- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Loudoun County’s reputation as one of the fastest- growing counties in the country has now been matched by its

identity as the wealthiest county in the nation.

According to the Census Bureau (www.census.gov), the median household income in Loudoun County in 2005 was $98,483. The average household income in 2006, according to the Loudoun County government (www.loudoun.gov), was $106,919.

This wealth translates into high home values. The single-family home sales price in February was $599,859, according to Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. (www.mris. com).

In the southern part of the county, residential growth has occurred along U.S. 50, expanding west from the Fairfax County border near Chantilly to Middleburg and beyond.

At Tall Cedar Estates, just a handful of homes are still available from Drees Homes Co. About 70 homes have been built in this community on wooded homesites of up to 1 acre.

These luxury homes, priced from the upper $800,000s to the upper $900,000s, include hardwood flooring and hardwood stairs, granite counters, high ceilings and three-car garages. The homes have four or five bedrooms and 31/2 to 41/2 baths. Call 703/327-0589 or visit www. dreeshomes.com.

Toll Bros. Inc. is developing the planned community of South Riding, including the newest neighborhood, South Riding Station, off Route 50.

South Riding’s many amenities include an 18-hole golf course, community swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, soccer and baseball fields, a community center and miles of walking trails.

The development includes schools and shopping centers, with the Town Center recently joined by the new Market Square center. Both have restaurants and shops and services.

The new homes in this community include town homes priced from the $400,000s and single-family homes priced from the mid-$500,000s to the mid-$800,000s.

At South Riding Station, the new homes range from the upper $300,000s for town homes to the upper $700,000s for single-family homes, with a variety of home styles.

Call 703/327-3600 or visit www.tollbrothers.com or www.southriding.com.

Winchester Homes Inc. is building single-family homes at the Retreat at South Village in South Riding in several collections on quarter-acre homesites.

The homes are priced from the $630,000s to the upper $700,000s. The nearby golf course, shops and restaurants of South Riding are easily accessible to residents at the Retreat.

Call 703/348-4802 or visit www.winchesterhomes.com.

Edgemoore Homes is building single-family homes, villas and town homes at Avonlea, a planned community with a stone water feature at the entrance, a village center with a clock tower and piazza, walking paths, small parks, a putting green and a lake with an island reached by a stone bridge.

The development also has a community center with a swimming pool and tennis courts. The homes at Avonlea include two collections of town homes, each with a two-car garage, priced from the mid-$400,000s to the mid-$500,000s. The 34-foot-wide villas also include a two-car garage and are priced from the low $600,000s.

Single-family homes with 3,500 to 3,900 finished square feet are priced from the low $700,000s.

Call 703/957-4275 or visit www.edgemoorehomes.com.

Ryan Homes and NVHomes are developing Kirkpatrick Farms with condominiums, town homes and single-family homes on lakeside and cul-de-sac homesites.

Plans for the community include a community center, swimming pools, ball fields, tot lots and walking trails. Shops and restaurants are adjacent to the development.

The Ryan condominiums are priced from the upper $200,000s. Call 703/957-4046.

The Ryan town homes are priced from the mid-$400,000s. Call 703/542-5668.

Ryan also has two collections of single-family homes. For the Estates, which are priced from the upper $500,000s to the upper $600,000s, call 703/327-5277. For the Executive series, priced from the low- to mid-$500,000s, call 703/327-0969 or visit www.ryanhomes.com.

NVHomes is building single-family homes at Kirkpatrick Farm, each with four bedrooms and 21/2 baths. The homes are priced from the low $500,000s to the mid-$600,000s.

Call 703/327-7412 or visit www.nvhomes.com.

Equity Homes Inc. is building estate homes at Cedar Crest on 3- to 4-acre wooded home sites.

The development is 85 percent sold out. Homes can be contracted to be built there from the mid-$900,000s.

Standard features include a brick front, four bedrooms, three or four full baths and one or two half-baths, high ceilings on every level, oak stairs, hardwood flooring in the foyer and kitchen.

A Lancaster II model listed on the Web site as available now is priced at $1,239,900 and includes five bedrooms, six full baths, a three-car garage, an upgraded kitchen and a finished recreation room and bath on the lower level.

Call 571/248-8331 or visit www.equityhomes.com.

At Braddock Corner, Winchester Homes is building 100 town homes and 69 single-family homes in a development with 17 acres of open space, tot lots, picnic areas and walking trails.

The town homes, priced from the $450,000s, include a two-car garage, a gas fireplace, oak stairs and hardwood flooring in the foyer and kitchen.

Call 703/348-4805.

The single-family homes, priced from the upper $500,000s to the lower $600,000s, have a brick or stone front.

Call 703/542-2272 or visit www.winchesterhomes.com.

Van Metre Homes’ Stone Ridge community includes a wide range of recreational amenities and features that families are looking for, such as a village center with shops and restaurants, a clubhouse with a lending library, a fitness center, swimming pools, an aquatic playground, tennis courts, an event lawn and an amphitheater.

A new middle school has been built at Stone Ridge, and plans call for an elementary school and county library.

The homes range from the upper $200,000s for the condominiums, from the $400,000s for town homes to the $500,000s and the $600,000s for single-family homes.

Call 877/554-6960 or visit www.stoneridgeva.com.

Ryan Homes is building town homes and single-family homes at Little River Commons in Aldie, a planned community with a swimming pool, a clubhouse, a pavilion, walking trails, tot lots and recreation fields.

Town homes with three bedrooms, 21/2 baths and a one-car garage are priced from the low $400,000s.

Single-family homes with a brick front, four bedrooms, a finished recreation room and up to four full baths are priced from the upper $500,000s to the low $600,000s.

Call 703/327-0969 for the single-family homes and 703/542-5668 for the town homes or visit www.ryanhomes.com.

Mitchell & Best Homebuilders LLC is building 20 single-family homes on 3- to 9-acre homesites at Fox Knoll of Middleburg.

Buyers can opt to combine lots if they need more space.

The homes have four or five bedrooms, three or four full baths and one or two half-baths, with a three-car garage, oak stairs, hardwood and ceramic tile flooring and high ceilings.

The homes have base prices from $674,000 to $864,000, plus an additional $395,000 to $450,000 for the lot.

Call 540/687-8534 or visit www.mitchellbesthomes.com.

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