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Purcellville - Town vs. County Stats

Purcellville - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Purcellville: $742,600 / County Avg $880,300


Avg Taxes in Purcellville: $4,000 / County Avg $5,900


Avg Sq. Ft. in Purcellville: 3,763 / County Avg 3,659


Avg Price per/ft2 in Purcellville: $197 / County Avg $241


Avg Walkscore in Purcellville: 26 / County Avg 26


Avg Year Built in Purcellville: 1980 / County Avg 1994


Avg Days on Website in Purcellville: 149 / County Avg 95


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The incorporated town of Purcellville is located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Loudoun County, Virginia, approximately nine miles from Leesburg, the County seat, and conveniently 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. Purcellville’s ideal position in the heart of western Loudoun and the scenic Loudoun Valley allows evolving opportunities for a mix of professional services and commerce. Purcellville businesses extend eastward to the D.C. metropolitan area, including access to Dulles International Airport, and westward to the Route 81 corridor. Historic downtown Purcellville offers diverse retail stores, antique shops, restaurants, and one of the oldest hardware stores in the country.

First settled in the 1700s, Purcellville is a welcoming place to live. Many older, Victorian homes line the tree-lined main streets; the turn-of-the century architecture adds to the charm of this growing community. Population estimates at the end of 2009 within Purcellville’s corporate limits is topping 7,000, nearly double the 2000 census figure of 3,584. Purcellville’s residents, planners, civic, and church groups, such as the Purcellville Business Association, the Purcellville Women’s Club, and the Purcellville Preservation Association, among others, work to preserve the small-town character of this historic town, even in the face of unprecedented growth. Purcellville welcomes new businesses that are compatible with existing, long-standing farms, including light industrial manufacturing and start-up technologies, health and medical practices, home-based entrepreneurial enterprises, b&bs, and more.

2010 estimates show the town limits to be 3.18 square miles. Significant growth has occurred within the town’s limits, as well in the new subdivisions surrounding town. An elected town council with six seats and a mayor govern the town limits of Purcellville. According to Mayor Bob Lazaro’s State of the Town address at the beginning of 2010, Purcellville’s budget is fiscally strong. Lazaro reported, “Less than 1% of the municipalities of our size in the entire nation have an award-winning Annual Financial Report. Purcellville is the smallest jurisdiction in Virginia to receive a Distinguished Budget Award.”

Mayor Lazaro is Chairman of the statewide Environmental Quality Policy Committee. As chair, Purcellville’s Mayor is also a member of the Virginia Municipal League (founded in 1905), a non-profit, non-partisan association working with all city, town and county governments in the state. Lazaro’s “Go Green” leadership guides many projects securing critical infrastructure to meet the demands of growth, sustainably. In addition to securing water resources to meet the community’s needs well in to 2048, the Town Council voted to place a conservation easement on the 1,271 acres of the town’s watershed, protecting it from development forever. Lazaro stated, “The easement is the largest easement recorded in Loudoun and the first by a government in our County.” Purcellville won First Place in the statewide “Go Green” environmental competition, reflecting the commitment of its town public works, wastewater, and water departments to protect the Town’s environment for present and future generations.