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The expert's opinion

Dana Bradshaw dishes about the fastest-growing senior community in the fastest-growing county

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April 16th, 2015
Ashby Ponds Dana Bradshaw
Ashby Ponds Dana Bradshaw

It’s no secret that Loudoun County, Va., is the fastest-growing county in the country. According to figures released this January by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, the county has grown by 15.8%—more than any other county in the country—since the last federal census in 2010. 

Mirroring this growth, , an Erickson Living community in Loudoun County, continues to grow at record speed. In the last year, the community has welcomed three new residence buildings, a new clubhouse, and a continuing care neighborhood.

“If only I could clone myself,” laughs Ashby Ponds Sales Counselor Dana Bradshaw, who meets with hundreds of people each month who are actively researching their retirement options.

To help all those considering a future at Ashby Ponds, Bradshaw answers this month’s most frequently asked questions. 

Q: There are so many floor plans to choose from at Ashby Ponds. What are your most popular styles?

A: We listen closely to both current and future residents when developing floor plans in each of our new residence buildings. As a result, we are very pleased to be able to offer our new residents exactly what they are looking for in an Ashby Ponds home.

For instance, with the opening of Willow Crossing last year, we introduced the Paxton, a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment home featuring spacious bedrooms and a sought-after screened-in porch. The numerous options provided by a large second bedroom and the beauty and convenience of outside living space quickly made the Paxton one of our top sellers.

Another favorite floor plan is the one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath Newbury. This home boasts a large den that opens directly into the main living area. I am told time and time again that the large rooms and open floor plan draw people to this particular style.

Q: I understand that Ashby Ponds now has a “live chat” service on their website. What is this? And how can I benefit from this new feature?

A: Yes! You’re correct, and we are very excited about this new feature. Ashby Ponds’ live chat went “live” on the Erickson Living/Ashby Ponds website in April [ericksonliving.com/ashby-ponds]. 

The live chat provides future residents a new and convenient way to reach our sales team and to ask their important questions.

We’ve made the live chat feature easy to find with a prominent callout located on all the pages of the Ashby Ponds website. This allows visitors to easily launch an online chat session with a dedicated chat representative. Live chat is available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Q: I would like to consider a move to Ashby Ponds in the future, but I am not ready to move at this time. Is it too early to join the priority list?

A: Definitely not. Due to the demand for the Ashby Ponds lifestyle, joining the priority list is the only guaranteed way to ensure a future at the community. Priority list members receive first notice on new construction, and this benefit cannot be overstated. Willow Crossing, Hickory Glen, and Magnolia Place sold out almost exclusively to priority list members within weeks of being announced.

Whether you hope to move next year or in 20 years, membership ensures that an Ashby Ponds home will be available when you are ready to move. In fact, our priority list includes many children of our current residents. They’ve witnessed the Erickson Living lifestyle firsthand and wish to make it a part of their future. 

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