Tuesday, August 13 2013
Leesburg Real Estate
Leesburg places high on Top 50 Best Places to Live list
CNN Money has released its 2013 list of the Best Places to Live in America and Leesburg has been ranked in the Top 50.
Coming in at 35, Leesburg was recognized for its “charming downtown dating back to 1758 and [the town has] made a point of preserving the historical architecture.”
Other characteristics acknowledged in the report are Leesburg's proximity to Virginia wine country and its award-winning farmer's market.
CNN Money acknowledges the median housing cost – at just less than $400,000 – is not cheap, but reasonable for the region.
Leesburg wasn't the only Washington, D.C. suburb to be on the list as Vienna, Va. was the third best place to live in the United States.
With Leesburg's proximity to Washington, D.C., CNN Money reported that while there are not many large employers within town limits, many citizens commute to D.C. and other places to work. Leesburg's Economic Development Director Marantha Edwards believes that may change soon as jobs have been increasing within the town as larger employers have begun setting up roots here.