are actually relatively low. Giving its residents a stable and steadily growing economy combined with its small-town atmosphere is one of the biggest draws to this wonderful area.
Ranked at No. 30 on Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live" list, Ashburn is one of Virginia's fastest growing towns. Homes here tend to follow the traditional New England styles of architecture, including the beautiful, old-fashioned Colonial and Shingle styles. Ashburn features a wide variety of these homes and, being a family-centered community, the focus tends to be more on single-family two-stories rather than swanky downtown apartments and condos. With its many amenities and close proximity to the city, Ashburn, Virginia is an excellent place to plant your roots.SHOW MORE