Ashburn’s “Willowsford,” conceived as a unique farm-to-table lifestyle community, is one of the most sought-after communities in the country, according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting Group, a national real estate research organization that has compiled a list of the top national communities, based on sales, for the last seven years. It is one of the few low density, single-family home communities to make the national list.
Willowsford sales were increased by 44% over 2015, earning the single-family home community a spot among much larger communities with higher density and multi-family units.
It was the only community in the Northeast to make the list and one of only three in the mid-Atlantic (the other two were in the Carolinas).
The Burns study states, “The Northeast’s housing recovery continued to lag other regions in 2016, as high new home prices, competition from the resale market, political uncertainty, and weaker economic fundamentals hurt new home sales. Despite these headwinds, Willowsford ranked at #45 on our list—an amazing feat.”
Willowsford credits its success with its dedication to innovative but authentic daily experiences that make it much more than just a community. Sited on approximately 4,000 acres with 2,000+ acres of open space, “Within those 2,000 acres,” the developers note, “is a network of trails through dense woodlands and pastures, a 300-acre working farm, and land designated to remain as open space in perpetuity.”
Willowsford provides a natural environment that’s rare for new communities. From its award-winning home designs (created just for Willowsford) to its amenities including a working farm and farm-to-table cooking program with pop-up restaurants, visiting chefs, a farm market; to more than 40 miles of trails and active outdoor programming; and additional amenities including resort-style pools, demonstration kitchens, 7-acre lake, fitness centers, and more—all built upfront. Willowsford has created a lifestyle experience and setting that few other communities offer.
Having been named a “Community of the Year,” for several years, Willowsford has quickly become a national model for the successful creation of a neighborhood that is much more than just beautiful homes.