In With the New—and New Again at Ashby Ponds

January 21, 2022

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Loudoun County, Va., has grown by 30% over the last decade, making it one of the fastest growing counties in the country. Mirroring this trend, Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Senior Living community in Ashburn, Va., has seen an increased demand for the vibrant senior lifestyle it offers.

To meet the needs of current and future residents, Ashby Ponds continues to invest in growing, refreshing, and updating its campus—recently completing construction on a third and final clubhouse, as well as a new residence building. And to ensure that all apartment homes meet the same high standards, existing neighborhoods are also receiving fresh updates.

Brand-new amenities

The new Blue Ridge Clubhouse offers a state-of-the-art fitness and aquatic center; an educational endeavors room; game room with poker tables; a full-size, regulation pickleball court; and a dazzling salon and day spa with a mani-pedi room, massage room, and barber shop. The clubhouse also features a new restaurant called the Skyline Grille.

Outside additions include two new bocce ball courts and a town green complete with a beautiful pergola.

Spacious and inviting

“The Blue Ridge Clubhouse is awesome,” says resident Ann Hunt. “It’s so spacious and inviting to residents—a great place to bring guests too. The restaurants here have the same ambiance as many restaurants in the local area. I am amazed at how modern everything is.”

Resident Eugene Posati agrees. “The clubhouse has great facilities, helpful staff, and an excellent grill with a generous menu,” he says. “And all activities I enjoy are within a short walk.”

The opening of the new residence building, Hamilton Way, this past summer welcomed more than 200 new residents to Ashby Ponds. Each new apartment home includes features that residents prefer, including open, airy layouts; modernized kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances; full-sized, side-by-side washers and dryers; walk-in closets; and custom flooring and light fixtures. 

Hamilton Way will also be home to Ashby Ponds' eighth restaurant, the Potomac. Opening early next year, the restaurant will be a steakhouse with a fine dining atmosphere.

Fresh and new

Ashby Ponds also recently reopened the Blue Sky Restaurant after a complete renovation. Known as a popular gathering spot on campus, the restaurant now includes a full-service bar—perfect for catching up over a cocktail.

“The campus looks amazing,” says Sales Director Holly Henderson. “We recently celebrated our thirteenth anniversary, and buildings—including the original Cardinal Clubhouse—have been renovated to keep them looking as fresh and beautiful as the newest buildings.”

Henderson explains that as existing apartment homes become available, each one is completely updated—from lighting and appliances to countertops and cabinets.

“Whether you choose our newly constructed homes or a beloved original, both have the same high-quality features,” says Henderson. “And the best part is, our modernized apartment homes allow you to move without the cost of our newly constructed apartment homes.”

“I encourage anyone interested in learning more to schedule a visit,” says Henderson. “In January and February, we are hosting informational luncheons that allow you to see our community in action.”

Happy with their decision

Current residents say they could not be happier with the investment they made for themselves and their futures.

Resident Jane Gatchalian believes that all the recent additions and upgrades make Ashby Ponds one of the best and most desirable retirement communities to live in.

“My husband and I feel like we’re on a vacation every day. We can honestly say that because of Ashby Ponds’ outstanding staff and our friendly neighbors. Moving here is one of the best decisions that we’ve made in our life.”

Exceeding expectations

“Ashby Ponds has met all my expectations and more,” Eugene says. “There are great amenities, lots of social activities, and a solid group of neighbors—all on a beautiful campus. The community is affordable and the living is easy. What’s more, all the staff are knowledgeable and helpful.”

Consider Ashby Ponds if you’re interested in living in a connected and engaged senior independent living community. Beautiful walking paths and gardens, resort-style amenities, and new friends await! Request more information today.