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Leesburg Virginia Guide Leesburg, VA

Leesburg Guide

When you go through Leesburg, Virginia, you have to take a moment to appreciate what all this area has to offer. From its rich history, beautiful landscapes, renowned wineries and the multitude of restaurants and shops, you are sure to find everything your heart could desire. Founded in 1758, Leesburg has remained one of the most premier and desirable locations in the DMV to call home; with an emphasis on preserving its rich history while simultaneously adapting to the ever-changing world. After spending a short time here, you understand why people have been moving to Leesburg in greater numbers than ever before.

If you plan on touring the area either for the purpose of potentially moving or just to see the sights, a visit to historic Downtown Leesburg is a must. Here you’ll find an abundance of shops and restaurants, as well as the old Courthouse. If you’re looking to catch a live musical show or perhaps some theatrical performances, don’t miss Tally Ho, a depression-era movie palace that has been renovated into an art deco performance theater. Do you have a hobby that you’ve been meaning to get into, or perhaps that you’ve done for years? If you prefer to support small businesses, then we recommend stopping by Leesburg Hobbies and Collectibles where you’ll find a wide selection of various hobby supplies, as well as some vintage collectibles. If you’re looking to improve your style with some fashionable clothing, we recommend visiting The Lucky Knot, where you will no doubt leave dressed for success.

There are many wonderful restaurants to choose from in Downtown Leesburg, and we’re here to recommend a few that you will fall in love with. If you’re looking for some inventive American cuisine housed in an elegant setting, we recommend visiting the Lightfoot Restaurant. Set in a former elegant bank that has maintained its opulent structure, the upscale atmosphere accompanied by fireplaces and chandeliers throughout will make your dining experience one to remember. For a quainter eatery, visit the Shoes Cup and Cork, a creative café with a unique menu that pairs with local brews. While you’re there, visit the Shoe’s Secret Garden for a delightful outside dining experience.

If you want some old-world flair, stop by Kings Tavern and Wine Bar for a traditional British pub experience. While you’re touring downtown, you may find yourself wanting to enjoy a nice drink. If that’s the case, stop by America’s first delirium Belgian beer café. At Delirium Café you’ll enjoy a wide variety of local brews, spirits, and pub fare that will have you coming back for more. If seafood is more to your liking, King Street Oyster Bar serves a variety of creative fish dishes, and of course, shucked oysters. For an additional New American fare, check out Tuscarora Mill for a high-end dining experience in a refined dining room, rustic bar, or atrium.

Those of you who appreciate a nice glass or bottle of wine will be delighted to know that a multitude of wineries resides throughout Leesburg and the rest of Loudoun County. A few notable vineyards include Stone Tower Winery, which has been rated the #1 winery in Leesburg by TripAdvisor, Fabbioli Cellars, which provides a wonderful ambiance and delectable food pairings, and the Vineyards and Winery at Lost Creek, which holds a truly stunning tasting room that you will love. There is an abundance of wineries within the area, and if you’re planning a trip out to Leesburg, we encourage you to visit them and experience the best that Northern Virginia has to offer. If you would like to view more wineries throughout Central and Northern Virginia, you may do so by visiting our business directory. 

If you have a desire to shop at a variety of outlets, the Leesburg Premier Outlets Center is just a short drive away. Aside from the pleasure of shopping, you’ll find yourself enjoying the beautiful scenery and architecture. Even something as simple as a bank has the architectural grace of buildings found in New York City. If you’re looking to take a stroll on a nice day, consider biking down the W&OD trailhead, a regional park that takes you through the surrounding suburban and rural areas. If you’re looking to take in the rich history of the area, consider visiting some historical landmarks of Leesburg, such as The Marshall House–a National Historic Landmark belonging to formal General George Marshall, infamously known for The Marshall Plan. Do you desire to learn more about the history of Leesburg? We recommend stopping by the Visitors Center, as well as the Loudoun Museum.

While suburban areas are found throughout the county, there is a multitude of affluent homes and gated communities. When mentioning the epitome of real estate and communities in Leesburg, you will surely hear of Belmont Country Club. Famous for being known as a superb golfing community, this is country club living at its finest. Another desirable community in Loudoun County is Beacon Hill, a 1,100-acre reserve of luxurious houses overlooking elevated mountain views of the gorgeous Appalachia foothills. Here you’ll find some beautiful homes with the most stunning views in all of Leesburg.

If waking up each morning in awe of the natural beauty of the Potomac River, the community of River Creek may be where you decide to call home. Located at the confluence of the historic Goose Creek and Potomac River, River Creek seeks to highlight the natural beauty of the land with nearly 50% of the property has remained community-owned, undeveloped land. If you decide to make any of these astonishing communities your home, you are sure to remain content for many years to come.

When you’re considering the location of your future home for your family, one of the most important factors to consider is the schools. At Loudoun County, you will be pleased to find that it provides some of the top-performing schools in all of Virginia. If you find yourself moving to Leesburg, you’ll rest easy knowing that your children will be receiving a high-quality education.

We’ve only scratched the surface of what all Leesburg has to offer, and we encourage you to visit the area and see all the historic and natural beauty that this area of Northern Virginia provides. If you already have your eyes set on the location or two or three, we encourage you to visit us at, and reach out to us at 540-388-2541 or email us at

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