Leesburg is located approximately 33 miles west-northwest of Washington DC at the base of the Catoctin Mountain and adjacent to the Potomac River. Occupying 12.47 square miles, Leesburg is a historic town, which sits in the heart of the county seat of Loudoun County—one of the fastest growing counties in the country.
Overall Personality/Defining Characteristics
Leesburg has changed many times since its establishment in 1758. The historic town has received a facelift several times throughout the Civil War and both WWI and WWII. The town’s rich history spans three centuries. Leesburg has a growing arts and cultural presence as well as a ton of shops and restaurants.
Leesburg is ranked #2 out of three communities in Loudoun County ranked in the top ten communities in Virginia for raising families. The ranking was decided based on several factors: Family life and fun, education, health and safety, affordability, socioeconomics, and the most attractions. The ranking was a result of a research study for WalletHub’s best places in Virginia for raising a family.
For over 250 years, the Town of Leesburg has been the original farm-to-market location and cultural hub of Loudoun County. Visit the local galleries filled with the masterful creations of local artisans, bike along the W&OD Trail, relax on the Town green while listening to live music performances or dine in one of our award winning restaurants. There is no shortage of things to do in and around Leesburg. Loudoun County is has an increasing number of wineries and vineyards as well as come of the best dining opportunities in Northern Virginia. There are opportunities for nature lovers, families, relaxation, history buffs, etc. Some of the recommended top sites to visit are White’s Ferry, Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, Morven Park, Oatlands Historic House and Garden, Stone Tower Winery, Fabbioli Cellars, Leesburg Animal Park, Ball’s Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery, The Marshall House (home to George C. Marshall), Casanel Vineyards.
The Dulles Greenway toll road provides direct access to Dulles International Airport (which is only 13 miles away) as well as access to Fairfax County, Arlington, and D.C. The Leesburg Executive Airport also provides easy access for businesses into and out of the area.
Loudoun County Transit provides commuter bus service to the West Falls Church Metro Station, Rosslyn, the Pentagon, and Washington DC, as well as to different sites within Loudoun County.
Routes 15 and 7 intersect Leesburg, providing highway access in all directions.
Types of Homes in the Area
The median income is higher than that of the state. The median sales price for housing is $415,000 offering several options. Leesburg offers older historic homes as well as older and newer single family homes, townhomes, and condos.
School Districts in the area
Loudoun County is known to have some of the best public schools in the state. There are 3 high schools and more than 10 elementary and middle schools.
Heritage High School
Tuscarora High School
Seldens Landing Elementary School
Catoctin Elementary School
Leesburg Elementary School
Although the town of Leesburg produces many events throughout the year to celebrate as a community the many traditional holidays, there are several signature events:
First Fridays happen every month in downtown Leesburg. You will experience good music, good food and beverage, and special treats from local shops. Everyone comes out and fills the streets for an overall great time.
Flower & Garden Festival
- held every year on the 3rd weekend in April, the Flower & Garden Festival turns the historic downtown of Leesburg into a wonderland of gardens
4th of July Independence Day celebration
begins with a parade followed by an evening concert and fireworks display at Ida Lee Park
- held at the Leesburg Executive Airport on the last Saturday in September, the airshow provides plenty of thrills with daring aerobatic performances.
5th Annual Flower Sales for Loudoun Hunger Relief- Beginning in April/May continuing into October you can stop by daily to 307 Edwards Ferry Road to pick up beautiful, fresh cut flowers in a vase or mason jar with a pretty ribbon. Leave a donation to Loudoun Interfaith Relief, which supplies one of the largest food pantries in the region.