When Should I Start Looking?
If you want to live here, start your search now. It may take a while because homes for rent here are in demand. Six weeks or longer out from your proposed move-in date isn't too early to find home rentals.
Public transportation is non-existent in Sugarland Run, which means you'll need a car. Most drivers have a 15-minute commute; some days, and some hours, it takes longer. The closest passenger airport is Dulles International Airport, 10 miles south of the community.
Where Should I Look?
Think of elegant condos and townhouses for rent in Sugarland Run. You'll find lovely places to live here, in Sterling and in Leesburg with views along the Sugarland Run, on the north side of the community. It's actually a creek that runs north into the Potomac River along banks lined with sugar maple trees that have stood here since the American Revolution. You might want to contact an apartment locator to help you keep up with the changing market.
What You Need to Move There
You'll need your credit score, a letter verifying employment and salary and a copy of your last paycheck stub to secure a home for rent in Sugarland Run. When it gets serious, you'll need cash in the form of a cashier's or bank check. Prepare for first month's rent and security deposit. Bringing your pet? Bring more money for a deposit.
While Sugarland Run is too small for proper neighborhoods, the town consists of many single-family homes and townhomes, built not too long ago, in the '70s and '80s. Plus, many homes come with large lots leading to paved walking trails, woods or streams. Unlike the colonial-style neighborhoods nearby, Sugarland Run homes tend to be more modern ranch-style architecture.
Sugarland Run is in eastern Loudoun County, site of historic events dating from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and possibly even pre-Colonial times. Nearby Leesburg has a wonderful regional museum highlighting the history of the area.
Next door to Sugarland Run, Cascades Town Center provides convenient shopping at major department stores and standard boutique shops.
Further west, Dulles Town Center or the Premium Outlet Malls, just outside of Leesburg, provide hours of shopping pleasure.
Strip mall dining seems to be the trend here. Some of the best eats are hidden away past aisles of shops. Mokomandy is one of these. Serving Korean, Cajun / Creole and American, they hit all the bases in a most delightful way. Tiny, hard to find, not at all hard to take!
DD Barbecue trucks open your eyes to new dining possibilities. Only operating Saturday and Sunday, this place is in an old gas station. No place to park, so expect to eat in your car or make a picnic at the shopping mall across the street. People drive miles to eat here.
Man-made Willow Lake provides a watery playground for non-motorized boating, birding, fishing and 26 miles of walking trails that surround the lake.