Best of Ashburn 2023: Meet Your Favorites!

Ashburn folks sure love sharing their opinions – whether about politics, data centers or the weather, everyone has a point of view. And when it comes to their favorite things around the community – well, they have opinions there too. 79,657 opinions to be exact.

That’s how many votes were cast in our annual survey – the Best of Ashburn 2023. More than 12,700 voters participated. It was the biggest turnout yet.

A record of more than 3,000 businesses, individuals and organizations received votes in this year’s Best of Ashburn balloting, conducted online in February.

This is the fourth year for the Best of Ashburn, and one business, Blend Coffee Bar, has been among the top 10 vote recipients all four years. Three other winners – Diana Paul, Ahso Restaurant and Bruster’s Real Ice Cream – have finished in the top 10 for three of those four years. Here are the top 10 vote recipients in 2023 along with the prior years they have appeared in the top 10: 

  1. Row House………………………………Fitness Center/Gym (2022)
  2. Diana Paul, Diana’s  Fitness Lab ……. Personal Trainer/Coach (2021, 2022) 
  3. Ben Huntington………………………….Real Estate Agent (2022)
  4. My Guys Moving & Storage……………Moving Service
  5. Blend Coffee Bar………………………..Coffee shop (2020, 2021, 2022)
  6. Ahso Restaurant……………………………..Fine Dining (2020, 2021)
  7. Pineapple7 Travel……………………………Travel Agency
  8. Russian School of Mathematics……………After-School Program (2021)
  9. Ashburn Academy of Dance………………..Dance Studio
  10. Bruster’s Real Ice Cream………………….Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Shop (2021, 2022)

From favorite bartender to favorite park, from favorite electrician to favorite sporting goods store – we have it all covered. Read on to find out how your favorites fared – and somehow we know you won’t be bashful about sharing your opinion on the results either. 



Best Preacher 

Father James Hudgins, St. Theresa Catholic Church


Co-Working Facility

Venture X


Date Spot

AhSo Restaurant

22855 Brambleton Plaza, No. 108, Brambleton, 20148



Event Venue

Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm


Favorite Local Celebrity

Pat Fischer


Favorite Park

Ashburn Park (Dinosaur Park)


Nonprofit Organization 

Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

20688 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, 20147


For almost 80 years, volunteers of the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD) have freely given their time, talents and energy to provide the highest levels of fire and rescue service. We believe that when neighbors help neighbors, true community emerges and we become closer, stronger and safer. AVFRD is a 100% volunteer-run nonprofit organization providing fire suppression, rescue and emergency medical services to over 40,000 homes and businesses. In 2022, our volunteers donated over 125,710 hours, running 4,850 calls.


Place of Worship

St. Theresa Catholic Church


Place To Work 

Autism Outreach Inc.


Senior Living Facility

Ashby Ponds

44795 Audubon Square, Ashburn, 20147


Ashby Ponds is a premier continuing care retirement community. The 132-acre gated campus boasts three amenity-packed clubhouses with multiple dining venues, fitness centers, pools, a day spa and more. Choose from stylish apartment homes that are low on maintenance and big on style. A predictable monthly service package covers most utilities, property taxes, home maintenance and more. Ashby Ponds offers an integrated health and wellness model exclusively for older adults. Residents can age in place with higher levels of care available if they need extra support in the years to come.





Abinaya Ayyamperumal, ArtBeyondImpressions

Hopewell Manor Terrace, Ashburn, 20148




Braden Quinlan


Music Shop

Notes n’ Beats – Indian & Western Music School

44190 Waxpool Road, No. 162, Ashburn, 20147





Auto Dealership

AutoNation Honda Dulles


Auto Repair Shop

Virginia Tire & Auto

Virginia Tire & Auto of Ashburn Farms, 43781 Parkhurst Plaza, Ashburn, 20147


Virginia Tire & Auto of Broadlands, 43180 Southern Walk Plaza, Ashburn, 20148


Virginia Tire & Auto of Dulles, 44285 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn, 20147


Virginia Tire & Auto of One Loudoun, 44705 Wellfleet Drive, Ashburn, 20147



Virginia Tire & Auto is a woman- and family-owned and operated full-service repair shop that’s been in business since 1976. For more than 45 years, we have worked hard to provide you with the finest in automotive service, and we’ll be here to keep you on the road for another 45 years, too. We continually invest in the best equipment and the best training for our employees. We provide the highest level of customer service, some of the lowest rates in the area and same-day service. And we believe in maintaining all our locations as well as having the cleanest, most comfortable stores.



Ducky Detailing

43699 Frost Court, Ashburn, 20147


Ducky Detailing is a fully mobile auto detailing service based in Northern Virginia. After launching in the summer of 2022, we are proud to have serviced over 100 vehicles with 100% customer satisfaction. Thank you all for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon.


Tire Store

Virginia Tire & Auto

Virginia Tire & Auto of Ashburn Farms, 43781 Parkhurst Plaza, Ashburn, 20147


Virginia Tire & Auto of Broadlands, 43180 Southern Walk Plaza, Ashburn, 20148


Virginia Tire & Auto of Dulles, 44285 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn, 20147


Virginia Tire & Auto of One Loudoun, 44705 Wellfleet Drive, Ashburn, 20147



(See write-up, Auto Repair Shop category)




Barber Shop

Triden Barber Shop

44751 Brimfield Drive, Ashburn, 20165




Christi Borde, Skin Rituals Studio

22114 Gramercy Park Drive, Suite 130, Ashburn, 20147


Eyelash/Brow/Waxing Salon

The Fix Clinic

22114 Gramercy Park Drive, Suite 130, Room 2, Ashburn, 20147



Hair Salon

Current Salon & Color Bar by Nese

44714 Brimfield Drive, Ashburn, 20147


Since opening its doors in 2012, Current Salon has been a highly sought-after hair salon in the Northern Virginia area, winning top awards and recognition year after year. Located in beautiful One Loudoun, the collaboration of Ryan Mallard and Nese Altas and their experienced, award-winning staff offer contemporary and classic cuts, styling, color services and cosmetic treatments. Current Salon has the distinction of being the first Masters of Balayage (MOB) certified hair salon in the world. As a result of their partnership with MOB, as well as other global industry brands, Current Salon stylists receive the highest level of education to ensure a mastery of their craft.


Nail Salon

Beauty Bar & Spa

21040 Sycolin Road, Suite 105, Ashburn, 20147




The Fix Clinic

22114 Gramercy Park Drive, Suite 130, Room 2, Ashburn, 20147





After-School Program

Russian School of Mathematics

21021 Sycolin Road, Ashburn, 20148


Award winning K-12 after-school math program that has empowered students to achieve excellence for over 25 years. The program emerged as a partnership between a passionate parent and gifted teacher and has since launched a movement. RSM helps children of all levels build a solid math foundation and develop their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. RSM uses rigorous study of mathematics to develop students’ math fluency, intellect and character. Students are guided to think about math logically and conceptually, building deep connections between concepts.


Childcare/Preschool/ DayCare

Hope Preschool

43454 Crossroads Drive, Ashburn, 20147



Music Instruction

The Music Loft

20915 Ashburn Road, No. 210, Ashburn, 20147



Private School

St. Theresa Catholic School


Special Needs Services

Little Hands Pediatric Therapy


Summer Camp

Fitwize 4 Kids

21720 Red Rum Drive, No. 112, Ashburn, 20147



Teacher/Elementary School 

Stacey Hagenlock, Legacy Elementary


Teacher/Middle School 

Daniel Patrick Clinton, Loudoun School for Advanced Studies

20577 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, 20147


At Loudoun School for Advanced Studies (LSAS), we challenge our students to reach their utmost potential. With our compelling educational programs for students from sixth to 12th grade, LSAS students receive an education designed to help them excel in today’s world. We combine rigorous science and mathematics courses with high-concept arts and literature courses, creating an education that enlivens the imagination and promotes creative and critical thinking. We are currently enrolling all grade levels for the 2023-24 school year. To learn more about our programs and application process, go to or call 571-946-1640.


Teacher/High School 

Thomas Sakole, Riverside High School


Tutoring Service

Primrose School of Ashburn, Ashburn North

44830 Lakeview Overlook Plaza, Broadlands, 20147





American Cuisine

AhSo Restaurant

22855 Brambleton Plaza, No. 108, Brambleton, 20148




Passion Fin



Bread by Blanca



Parallel Wine Bar



Phil Duong, Ahso Restaurant

22855 Brambleton Plaza, No. 108, Brambleton, 20148



Best Local Food Truck

Ford’s On The Road


Best Waiter/Waitress

Crump Maxwell, Ahso Restaurant

22855 Brambleton Plaza, No. 108, Brambleton, 20148




Lost Rhino


Coffee Shop

Blend Coffee Bar

43170 Southern Walk Plaza, No. 120, Ashburn, 20148



Deli/ Sandwich Shop

The Deli (Lansdowne)


Family Restaurant

Blue Ridge Grill


Fine Dining

Ahso Restaurant

22855 Brambleton Plaza, No. 108, Brambleton, 20148




Wicket Door Pub

44921 George Washington Blvd., Suite 100, Ashburn, 20147



Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Shop

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

43150 Broadlands Center Plaza, No. 114, Ashburn, 20148 



Indian/South Asian

Saffron Fine Indian Cuisine



Pazzo Pomodoro



Parrando’s Tex-Mex Grill


Outdoor Dining

AhSo Restaurant

22855 Brambleton Plaza, No. 108, Brambleton, 20148




Manhattan Pizza



Ford’s Fish Shack


Take-out Food

Londa’s Laboratory



Buffalo Wing Factory




Alternative Medicine Provider

BioMechanic Physical Therapy

19441 Golf Vista Plaza, Suite 340, Lansdowne, 20176


BioMechanic PT techniques are founded on body mechanics – from when your foot hits the ground and up through knees, hips and beyond. Our doctors ensure that the physics of you are optimized to get to the reason why you developed a problem – whether it came on slowly or from an injury or surgery. We use precise tools to measure, our analytical minds to problem-solve and our hands to restore you to perfect condition. We are a manual therapy clinic that uses ancient techniques and the latest technology. We know it is important to address your symptoms now, but to also correct the source of your pain. 



Belmont Chiropractic

44115 Woodridge Parkway, Suite 150, Lansdowne, 20176




Dr. Maya Bachour, Loudoun Smile Center

20405 Exchange Street, Suite 201, Ashburn, 20147


Loudoun Smile Center is a family and cosmetic dental office in Loudoun County’s hip downtown, One Loudoun. The office is led by Dr. Maya Bachour, DDS, who received her degree in general dentistry from Loma Linda University in California. Dr. Bachour and her team are dedicated to providing you and your family with complete health dentistry and beautiful smiles. They are committed to being your partner in wellness and know the mouth is the gateway to a healthy body. State-of-the-art dental technology and the dedicated Loudoun Smile Center team ensure a positive experience during your visit. They love seeing their patients smile. 


Dentist Practice/Group

Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

42395 Ryan Road, Suite 104, Ashburn, 20148


Costa Dentistry is an innovative, luxury and high-tech dental practice featuring specialty comfort amenities for patients. Dr. Shane Costa has been serving the Northern Virginia region since 2004 with two office locations in Ashburn and Great Falls. Our experienced team puts the well-being and care of the patient first. With access to Netflix, doTerra essential oils, headphones, neck pillows, fleece blankets, and more, you will feel at home in the dentist’s chair. Costa Dentistry offers cosmetic services, iTero digital scanning and GLO teeth whitening to perfect your smile.


Diet/Nutrition Specialist

Theresa Roth, Be Healthy Nutrition Counseling

44075 Pipeline Plaza, Suite 300, Ashburn, 20147



Eye Doctor

Dr. Seema Mohanan, Optics&EyeCARE

43150 Broadlands Center Plaza, Suite 160, Ashburn, 20148


Welcome to Optics&EYECARE, your trusted full-service optometry practice in Loudoun County for over nine years. Our experienced team, led by Dr. Seema Mohanan with over 17 years in practice, provides exceptional eye care services, specializing in dry eyes and myopia control. Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure the best possible care. But that’s not all. We also offer one of the area’s largest selections of quality frames, including popular brands like Nike, Ray-Ban, Gucci and Tom Ford. We have frames for children and sports goggles, too. We have glasses for the whole family. Let our team of experts help you look good and feel good.


General Practice/Group

Broadlands Family Practice


General Practitioner 

Dr. Anjali Garg. INOVA Medical



Dr. Joseph Errera, Ashburn Pediatric Dental Center

42882 Truro Parish Drive, Suite 201, Ashburn, 20148


Ashburn Pediatric Dental Center (APDC) is a modern, state-of-the-art pediatric dental and orthodontic practice in Broadlands. Dr. Ajit Patel, our pediatric dentist, and Dr. Joe Errera, our board-certified orthodontist, both have advanced dental training, which equips them to deliver the highest-quality dental care in a comfortable, stress-free environment. Our doctors are known in the community for their honest and personalized treatment for each and every patient. With private treatment suites, monthly giveaways, game rooms and an arcade, as well as the friendliest team in town – we promise to provide a fun and inviting atmosphere for patients of all ages.


Pediatric Practice/Group

Ashburn Pediatrics



Dr. Resa Davis


Plastic Surgeon

Dr Larry Lickstein, Elle Plastic Surgery

21021 Sycolin Road, Suite 001, Ashburn, 20147


We provide boutique, personalized care and offer comprehensive services for face and body, employing surgical and non-surgical treatments, devices and therapies, in an environment emphasizing luxury, hospitality and safety. As the largest and most comprehensive aesthetic center in Loudoun, we blur boundaries between plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine, contemporary laser therapy and advanced skin care, guiding our clients to elevated health, beauty, confidence and well-being.



The Resilience Network LLC

44335 Premier Plaza, Suite 230, Ashburn, 20147



Speech & Hearing / Audiology

Little Hands Pediatric Therapy




Carpet Care

Ty’s Carpet Cleaning


Interior Design Services

Brocato Design + Co


Landscape Consultant

Outdoor Spaces LLC

25 1st Street SE, Suite No. 3, Leesburg, 20175


​​Outdoor Spaces designs and manages the installation of landscapes and outdoor living spaces in the Northern Virginia and Washington metro area. With a background in landscape architecture and a vast knowledge of construction, we’ve used our talents to design and build a wide array of projects throughout the area. Whether you’re looking to renovate your deck, patio or porch or a complete property transformation with a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, fireplace and more, we have the tools and the creativity to match your big dreams. We’ll work with you to build an outdoor space you can be proud of.


Lawn Care/Mowing

K&H Landscape Design and Ground Maintenance

46090 Lake Center Plaza, Suite 210, Sterling, 20165


Maid/Cleaning Service

M&WR Cleaning

45577 Shepard Dr., Suite 101, Sterling, 20164


M&WR Cleaning is a minority- and woman-owned, 8(a) corporation certified by the SBA. For over 30 years, we have provided the Washington area with reliable, excellent and committed residential and facility services. With over 50 years of combined experience, you can be assured we have the knowledge, aptitude, and personnel to service any of your needs. At M&WR Cleaning, we strive to provide service that is convenient, efficient and respectful.


Moving Service

My Guys Moving & Storage

45726 Elmwood Court, Sterling, 20166



Pest Control

Green Pest Services



Pet Boarding

Olde Towne Pet Resort

21460 Squire Court, Sterling, 20166


A family-owned business for over two decades, Olde Towne Pet Resort knows that every pet in our care is more than just a client. They are family to those who love them – and part of our family, too. We offer premier dog and cat suite boarding, day camp, grooming, training, and swimming as services, but most of all we offer safe, secure fun and lots of love to the pets in our care.


Pet Grooming



Pet Store

DogGone Natural

44031 Ashburn Shopping Plaza, Ashburn, 20147




Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital

42902 Waxpool Road, Ashburn, 20148






Kenneth K. Liu, CPA,  LLC

44081 Pipeline Plaza, No. 215, Ashburn, 20147




Joshua Hummer



Navy Federal Credit Union


Financial Advisor 

Steve Salley, Salley Wealth Management


Insurance Agent/Broker 

Joe Mullee, State Farm Insurance


IT Support & Service Company

Office Defender


Loan Originator

Eniko Simon-Kiddy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

43200 Broadlands Center Plaza, Ashburn, 20148



Travel Agency

Pineapple7 Travel

19309 Winmeade Drive, Suite 411, Lansdowne, 20147






Sky Marble and Granite



John Nugent & Sons


Flooring Company

Loudoun Valley Floors

20700 Loudoun County Parkway, No. 156, Ashburn, 20147


​​Loudoun Valley Floors, your independent flooring center for over 30 years, takes pride in every customer outcome. You can count on our time-honored commitment to exceptional quality, craftsmanship and customer satisfaction – all at a fair price. Get the flooring you want with local service you can trust. Let our sales and design team inspire you with options for your vision and budget. From beginning to beautiful, we take care of you every step of the way.


Handyman/Home Services

JP Handyman Services LLC

Serving Ashburn and surrounding areas

John grew up under the talented influence of his dad and grandpa, doing home projects. His grandpa is a master woodworker and taught John how to do fine woodworking and many other skills. He spent several summers with his youth group in Kentucky repairing homes for those in need. Our business is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We have improved homes and offices in Northern Virginia since 2006 with high-quality service and customer satisfaction. No job is too small.


HVAC Company

R.A. Dobson

Serving areas of Loudoun County and Northern Virginia


​​For over 45 years, R.A. Dobson has helped people throughout Loudoun County and Northern Virginia address their air conditioning, heating and plumbing needs from scheduled maintenance and repairs to new installations. We are a second-generation family-run business with decades of experience, now serving two generations of customers. We stand behind our work. With all services, you’ll receive a minimum of one-year warranty and applicable manufacturer warranties. As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, we offer the latest in energy efficient heating and air conditioning technology. Call us today and be our next five-star review.



Sunrise Landscape & Design

43813 Beaver Meadow Road, Suite 100, Sterling, 20166



Painting Company

Brush Strokes Painting & More LLC

21080 Gladstone Drive, Sterling, 20164


Brush Strokes Painting is a family-owned and -operated company with a combined experience of over 25 years. We have proudly served our community since 2003. Since then, we have been awarded Best of Ashburn 2020-2023 and Best of Loudoun County 2023. From updating the interior of your home to increasing your exterior curb appeal, our professional painters have you covered. Brush Strokes Painting proudly uses top of the line Sherwin-Williams products to provide long-lasting results. 


Plumbing Company

Plumb Professionals

Serving Ashburn and surrounding areas


Plumb Professionals LLC – we can help. We provide residential and commercial plumbing and gas services and are a Class A contractor. We are a licensed and insured local family-owned small business. No service call fees and free estimates. Check out our reviews online at Google, Yelp and Facebook.


Power Washing

Gutterman Services

45888 Woodland Road, Sterling, 20166


(See write-up, Roofing Company category)


Real Estate Agent

Ben Huntington, Carter Braxton Preferred Properties

7 Wilson Avenue NW, Suite C, Leesburg, 20176



Remodeling /Builder Company

MAC design+build

University Commerce Center

44927 George Washington Blvd., No. 155, Ashburn, 20147


Mac design+build is an award-winning, full-service design and build team specializing in residential remodeling and custom home building serving homeowners throughout Northern Virginia for over the past decade. Our remodeling specialties include designing and building out of kitchens, bathrooms and additions, as well as custom homes. At MAC design+build, our No. 1 focus is quality while bringing our clients’ style and dreams to life.


Roofing Company

Gutterman Services

45888 Woodland Road, Sterling, 20166


From humble beginnings to a well-respected establishment, like most great things we started small. We started Gutterman Services in our parents’ basement in McLean in 1986. Today – more than 35 years later – our Gutterman team of 35 employees works out of our own facility that we built in 2009.  We have completed more than 25,000 exterior remodel jobs and over 100,000 service visits to homes all over the Washington region. All that experience is what makes us the top experts in our field. Most of our business over the years has come from referrals, which is the best compliment we can receive. 




Best Local Golf Course

1757 Golf Club


Best Personal Trainer/Coach 

Diana Paul, Diana’s Fitness Lab

21690 Red Rum Drive, No. 107, Ashburn, 20147



Dance Studio

Ashburn Academy of Dance

21690 Red Rum Drive, Ashburn, 20147



Fitness Center/Gvm

Row House

44185 Ashbrook Marketplace Plaza, Suite 140, Ashburn, 20147



Martial Arts

Super Kicks Karate


Sports Activity Venue

XCAL Shooting Sports & Fitness

44950 Russell Branch Parkway, Ashburn, 20147


XCAL, voted Best Sports Activity Venue in Ashburn, is a revolutionary new concept integrating both shooting sports and fitness in one convenient location. Our shooting sports area features three distinctive indoor shooting ranges, expert-led training courses and safety classes, along with a retail store, group training classes and shooting competitions. The state-of-the-art fitness center offers a luxurious spa, traditional fitness options as well as functional fitness spaces, a competitive mixed martial arts dojo, a dedicated spin studio and a variety of group classes, as well as personal training. In addition, the Midway Café adds to the host of amenities to provide a fantastic experience.


Yoga/Pilates Studio 

YogaSix Ashburn

44185 Ashbrook Marketplace Plaza, Suite 100, Ashburn, 20147





Consignment/ Thrift Store

Hope’s Treasures – Good Shepherd Alliance



Loudoun Jewelry

44927 George Washington Blvd., Suite 120, Ashburn, 20147


Loudoun Jewelry is the place to go for fine jewelry. We buy and sell jewelry of all kinds, including diamond rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Estate jewelry, famous makers and watches are our specialty. With over 100 years of combined experience, our professional staff are experts in custom jewelry and repairs. Our selection is always changing, so come by today and find something perfect for you.  


Miscellaneous Local Retail Store

Mon Amie Amy

42780 Creek View Plaza, Suite 115, Ashburn, 20147



Retail Center

One Loudoun

20626 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn, 20147


One Loudoun, owned by Kite Realty Group, is a unique open-air, mixed-use lifestyle community that brings a diverse collection of boutiques, restaurants, services, offices, entertainment and luxury apartments in the heart of Loudoun County. Stroll along the beautifully designed streetscapes as you shop your favorite brands, dine at the trendiest restaurants and bars, or enjoy a community event on the Downtown Plaza. With a packed calendar of happenings and an ever-growing list of new stores and restaurants to discover – including Lululemon and Ted’s Bulletin – One Loudoun has quickly become one of the hottest destinations in Loudoun County.


Specialty Store/ Gifts

Ahso Cellars

22855 Brambleton Plaza, No. 105, Brambleton, 20148



Sporting Goods Store

Cheers Sports

20700 Loudoun County Parkway, Ashburn, 20147