Nestled conveniently between Route 7 and the Dulles toll road in the southern end of Leesburg is Evergreen Meadows, a 330-home neighborhood, composed exclusively of single family houses. There are a few single-family neighborhoods right on the outskirts of Leesburg, but none with quite the same charm and sense of community. If you want curb appeal, you got it; not only are the streets of Evergreen Meadows well-kept and lighted, but they are also teeming with kids riding bikes, families walking dogs, and neighbors chatting with each other on front lawns.
As I mentioned before, you will only find single-family homes in Evergreen Meadows. Built in the early 2000s, these southern colonial homes are typically between 2,100 and 4,200 square feet, and feature a two-car garage, finished basement, and four or more bedrooms. Two or three full baths are common, with a half bath on the main level amidst the open, spacious layout. Since all homes are less than 20 years old, and some even less than 10, you won’t have many updates to make. Evergreen Meadows homes sit on lots between .25 and .35 acres, and many have a fenced-in back yard. Right past the property line for many of these homes is a common area, a safe, grassy area perfect for children to play or neighbors to hold events. Prices are typically in the mid 400s to mid 500s.
The sense of community in Evergreen Meadows is outstanding. There are constantly neighborhood events being held; Christmas parties, barbecues, birthday parties, you name it. It is impossible to live here and not make dozens of new friends. Families abound here, with children of all ages. You will never need to shovel snow from your own driveway; there will always be a kid running around looking to do it. More information regarding the Evergreen Meadows HOA can be found here.
A home in Evergreen Meadows comes with access to a large community pool often staffed by certified residents. It sits behind a nicely-landscaped clubhouse with ample parking and nice showers and changing rooms. On top of this, the pool is home to the Evergreen Meadows Makos, a summer developmental swim team. To find out more about the Makos click here. To the right of the pool area are four regulation tennis courts, available to residents from dawn till dusk. A large playground sits behind both of these, and provides entertainment for children of all ages. Behind all of this is another large community space, where athletic events or cookouts can be held. These common areas, streets, and community landscaping are well maintained throughout the entirety of the year, despite the HOA fee being only $53 per month.
Historic Downtown Leesburg, founded in 1758, still provides a quirky, old-time feeling. Tuscarora Mill, Fireworks Pizza, Lightfoot, and many other popular restaurants can be found here. Smaller, more unique shops are included, too; antique stores, used book stores, the Virginia Shop, and various other boutiques. Voted the best pie in Southern Living Magazine, the blackberry crumble comes from Mom’s Apple Pie, right in Downtown Leesburg. Most establishments in Downtown are family owned and operated, making them extremely friendly. It’s a great place to hang out for the day with family, or as a date night.
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For outdoor fun, there is a wide array of options. Ida Lee Recreation Center not only has an indoor pool and workout facility, but also has an outdoor water park, perfect for a hot summer day. Ball’s Bluff, a Civil War battle site right up Route 15, is now a conglomeration of historic hiking trails, where one can see several historic landmarks. Oatlands Plantation, south on 15, hosts many events during the year. Golf courses such as Westpark, Goose Creek, and Raspberry Falls are all over the town. The countryside is spotted with wineries, some within a ten minutes’ drive. And if you’re looking for a day on the water, both the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers are short drives up Route 15.
Loudoun County is home to many commuters, especially those travelling east towards Fairfax County or Washington, DC. There are two main roads used to get there. The Dulles Greenway is rarely very congested and has a higher speed limit, but does require a toll fee. The other option is Route 7, which sees more traffic in peak rush hour times, but doesn’t cost anything. The two roads run parallel to each other, and pass other important landmarks like the Dulles airport (only about a 15-20 minute drive), the Dulles mall, and Tyson’s Corner. Also less than a half mile away is Route 15, which runs north to south, and helps connect residents to places like Maryland or Manassas. Since Evergreen Meadows provides such easy access to major roadways, residents can be sure that their commute will be straightforward, regardless of how far away they are going.
Loudoun County is home to a large amount of public schools. Students K-12 in Evergreen Meadows will attend Sycolin Creek Elementary, just a couple of miles down Evergreen Mill Road, the road that serves as the turn-in point for both Evergreen Meadows entrances. Simpson Middle School, also on Evergreen Mill Road, is incredibly close; backyards on the south end of the neighborhood run right up to the school’s athletic fields. Most middle school students walk to school. High school students will attend Loudoun County High School, the oldest high school in the county. It is located on Dry Mill Road, only a few miles away. School buses are provided for elementary and high school, but as the middle school is less than a mile away, Loudoun County does not provide transportation for Evergreen Meadows residents attending Simpson Middle School. There is also a K-8 private school, Loudoun Country Day School, located on Evergreen Mill Road, right before the public elementary school. To find out more about Loudoun County’s school selection, click here,* and click select a school.
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