Ashburn : Virginia


What It Is 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.


Where to Retire in Ashburn and Home Prices

Ashburn is made up of many subdivisions. Zillow reports the median home value was $581,000 in early 2020. There are active adult communities in Ashburn-see link at left.


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; lots of traffic and 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

Visit Loudoun County

Wikipedia on Ashburn, Virginia


What people are saying about Ashburn

Ashburn Virginia
The historical building pictured for Ashburn, Virginia is very misleading. It is one of a handful of historical buildings in the area, if that. Ashburn is a very busy new home community with lots of traffic and a plethora of homes. It has wonderful schools, and is a nice place for new families on the go. There are a number of retirement communities in Ashburn as well, and it is close to Historic Leesburg to the west, and Washington DC to the east. If you enjoy a busy area with lots to do, then it\'s for you. But if you want peace and quiet with little traffic, it\'s not ideal.
Posted by bcarlisleyoung on August 15, 2017

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