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.