Get All Your Style in Half the Time with My Style Quick-Move Homes

We Make Buying a New Home as Easy as 1, 2, Key

Many home shoppers don’t mind waiting out the construction process so they can walk through each step of the process and pick their options, features and finishes from the blueprint to the day they move in. Others opt for a beautiful new home that’s already built, fully upgraded and ready for an almost-instant move-in, a Move-In-Now Home was your best option. And there was no middle ground between these two approaches — until now.

Add Your Personal Touch to Move-In-Now Homes

With My Style Quick-Move Homes, we offer already-built homes that are just waiting for your personal touch. We pause after initial construction so that you can select the flooring, tile, counters, cabinets and fixtures. And once you’ve made your choices, your home will still be ready in less than two months! It’s the best of both worlds — the ideal crossroad between customization and convenience. It lets you make a home uniquely your own, without putting life on hold until construction is complete.

Where Can I Find My Style Quick-Move Homes?

With our first rollout of the program occurring this summer, we’ve now introduced My Style Quick-Move Homes in a handful of our most popular communities across the Mid-Atlantic, including Admirals Square in Annapolis, MD, Mayfair in Purcellville, VA, and Snowden Bridge near Winchester, VA.

Moving forward, we’ll expand My Style Quick-Move Homes across all our communities, so stay tuned to our official My Style site to see the most up-to-date listings of available new homes. Do you have any questions about how it all works? We’d love to show you, so don’t hesitate to contact us.

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5 Autumn Adventures to Enjoy in Annapolis

Autumn Adventures in Annapolis

Many might claim that summer is the best time to visit Annapolis, but insiders know that autumn can be even better. You’ll avoid the big crowds and the weather usually stays warm enough to get out and enjoy the water.

Thinking about making it out to Annapolis this fall? Here are some things we recommend you try out.

Get Your Sea Legs on a Family-Friendly Cruise

If you’re looking for family fun out on the bay, look no further than these popular tour cruises to top off any total Annapolis experience.

For younger children, Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake is an easy choice. Watch your kids live the pirate life as the cruise sets off in search of buried treasure. Face painting and costumes will help your kids become the pirate of their dreams.

If you’re in search of something more educational that family members of all ages can enjoy, then check out the Schooner Woodwind Sailing Cruises. Their October lighthouse cruise or the Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Watch Cruise are both popular family favorites.  

Cheer on the Midshipmen at a US Naval Academy Football Game

Navy Football might have a grueling travel schedule this season, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a chance to catch a game and enjoy the traditions that are unique to this time-honored institution. It really is a one-of-a-kind college football experience, so pick a game, plan your trip and get your tickets today!  

See Historic Sights and Frights on a Ghost Tour

Plan a visit to Annapolis in October and celebrate the spookiest time of the year with an Annapolis Ghost Tour or Haunted Pub Crawl. With a plethora of options, you can quench your thirst and get your season’s worth of frights all at once.

Interested in something strictly historic and educational? Check out the outstanding guided tours offered by Historic Annapolis.

Go to a Boat Show

For anyone who dreams of life on the open waters, Annapolis is an essential stop in October to take part in the world-renowned boat shows.

Now in its 47th year, the U.S. Sailboat Show is the nation’s largest and oldest in-water sailboat show. It attracts more than 50,000 boating enthusiasts from around the world to the Sailing Capital of the United States. This annual event takes place October 5-9 at City Dock.

Return the following weekend, October 12-15, for the U.S. Powerboat Show. Here, you’ll find everything from luxury yachts to high-speed racing boats and a wide selection of marine equipment, boating gear and related services.   

Attend a Street Festival

Hit the cobblestones the first Sunday of the month through November for the First Sunday Arts Festival in Annapolis. Crossing Calvert and West streets, this popular downtown event includes over 180 local vendors, street performers, musicians and much more. Head to town early for brunch, then walk the streets and explore the artwork.

Other exciting festivals coming up this autumn include the Maryland Seafood Festival at Sandy Point State Park, the inaugural Annapolis Watersports Festival and the 4th Annual Annapolis Italian Festival.

Enjoy Your Stay? Make It Home

It’s easy to fall in love with the historic coastal charm and close-knit cobblestone streets of Annapolis. It’s a vibrant, artistic and exciting place to call home. During your visit, be sure to stop by for tours of our Admirals Square condos and townhomes. You’ll discover an exceptional, contemporary community, and the perfect place to lay anchor in this unforgettable city.  

 

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Discover the Multigenerational Home That’s Right for Your Family

Find Space for the Whole Family

Multigenerational living is back and better than ever. America’s largest generation, the Baby Boomers, are growing older, staying healthy and choosing to age in place close to their families. On the opposite side of the spectrum, many millennials are living at home long into their 20s. While career status, the local housing market and a range of other personal factors are driving families together into more traditional living arrangements by need, they’re choosing to stay together because of the benefits.

But that image of a big happy family you imagine won’t be the case unless your home is designed to cater to the needs of your whole family. Making multigenerational living work in practice is all about compromise, plus providing a happy, healthy, supportive environment where each family member can come together to connect and still have access to privacy. Moreover, you’ll be better off when you come home to a community that has something to offer for every age.

So check out our top communities for multigenerational living and discover the perfect home for your whole family.

Avendale

Multigenerational Living at Avendale

Discover all the charm of a traditional family neighborhood combined with the latest innovations in Smart Home living at Avendale in Bristow, VA.

Family members of all ages will enjoy heading out to enjoy the outdoor amenities from the trails and dog park to the playground, not to mention the close proximity to shopping, great schools and commuter routes. Plus, the community offers a range of multigenerational home designs with first-floor guest suite options, including the Brighton, the Waverly, the Fillmore and the Kensington.

Bradford’s Landing

Multigenerational Living at Bradford's Landing

Welcome to the best value in Silver Spring. One of our newest offerings, Bradford’s Landing is a community designed for unparalleled connection with new friends and neighbors around a central community park in Montgomery County. Plus, its convenient location just minutes from the Glenmont Metro Station makes it ideal for young adults looking to meet up with friends downtown or for the in-laws to get around town. Available multigenerational home designs include the Manchester II and the Sumner II.

Potomac Shores

Multigenerational Living at Potomac Shores

Come home to a master-planned community like none other at Potomac Shores. This Prince William County Golf-Course Community offers acres of resort-style amenities, a sports complex, social barns, Potomac River access and a future VRE station. And that’s just scratching the surface.

With an engaged community of homeowners and exciting activities to take part in, no member of the family will have to look far for fun and new friends. Plus, the community offers a handful of home design elevations you’ll only find at Potomac Shores. A wide range of multigenerational designs is found at Potomac shores, including the Manchester II, the Torrington, the Sumner II, the Beckner II, the Waverly II, the Brighton II and the Kensington II.

Waterford Manor

Multigenerational Living at Waterford Manor

Enjoyment of the Loudoun County lifestyle is something everyone can agree on, and that’s exactly what you’ll come home to at Waterford Manor. This scenic community features farmhouse-style home designs and enough acreage for the whole family to enjoy.

With access to historic Leesburg and popular Loudoun vineyards right at your fingertips, live-in grandparents will love the opportunity for new adventures. Great area schools, sports teams and plenty of other young families make certain your kids won’t look far for friends or new opportunities. the Torrington II, the Edmunds II, the Fillmore II, the Kensington, the Granville II and the Hadleigh designs all offer first-floor guest suite options for multigenerational living.

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New and Future Amenities Are Ramping Up the Resort Life at Potomac Shores

Where the Resort Life Only Gets Better

From The Shores Club and the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course to the swimming pools, parks, trails and community gardens, the resort life is alive and well at Potomac Shores, Northern Virginia’s most exciting master-planned community. And it’s only just getting started. The grand plan for Potomac Shores is quickly coming to fruition as major developments have seen the opening of a new world-class sports complex and plans move forward on the construction of a new VRE train station this summer.

Ali Krieger Sports Complex Now Open

Ali Krieger Sports Complex Grand Opening at Potomac Shores

“I’m so excited to see this complex become a home to make future dreams come true for young athletes playing the sports that they love. This complex will allow thousands of kids to live out their dream in this community, just like I did,” said Ali Krieger, a 2016 Olympian, member of the 2015 Women’s World Cup championship team and Prince William County native, as she cut the ribbon to announce the grand opening of the Ali Kreiger Sports Complex this June at Potomac Shores.

This 30-acre complex now sits across from the St. John Paul the Great High School in the Woods District of Potomac Shores. As of the opening, two soccer fields, a concessions building and children’s playground are completed. Further development will extend the complex to include a total of seven multi-purpose sports fields, a softball field and additional parking.

VRE Station Development Moves Forward

Future VRE Station at Potomac Shores

As of March of this year, the final designs have been approved on the Virginia Railway Express train station at Potomac Shores. A key component of this community’s emerging town center, the 16,000-sq.-ft. headhouse is now starting construction. The two-story station is set along a bluff-top promenade that will offer commanding views of the Potomac River below. The entry level will feature restaurants, a coffee shop, a dry cleaner and other retail while providing access to the boarding platform on the story below. The current timeline has the VRE station slated to open for passengers in 2020.

Looking Ahead

Stepping back from the VRE station, the wider plan for the development of the Potomac Shores Town Center is well underway. A majority of the site has been cleared and graded. The first commercial buildings have been completed and are currently accessible via Dunnington Place. The main parkway which will streamline access into the soon-to-be bustling urban center is under construction and set to be largely completed by the end of the year.  

More than 500 families have already chosen to come home to Potomac Shores. Now as development ramps up and this premier planned community moves toward completion, the excitement only continues to grow.

Plan your visit today and explore this exceptional place to call home. While you’re here, stop by and tour our single-family home models located the Woods District close to the new Ali Kreiger Sports Complex. You’ll discover new homes with innovative, open floor plans, beautiful craftsman designs and the latest advances in Smart Home technology. It’s the perfect fit for your family here at Potomac Shores.  

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3 Reasons Why First-Time Homebuyers Should Buy New

Kickstart Your Home Search

A common misconception for first-time homebuyers is that, just like in shopping for a car, new will always be more expensive than resale. And while that might be true at first glance between listing prices, there are many other aspects to consider in determining the total cost of your home at the end of the day.

The truth is, for many first-time buyers, the benefits of buying new greatly outweigh the risks you run on a resale home. Take a look at a few ways buying new construction can set you up for success as a first-time homeowner and start planning out your budget today! Homeownership can help secure your financial future, and move-in day might be closer than you think.

Lower Upfront Costs

Did you know that standard closing costs run as high as 20% of the total value of the home? Although many lenders are now permitting lower percentages, you’ll still be stuck with a sizable down payment when you go to purchase a resale home. Even at just 5% closing costs, a $200,000 home will require $10,000 upfront.

On the other hand, most new homebuilders will cover at least some closing costs, freeing you up from putting down a big down payment. We proudly offer a complete closing cost coverage incentive that rotates through many of our active communities.

Contact a Sales Manager today to see which new home communities we’re currently offering big savings with closing cost assistance.

In addition to financing, a resale home might add extra expenses needed to make your home livable. You might need to buy all new appliances or add smart home technology to bring your home up to the modern era. But when you buy new from Brookfield Residential, you’ll receive our state-of-the-art kitchen and laundry appliance package. Our acclaimed Smart Home technology package also comes standard in many communities.

No Insider Experience Required

The deals, negotiations and posturing is often the biggest obstacle to overcome when buying a resale home. It’s a complex process that requires an experienced Realtor and a little luck to guide you through unscathed. Even then, you never know if you’re missing out on a better deal, if you could’ve bargained more or missed a key flaw in the home during the inspection.

Many who have gone through the experience and come out the other side agree that one of the clearest benefits of buying new construction is the ability to avoid all that nonsense entirely. It’s a direct and clearly-mapped-out process. You pick your homesite, home design and desired options and you get a clear price at the end of the day. Or, if you choose a Move-In-Now Home, it’s already built and upgraded and you only need to agree to the price.

Still need to secure financing? We’ve got you covered. Our preferred lenders are members of major regional and national financing networks, so they can help you secure the most competitive rates available. Plus, they can help you pre-qualify for financing before you start your home search. That way, you’ll know exactly how much you can afford when you begin your search.

Worry Less with a New Home Warranty

One of the most stressful steps of buying a resale home is, without a doubt, the home inspection. After jumping through hoop after hoop to find a home you like within your price range and get the seller to agree to your offer, this step will make or break your future in this home. The inspector might uncover termite or moisture damage, structural issues or rusty pipes. In an instant, weeks of hard work and soul-searching go by the wayside and you must begin anew. Or even worse, they miss a pivotal issue during the home inspection and the problem only rears its ugly head once you move in.

You won’t have to worry about these issues when you buy a new construction home. In a new Brookfield home, it’s been verified to be built to our exacting standard of excellence.

Even so, disaster can strike when it’s least expected. But you’ll be safe from any unforeseen issues with our signature two-year builder’s warranty and 10-year limited warranty from Professional Service Warranty Company. That way, your most important investment will be protected and you can sleep easy knowing you won’t wake up to massive maintenance and repair bills.

Next Steps

Ready to start your new home search? Get preapproved with our preferred lenders so that you can clearly define your budget for your first home. Use our mortgage calculator tool to find out what your monthly payments will look like. Start identifying your preferred new home communities. We’re here to help every step of the way, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like a guiding hand to help you get started.

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Escape to a New Home on the Eastern Shore

Easton Village

Crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from the bustling metropolitan regions surrounding Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, D.C., the water stretches out before your eyes in all directions. The sailboats of weekend warriors and trollers of family-business fisherman dash across the water below.

It’s fortunate that the bridge is over 4 miles long, the journey gives you a moment to adjust. It’s a far cry from the hectic urban centers to the west. Here, life moves at a more relaxed pace, making it an increasingly popular destination for young families and active adults alike to escape the hustle and bustle and live with a genuine connection to the place they call home.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge

A Small Town with Larger-Than-Life Charm

20 miles southeast of the Bay Bridge lies the county seat of Talbot County. Here, the town of Easton combines all the best parts of the Chesapeake Bay lifestyle into one convenient package.

A quaint, historic downtown offers boutique shopping, a classic theatre and the prestigious Tidewater Inn. Across town, modern development offers access to all the suburban conveniences of big box retail, grocery and restaurants. Golf courses intermix with old farms and working agricultural fields. Water access is abundant on the Tred Avon and Miles rivers.   

Easton Maryland Store Fronts

Outside of the town’s charm and scenery, it’s the convenient location which draws so many transplants from the mainland. It’s close enough to the bridge so that residents can travel back west to Annapolis, D.C. and Baltimore within an hour or two, but it also allows residents to explore the wealth of the Eastern Shore — from Delaware’s famous beaches on the Atlantic coast (60 miles away) to the city of Salisbury to the southeast (45 miles away). That’s without mentioning the destinations that are even closer such as St. Michaels, Tilghman Island, Oxford and Cambridge.

Welcome Home to Easton Village

Enter Easton Village, a new home community just outside Easton’s historic downtown toward St. Michaels. This waterfront community on the Tred Avon river combines modern home design with timeless Arts & Crafts architecture. Resort-style amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, outdoor pool, marina, kayak launch and a 6-acre park plus 50 acres of preserved wetlands.

The Harrington Model at Easton Village

Five distinct single-family home designs are available for families to choose from, including both main-level-living and traditional two-story designs. Multiple-car garages, first-floor owner’s suites, chef-style kitchens and vaulted ceilings are all hallmarks of this new homes collection

So whether you’re traveling through on your way to the beach, or you’re just interested in a taste of the laid-back lifestyle residents enjoy on the Eastern Shore, be sure to stop by Easton Village this summer. Tour the homes, explore the community and we’ll give you the inside scoop on some of our favorite restaurants, landmarks and adventures to be had in and around Easton.

To learn more about Easton Village, visit our website here. Or call 410-770-4676 to schedule your tour today.

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Seize End-of-Summer Savings on Your Dream Home at Avendale

Final Opportunities and Big Savings at Avendale

Craftsman architecture, inviting front porches, a close-knit, scenic community that evokes all the charm and welcoming atmosphere of a classic American neighborhood. The best of both worlds —  the classic and the modern — come together at Avendale in Bristow, VA, where each single-family home is equipped with the latest energy-efficient features and open-concept floorplans.

Many have chosen this one-of-a-kind community already. Now, we’re down to our final homesites and final opportunities this make this neighborhood your own. And if you come home this summer, you’ll receive a host of premium design options and upgrades free of charge.

End-of-Summer Incentives at Avendale:

  • FREE hardwood floors
  • FREE stainless steel appliances
  • FREE granite countertops
  • FREE voice-enabled Smart Home technology package
  • PLUS paid closing cost assistance

Surrounded by lush forests and featuring scenic walking trails, a covered picnic pavilion and a vast play area, Avendale provides a welcome family escape from the hectic Northern Virginia lifestyle. It’s also convenient to I-66, Prince William County Parkway and the VRE, so commuters will find easy access to main transportation routes. Parents will love the nearby schools including Brentsville High School and The Nokesville School. The whole family is sure to love the communities close proximity to shopping, dining and entertainment at Bristow Centre Shoppes and the Virginia Gateway Town Center.

Home shoppers can choose between seven award-winning home designs, ranging from 1,800 to 5,700 square feet, to fit their family’s size and lifestyle. Prices start in the mid $400’s.

Visit our website to learn more about the popular Avendale community. Want to tour a model? Get in touch with us today by calling (703) 335-2717.

*Incentives are available for a limited time and are valid on new, full-priced contracts on select inventory at Avendale. Prices, financing, availability, terms and incentives are subject to change without notice. Please see a Brookfield Residential Sales Manager for details.

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Take Charge of Your New Home Experience with EMPOWER by Brookfield Residential

EMPOWER by Brookfield Residential

Technology is always changing, and in the past few years, it’s transformed the way we connect, the way we live and even the way we make big financial decisions. So why should the new home buying experience stay the same complex process it’s been for decades?

It shouldn’t. That’s why we’ve created our EMPOWER initiative to pioneer innovative programs built to put you in control and simplify your journey from the start of your search to the day you come home.

Unlocking the Future of Home Shopping    

It’s the moment of truth. Time spent considering builders, home designs and your ideal lifestyle all comes down to this. The walk to the front door. Unlocking the door and stepping inside. Is it the right fit? Your initial impression could shape your future for years to come.

But it’s just a moment, one of possibly many tours a home shopper will take as they search for their dream home. So what makes this time different? It just so happens that it’s 9pm on a Wednesday and there’s no Sales Manager in sight.

We’re proud to introduce My Time Home Tours, allowing you to tour our already-built homes whenever it works best for you. During the week or on weekends. Early mornings or late at night. Step inside whether our community sales offices are open or not.

All it takes to begin your My Time Home Tour is for you to pick from our selection of available Move-In-Now Homes and select a time for your tour. Then, enter your credit card information* (for liability purposes. Don’t worry, you will not be charged a cent) and within minutes, you’ll receive a digital code to unlock the front door.   

As you enter, the power is in your hands. Take your time and take in all the details or keep it brief to fit into your busy schedule. It’s the freedom to tour on your own terms that you’ve never experienced until now.  

Where Can I Take a My Time Home Tour?

My Time Home Tours are now available at two of our most popular communities in the D.C. metro region, including the resort-style, master-planned community of Potomac Shores in Prince William County and the urban townhomes and condos of Admirals Square in Annapolis.

Looking ahead, you can expect this program to become available across many more Brookfield Residential communities in the Mid-Atlantic region by the end of the year.

All Your Style. In Half the Time.

Move-In-Now Homes have become more and more popular as new home shoppers look to shorten their new home journey. These already-built homes offer the same high-quality construction, floorplans and features as the to-be-built homes from Brookfield Residential, with the added advantage of a shorter wait before coming home.

So what’s the catch? Before, choosing a Move-In-Now Home meant giving up the ability to hand-select the features, finishes and little details that would make your new home intimately your own.

But not anymore. With My Style Quick-Move Homes, these already-built homes are just waiting for your personal touch. We wait after initial construction so that you can select the flooring, tile, counters, cabinets and fixtures. And once you’ve made your choices, your home will still be ready in less than two months! It’s the best of both worlds. The ideal crossroad between customization and convenience.

Where Can I Find My Style Quick-Move Homes?

My Style Quick-Move Homes are now available in numerous communities across the Mid-Atlantic region. Preview those homes and find the one you want to visit here. Or you can visit Admirals Square to experience both My Style Quick-Move Homes and My Time Home Tours.

For decades, we’ve worked to foster a culture of innovation and change the way people think about buying a new home. Now, we’re incredibly excited about how our EMPOWER initiative is creating never-before-seen efficiencies in the new home buying journey and allowing you to take charge of your experience. Be on the lookout for more innovative EMPOWER programs coming soon.  

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Summer Sun Meets Solar Savings at Oakview Village

Oakview Village

What if every moment you were out enjoying a sunny summer day, your home was absorbing the power of the sun to save you money and create its own clean energy?

That’s just what these innovative townhomes are doing at Oakview Village.

For all the advanced materials and new technologies available today, many builders don’t deliver the energy efficiency you deserve in your new home. But as the Mid-Atlantic’s most innovative homebuilder, we set out to set a new standard at Oakview Village, a private, gated townhome community in Glen Burnie, MD.

Like all the new homes we build across the Mid-Atlantic Region, these homes offer a number of energy-efficient features, including low-E windows, ENERGY STAR® appliances and programmable thermostats, which alone will help you keep cool over the summer and save on energy costs.

The Oakview Village difference is the fact that we include solar panels on each and every townhome through a partnership with SolarCity.

Our partnership with SolarCity at this community means that residents get to turn the power of the sun into sustainable solar energy for their innovative new townhomes. And most importantly, that means they generate their own electricity and solar savings while also doing their part to save the planet, too.

We don’t think you don’t have to give up any of your stylish sensibilities to live more efficiently and responsibly, though. That’s why we upgrade these townhomes with modern conveniences, luxurious features and contemporary finishes, such as lofted ceilings, hardwood floors and eye-catching exteriors.

Want to learn more about the solar savings and townhomes available at Oakview Village? Fill out our Information Request Form or call (410) 761-2840 to schedule your tour today.

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5 Adventures in and Around Loudoun County to Experience This Summer

Loudoun County Winery Tours

Combining suburban convenience, historic character and rural farmland charm, Loudoun County has become one of the fastest growing areas in the country, so it should be no surprise that there’s a lot to see and do this summer.

There’s no way to do it all, so that’s why we’ve broken it down into the following list of our top five summer adventures you won’t want to miss out on.

  1. Winery Tours

In Loudoun County, there are more wineries to explore than anyone could manage within a week much less a day. If you had to pick one, Stone Tower Winery atop Hogback Mountain stands out as one of the most unique for the quality of its wine, the beauty of its landscape and the value of its tour experience. And at only ten miles from Purcellville, it’s an incredibly convenient country drive from a new home at Mayfair.

It features two enormous tasting rooms, including the family-friendly Harvest Barn and the prestigious Tower View Tasting Room. And for just $15, you can visit on a whim and enjoy a six-wine tasting. Or you can bring a group for vineyard tours where you’ll get an in-depth look at the meticulous process of Stone Tower’s artisanal winemaking approach.

For a planned event, you can also use one of these limo and touring services to ride around in style from winery to winery, tasting the best Loudoun County has to offer.

  1. The Twilight Jumpers at Great Meadow

The home of several of Virginia’s biggest equestrian spectacles, Great Meadow Park is just a short drive southwest of the Loudoun County line in The Plains, Virginia. The scenery here is like that of a fairytale, as rolling green meadows stretch out toward the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains not far on the horizon.

During the summertime, this 380-acre events center and steeplechase course hosts a range of events for horse enthusiasts and casual fun-seekers alike. One of the most popular events is the Twilight Jumpers, occurring every final Friday of the month from 6:30pm to 11pm (May through August).  

As the sun sets, riders and their well-bred companions set off around the dressage ring to prove their skills. The competition includes two classes: a child/adult amateur class that begins at 7pm, and a professional, invitation-only class that begins at 8pm and often includes international Olympians and world-renowned riders. General admission tickets are only $40 dollars for a carload. Food and refreshment tents serve up artisanal eats and local beer and wine. After the jumping is over, dance parties ensue with a DJ under the pavilion.

And there’s a lot more, too. Have you ever seen a polo match? Head to the Great Meadow website and check their calendar for the full list of summer events.  

  1. Farmers Markets

Make the perfect start to a summertime Saturday morning by visiting the Leesburg Farmers Market, held just a short drive into town from Waterford Manor. Listen to live music from local artists as you shop around a wide selection of producer-only foods.   

The Leesburg Farmers Market is arguably the most popular in the county. It’s open from 8am to noon every Saturday through October. If you’re looking for small-town vibes or want to try new products and produce, there are numerous other farmers markets to explore throughout Loudoun County.  

  1. Sky Meadows State Park

Just 18 miles southwest of your new home at The Bluffs at Sleeter Lake lies the quaint country town of Paris, Virginia. And just outside of Paris you’ll find the entrance to one of the best State Parks in Northern Virginia.  

This nearly 2,000-acre outdoor paradise is set where the rolling hills of Virginia’s Piedmont transition through the foothills to the first ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s a popular destination for hiking, horseback riding, camping and birdwatching. The park also offers trail access to the renowned east coast walking path the Appalachian Trail. 

  1. Topgolf

Leaving your new home at Waterford Manor, you’ll hit Loudoun County’s hottest golf destination on your way east toward the world-renowned shopping at Tysons Corner or the growing urban centers in Ashburn or Reston. As a 30-minute drive from Waterford, it makes for a perfect stop after a day of shopping in Fairfax or as your destination all on its own.

Topgolf is a multi-storied, state-of-the-art driving range that allows guests to track their ball flight and distance, as well as compete against each other through a range of available challenges.

Bring a group of friends or a date, as each golfing bay receives full food and bar service. Or bring the kids, game rooms are available for that next birthday party. And just across the street, check out iFly, an incredible indoor skydiving experience that’s fun for the whole family!

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