Ashburn is a census-designated place (CDP) in Loudoun County, Virginia. As of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 43,511.
It is 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Washington, D.C. and part of the Washington metropolitan area. Ashburn 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.
Verizon Business has a major office in Ashburn at the location replacing MCI WorldCom's headquarters after its acquisition. Ashburn is also home to government contractor Telos. Prior to 2009, AOL had its headquarters in Ashburn, but today, maintains its Ashburn location as a satellite office, while its headquarters were moved to New York City.
The George Washington University's Virginia Science and Technology Campus and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus are located in Ashburn. Redskins Park, the training camp for the Washington Redskins football team of the National Football League, is also located in Ashburn.
Wikimedia Foundation (parent of Wikipedia) has its primary data center in Ashburn. EADS North America (the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company), renamed Airbus Group, Inc., a defense contractor headed by former NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe, has a second location in Ashburn in addition to the main office in Herndon, Virginia.
Ashburn is known for it's newer single family homes and townhouses. Town Centers such as One Loudoun have made an impact on the area by creating destination attractions such as Top Golf, IFly, The Alamo Theater and many national restaurants.