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Local Information About Sterling, Virginia: Sterling, Virginia, as an unincorporated town, is a census-designated place (CDP) in Loudoun County, Virginia. It is located a 52 minute drive (30.5 mi) via VA-267 E and George Washington Memorial Pkwy to Washington D.C. and a mere 8 minute drive (5.1 mi) via VA-28 S to the Dulles International Airport. Some would consider Sterling an “exurb,” a definition also applied to other outlying northern Virginia suburbs where people benefit economically from Washington DC and conveniently use the Dulles International Airport. Washington, D.C. and its Virginia suburbs stand-alone as a U.S. city and metro area with a wide variety of employment and living options, plenty to see and do, unique seasonal beauty and an active and intellectually stimulating lifestyle. The dominance of the U.S. Government within the Washington DC metro area and its impact on the local economy and culture is clearly evident. Not surprisingly, the Sterling and Loudoun County have a high percentage of well-educated residents. For most prospective home owners, the real story of the D.C. area is the array of residential and commercial corridors surrounding the city on all sides especially west into Loudoun County and along the Dulles Airport corridor where Sterling is located.
Sterling is home to many businesses including the headquarters of such companies with annual revenues of $20 million or more including Paxfire, Neustar, and Electronic Instrumentation and Technology. Other companies with branch offices or headquarters in Sterling are: Orbital Science, Geo Trans, HR Solutions LLC, Alcatel-Lucent, M.C. Dean, Inc., National Electronics Warranty Corp, N E W Customer Service Companies Inc., among others. At one time AOL’s corporate headquarters were located in Sterling. Sterling is also home to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office LWX (serving the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area), as well as the Sterling Field Support Center, the National Weather Service Center for testing, researching, and evaluating weather instruments.
Sterling has three public high schools serving grades 9–12, three public middle schools serving grades 6–8, and twelve public elementary schools, which serve grades PK–5. On the average there are about 13 students per teacher in Sterling with the Sterling public schools spending approximately $14,283 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is approximately $12,435. Please note that these figures may have changed since this content was posted.
Sterling has a 357 acres park called Claude Moore Park. It provides a broad range of year-round fitness, recreational, educational, social and cultural activities for people of all ages within three different park areas. The Claude Moore Recreation Center has an admission’s fee that includes access to the fitness center, competitive pool, leisure pool, gymnasium, indoor track, and open time on the rock wall. They also provide several event and meeting rooms. The Claude Moore Park Sport Plex includes baseball and softball fields. The nature area includes hiking trails. On a historical note, the last known undeveloped section of the historic Vestal’s Gap Road runs through the Claude Moore Park. Originally it was just a trail used by Native Americans. Later it became a major route for settlers traveling between Alexandria and the Shenandoah Valley. Even George Washington used the road frequently in his travels between Mount Vernon and the western frontier. And General Braddock’s troops, including Daniel Boone, traversed the Vestal’s Gap Road during the French and Indian War. The Vestal’s Gap Visitor Center, home to the Discovery Room and live-animal displays, is a great place to find information about the park.
In 1860, Loudoun was one of Virginia’s most prosperous counties. The county’s success in part was based on good land, its agricultural production at or near the top for such crops as corn and wheat. But much of the prosperity at the time was due to the labor of more than 5000 slaves who amounted to one-quarter of the county’s population at the time. Loudoun County raised large numbers of men for the Confederate forces. The county even voted to secede from the union. The Loudoun County Museum does an excellent job of preserving and interpreting the artifacts of the county’s three-century history.
The climate in Sterling and Loudoun County is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters.
There are several housing developments within Sterling. The best known is probably Sterling Park. Sterling along with most of Loudoun County was one of Virginia’s leading farming and dairying counties. As a consequence it was slower to urbanize than much of the D.C. area of northern Virginia. The Sterling Park project was one of several communities that boosted Sterling’s mass population growth in the 1960s. Since 1963 when the first families moved into the newly built homes, Sterling has continued to grow steadily in population. Recognizing the success of Sterling Park newer communities were also developed. Sugarland Run is another planned community that consists of 2,600 single-family homes and townhouses which were built in the 1970s and 1980s. In contrast to surrounding colonial-style neighborhoods, Sugarland Run homes were built in a California contemporary style with modern exteriors and vaulted ceilings. There are two elementary schools for Sugarland Run community youngsters. Older children attend middle and high school elsewhere. The Sugarland Run Community Center and the pre-constructed Willow Lake, with over 26 miles of walking paths encircling it are the center of this community. There is an active homeowner’s association with elected board members. Sugarland Run boasts Loudoun County’s largest outdoor community swimming pool with a large diving well and a separate kiddie wading pool. Other recreational amenities that residents of Sugarland Run enjoy are tennis and volleyball courts, a baseball diamond, and basketball courts.
The D.C. area isn’t for everyone, but the residents of Sterling live in an area with low unemployment, a cost of living that is 39.20% higher than the U.S. average, and houses whose appreciation is on the upswing. They enjoy proximity to the bright lights of Washington DC, yet have easy access to a number of lovely parks and venerated Civil War historic sites.