Ashburn : Virginia

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What it's Like to Retire in Ashburn

Ashburn, located in Northern Virginia, about 30 miles northwest of Washington DC, is part of the Dulles Technology Corridor and referred to as “Data Center Alley”,  with much of the world's Internet traffic traveling through here.  Many of the residents in Ashburn work in DC, or for one of the many high-tech businesses in the Technology Corridor.  The median household income is over $100,000.

The town with a population of about 45,000, is also home to the Washington Redskins football team, and two universities, Stratford and George Washington, have satellite campuses here. Picture of Janelia, a farm mansion that now sits on the campus of Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is courtesy of Wikipedia and Rexignix.


Where to Retire in Ashburn and Home Prices

Ashburn is made up of many subdivisions. Zillow reports the median selling price of a home to be $458,050 in mid-2016. There are active adult communities in Ashburn-see link at right.


What is special about Ashburn

It is home to many businesses and corporate headquarters, two universities, golf courses and parks, yet, not far from the hustle and bustle of Ashburn you'll find beautiful countryside and horse farms. 


What is not special about Ashburn

Ashburn has a high cost of living and is made up of subdivisions and strip malls. It is not a walkable community.


Who will like retirement in Ashburn

Those who want a community with several types of housing developments, lots of shopping and restaurants, and close to the nation's capital, may enjoy retiring in Ashburn.


Local economy is driven by

Ashburn is home to many high-tech businesses, and government contractors are located in the Dulles Technology Corridor.


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 38 degrees, the average July temperaure is 79 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are several parks and many restaurants, but for the best cultural scene Washington DC is nearby.



The crime rate in Ashburn is low.


Medical facilities

Reston Hospital Center is located in Ashburn.



Dulles International Airport is just 7 miles away. 


Valuable Links

Wikipedia on Ashburn, Virginia


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Facts about ASHBURN
  • State: VA
  • Environment: Urban,College Town,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 80,000+
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
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