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Hamilton

A Little History

As you head west out of Leesburg on Route 7, after you climb over the southern tail of the Catoctin Mountain range, the first little town you come upon is Hamilton, VA.  Originally settled in the early 1700s, it was in 1835 that the town got it’s post office and the town officially became “Hamilton”. 

 

The original proposed name was actually Harmony, after Harmony  Methodist Church, but because that name was already taken, they settled on Hamilton of the local store owner.  Harmony Church still exists today on the corner of business Route 7 and Harmony Church Road!

Harmony Church Homes for sale

Area Attractions & Lifestyle

Today, Hamilton is mostly residential, with a handful of stores and restaurants in town.  It has an awesome “small town” vibe, but at the same time it is just a few minutes away from the larger towns of Purcellville to the west and Leesburg to the east, both of which offer tons of additional shopping and dining. 

In the town of Hamilton itself, you’ll find two popular restaurants.  The first is Hamiton Station Gastropub.  The Gastropub was originally established around 1983 as “The Beautiful South”, but has since rebranded itself and is now a favorite for brunch, as well as great burgers and pizzas! 

Meanwhile, Lowry’s Crab Shack is THE place to get crabs in Western Loudoun!  They’re open year round for seafood, and from April to November they’ve got fresh Chesapeake crabs by the dozen or bushel for carry out.   They are also known for the fried chicken and have won Best of Loudoun for Best Fried Chicken 3 years in a row!  They also have tables indoors and outdoors for dining, but really they are more like a market than a restaurant.

And, like most of the Western Loudoun towns, Hamilton is surrounded by beautiful open countryside with farms and wineries.   If you head north out of town on Hamilton Station Road, you’ll cross the W&OD trail, a great regional amenity offering you access to over a hundred miles of paved trails. 

After that you’ll quickly come upon The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards.  A super popular vineyard with fabulous wines, and live music on the weekends, “The Barns” is a great way to spend a leisurely afternoon just relaxing with friends.

A little further down the road you’ll find Firefly Cellars, another great venue with live music. Here’s a little video I did with them!

And if you continue north on Hamilton Station Road you’ll eventually come to Historic Waterford.   But, if you head south on Harmony Church Road you’ll eventually connect to Route 15 south of Leesburg.  Along the way you’ll find boutique wineries like Three Creeks Winery, Casanel Vineyards, Willowcroft Farm Vineyards and Zephaniah Farm Vineyard.

And if you head out of Hamilton towards Leesburg along Dry Mill Road, you’ll pass the Loudoun County Fair Grounds.  Every year the 4H club Loudoun County Fair draws a huge crowd with carnival rides, bull riding, horse riding, a crash up derby, shows, and just general fun for the whole family!

 

There are also a few town sponsored events throughout the year.  Hamilton Day in May features a fun run for the local kids, parade and party, events in the park throughout the summer, an October Pumpkin and costume contest and carnival during Fall Into Hamilton

The Neighborhoods

The town itself has a few small neighborhoods with a mix of old and new homes that occasionally come on the market.  Here’s an example of one of the oldest homes in Hamilton, originally built in 1840!!!  It has seen a lot of renovations and updates over the years!  This home sold in 2021 for just over $700K, but today is probably closer to $900K!

But, as you can see from this map, the town limits are quite narrow, running pretty much adjacent to East Colonial Highway (aka Business Route 7).  Most of the homes and neighborhoods are outside of the town. 

Even places like Hamilton Knolls with 63 homes, Hamilton Terrace with 40 homes and Carriage Ridge with 110 homes might feel like downtown Hamilton, but technically they are outside the town limits. 

hamilton loudoun neighborhoods homes for sale

But, if we opening the aperture a little wider you’ll find places like Hamilton Station Estates (48 homes), Rose Hill Estates (50 homes), Stone Eden Farm (41 homes), Fawn Meadow (63 homes), Harmony Vista Estates (28 homes) and Hamilton Acres (97 homes).  These homes are typically on an acre of more. 

 

You can enlarge the map to the right to see all of the surrounding neighborhoods and HOAs.  

hamilton loudoun HOA homes for sale

This 5500 square foot home below sold in Hamilton Station Estates for over a million dollars a few years ago.

Or how about 3 acres in Harmony Vista Estates with almost 7,000 square feet of living space that sold for an even $1.6M! 

Venture further north outside of town and you’ll find neighborhoods like Quail Creek, Huntwick, Dakota Creek Farm and Heather Knolls.  Heather Knolls is the largest of these with 60 homes, and again, most of the homes in these neighborhoods are on an acre or more and tend to feature larger luxury style homes.  Here’s an amazing 7,600 square foot home on 2 acres that sold for $2.1M in Heather Knolls

And if you continue along Hamilton Station Rd to Waterford, you’ll go through Kalnasy and Debutts subdivisions, which also feature large lots and large homes.  This 5,800 square foot home, on 3 acres, was built in the mid 80s and recently sold for just over $1.3M, complete with it’s own sauna!

But, if you look outside of these neighborhoods, you’ll find plenty of homes that are not part of an particular neighborhood with quite a bit of land also!   To this south towards Lincoln, this 5,600 square foot converted farmhouse was originally built in 1830 and sold for $2.25M on 10 acres of land! 

And of course, if you head east out of town you’ll find the neighborhoods of Beacon Hill and Shenstone with almost 400 luxury homes and lots.  

Hamilton and all the surrounding neighborhoods are amazing places to live, and I have friends who live here.  As a 20+ year Loudoun resident and top producing real estate agent in the region, I know this area well, and I know how to market your property and maximize the value of your home sale.  You deserve to work with the best!  If you are interested in buying or selling here, please give me a call.  I’d love to put all my local knowledge, energy and resources to work for you!

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