Nearly three hundred years old and two miles south of the Potomac River, Lovettsville is a thriving Virginia town that sinks deep German roots into rich American topsoil. The northernmost town in Loudoun County, Lovettsville is a small community by Northern Virginia standards, but you’ll be hardpressed to find one more active and inviting. After all, there’s a reason why the town’s Business and Tourism Committee chants, “We’re IN Lovettsville!”; they make it pretty easy to dig in, branch out, and set down a few roots of your own.
- Unlike much of Loudoun County, which was settled from the south and east, Lovettsville was settled by families who had trekked from New York and Pennsylvania as early as 1722, creating a lasting bond with those northward.
- During the Civil War, the Lovettsville area helped form the only organized military unit from the present state of Virginia to fight for the United States of America. They were known as the Independent Loudoun Virginia Rangers.
- In 2012, the town of Lovettsville was listed on the National Register of Historic Places for making a significant contribution to our nation’s history.
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The same community spirit that created Lovettsville is still alive and well in the town today, and we’re not just talking German beverage traditions. Lovettsville is the small town that never naps; it is firmly committed to attracting and growing its business community as well as its neighborhoods. Its city parks are constantly being improved, including the recent partnership with Loudoun County to form the Lovettsville Community Park, a 90-acre park project that will be home to ball fields, an off-leash dog park, walking trails, and equestrian riding.
It’s true there is a lot to love about Lovettsville, including the wide variety of homes and lot sizes available, from houses with historic charm and mature trees to new construction that embraces the wide Virginia sky.
“Whether you are visiting, renting, or buying, it’s hard to beat Lovettsville hospitality. Community events are well attended, even by neighbors who live in another state. If you find yourself driving around or through the town, make sure to have lunch at Market Table Bistro or Patowmack Restaurant and don’t forget stopCreek’s Edge Winery with the most amazing view and [Here] and [Here] while you’re in the area. You won’t find this combination of food and [food? Wwine?] like this anywhere else in Loudoun County.” Naomi Hattaway
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Because commutes to D.C. average about 90 minutes in light to moderate traffic conditions, several Lovettsville residents choose to board the MARC Train in Brunswick Maryland, just two miles away. This hands-free transportation option allows for multitasking and predictability; two things commuters could use.
Lovettsville Elementary School, Harmony Middle School, and Woodgrove High School are all served by the Loudoun County Public School System.
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Ida Lee Park
Ida Lee Park was created in 1986 when a farm owned by the Rust family was donated to the Town of Leesburg. Containing 141 acres, the Rusts requested that the park be named in memory of Ida Lee to preserve the historic link between the Lee family of Virginia and the Town of Leesburg. Ida Lee Rust was the daughter of Edmund Jennings Lee, first cousin of Robert E. Lee.
Red Rocks Wilderness Overlook Regional Park
Located in eastern Leesburg along the banks of the Potomac River, the park contains 67 acres of woodlands and over 2 miles of trails leading to bluffs along the river.
Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail
Hikers, bikers and joggers can travel in and through Leesburg on the trail, a 45-mile long rail trail constructed on the historic W&OD RR’s right-of-way.
Typically held the last weekend of September, the Lovettsville Oktoberfest celebrates its German heritage with food, music, family-friendly activities, and, of course, beer. Most of the event is free to the public, and all of it is worth the trip.
The Lovettsville Mayfest ensures you’ll always have something to do over Memorial Day Weekend in Loudoun County. This All-American town picnic features family-friendly activities, food, and music while toasting the season of spring with the best of local wineries and breweries.
Bezerkle on the Squirkle:
If this 5k Fun Run sounds silly, it’s because it is. In a 27-lap run around the Town Square, the fastest participants won’t win any awards, unless they also wear the funniest hat, push the best-decorated stroller, or leashed with the best-dressed dog. This is one January 1st tradition that’s sure to start off the year on the right foot.
Lovettsville Movies on the Green
Saturdays during the summer find many Lovettsville folks outdoors, watching great American movie classics at the Walker Pavilion.