Elevator condo buildings at transit-oriented community in Ashburn, Va.

Metrorail’s expansion into Loudoun County, VA, was a major factor in Alonso and Jennifer Cisneros’s decision to move to Ashburn. The Silver Line’s second phase and its Ashburn station are years behind schedule. But the Cisneroses have arrived — at the Flats at Metro Walk.

“We wanted to be closer to Metro,” Jennifer said. “Both of us commute into D.C. for work, so being closer to Metro, or public transportation, was always a factor for us. Also, it was an affordable option for us to buy a home.”

The Cisneroses, both 49, shopped for a new home for a few