Ashburn, Virginia is a census-designated place located in Loudoun County, Virginia, 30 miles  northwest of Washington, D.C., and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. The population as of the 2010 Census was 43,511. It is located between Washington Dulles International Airport and Leesburg, the county seat of Loudoun County.

Located within the Dulles Technology Corridor, Ashburn is home to many high-tech businesses. Ashburn is also home to government contractor Telos. According to AOL’s Real Estate website, the future job growth of Ashburn is projected to be 26% over the next ten years. The unemployment rate is at 3%.

Educational institutions in Ashburn are operated by the Loudoun County Public Schools. Ashburn’s public middle schools include Belmont Ridge Middle School, Eagle Ridge Middle School, Farmwell Station Middle School, and Stone Hill Middle School. Public high schools in Ashburn include Briar Woods High School, Broad Run High School, and Stone Bridge High School. There are five private schools in Ashburn: Ideal Schools High School, St. Theresa Catholic School, Virginia Academy, Boyd School, and County Christian School.

George Washington University and Strayer University have campuses in Ashburn. In December 2009, it was announced that George Mason University is planning to set up a campus in Ashburn, to be located at Exit 6 off the Dulles Greenway.