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"Leesburg is growing but still a nice place to live"

Leesburg is growing but still a nice place to live - 8/26/2009
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Leesburg, VA

We've had substantial growth over the last 5 years but the outlook is still positive. Housing has taken a beating as of late, but should rebound in the next 2-3 years. A good time to buy.

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