I found the people in the shops in Middleburg very nasty and non-welcoming. In contrast, the up and coming affluent town of Warrenton had shop owners that were very cordial, and made you feel like they really wanted to see you. In my opinion, Middleburg may be on the rocks.
that's why computer billionaires and movie stars reside in Warrenton and it has the best views of the Blue Ridge as the Chryslers found in the 1930s. Warrenton is the real deal, I've found.