Neighborhood Spotlight: Why Our Associates Love Western Northern Virginia

by McEnearney on August 1, 2019

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Note: This post about western Northern Virginia is the sixth in a series of posts featuring neighborhoods our Associates live in and love. Earlier posts featured Arlington; American University Park in The District; Falls Church and Vienna, South Alexandria; and Alexandria City. Check back for future posts for even more great spots to get to know!


There are plenty of reasons to love the Virginia countryside, from its idyllic blue mountain scenery and nature to all of the modern conveniences of suburb living. Most spots have their own robust town centers, with anything you could need. Plus, no matter where you are in Loudoun and Frederick counties, you are still relatively close-in to the DC area. Check out neighborhood community pages for those counties to learn more about the real estate, history, and vibe of each area.

While some may consider only the nearby Arlington, McLean, Alexandria areas to be “NoVA,” technically, both Loudoun and Frederick counties also lie within the statistical area that comprises Northern Virginia. We’d like to make the case that “Western NoVA” is a great place to call home.

No one knows the Virginia market-from the more immediate DC suburbs to the more gentle countryside areas-better than our Associates. Learn more below about just a few of the Virginia areas that McEnearney Associates serves, with a focus on Leesburg (and the Big Spring Farm community), Middleburg, Purcellville, and Winchester.



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Big Spring Farm Community – Leesburg 

“The private Big Spring Farm community is tucked unassumingly adjacent to the historic Whites Ferry and the Potomac River in sought-after Leesburg, VA. Big Spring was designed as an equestrian community, and its homeowners exclusively benefit from the beautiful walking paths and natural springs/streams that run throughout. The streams also benefit the private wells in the community and the award-winning wines produced by its grapevines. With only 55 homeowner lots varying in size from just over half an acre to over 36, with 450 acres of open space, this community is a rare gem so close to downtown historic Leesburg. The HOA-owned picturesque historic barn and gazebo areas are used for picnicking and community events. The Trout Stream meanders along the scenic walking trails and feeds to the Potomac River. As the neighborhood expert in this area, please contact me for more information about the wild Rainbow Trout Stream and its preservation, which enhances this agricultural area. Big Spring Farm truly is a vacation-style setting so rarely available in Leesburg or Loudoun County today.”


Favorite Spot:
The Wine Kitchen is one of my favorites not only because their food and wines are superb, but because they offer regulated imports with natural ingredients. They pair their wines with local farms in a relaxed yet hip style.” Read more about why Mary Dionisio Roberge recommends The Wine Kitchen here.
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– Mary Dionisio Roberge, Leesburg Office
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17160 Spring Creek Lane

Learn more about this gorgeous custom estate in Big Spring Farm Community, 17160 Spring Creek Lane listed exclusively by Mary Roberge.


Also, view all listings available in Leesburg!






The Courthouse in Winchester, Virginia.



View listings available in Winchester!

“My husband and I recently moved to Winchester, Virginia and quickly became enamored with this town. Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, it is steeped in history dating back when it was Shawnee Indian camping grounds.  Known as the “Apple Capital”, Winchester is one of the largest apple export markets in the nation and hosts the yearly Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. The pedestrian mall in Historic downtown Winchester offers a variety of stores, art galleries, and restaurants to enjoy.  There are a variety of options for cultural events, from music, theater, and dance at The Shenandoah University to plays throughout the year at Winchester Little Theatre. The Museum of Shenandoah has wonderful exhibits and events and for the kids, and the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum offers an interactive learning experience.  And, don’t forget about the Family Drive-In Theater. It was opened in 1956 and still has the speakers you can hang on the window of your car! I could go on. Winchester is a wonderful place to live—there is something for everyone here!”


Favorite Spot:
Piccadilly’s Public House & Restaurant. They have great burgers and live music! Fun!”
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– Kaaren Lofgren, Leesburg Office
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View listings available in Purcellville!

“I LOVE where I live! There is not a specific neighborhood because there are so many living options, and we have so much variety. Acreage or no acreage, old versus new, historic, farmhouse, in town or around town, single-family detached or townhouse—we have it all! The town of Purcellville appeals to all lifestyles: families, singles, seniors. There are so many activities to participate in during the year, and you can enjoy the many Loudoun wineries, breweries, restaurants, farmers market, and the W&OD trail for walking, biking, running… You will love all that Purcellville has to offer.”


Favorite Spot:
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– Geri Deane, Leesburg Office
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Leesburg & Middleburg


View listings available in Leesburg and Middleburg, two centers of western Northern Virginia!

“Our location⁠—the Leesburg and Middleburg area—takes up many, many neighborhoods. I hope I can speak to the rural landscape that so many have chosen to embrace. Living in the rural areas one chooses to steward their land and choose a lifestyle that encompasses all types of outdoor activities, and the outdoor style of drinking at vineyards, eating on patios and farmhouse tables. I have a love for the Shenandoah River and the Blue Ridge Mountains that nature has fit together. I have lived 26 years in this mountain—I love the river, it refreshes the soul. I have smiled at the horses that live and thrive here in this unique area.”

Favorite Spots:
“Several of my favorite places are Bluemont Vineyard, the Appalachian Trail, Sky Meadows State Park, Locke Country Store, and the Blandy Arboretum.”


Robin Short, Leesburg Office
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