Aldie / Stone Ridge Real Estate
The lush Virginia landscape, featuring green fields and the Shenandoah Mountains in the distance, await searchers of a home in the country.
The village of Aldie nestles between Gilbert’s Corner and Middleburg in Loudon County. Aldie is a small village containing a country store and a peddler, in addition to the mill for which the town is named. The mill, closed since the 1970s, is operating once more.
Aldie is situated on the Little River. It sits at the intersection of three roads which, in the 18th century, originated in Winchester, Alexandria and Snicker’s Gap. The Aldie mill and village was named for the Scots family castle of founder James Mercer.
In the Civil War, Aldie was the beginning point of the Battle of Gettysburg. J. E. B. Stuart was stationed there to prevent Union forces from cutting General Lee off in his quest to gain the advantage over Washington, D. C. An interesting note is that General Stonewall Jackson’s mother was born in Aldie.
Today, Aldie is still a quaint little village from which commuting to Tyson’s Corner or Washington, D. C. is a matter of a half hour drive. Springfield, Reston, Chantilly, Fairfax and Herndon are 15 to 25 minutes away. This means that shopping, fine dining, entertainment, events and things to do are minutes away.
The median temperature for July is 87 degrees, with winters coming in at 21 degrees. Aldie usually gets around 21 inches of snow. There are six elementary schools in and around Aldie, five middle schools and five high schools. With a population of over 11,000, the median income in Aldie is over $101,000 as compared to the $97,000 of the surrounding county. The median age of Aldie’s population is 32.
Things to Do
Parks, museums, Civil War battlefields and antebellum houses abound in and around Aldie. General Robert E. Lee’s home, for example, is about an hour away at Arlington National Cemetery. Nearby sights include:
•Morven Park in Leesburg
•Aldie Mill Historic Park in Aldie
•Trailside Park in Ashburn
•Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Dulles
•Heritage Farm Museum in Sterling
•Ball’s Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery in Leesburg
•Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg
Homes in Aldie
Stone Ridge near Aldie is a premier neighborhood under development. Most homes in the area have four to five bedrooms with four to five bathrooms. For comparison purposes, the Venice model, for example, has 2,224 square feet, four bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. Perhaps the smaller Brentwood would fit those beginning a family.
It comprises 1,700 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths. Then there are homes for larger families, with 6,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms and 5 baths. Most homes are situated on less than an acre of land, although some boast 1.1 acres.
Let the lush green countryside in Virginia enchant you while you live in a wonderful home in the quaint village of Aldie.
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