Lansdowne VA Homes For Sale
Lansdowne is a lovely neighborhood in Loudoun County, Virginia. It is also a name associated with the long-ago Colonial era. The Marquess of Lansdowne, who was also Britain's Prime Minister, was a supporter of the colonists' quest for independence. George Washington's most famous portrait was given as a gift to the Marquess by Senator and Mrs. William Bingham of Pennsylvania as a token of appreciation and has been known ever since as the Lansdowne Portrait. Sen. Bingham was said to have been the wealthiest man in United States at the time. The borough of Lansdowne in Pennsylvania as well as Lansdowne, Virginia both derive their name from the British statesman. For more information on Lansdowne VA homes for sale, contact us today!
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As for the modern era, Lansdowne is a part of the historic town of Leesburg which is also the country seat of Loudoun. This upscale enclave features a couple highly popular residential developments. Lansdowne on the Potomac is an upscale gated community featuring 2,155 properties including 1,442 detached single-family homes and 713 townhouses. It also includes the 30,000 square-foot Potomac Club complex with indoor and outdoor pool, spa facilities and a host of other amenities. Lansdowne Village Green is a new residential development with over 520 townhomes and condos, anchored by the picturesque Lansdowne Town Center with a Harris Teeter grocery and numerous shops and restaurants.
In 1999, Fraser Forbes pulled off the largest land deal of its kind at the time in the Washington metropolitan area. Bringing four major competing home builders into the fold, the company bought a huge piece of property in Lansdowne from Xerox for a stunning $55 billion price tag. This was a key move in the region and encouraged other developers in the area. Today, Lansdowne is known for a range of luxury properties starting with retro-classic townhouses in the $300 and $400's and escalating up to the $3 million range for large custom homes.
With over 11,000 residents and growing, Lansdowne is located between the Route 7 corridor and the Potomac River, melding new luxury construction, retail and traditional community concepts. The Village Green development has embraced the urban mixed-use model of combining commerce and living space while adding open green space and a traditional Main Street. The result is a work, live and play environment with the look of a quaint small town. Also worth noting is the Lansdowne Resort, offering a world class hotel and spa plus 45 holes of championship golf. If all this isn't enough, there are also a number of terrific boutique wineries in the area.
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Listing information last updated on April 21st, 2019 at 12:30am EDT.