Sterling, Virginia is a census-designated place in Loudoun County, Virginia. It is located northwest of Herndon, east of Ashburn, and west of Great Falls. Home to many businesses, it also serves as branch offices for many major companies. Sterling is also home to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office, as well as the Sterling Field Support Center, the National Weather Service test, research, and evaluation center for weather instruments.

Claude Moore Park occupies 357 acres in Sterling and offers activities for people of all ages, with three main areas. The sportplex includes baseball and softball fields and the nature area includes hiking trails and the park. Sterling offers the following parks and clubs as recreational areas: Algonkian Regional Park, Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park, Sterling Park Golf Swim & Tennis Club.

Sterling is home to 3 public high schools named Dominion High School, Park View High School, and Potomac Falls High School.