With over 1,500 spacious acres, award-winning Broadlands, a master planned community in Ashburn, Virginia, is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the natural environment while combining a modern, active lifestyle. Broadlands is located in eastern Loudoun County, just off the Dulles Greenway at Claiborne Parkway (Exit 5), midway between Dulles International Airport and the town of Leesburg, Virginia, close to AOL’s Headquarters and other corporate centers. Broadlands planned community was created to accommodate 3,800 residences, living in harmony and balance with nature. The National Wildlife Federation has named Broadlands a Certified Wildlife Habitat Community, only the 25th community in the nation to achieve this certification.
Broadlands is developed by the Van Metre Companies, winner of the 2008 Avid Award for Best Customer Experience. Van Metre, founded in 1955, is one of the largest privately owned homebuilders and developers in the nation’s capital area. A variety of unit size and type are available to meet a range of lifestyles and budgets—a varied styles of single-family homes, town homes, condominiums, and apartments are included. Construction was recently completed, but there are always units available for sale.
The Broadlands community is managed by Broadlands Association, Inc., a homeowners association that incorporated in 1995. Broadlands became homeowner-controlled in 2009. Recent sales activity shows that houses in Ashburn sell in the $300k to $600k range. Broadlands also includes two apartment complexes with rental units; The Arbors at Broadlands and The Van Metre Broadlands Apartments. The average price of a house in Ashburn in 2014 was $435,000.
The entire Broadlands community is spaciously designed to flow around Stream Valley Park, 150 acres of natural haven with wooden trails, wetlands and wildlife preserves providing recreation for people of all ages. In addition, many open spaces and areas like Hillside Park and Oak Tree Grove provide perfect areas for children to play for hours. At Broadlands, nature is not only a restorative backdrop for community activities, but is also a catalyst for bringing residents together, whether learning to build bluebird houses or participating in numerous post-certification activities protecting their Wildlife Habitat.
For a community so diverse, Broadlands is close-knit, vibrant and growing, with families placing major emphasis on schools, quality of education, and sports and activities. Boasting one of the best school districts in the metropolitan area, Loudoun County public schools offer educational programs that rank with the best in Virginia and in the nation, providing well-run programs for Gifted Students, Vocational and Alternative Education, as well as Special Education. Onsite, Broadlands has two elementary schools (Hillside and Mill Run) and one middle school (Eagle Ridge). Students grow up together and attend the same high school nearby, Briar Woods High School, with continuity of friendships that last a lifetime.
Former Broadlands HOA President, David Baroody, moved here with his wife and family in 1997. Originally, they aimed at the Fairfax area due to their reputed school system, but after being guided by their realtor to consider Loudoun County, he and his wife looked at Broadlands, and independently fell in love with the same house model and Loudoun County schools. “We were one of the first 200 homes built,” he said. “Before signing on a house, I called the local principal, as schools were a priority for us. Turns out, she was from the Fairfax district originally, and could not have been happier in Loudoun. Her view of the superior quality of education programs available to our kids in Loudoun was accurate; she never let us down. Our kids got an outstanding education here, plus they’ve made life-long friends from early grade school on.”
With the emphasis that Broadlands residents place on education, it is no surprise their developer does too. The Van Metre Companies built the Loudoun County Public School Administration Building in Ashburn. Then, in December 2009, A.G. “Beau” Van Metre, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Van Metre Companies, made a gift of 37 acres in Broadlands to George Mason University to establish a Loudoun County campus for George Mason University. “Education is the cornerstone of all of our futures,” said Van Metre with his gift. “This campus of George Mason University will be a milestone in the development of Dulles Greenway frontage with our flagship Broadlands community.”
Broadlands residents recognize they live in a premier part of northern Virginia and take pride in their community through an active homeowners association, a wide array of natural and man-made amenities, and special events throughout the year, such as the Broadlands Live Concert Series. Reasonable HOA dues pay for upkeep of community common areas, playgrounds, nature trails, along with amenities such as three community swimming pools, nine tennis courts, 23 tot lots, and the stunning lodge-style 5,000 square foot Nature Center, the highlight of the community. Over 3 million square feet of shopping, restaurants, services, and offices are nearby at Broadlands Village Center and Broadlands Market Place.
Balancing the mix of streetscapes and neighborhoods with the sanctuary of nature seems to create a balance of life at Broadlands that is hard to beat. In the midst of modern living, this community has created a neighborhood based on older values. When you have a wildlife preserve running through the heart of the community that you care for, the land takes care of you. For active 21st-century lifestyles, Broadlands is a natural way to live.
The following are maps of Broadlands:
Broadlands Map – General Overview
Broadlands Stream Valley Rec Map – Places of interest including pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, walking/biking paths, schools, etc.
Broadlands Welcome Document
If you are a new resident to Broadlands, please click on this link to access the welcome packet: http://www.broadlandshoa.org/for-residents/
The community has several areas that are designated as wetlands. Wetlands are the link between the land and the water. They are transition zones where the flow of water, the cycling of nutrients, and the energy of the sun meet to produce a unique ecosystem characterized by hydrology, soils, and vegetation, making these areas very important features of a watershed. Learn more about wetlands from the US Army Corps of Engineers’ publication Recognizing Wetlands and the EPA flyer Wetland Overview.
Broadlands has three community pools: the Summerbrooke Pool, Southern Walk Pool and the Community Center Pool. Tennis courts are available for use at the Nature Center, Hillside Park, Broadlands Station and Park Glen Villas. Playgrounds are located at Harvest & Welby, the Nature Center, Summerbrooke, Broadlands Station and at Hillside Park. A fitness center is available for use by residents located basement of our Club House.
At over 5,000 square feet, the Broadlands Nature Center is the highlight of the community. Multiple events are hosted throughout the year. It not only houses animals, but is also the HOA staff offices. Stop by to visit our furry and scaly residents. BEFORE YOUR VISIT, PLEASE READ THE: NATURE CENTER RULES
Broadlands also has a Community Center for use, which residents can rent for occasions such as birthday parties, wedding receptions and graduation parties (among others).
Events and Programs
Our HOA-sponsored committees hosts a wide variety of programs and events all throughout the year:
Nature programs for adults and children
Spring and Fall Yard Sales
Spring Egg Hunt and visit with the Bunny
Broadlands Live Concert Series
Flicks in the Sticks outdoor movies
- Halloween Parties for Adults and kids Halloween parade and party
Visit with Santa
Broadlands Gear Available at the Nature Center..Get Your Swag On!
• Blankets – $15.00 (includes waterproof backing…great for the Broadlands Live concerts!)
• Corkscrews – $7.00 (stainless steel and also includes a bottle opener)
• Solo Cups – $4.00 (avoid glass and use these reusable cups at the Broadlands Live concerts!)
• Lanyards – $5.00 (ideal for pool passes and fitness center fobs)
• duffel bag – $10 special price (ideal for carry-on travel or gym bag)
Please stop by during business hours, 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri to check them out. Checks, cash or credit cards are accepted.
Contact Broadlands HOA at:
Broadlands Association, Inc.
21907 Claiborne Parkway
Broadlands, VA 20148
Fax (703) 729-9733