A vibrant high-tech center and community situated within minutes of the runways of Dulles Airport, Sterling has converted its farming heritage into a place with all the conveniences of modern living. The unincorporated area’s initial prosperity was fueled by access of a railroad station in 1860. The former railway that served the station has since been transformed into a rails-to-trails bike path.
For those looking at a home in Sterling, they will be pleasantly surprised by its diverse dining scene, which includes such international specialties as Lebanese, Burmese, Mediterranean, etc. Respecting its roots, it is home to the Heritage Farm Museum.
In terms of recreational opportunities, Sterling is known for its parks and their wide variety of activities. Some of these include hiking trails, Algonkian Regional Park, Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park, Sterling Golf Club, sports complexes, water parks and rock climbing centers. A kid-friendly and family-oriented community, it also features art galleries, wine-tasting tours and Civil War tours.