If you are looking to relocate to the Washington, D.C. Area, and you have come to the conclusion that you would prefer to commute, rather than live near the city, and all of the noise, and chaos, Ashburn, Virginia, just might be a fantastic place for you to nestle into. Ranked number 29 on the list of Money Magazine’s best small cities in America for 2012, Ashburn is located approximately 30 miles outside of the Nation’s Capital. There are any number of things to be excited about when it comes to Ashburn, like for instance, if you are an Avid fan of the Washington Redskins, you should feel right at home because their franchise has a huge presence there.
In this troubled economy Ashburn has a flourishing job growth rate, as it comes in at an astonishing 129.39 percent job growth rate between 2000 and 2011. The average job growth rate nationwide was 25.01 percent during the same period of time. The city’s job growth can be best attributed to the fact that Loudoun County is a real serious hub for the worlds internet services, as the area is where data centers for social media giant Facebook, and the world’s favorite shopping spot Amazon call home. Microsoft also has a very strong presence there.
Perhaps the biggest and the best drawing point to the city is the fact that the housing is still very affordable and there are some fantastic ashburn homes for sale at some unbelievable prices. If you are a history buff you will enjoy many of the sites that the area has to offer like Oatlands Plantation, the Loudoun Museum, and the Belmont Chapel. And if you love the great outdoors, there are plenty of offerings for you as well. With a moderate population of 59,800 Ashburn is not too big and it is not too small, it is just right, and the city has it’s arms opened wide to welcome you.