Willowsford is a 4,000-acre planned community in Loudoun County, Virginia. 2,200 acres of the community have been set aside for environmental preservation, recreation, and agricultural uses, including 40 miles of trails and a 300-acre working farm. Development began in 2010 and will be complete in 2022.
Willowsford Conservancy was established in 2011 by the Willowsford Founder as a 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organization. Its mission is “…to protect, maintain and promote the viable, long-term use of the land, integrating farming, recreation, conservation, and education to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Willowsford and the surrounding community.” The Conservancy accomplishes its mission by acting as the long-term owner of the preserved land, including the farm, along with attendant assets and programming.
As noted in the Community Covenant, the founding vision is “…for Willowsford to be a special place…a true ‘community’ where people not only live and play, but…get involved in a way that creates a better quality of life for themselves, their neighbors, and the community at large…Purchasing property in Willowsford represents a commitment to this vision…” Recognizing this unique mandate, Willowsford was awarded the 2013 and 2014 Great American Living Awards’ “Community of the Year” and the 2014 National Association of Homebuilders National Awards’ “Community of the Year.”