Dulles Town Center, Virginia

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Dulles Town Center, Virginia
Interior view of the Dulles Town Center shopping mall
The Dulles Town Center, for which the community is named
Dulles Town Center is located in Northern Virginia
Dulles Town Center
Dulles Town Center
Dulles Town Center is located in Virginia
Dulles Town Center
Dulles Town Center
Dulles Town Center is located in the United States
Dulles Town Center
Dulles Town Center
Coordinates: Coordinates: 39°01′27″N 77°24′55″W / 39.02417°N 77.41528°W / 39.02417; -77.41528
Country United States
State Virginia
County Loudoun
OpenedAugust 12, 1999
Named forThe Dulles Town Center shopping mall
Area
 • Total2.42 sq mi (6.28 km2)
 • Land2.40 sq mi (6.22 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
310 ft (90 m)
Population
 (2010)[2]
 • Total4,601
 • Density1,916/sq mi (739.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
20166 (Sterling)
Area code(s)703 and 571
FIPS code51-23732
GNIS feature ID2584839

Dulles Town Center is a census-designated place (CDP) in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. It is located about 7 miles (11 km) north of Washington Dulles International Airport. The CDP is the location of the Dulles Town Center shopping mall, for which it is named. The United States Postal Service considers Dulles Town Center to be a subsection of Dulles, which is itself a subsection of Sterling; none of these locations is an incorporated municipality.

The population as of the 2010 United States Census was 4,601.[2]

History[edit]

In December 1987, Loudoun County officials approved the jurisdiction's first regional shopping mall. The mall was originally planned to be named the "Windmill Regional Shopping Center" but was later renamed to "Dulles Town Center" in 1988. The original expected opening was set for 1993. Dulles Town Center's developer was Lerner Enterprises.[3]

The mall was put on hold until 1994 due to the downturn in the local economy. In March of that year the mall announced it would start construction that spring with plans to be open 1996.[4] With further delays, it wasn't until the summer of 1996 that Dulles Town Center broke ground. The mall opened its first two anchor stores (Hecht's and Lord & Taylor) on November 18, 1998. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Dulles Town Center took place on August 12, 1999.

Geography[edit]

The Dulles Town Center CDP is in eastern Loudoun County. It is bordered to the north by Virginia State Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) and to the west by Virginia State Route 28. Neighboring communities are Sterling to the south and east, Ashburn and Kincora to the west, and Countryside and Cascades to the north. Dulles Town Center is 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Leesburg, the Loudoun county seat, and 27 miles (43 km) northwest of downtown Washington, D.C.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.06 km2), or 0.94%, are water.[1] The community drains westward to Broad Run, a north-flowing tributary of the Potomac River.

Government[edit]

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors[edit]

Dulles Town Center is part of the Broad Run District of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, represented by Sylvia R. Glass.[5]

Virginia General Assembly[edit]

Dulles Town Center is part of Virginia's 87th House of Delegates district, represented by Democrat Suhas Subramanyam, first elected in 2019, who resides in Ashburn.[6] The CDP is also a part of Virginia's 33rd Senate district, represented by Democrat Jennifer Boysko, first elected in 2019, who resides in Herndon.[7]

U.S. Congress[edit]

Dulles Town Center is part of Virginia's 10th congressional district, represented by Democrat Jennifer Wexton, first elected in 2018, who resides in Leesburg.[6] Dulles Town Center is represented in the United States Senate by Democrat Tim Kaine and Democrat Mark Warner.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files –Virginia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Dulles Town Center CDP, Virginia". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  3. ^ Cornelius, Foote (5 December 1987). "Loudoun County Approves its First Regional Mall". The Washington Post.
  4. ^ Peter, Pae (10 March 1994). "Work Set to Start On Loudoun Mall". The Washington Post: VA3.
  5. ^ "Redistricting in Loudoun County | Loudoun County, VA - Official Website". www.loudoun.gov. Retrieved 2021-04-10.
  6. ^ a b c "Virginia House of Delegates Member Listings". virginiageneralassembly.gov. Retrieved 2020-12-23.
  7. ^ "Senate of Virginia". apps.senate.virginia.gov. Retrieved 2020-12-23.

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