Purcellville is located in the northeastern portion of Loudoun County, Virginia, and is a significant population center for the county and the Loudoun Valley. Even today, many of the older structures are still standing and in use, reflecting the popular Victorian architecture of the 20th century. The area now known as modern-day Purcellville was first settled in 1764 by James Dillon who moved here from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. During the Civil War, the town was exposed to little to no fighting even though it Union and Confederate troops often passed through it. The only noteworthy battle that took place was the Purcellville Wagon Raid which is also known as Heaton's Crossroads that happened on July 16, 1864. Then the town was pillaged during The Burning Raid of 1864 by Union troops as punishment for its citizens allowing Confederate partisan John S. Mosby to run his operations from there. Then, in 1874, Purcellville took the place of Leesburg as the starting point for the stage route until the Southern Railway finished extending its way to Round Hill.
If you’re looking to buy a home where there is a strong sense of community and small-town energy, then Purcellville is a perfect choice. From its proximity to Washington, D.C. to all the farmer's markets and wineries in the area, you’re bound to find something right up your alley. For example, you have 8 Chains North Winery located only minutes away at 38593 Daymont Lane in Waterford. This winery offers patrons a place to test great tasting wines and eat tasty food. Residents also have Casanel Vineyards and Winery located at 17956 Canby Rd in Leesburg which allows groups of eight or below take a tour and test various wines. If you’re looking for something to do, Washington, D.C. is only one hour away via VA-267 East. You can visit places such as the National Zoological Park located at 3001 Connecticut Ave NW. The zoo is one of the oldest of its kind in the United States and doesn’t charge visitors admission since it is a part of the Smithsonian Institution. On top of that, the D.C. area is full of cultural and historical venues like recognized nationally and internationally is the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum which is located at 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW in Washington D.C. In addition to that, Purcellville residents have the Flags America theme park located one hour and 30 minutes away in Bowie, Maryland, at 13710 Central Avenue.
When European settlers began establishing colonies in the Washington D.C. area, they brought with them their architecture. This can be seen firsthand in the city of Purcellville where you’re bound to see various single-family home plans that include French Country, Craftsman, Country, Bungalow, Shingle, Ranch, Traditional, Tudor, Northwestern, Prairie, Colonial, and others. All properties for sale in Purcellville also differ in style depending on the architect and builder involved. Furthermore, Purcellville homes offer a varied assortment of unique features that include mahogany wood trim, high-end appliances, wine cellars, lower-level entertainment areas, swimming pools, hot tubs, and wet bars. Available house in Purcellville varies in size from three bedrooms, one bathroom, and 947 square feet to eight bedrooms, ten bathrooms, and 13,039 square feet. Additionally, there is an excellent selection of townhomes on the market in Purcellville offering different kinds of amenities. Planning on building a custom home of your choice or want to build an investment property here? You can find plenty of lots for sale in Purcellville as well. Real estate in the D.C. area sells fast, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today so we may assist you.