Leesburg, Virginia street scene.
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    European settlement of what is now Leesburg began in the 1730s, around the intersection of Potomac Ridge Road (now Virginia State Route 7) and Carolina Road (now U.S. Route 15). A couple of decades later, the Virginia Assembly picked the settlement as the location of the new Loudoun County Courthouse. A settler named Nicholas Minor, who owned the land, hired a surveyor to lay out a town that he initially called George Town, though the name was soon changed to Leesburg in honor of Thomas Lee, the great grand-uncle of Gen. Robert E. Lee. By 1859, Leesburg had grown to 1,688 residents, including slaves, and during the Civil War, the town was the scene of fighting and frequently changed hands between the Confederacy and the Union. In the late 1800s, Leesburg became a railroad stop, but it wasn’t until after World War II that the town developed into a booming Washington suburb that also strived to preserve its downtown’s historic character. Leesburg’s residential architecture is a mix of different periods, ranging from old Federal style Victorian, Italiante, Queen Anne and Colonial Revival homes to newer townhouses and condos.


    • Population 49,000
    • Median Home Price $677,000
    • Median Age 35
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    Notable Schools

    • Elementary (PK-5) Leesburg Elementary School
    • Middle (6-8) Harper Park Middle School
    • High (9-12) Loudoun County High School

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    Explore Homes in Leesburg

    • Lower Market Watson Road

      BR 2.0

      BA 1.1

      SQ FT 1500

      Built Circa 1790

    • Mid Market Mill Site Place

      BR 5.0

      BA 4.1

      SQ FT 6400

      Built 2002

    • Upper Market Lost Corner Rd

      BR 4.0

      BA 5.0

      SQ FT 4000

      Built 2014

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