Sterling is located northwest of Herndon, east of Ashburn, and west of Great Falls. It is situated adjacent to Washington Dulles International Airport in the middle of Loudon County.
Sterling is known for its deep historic roots. Before the major expansion of the city it was home to Jessse Hughes Dairy Farm which was situated over 1700 acres of what is now Leesburg Pike. Sterling is known in history as being in the middle of everything, making it a very sought after city to live in.
Being only 30 minutes NW of the Nation’s Capital, it truly is perfect for the people who want to enjoy comfortable suburb living while being only minutes away from Washington, D.C. Sterling hosts a variety of sought after neighborhoods including Cascades, Lowes Island, Potomac Falls, and Sterling Park to mention a few.
Sterling is home to many businesses and also serves as branch offices for many major companies some of which are proud to have revenues of over $20 million or more. Sterling includes parts of Washington Dulles International Airport and the former AOL corporate headquarters was also based out of this city. Sterling is currently the home to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office LWX.
The main arterial roads serving Sterling are Route 28, West Church Road, South Sterling Boulevard, Leesburg Pike, Algonkian Parkway, Potomac View Road, Waxpool Road, and Cascades Parkway. Connected to Washington Dulles International Airport it is very convenient home destination for frequent flyers and Airline staff.
Types of Homes in the area
Sterling offers a wide variety of housing options. Sterling can satisfy your needs whether it is a 1 bedroom apartment all the way up to gated golf community. Sterling has a lot of options to offer for any budget and stage in life.
Sterling is home to 3 public high schools, 3 public middle schools, and there are 12 public elementary schools in the city. Sterling is also adjacent to Northern Virginia Community Colleges Loudon campus as well as The George Washington University’s Science and Technology Campus.