Leesburg is located in Loudoun County, in the Virginia
between the foothills of the
Blue Ridge Mountains
35 miles northwest of downtown
Leesburg was established in 1758, has a population of about 37,000
people, and is one of the fastest growing communities in the
country (population doubled between 1990 and 2001).
Leesburg is 15 miles from Washington Dulles International
Airport, and is also home to Leesburg Executive Airport
(Godfrey Field), a commercial and general aviation facility.
The Maryland Rail Commuter Train offers service to and from
Washington, D.C., from Point of Rocks, Md., about 12 miles
north of Leesburg.
The town is also accessible via the
W&OD Trail, a hiking/biking trail that runs from Arlington,
through Leesburg and on to Purcellville, Virginia, along the
bed of the former Washington & Old Dominion Railroad, but
also has connecting trails into Washington DC and Maryland.
Leesburg has good local transportation and an abundance of
restaurant and shopping options, but only occupies about a
12 square mile area.
The immediate surrounding area is
rich with Civil War history, has many wineries, a booming
equine community and more. In addition, Washington DC is
about a 40 minute drive or train ride away, so Leesburg is
very ”family friendly” with lots of options beyond the
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Loudoun Co., VA