The housing market in northern Virginia is booming, and showing no signs of slowing. After June 2015 recorded the highest new home sales numbers is nearly a decade, July was not to be outdone, with sales rising even higher than the month before (according to RealEstate Business Intelligence). This heightened level of activity means two things: More people than ever before are moving into the region, and the market is changing. Spurred on by ever-expanding transit options, newly constructed developments, and changing homebuyer priorities, what might be considered prime real estate is moving outside the Beltway — and into communities like Ashburn and Brambleton. What’s so great about life outside the Beltway? Life outside the I-495 Beltway means more room for growth, which also means a vaster selection and greater affordability… but also a longer commute. Still, many northern Virginia homebuyers are growing less attracted to older homes on larger lots in the closer suburbs, and more attracted to areas like Loudoun County, where Van Metre is building large, state-of-the-art homes. Luxury, or location, or both? Take Belmont Glen Village for example, in Loudoun County’s Ashburn. This luxury single-family home community features new home designs with charming exteriors; innovative, open flexible designs; and over 3000 square foot of living space. Luxury, check. And it can’t be neglected to mention that Belmont Glen Village is located just minutes from the Dulles Greenway, and soon: Metro’s Silver Line will offer residents quick and convenient access to Dulles International Airport and everything the capital city’s inner suburbs have to offer. Location, check. What may have, just a few years ago, seemed much too far a distance to commute suddenly looks more attractive; suddenly seems more like home in Loudoun County.