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. 

Ashby Ponds residents taking selfie

"I received an iPad for Christmas from my daughter and her family who are technological gurus,” says Joan Helble. “They seemed inclined to push Grandma into the tech word. Needless to say, I was thrilled to receive the gift.”

picture of Ashby Pond's new clubhouse

The opening of Ponds’ eighth residence building, Hickory Glen, this past January was only the beginning of an exciting year of expansion and new opportunity.

woman relaxing in her chair

For many people moving to Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., leaving the responsibilities of a large, single-family house behind is an exciting and highly anticipated event. 

Ashby Ponds resident Judy Reeser

“When I found out the home I wanted at was available last August, I was excited,” says Judy Reeser. “But I was concerned about the sale of my house.”

For the last 14 years, Judy had lived in a single-family home in the beach community of Ocean Pines, Md.

picture of a restaurant at Ashby Ponds


“Windows is not just a name for our new restaurant; it also suggests a ‘window’ into the world of fine dining,” says Alexzandria Batey, service manager of Ponds’ newest dining establishment. 

resident making a cocktail

“There’s nothing in the world like being with the person you love in a community where you are valued by everyone,” says Sally Bailey. “And that’s exactly what we found at Ashby Ponds.”

Borad of Supervisors posing with a longtime volunteer and resident at Ashby Ponds

This Valentine’s Day, Charlotte Nurge is feeling the love. 

Recently, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors honored Charlotte for her 3,300-plus hours of volunteer work in the county, including her tireless effort to make a senior recreation center at Dulles South a reality.