Belmont Greene

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Belmont Greene is a traditional neighborhood development in Ashburn, Virginia located off Belmont Ridge Road about 35 miles (56 km) west of Washington, DC. The development is situated adjacent to Stone Bridge High School and Trailside Park. The Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail also goes along the border of the development. The development consists of over 700 housing units and 65 acres (260,000 m2) shopping center including a bank and a number of stores and restaurants. There are two playgrounds and a small community pool that serve the needs of the Belmont Greene community.

History[edit]

The immediate area around the development consisted of woods that had possibly in previous years been used as farmland. The area also had Belmont Station for the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad, located on what today is the present day junction of Belmont Ridge Road and the W&OD Trail. All vestiges of the station (little more than an overhead cover [1]) have long since vanished.

Community Features[edit]

Belmont Greene has many features for the benefit of its residents. Belmont Station Elementary School of Loudoun County Public Schools, is located in the development and serves the Ashburn Farm community. Stone Bridge High School and Trailside Middle School are located within walking distance. Plans were scrapped to build a USPS facility near the commercial development next to the community. An extension of Trailside Park includes a walking path that connects to the W&OD trail and a drainage pond.

Location[edit]

Belmont Greene is located just off Belmont Ridge Road which directly connects with State Route 7. The development borders Belmont Country Club as well as Trailside Park, with the W&OD trail cutting between them. Luck Stone quarry is also just across from the development on the other side of Belmont Ridge Road. Belmont Greene is also just a few miles away from historic Leesburg, VA. Portsmouth Blvd. and Chesterton St cuts through the neighborhood, the neighborhood ends at the intersection of Portsmouth Blvd., Leire Pl., Nightwatch St., Winkle Ave., and Middlebury St. Easier to say, it's in the area of Ashburn.

References[edit]

  • Belmont Greene Community Association Public Website
  • "Belmont Station Elementary School web page". informational page.
  • Washington & Old Dominion Railroad A Photographic History (1847 to 1968)
  • "Village Center at Belmont Greene". informational page.