Towns & Places
Loudoun is a time machine. Step into the past in historic towns or villages; leap into the future in dynamic, tech-driven hubs and fast-growing suburbs. County seat Leesburg is lined with handsome 18th and 19th Century Colonial and Federal red brick buildings, while picturesque Middleburg in horse and hunt country has dozens of buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. In the urban tech-centered east, Ashburn and Sterling offer trendy nightlife and modern convenience, while out west Piedmont villages such as Lovettsville, “the German Settlement”, and Waterford, founded by Quakers in 1733, have barely changed in centuries. Wherever you find yourself, take self-guided tours, visit historic attractions, shop in rustic farm stores and chic boutiques, and enjoy fine food, wine and beer in cafes, bars, restaurants and tasting rooms that will make you feel at home.