Ashburn Virginia Homes for Sale in Ashburn VA real estate
Ashburn Homes for Sale and History
Ashburn VA was first known as Farwmwell (Old Farmwell, Farmwell Station) named after one of George Lee’s–great grandson of Thomas Lee–mansions. A large section of Farmwell was purchased by John Janney -almost vice-president–in 1841 and became known as Ashburn Farm by the time he sold it. Supposedly this was after some family friends named Ashburn. However local legen is more colorful as usuall and it says that the when an ash tree was struck on the property now owned by Senator William Morris Stewart it smoldered for a week bringing lots of spectators to this most important citizen’s property. Hence the locals began to refer to the area as Ashburn and that further distinguished it from nearby Farmville in Prince Edward County.
Ashburn VA Neighborhoods for Sale and Real Estate Listings
Quick Market Update for Ashburn VA homes for sale
- In the 4th Quarter of 2009 the # of sales was up 15% combined with 2008
- days on market were down about 35% to sell a listing
- and prices were even with 2008 showing a big stabilizing Ashburn home prices for first time in 3 years