The good life comes full circle in Round Hill.
About Round Hill
Once a vacation destination for the District’s elite, now a residential escape from the metro bustle, Round Hill has a rich history of providing sanctuary and gorgeous views for the road weary. The town is appropriately named; just two miles southwest of the main drag lies an unmistakable round hill that climbs 910 feet before rolling back down the other side. Both Union and Confederate troops used the mound as a signal post during the Civil War, and today residents see it as a reminder that while great outdoors are close at hand, the best of the world lies right here at home.
FUN FACTS ABOUT ROUND HILL
- In 1909, Walter Howell, then the town sergeant, took it upon himself to replace the wooden boardwalks of the town with cement. At the end of each walk, he stamped his name and the year. If you look closely, you can still see the writing.
- Round Hill formed a relationship with Velence, Hungary as a Sister City. Velence, a city known for its flowers, natural beauty, and summer vacation appeal, has quite a bit in common with Round Hill.
- The Round Hill Historic District, which consists of 204 contributing buildings built between 1880 and 1920, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
THE HOME STRETCH
Population: 621 people as of 2014 (this is almost a 25% increase since 2000).
Distance to Washington, D.C.: About 53 miles (45 miles to Beltway)
Traffic Patterns: Commutes to D.C. average a little over an hour in the usual traffic, sometimes up to two hours during peak times (4pm to 7pm). The Dulles Toll Road (267) makes a quicker go of it for $2.50 each way. About 45 minutes away, Dulles International Airport (IAD) provides several nonstop flights to destinations within the country and around the world.
Education: Round Hill Elementary School, Blue Ridge Middle School, and Woodgrove High School support the students in Round Hill, and all are part of the Loudoun County Public School System. There are also several private and charter schools in the Purcellville area.
Community Support: Round Hill is served by the Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department, which is staffed by volunteers and supported by Loudoun County. Law enforcement is provided by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department, and the Virginia State Police.
Additional City Resources:
- Town of Round Hill
- Things To Do in Round Hill
- The Journey Through Hallowed Ground
- Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association
EXPLORE ROUND HILL:
- Round Hill Hometown Festival: Touted as “The best day of the year in Round Hill,” the Hometown Festival is held on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. From a 5K family fun run to a parade, a pie-eating contest, a downhill derby, and the community Dinner in the Park, there are lots of ways for area residents to celebrate being great neighbors.
- Bluegrass Jam: This monthly music event is sponsored by The Old Furniture Factory and has been a community staple for more than 12 years. Food and refreshments blend well with the local and regional harmonies sing folk, Celtic, bluegrass, and the best twang from yesteryears. Residents are encouraged to get in on the action, so bring your guitar when you come!
- Round Hill Arts Center: With special exhibits from local, regional, and budding artists, the Round Hill Arts Center also combines classes, events, and scholarships for the residents of Round Hill.
WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT ROUND HILL
Round Hill marches to the beat of its own drum, and it is usually accompanied by a fiddle, a harmonica, and the tapping feet of a happy neighbors.
Whether you seek to sell, own, or rent a home in Round Hill, listings don’t last long in this neck of the woods. This coveted location marries the best of the great outdoors with the efficient errand-running of nearby retail complexes; with wine country within reach and Leesburg a short drive away, residents can pick their battles and win most of them with a celebratory clink at the end of the day. That said, Round Hill isn’t suburbia; it’s more of a village and one that happily lets everyone do their own thing.
The Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department hosts an annual Dinner with Santa, which is open to kids of all ages and comes complete with pictures on Santa’s lap, a delicious meal, and a choice of desserts that may or may not include sugar plums.
“Round Hill makes everything accessible, from the gorgeous Virginia horizon to its produce, wine, and people. Great Country Farms is a must for its selection of the seasons freshest produce and farm-friendly activities. Bogati Winery is a full-scale retreat, no matter how long you can stay. And Boulder Crest Retreat, an organization near and dear to my heart, is nearby and worthy of your volunteering efforts. With so many places in and around town to choose from, it won’t be long before you have a ‘favorite’ list of your own.” Naomi Hattaway
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