Ashburn was originally called Farmwell after a mansion owned by the plantation owner, George Lee III. A section of the plantation west of Ashburn Road was purchased by a Quaker attorney named John Janey in the 1840s. It is believed that he named the farm after a family friend with that name.
Ashburn VA is located in Loudoun County near Leesburg and the Washington Dulles Airport. Ashbrook is one of its major subdivisions and is known for its 310 homes. It has its own Commons Shopping Center. The Commons Shopping Center has a little bit of everything from a Shell gas station to a bicycle store and tune-up station called Spokes, Etc. It is great for aspiring scientists as it is known for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for aspiring biologists and the Janeila Farm Research Campus. Loudoun County also ranks 11th in county funds spent on education. The high school graduation rate is just over 90 percent.
Ashburn’s population is over 53,000 do so it’s barely above being a small town. The residents there often say that there is almost always something to do. The attitude there seems to be “what can we do?” instead of “what is there to do?”. As a result, there is often something, such as a music festival or a salmon fair going on.
Loudoun County is known for its farming. The Dulles Tech Center makes it a point of educating their students about how food goes from the farmland to the stores. It is also known for its major Verizon office, being the headquarters to the government contractor company, Telos, and Amazon Web Service’s cloud computing. Former NASA administrator, Sean O’Keefe also has his second office location in Ashburn VA for Airbus Group Inc. Airbus is formerly EADS (European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company) North America. They also have an airport named after the World Trade Center, which is the second one in the whole state of Virginia.
The Loudoun County downtown area is also known for its multimillion-dollar residential, sports, and entertainment areas. The heart of the center is their Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. What makes the Alamo unique is that it requires its patrons to follow proper cinema etiquette. They are basically the Black Tie version of cinemas. For example, patrons write their orders on slips of paper and wait staff in a dressy black uniform picks it up. The seating arrangement is also done in a certain way to provide enough space between the patrons and wait staff.
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