A Brief History of Ashburn Farm
The majority of the land on which Ashburn Farm is located was originally the Gray Dairy Farm. A windmill was salvaged from the Gray Estate and now stands near the Community Center with a large “Ohio Buckeye” tree.
The Ashburn Farm Partnership was created under Virginia law and began development in 1986. Construction started after the concept plan was approved by Loudoun County in 1986. Cavalier Land Development Corp., developers of Ashburn Farm, planned the community to blend with the natural rolling terrain, resulting in winding boulevards and lots of trees. Ashburn Farm is north of the Dulles Greenway and bordered by Belmont Ridge Rd to the west, Ashburn Rd to the east, and the W&OD Trail to the north.
The first home was purchased in the summer of 1988. All the roads and utilities were built to Loudoun County and State standards, and have been dedicated to the State of Virginia for continued maintenance. Streets in the townhouse areas however, were conveyed to and are maintained by the Ashburn Farm Association. Individual homeowners are responsible for common driveways and/or pipe stems.
Click here to view a map of Ashburn Farm.
The Association and You
As with any home purchase, there are a number of important documents for you to read and understand prior to closing. As a homeowner in Ashburn Farm, you should also be very familiar with the Association’s governing documents, including the Ashburn Farm Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions and the Architectural Design & Maintenance Standards
The Ashburn Farm Association is a private, non-stock Virginia Corporation. As a homeowner, you are a member. The Association owns and maintains the common areas; administers and enforces the Covenants and Restrictions; and collects and disperses the assessments. The daily administration work is carried out by Association staff. The Staff members administer the decisions of the seven-member Board of Trustees, whose authority is granted in the Association’s governing documents.
Owners and Residents of the Community
Owners and residents of the community should seek out information about the community and community events by checking the Association’s website frequently, downloading the AFHOA mobile app, signing up to receive email updates, and reading the monthly newsletter. We invite you to get involved in the community by volunteering. The Association holds regular monthly Board of Trustees meetings that are also a great source of information as to what projects are forthcoming, what issues are affecting the community members, etc.
Additionally, as Members of the community, you are required to:
- Pay monthly assessments;
- Provide the Association Office with name and off-site address changes;
- Provide the Association Office with property rental information, should you rent the property – rentals less than six months are prohibited;
- Purchase a Disclosure Package when selling your home;
- Abide by the Ashburn Farm Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions and the Architectural Standards.
Road Maintenance in Ashburn Farm
VDOT is responsible for snow removal, maintenance, and repair of the roads that service single family homes (except Perennial Lane, which is owned by the homes the street services, but is maintained by the Association). Follow the link for information on VDOT projects.
The Association is responsible for snow removal, maintenance, and repair of the roads that service townhomes are located (as well as Perennial Lane). Follow the link for information regarding Common Area Maintenance.
The Ashburn Farm Association performs annual property inspections & follow-up inspections on each townhome and single family lot in the community. The Annual Inspection process is a review of each lot and the exterior of all structures therein, to administer the Association’s Covenants and Architectural Design & Maintenance Standards. The exterior of the home, as well as any other structure or improvement to the property will be visually inspected for maintenance issues, like faded or mismatched paint, torn screens, rotted wood, etc. Simply put, your lot should be tidy and the exterior of any structures, modifications, etc. therein be maintained in good condition and clean. Click here for more information about the inspection process. To avoid receiving violations please perform a visual inspection of your home and take steps to correct any violations that you identify.
Information regarding the Association’s obligation and easement in favor of the Association to inspect each property for violations of the governing documents can be found on page 21 in the Ashburn Farm Covenants and Restrictions, specifically Article VII, Section 4, titled Easement to Inspect.
Number of Homes
Total Homes – 3,862
- Single Family Homes – 1,824
- Townhomes – 1,416
- Condominiums – 460
- Apartments – 162
Ashburn Farm has many amenities, including:
- 3 Outdoor Swimming Pool Facilities
- 12 Tennis Courts
- 8 Basketball Courts
- 2 Athletic Fields
- 1 Pony-League Baseball Field
- 1 Sand Volleyball Court
- 19 Tot Lots
- 5 Ponds
- 1 Furnished Pavilion with large charcoal grill
- 20+ Miles of Bike and Exercise Trails