For a community to flourish, it must combine beautiful living spaces with superior service, says David Southworth, president and CEO of Southworth Development. “People demand value, stability and a variety of options in the homes they’re purchasing,” he says. With this in mind, his real estate company’s latest project, Creighton Farms, offers residents the chance to live like European aristocrats. Nestled in the lush, historic countryside of Northern Virginia, across the street from former President James Monroe’s Charlottesville home, Ash Lawn- Highland, the community’s homes are crafted to resemble stately English manor houses, romantic country estates and the rustic cottages of provincial France. Divided into three distinct neighborhoods—The Enclave, The Villas and The Legacy—the custom-built residences are situated on one to six acres of verdant woods and meadowland, range from 3,000 to 10,000-plus square feet and cost between $620,000 and $2.52 million. There’s an on-site concierge to assist with personal needs and access to an 18-hole golf course, with tennis courts and a fullservice spa coming in 2011. Creighton Farms is also just a short drive away from the chic restaurants, art galleries and boutiques of Leesburg and Middleburg. For more information, call 703-957-4800 or visit

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