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The Best Places to Live in Loudoun County, VA

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When it comes to choosing the best place to live, homebuyers cannot go wrong with Loudoun County in Northern Virginia. Just consider how the county ranks, based on’s 2020 ratings:

  • #1 (out of 92) best county in Virginia for families (and #3 out of 2,769 nationwide)
  • #1 best county in Virginia to live (and #11 nationwide)
  • #1 best county in Virginia with the best public schools
    (and #26 nationwide)
  • #1 best county in Virginia to buy a house
  • #2 healthiest county in Virginia (and #40 nationwide)
  • #2 best county in Virginia for young professionals (and #100 nationwide)
  • #2 best county in Virginia for outdoor activities

That said, LoCo still covers a wide range of municipalities and communities. If you’re looking for the best places to find your next dream home, start your search with these three towns and nine census-designated places:


The county seat of LoCo offers well-rounded living experiences for all types of homebuyers. From families looking for top schools and peaceful neighborhoods to settle into, to young professionals embarking on promising careers and retirees looking for ideal active communities for their golden years, there is something for everyone here.


This small town has a lively community that keeps the local lifestyle interesting and engaging. Living here means embracing a laid-back, semi-rural lifestyle where your home is surrounded by sprawling farmland and open spaces, as well as breathtaking views of mountain ranges on the horizon.

Round Hill

Nestled on the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountain range, Round Hill has a well-preserved rural lifestyle. This town makes day-to-day living pleasant by combining the impeccable natural beauty of its natural surroundings with the area’s rich century-old cultural heritage.

Stone Ridge

Stone Ridge is a census-designated place located in the village of Aldie. With a population of roughly 13,000, it is hailed as the best suburb to live in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, as well as Virginia’s #1 suburb based on rankings. Quality education is one of the main draws of this LoCo neighborhood.


The Cascades CDP is one third of the Sterling, VA’s Potomac Falls community, joining the neighboring communities of Countryside and Lowes Island. As the collective name suggests, this area benefits from its proximity to the Potomac River, as well as the Algonkian Regional Park. This community boasts of a vibrant local lifestyle highlighted by its gorgeous natural surroundings and upscale community amenities.


A master-planned community built on a 1,500-acre parcel of Loudoun County land, Broadlands is renowned for its family-friendly appeal, thanks to a selection of top-rated schools, healthy outdoor recreation destinations, and a notable local culinary scene.

South Riding 

From its humble beginnings as a homeowners’ association when the community started in 1995, South Riding has emerged to become one of the most desirable places to live in Virginia. Known for its big-city conveniences combined with small-town comfort and charm, this CDP is coveted by homebuyers looking to settle down and raise their families in a pleasant, safe, and inspiring environment.


Ashburn is a thriving census-designated place that makes homeowners of all personalities and backgrounds feel right at home. This is why this CDP is home to its fair share of renowned local neighborhoods, each with its own distinct character. 

Willowsford, for example, boasts a unique, farm-to-table lifestyle that has earned acclaim at the national level. Ashburn Village is known for its 30,000-square-foot multi-purpose Sports Pavilion. One Loudoun is one of the community’s most exciting new developments, designed with walkability in mind.


This award-winning master-planned community is one of the more affluent portions of Loudoun County, but every dollar you spend on a home here is worth it. It has outstanding schools, a vibrant town center, and a local lifestyle that encourages connectedness among the community.


If you are looking for a golf course community in Loudoun County, then Belmont Country Club should be at the top of your house-hunting list. This secure, gated community offers top-notch golfing experiences at its Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole course, along with luxe amenities including a community fitness center, swimming pool, tennis court, and clubhouse.

Live the life you’ve always wanted in Loudoun County. Find the best home that suits your personality and interests with help from the most trusted real estate agents in the area. Wicker Homes Group has more than 30 years of experience serving this market, so you can count on us to be the steady guiding hand that you to choose the home of your dreams. Call us at 571.338.3880 or inquire here.