Sterling

Known For:  

This eastern Loudoun destination is known for its proximity to Dulles International Airport, great shopping at Dulles Town Center and delicious craft beer housed in industrial-style tasting rooms.

Local Favorites:

Mokomandy, Crooked Run Brewery – Central, Burtons Grill & Bar

Hidden Gems:

Enjoy Potomac River views with a hike along the paved trails at Algonkian Regional Park. Savor Cuban-inspired coffee, décor and cuisine at Colada Shop.

Newest Attractions:

Summit Ropes, Sky Zone, Rocket Frog Brewing Company

Historic Fun Fact:  

Loudoun County was once a top dairy producer, and one of the most significant animals in agricultural history is celebrated at the Heritage Farm Museum. In 1999, Round Oak Rag Apple Elevation was named the “Bull of the Century” by Holstein International. Elevation is credited with more than 100,000 recorded offspring and has over 8.8 million descendants. In agricultural history, no other animal equals Elevation's impact on the world.

Call it Like a Local:

Most locals use Dulles and Sterling interchangeably to talk about the general area of eastern Loudoun.

Established:

1960s