Leesburg is located roughly 40 miles outside of Washington, D.C. For most of its history, Leesburg consisted of large farms and plantations. Leesburg’s historic district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. Today, it marks the center for Loudoun County’s government and commercial affairs.
Quality of Life:
Rated #4 Best Place to Live in CNN's Money Magazine. Downtown Leesburg is well preserved and picturesque with numerous shops and gourmet restaurants. There is plenty to do for the idle mind. Oatlands Plantation and Morven Park allow one to explore the community’s history and architecture. Balls Bluff Battlefield Park features wooded trails and guided tours. The nearby Leesburg Premium Outlets provides an ideal shopping experience.
From historic sites and museums to shopping destinations, parks and outdoor recreation to seasonal attractions, Leesburg has something for anyone. The historic downtown gets you away from the hustle and bustle and provides a vast array of shopping, dining and entertainment.
The Dulles Greenway and Route 7 are the easiest ways to get to and from Leesburg. The Virginia Regional Transit System shuttles residents around the Leesburg and the surrounding area. Leesburg residents are expected to have access to the Silver Line Metro by 2016.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 45 miles.
Washington Dulles International Airport: < 20 miles.
Baltimore Washington International Airport: < 75 miles.