Thursday, July 10 2014
Marvin Broyhill Jr. had a simple vision for the expansive farm land north of Washington’s new airport.
“ … put together a prefabricated home marketed by U.S. Steel and sell it for about $17,000 – $3,000 less than a comparable Fairfax County home,” the developer wrote in his marketing plan. “All homes to have air-conditioning. Homeowners to have access without membership fees to golf and tennis courts and pools."
Price, air-conditioning and no-cost recreation passed for “excitement” in 1961. Sterling Park emerged as the seminal community for growth in Loudoun County, changing the landscape from large farms to an affordable, residential hub intended for the families of federal workers.
Significant? Undoubtedly. Exciting? Not until now.
Movoto, a popular culture and real-estate blog based in San Francisco has released ratings naming Sterling as the fourth “most exciting place” in Virginia after Charlottesville, Alexandria and Arlington.
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