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Where to Retire in Leesburg and Home Prices

There is at least one very large planned community in Leesburg, Lansdowne.  It has an active adult community within it (See Active Adult Community link at top right). The Median home value in mid-2018 was $516,700 in greater Leesburg, according to Zillow.  

What is special about Leesburg

Leesburg was the home of 5 star General George C. Marshall, the commander of the U.S. Armed Forces in WWII and the genius of the Marshall Plan for post-WWII economic recovery. The Battle of Balls Bluff, a resounding Confederate victory, was fought here.  21 entries on the National Register of Historic Places. The Rust Manor House and Nature Sanctuary.

What is not special about Leesburg

Leesburg is a very expensive and congested place to live.

Climate and Physical Environment

Leesburg is north west of Washington D.C. in extreme northern Virginia. The average July high temperature is 87 and the average January low is 21. The wettest month is May (4.5").

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Leesburg's Flower and Garden Festival is an annual event, along with parades like the one held on the 4th of July;  Thomas Balch Library; Washington's cultural attractions are nearby and extensive.

Crime

The crime rate is very low in Leesburg.

Medical facilities

Loudoun Hospital Center in Lansdowne serves Leesburg.

Transportation

The town is also the northern terminus of the Dulles Greenway, a private toll road which connects to the Dulles Toll Road at Washington Dulles International Airport.  Reagan Airport is also nearby, as is the Leesburg Executive Airport.

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