People walk and drive through downtown Loudon in Northern Virginia at dusk
Loudoun County
Overview

Living in Loudoun County, VA

Comfortable rural living with quick connection to D.C.

Loudoun County is known for its beautiful scenery, rich history, healthy diversity of expanding business opportunities, comfortable neighborhoods and high quality public services. Residents can enjoy weekend concerts at local wineries and breweries, explore area biking trails or spend the day antiquing in idyllic hillside communities.

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    Commute Time to Airport

    30 min drive to IAD

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    Commute Time to Downtown

    60+ min drive or walk (to Downtown Leesburg)

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    Commute Time to D.C.

    1 hour drive

Tags
Breweries/wineries, Bucolic, Drive, Family-friendly, Galleries/museums, Hiking/biking, Historic sites, Nightlife, Parks/recreation, Professional sports, Rural, Shopping, Single-family, Suburban, Townhouse

Demographics

Schools in Loudoun County

Where academic and athletic excellence is the standard

Highly rated by Niche as the No. 4 and No. 3 district in Virginia for academics and athletics, respectively, Loudoun County Public Schools enrolls nearly 80,000 pre-K-12 students with a student to teacher ratio of 15:1.

Academic and athletic excellence is the standard across Loudoun County, including at private schools such as Foxcroft School, The Fairfax Christian School and Middleburg Academy where students are immersed in classical liberal arts education on pristine campuses.

Loudoun County Transportation

A growing multi-modal transportation network

Investment is being made across modes of transportation to make it easier and more reliable to travel to, from and around Loudoun County.

  • 3 Metrorail stations under construction
  • Commuter buses to Arlington
  • 16 Local Bus routes
  • Metro connection bus service
  • Uber, Lyft and numerous taxi companies
  • Washington Dulles International Airport

Loudoun County Attractions

Wine, dine, putt and ride your way through life in Loudoun County

Residents can pick their poison: the LoCo Ale Trail, with 30 craft breweries, or the Loudoun Wine Trail, with 40 countryside wineries and tasting rooms (plus a few cideries for good measure). The options continue for dining, with award-winning restaurants across cuisines from seafood to Mexican to Asian.

For a more active day, scenic golf courses designed by Gary Player and Greg Norman are ready for the casual golfer and seasoned player alike and the 45-mile former roadbed of the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad is a paved trail for runners, cyclists and skaters.

Loudoun County Taxes

Competitive state for taxes

  • State Income Tax (VA): 5.75%
  • Real Property Tax Rate: $1.006 per $100 Assessed Value
  • Vehicle Tax: $5.000 per $100 Assessed Value
  • Sales Tax (Combined State and Local): 6.0%