Brambleton is a census-designated place in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States, south of the Dulles Greenway. Construction started on the Brambleton community in 2001. Brambleton is located in southeastern Loudoun County, 11 miles (18 km) south of Leesburg, the county seat, and 1.3 mi northwest of Washington Dulles International Airport. It is 33 miles by highway west of downtown Washington, D.C. The community drains north to Beaverdam Run and east to Broad Run, both part of the Potomac River watershed.
Brambleton is located at the site of the former community of Royville, which existed as early as 1908 at the intersection of Belmont Ridge Road and Creighton Road. Developing the Brambleton planned community began in earnest in the spring of 1999, immediately after Brambleton Group L.L.C., a division of Soave Real Estate, acquired the property. Residents in the development are members of the Brambleton Community Association, a homeowners association. Brambleton is a planned community located on 2,500 acres of land near Ashburn in Loudoun County. Brambleton is zoned for a full range of residential and commercial uses.
The overall layout of Brambleton calls for over 9,000 residential units, including an active adult community, Birchwood at Brambleton; a Town Center with 300,000 square feet of retail space and 200,000 square feet of office space; an additional 150,000 square feet of neighborhood retail and 20,000 square feet of commercial office; and 1,760,000 square feet of light industrial/flex space. The Town Center of Brambleton contains over 50 retail stores, restaurants, entertainment, doctors, public spaces and commercial offices. The Town Center serves as the location for the community's annual Sizzlin' Summer Concerts, Farmers' Market, Race Brambleton Series and other events and festivals.
Future commercial parcels are planned within Brambleton. Brambleton was designed to incorporate traditional neighborhood features alongside pedestrian-oriented spaces and streetscapes. Currently the community includes four pools, over 18 miles of public trails, parks, sports courts, and several Loudoun County public schools. Brambleton is also home to two Winwood childcare centers and two Chesterbrook Academy pre-schools.