Middleburg Real Estate Information

Approximately 640 people live in the Loudoun County town of Middleburg. Initially purchased by a Revolutionary War lieutenant in 1787, the town was named after its location midway between Alexandria and Winchester on the Ashby Gap trading route. Today that route has been renamed Route 50. Historically, Middleburg attracted hunters for its foxhunting and steeplechasing and at one point was known as the "Nation's Horse and Hunt Capital.” Based on this legacy, the online magazine Thoroughbred Heritage is published at the National Sporting Library Research Center for Horse and Field Sports, situated in the heart of Middleburg.

Despite its size, Middleburg has quite a few amenities that one would expect in a larger town. Not only is Mercer Park an excellent recreational facility, but the town even has its own newspaper, the Middleburg Eccentric. An abnormally large number of boutique retailers, antique stores, and family restaurants line the main roads of Middleburg. Because of this, residents enjoy being able to eat out and have a night on the town without physically having to leave the comfort of their hometown.

For visitors and locals alike, Middleburg also has plenty of attractions and things to do, like the Upperville Stable Tour and the classic Middleburg Spring Races. A number of the local restaurants usually offer fancy cooking classes on the weekends which is another popular activity. Additionally, a local farmer’s market is held every Saturday to showcase the fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the area. The town is served by the Loudoun County School District, and has an elementary school right in town. However, middle and high school students must attend classes in neighboring towns, a few minutes away. Alternatively, a number of independent, college preparatory schools are quite attractive and located in Middleburg itself.