If you've been exploring Elkton homes for sale, you probably already know how proud this community is to be a part of the Appalachian Trail. In fact, we recently celebrated becoming the 50th designated trail community. Other designated communities span all the way from Georgia to Maine.
Close to four million hikers head out on the trail each year. If you've ever dreamed of joining them, you'll need to spend some time getting yourself prepared. Our real estate agents have had the opportunity to speak to many hikers over the years and have learned a lot from them. Here are a few of the most important tips they've shared with us.
If you want to live along the Appalachian Trail, consider purchasing one of the beautiful Elkton or Luray homes for sale. The experienced agents at Old Dominion Realty would love to help you find your dream home. Contact us today to get started.
Whether you're decorating a new home or searching for the perfect finishing touch for your long-time abode, our real estate agents are happy to report that the antique stores of the Shenandoah Valley are sure to have unique items that you won't find anywhere else. The best antique stores offer a little bit of everything, from home décor to memorabilia, furniture, art, toys, and historical treasures. Start searching for your next one-of-a-kind treasure, with our guide to five great antique shops located in the Shenandoah Valley.
Factory Antique Mall – 50 Lodge Ln., Suite 106, Verona, VA 24482
The Factory Antique Mall isn't just one of the biggest malls located near Virginia homes for sale – it's one of the largest antique malls, period, in the entire country! The Factory Antique Mall covers more than 135,000 square feet, and the setting is so unique that it has been used as a filming site for television shows on major networks. When you visit the mall, you'll find an endless selection of booths to explore, featuring every niche of antiques you can imagine and so much more. The mall is so large that aisles are divided into "streets" and "boulevards," so be sure to pick up a map when you arrive to make sure you don't miss anything.
Shenandoah Heritage Market – 121 Carpenter Ln., Harrisonburg, VA 22801
If you believe that variety is the spice of life, then you'll fit right in with the folks at the Shenandoah Heritage Market. This market is made up of a collection of more than 20 individual, locally-owned shops, offering everything from antiques to fabrics, hand-made furniture, and gourmet food. Dedicated shoppers can easily spend a whole day exploring the shops, scouring the shelves, and stopping for a delicious meal at the quaint, country cafe located on-site.
Rolling Hills Antique Mall – 779 E Market St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801Located just a short trip over the state line from West Virginia homes for sale, the Rolling Hills Antique Mall has been a popular stop for antique lovers for more than 20 years. This mall specializes in collectibles, including military items, advertisements, glassware, and decorative items. You'll also find a wide selection of high-quality antique cookware, furniture, and tools. Rolling Hills Antique Mall is a pet-friendly store and offers ample parking if you're visiting with your RV.
Shenandoah Valley Flea Market – 3549 Old Valley Pike, New Market, VA 22844
With more than 70 individual booths stocked by local vendors, the Shenandoah Valley Flea Market is sure to have something special for your home. As with all great flea markets, you can find a little bit of everything here, with great prices, friendly service, and more than a few treasures to be uncovered. There are frequent sales and vendors restock their booths regularly, so be sure to stop by often.
Stumps Old Town Antiques – 10279 McGaheysville Rd., McGaheysville, VA 22840
Serving the area since 2007, Stumps Old Town Antiques may not be the largest antique mall in the Shenandoah Valley, but more than makes up for it with great prices, a diverse selection, and friendly, personal service. Whether you already have the perfect item in mind or need a little inspiration, the staff here will be happy to help you find everything that you need.
Are you searching for the perfect home to display all of your unique treasures? Our team would love to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Central Shenandoah Valley.
Embrace your home this season with dazzling décor and dynamic designs. Sprucing up your home by painting the walls and adding in complementary colored decorations works wonders in any space. Whether you're getting ready to list or if a few of your rooms need a makeover, our real estate agents encourage you to let your creativity flow with the fabulous finds at these Harrisonburg home stores.
In a world of high-tech entertainment, fishing retains a nostalgic charm. The appeal of spending a pleasant summer day with a sandwich, cold beverage, and fishing pole never seems to grow old.
If you promise not to tell, our real estate agents will share the secrets of their favorite fishing spots in Augusta County.
Some say that wine is the nectar of the gods, but we think that a glass of vino is simply the secret ingredient for a good time. Whether you consider yourself an amateur sommelier or if you're not picky when it comes to color, taste, or body, National Drink Wine Day is a great opportunity to pour yourself a glass of wine straight from the Valley.
What's the best way to celebrate National Drink Wine Day on February 18th? By uncorking a delightful bottle in the vineyards of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Our REALTORS® invite you to grab life by the stem and enjoy National Drink Wine Day with a glass of red or white at one of these local wineries.
If you're tight on time and can't make it to a vineyard, we suggest heading straight to Yelping Dog Wine. This wine, cheese, and gourmet shop have more than 1200 different bottles of wine from over 200 vineyards. A cozy space to hang out with your partner or your closest group of friends, their free wine, cheese, and Greek olive oil samples allow you to explore a world of flavor without ever leaving your seat. Come hungry on National Drink Wine Day and pair a glass with one of their gourmet grilled cheeses.View this post on Instagram
Located in the shadow of the Massanutten Mountain, CrossKeys Vineyards transformed 125-acres of unspoiled Virginia forest and created a truly tranquil vineyard. With hospitality and excellence, they open their tasting room doors for all to savor their twelve different grape varieties in favorites like the Cabernet Franc, Tavern, and Apple D'Vine. Luckily for you, National Drink Wine Day falls on a Sunday which means their bistro is also open for you to sample their delicious signature items.View this post on Instagram
Barren Ridge Vineyards welcomes you to simply stop in and enjoy a glass of wine that reflects the serenity found in the Valley. Their cozy rustic tasting room and charming patio offer you, your friends, and even your dog an amazing space to sip their dry and sweet reds and whites. Swing by to tour the vineyard before sampling their rotating tasting list.View this post on Instagram
With a backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it's no wonder why so many weddings and special events take place at Veritas Vineyard & Winery. A perfect place to bring a picnic and enjoy the outdoors, bundle up and take a stroll through their vineyard with your four-legged friend. The Terrace restaurant, located next to the tasting room, will provide you with casual eats and farmhouse fine dining for those who desire an intimate wine pairing experience.View this post on Instagram
With a tasting room located in the Historic Wharf District of Downtown Staunton, Ox-Eye Vineyards brings the farm to you. Delicious whites and reds retain their sugary and acidic taste thanks to diurnal farming high on the sloped vineyards of Augusta County. Visit on National Drink Wine Day and you may be lucky enough to catch one of their unique art shows featuring reduced prices on wine.View this post on Instagram
In case you haven't heard, the Shenandoah Valley is becoming an increasingly popular region for grape growing and the Bluestone Vineyard is taking full advantage of the climate by producing nationally recognized wines. This family-owned vineyard specializes in small-batch wines that evolve from year to year to capture the true taste of the Valley. Their tasting room wine list dwindles by the day as older red, white, sweet, and reserve wines are uncorked for visitors from around the country. We recommend heading in on National Drink Wine Day to taste the 2013 Houndstooth Bordeaux blend, the 2016 Chambourcin Steep Face, and the 2013 Petite Verdot before they're gone.View this post on Instagram
Science, passion, and deep respect for traditional winemaking have helped the family-owned Muse Vineyards produce award-winning bottles. Their care, patience, and expertise dictate that they always use low-impact materials and work by hand to allow the grapes to tell the story of their growth through taste. Explore their food and wine tasting menus, or let National Drink Wine Day turn into a three-day weekend by booking an overnight stay at their 225-year-old farmhouse.View this post on Instagram
It's hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner, but they'll be here before you know it! There are a lot of fun holiday events in or area, and our REALTORS® love helping residents find the most exciting ways to celebrate the season. One of our favorite activities is the Potomac Eagle's Country Classic Christmas featuring the North Pole Express.
Hop aboard the train and ride the rails to the North Pole. Once onboard, there will be sing-along Christmas caroling with musicians and tasty milk and cookies. The most exciting part of the entire ride, however, is the SURPRISE you'll see on your kids' faces when the big guy himself climbs on board. That's right, SANTA will join you and your family for the ride. Not everyone can see him, though. He will only appear to those who truly believe!
The entire family will love hearing the endearing story of how a train saved Christmas. You'll also enjoy the stunning views as the train makes its way through the gorgeous countryside. After you experience this for the first time, you'll want to adopt it as a cherished family tradition that you can carry on for years to come.
The North Pole Express runs each weekend from Friday, November 22nd until Sunday, December 22nd. Shows run at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. (check the schedule to confirm dates and times). This top-rated event will sell out, so you'll want to book your tickets as early as possible.
The train ride departs from Moorefield, which is a gorgeous place to live and work. You may want to plan to arrive a couple of hours early so you can drive around and take a look at some of the beautiful Moorefield homes for sale.
Adults can purchase their tickets for just $35 during the day and $52 for evening rides. Children aged 2 to 12 years old are $25 during the day and $42 in the evening. Infants and children under two years old are welcome to ride your lap and are not charged. However, you will still need to reserve a ticket for each child who will attend.
Are you ready to spend the holidays in your dream home? Old Dominion Realty can help! Our REALTORS® are ready to listen to your goals and work with you to find the perfect property. Contact us today to get started.
Home is much more than what you get when buying a house — it's your neighbors and neighborhood as well. When those that live in a neighborhood look out for one another, socialize as more than neighbors and sincerely care about their surroundings, everyone wins. If you're eager to cultivate a sense of community in your neighborhood, our REALTORS® want to help. Here are ten effective ways to build strong bonds with your neighbors.
For more tips on how to build community in your neighborhood or help to buy a house in a tight-knit community, contact us today!
No matter the generation, time and again it's proven that homeownership remains a key ingredient in the American Dream. Owning a home provides financial stability, makes it easier to build personal wealth, helps in establishing social stability, and gives you the freedom to plot your own course in life. The community also benefits from homeownership by gaining active, engaged residents who have a stake in the future of each neighborhood. Our REALTORS® know the benefits of homeownership for people, and why it's so important for communities to have a strong base of homeowners.
The Perks of Owning Over Renting
The initial investment required to own a home can be scary for first-time buyers, but there are many long-term financial benefits to owning over renting. Both rent rates and the value of homes tend to rise over time. When rent goes up, only the landlord benefits. When the value of a home that you own goes up, you're the one to benefit. With the variety of assistance programs available for people who want to own a home, the upfront investment isn't nearly as daunting as it seems. Over time, as you make your mortgage payments, your equity in the home and personal wealth build. Add it all up, and homeownership just makes more financial sense than renting.
A Place to Call Your Own
Of course, owning a home is about far more than financial benefits. When you buy a home, you can customize it to suit your needs and make it your own in ways that you never could with a rented dwelling. Your home is your own personal space in the world, where you can be comfortable and enjoy time with the people you care about most. It's a place where you can host family, friends, and neighbors while creating memories that last a lifetime.
How Homeownership Builds Strong Communities
Buying a home also provides a chance to lay down roots, and truly become a part of the community. When people own homes, they're more likely to care about the future of the neighborhood and do what they can to add to the community. Homeowners become active in community organizations and provide many benefits to the local economy. When more people have a stake in the future of the community thanks to homeownership, the whole community ultimately benefits.
Social Stability Benefits Families
Your home is both a gathering place for your extended family and a place to lay down roots for immediate family members living under your roof. Kids benefit by being able to attend the same school throughout their education, build relationships with community members, make friends, and participate in community events. Everyone in the home benefits from having a place in the neighborhood to call their own, and being able to build a life in the community.
Building Your Own Dream
While there are many similarities, everyone has their own reasons for pursuing the dream of homeownership. Whether you want a place that you can customize to your heart's content or an opportunity to build a life in the community of your choice, homeownership simply offers benefits that renting can't match. Owning a home gives you the freedom to pursue the life you want, and that's the real dream!
Whether you're a first-time buyer or a homeowner looking for a new place to call your own, our team is here to help you achieve your homeownership dreams. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Central Shenandoah Valley and Eastern West Virginia.
We've asked our agents at Old Dominion Realty to share with you what they love best about the place they've chosen to call home.
One of the things I love most about living in my community is my drive home at the end of the day. In the evening, the sun is setting over the mountains west of Harrisonburg, and I drive home right into the sunset. The colors, sunlight, and views are amazing. The four seasons are on full display as you drive west to where we live. The winter sunsets have the most beautiful array of colors, in the spring you see forsythia, daffodils, dogwoods, and redbuds blooming first, summer flowers, crops, and sun give way to fantastic fall foliage and shorter days to go home and spend time together in the evening. Our neighbors are friendly, helpful, and offer smiles and a hand regularly.
I enjoyed many opportunities and good memories growing up in our Rockingham County Schools here locally. This year my daughter went to Kindergarten, and we are so blessed by and thankful for the opportunity to send her into a vibrant, caring, and fun learning environment at Mountain View Elementary School. Our back to school night featured upbeat music with the staff and faculty lining the halls to welcome us into the school. We shared a meal and got to know our teachers, classroom, and even got to go on a bus ride to familiarize our daughter with all facets of school life before the first day. The first week on Friday she asked why she could not go to school on Saturday. Her teacher posts pictures and video for parents to see and interact with their child's learning, and there are ample opportunities to eat lunch with the kids and volunteer in the school. Our experience has been welcoming, unifying, and a blessing.
My favorite local sports team would have to be the Clover Hill Bucks of the Rockingham County Baseball League. I grew up going to Bucks games in support of my two stud cousins, Addison and Dustin Bowman, and their cohort of a core of talented, competitive and fundamental baseball players who were an exceptional group to take the field together for many years. They were a joy to watch and learn from! Bucks games are a vibrant community event. The RCBL is the oldest continuous wooden bat league in the country. It has a rich history, and the challenge of hitting a moving, tiny baseball with a wood bat is still, in my opinion, one of the hardest feats in sports. The good players are successful 3/10 times at the plate. These players handle failure and move on to the next guy, the next opportunity. Our Bucks have always been hustlers, always been fundamental ballplayers, always been competitors and therefore have competed for many championships! Love going out to ball games at "the Clover Dome" where you can see many familiar faces, get a burger or hot dog fresh off the grill and catch some talented ballplayers competing for the love of the game!
My favorite local restaurant is the Thomas House in Dayton. My grandparents started taking me there before I can even remember. I always remember it looking the same and being the youngest person in the room. (This rarely happens now!) I take out of town friends to enjoy this local cultural experience! The food is unfailingly wonderful comfort food that feeds the stomach and the soul! You will find me ordering poor man's steak, baked chicken, their chicken casserole and scalloped potatoes and green beans. Not to mention the lettuce salad has some kind of homemade dressing that is honey mustardy but better! The sweet tea and mint tea are on point, and when I feel like I can handle more food, the peanut butter pie is my favorite dessert!
Local coffee shops are all pretty amazing. I like Shenandoah Joe's for their sweet artwork atop their drinks, Black Sheep for their pour-overs with chocolate undertones and poster that says, "Work hard and be nice to people." What more could you need?
Favorite place for happy hour. I love the Cracked Pillar in Bridgewater. Always sure to find some family and friends there! The owners are super sweet and have an excellent selection that would appeal to anyone. Love sitting on their outdoor deck and enjoying beautiful weather and delicious fare!
A favorite local grocery store would be the Sunrise Bakery on 257 (Ottobine Road) in Dayton. They have homemade goodies, a full deli and my friend Zane Wenger of Fat N Sassy BBQ always supplies some sort of smoked meat goodness that can make anyone's day!
The favorite local event would be the Rockingham County Fair. I grew up very active in 4-H and FFA and showed market lambs and steers at the fair as a youth. One of my favorite ways to give back is to come full circle and attend the County Fair as a market animal buyer. Our community shines at this event. I love to see all the business owners and operators out together in support of our youth and programs that give them so many opportunities. Seeing so many folks I know and getting to be a small part of supporting this for our youth stirs my soul every year! Not to mention I love the real squeezed lemonade, fries from the fry shack, and the Young Farmers ice cream booth will see me every year!
I cannot pick a favorite local activity. I am an outdoor junkie and love everything this area can offer. When I retire, I might lead trips to do all of these things. Here are some favorites. Love to fish from my kayak on the North and Shenandoah Rivers for anything that will bite. I like catching not fishing. My favorite hike is Old Rag in Madison County. It is so high up the vegetation changes, and the boulders up top are the size of cars. You have to scramble through rocks, so cool! Biking I like the Blueberry Trail in Union Springs. Swimming, I love Blue Hole, but it better be 100 degrees that thing is cold! Horseback riding my favorite trail is the North River Gorge. Winds along the river and through the woods. This is fun to do on a bike too or on foot and take a fishing pole but be prepared for lots of river crossings. Hunting my favorite is the beginning of bow season when it's not so cold on family land in Pendleton County, WV with a younger kid along with me and lots of snacks! Fishing my favorite spot is fly fishing at Big Run in Pendleton County, where my grandfather taught me to fly fish.
Local businesses I love. There are so many. Premier Auto Body. Yes, I have needed them a few times. So fast, so sweet and so welcoming. Blessings Christian Bookstore. If they don't have it, they will order it. They remember my name and are such a sweet, family-run business. Dry River Tree Service. Hardworking guys that take care of each and every customer! Strickler Carpet and Floorcovering. Treat people right and are always reasonable, fast, and professional. The Dayton Farmers Market and all the businesses in there. A local icon for years. Whether it's for a gift, for lunch or just looking I love to walk into the Farmers Market. The Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction. I don't always need a pallet of veggies, but it is always fun to watch them auction off and eat at the local run food stand with homemade goodies!
Three words that describe why I love living in our community. Values. Unity. Creation.
My favorite part of working in real estate is being a part of the process of dreaming with clients! Hearing what stirs the heart of my clients in what they are looking for and working through the process of finding a way to make it happen and navigating the steps to make it come true!
Find out more about Micah Branson on her website.
In Virginia, springtime brings warmer weather, plenty of sunshine, and thousands of beautiful flowers. Our real estate agents love showing properties this time of year, as potential buyers are often blown away by the gorgeous homes with stunning gardens.
Every year, the entire state celebrates the beauty of springtime during Historic Garden Week. This year's event takes place from April 27th through May 4th. It includes 31 tours across the state and is expected to draw close to 26,000 visitors.
This annual event has grown in popularity during its 85 years and now features over 250 gardens, homes, and landmarks. Although all of the events are wonderful, the Staunton and Harrisonburg tours stand out from the rest. Here's why.
Hosted by the Augusta Garden Club, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Staunton tour features five architecturally-renowned homes, four of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One of the houses is a presidential birthplace, and another is a recently restored and rarely-opened residence designed by famed architect William Bottomley. During the tour, you'll also get a chance to view some gardens created by well-known landscape architects Arthur Shurcliff and Charles Gillette.
This tour takes place on Saturday, April 27th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. While you're in the area, we suggest taking a drive around so you can look at some of the great Staunton Homes for Sale. We think you'll be impressed by what you see!
The gorgeous mountain views and rolling landscapes of Harrisonburg make this area a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The Harrisonburg Tour includes a 1840s farm where visitors can tour the Farmhouse, Bellhouse, and Smokehouse. It also features several other homes on the outskirts of town, each of which has a unique design and architectural components. At each location, tour participants will also have the opportunity to learn about specific styles of flower arranging.
This tour is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1st, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. It begins at the Spotswood Country Club where there will also be a "meet and greet" and book signing, light refreshments, and unique items for sale by local vendors.
At Old Dominion Realty, we're well-versed in all of the things that make the Shenandoah Valley area a great place to live. If you're interested in learning more about potential neighborhoods, contact us. We'll show you around and help you find the perfect place to call home.
Monterey homes for sale are some of the most desirable in Virginia, and our real estate agents have them. This town of only about 150 people is one of the state's best-kept secrets. It has a land area of only about a third of a square mile, yet it sees thousands of tourists a year.
How does such a tiny town attract so much interest from around the country?
Its many unusual traditions make Monterey a fascinating place to visit or live. One of the biggest and best local events that takes place every year is the Highland Maple Festival. Highland, of course, is the beautiful county where little Monterey is located.
If you're checking out local homes, you won't want to miss this unforgettable fun!
Held on the weekends of March 9-10 and March 16-17, the Highland Maple Festival is a truly special showcase celebrating Highland County "Virginia's Sweet Spot."
It has been held every year since 1958 and has even been recognized by the Library of Congress as one of the most important cultural events taking place in the local area.
Thousands of visitors make the annual trek to this rural paradise to celebrate the opening of the maple trees, a staple of industry here for many decades.
Fascinating events will keep you entertained all throughout the festival:
If you want to explore homes in Monterey or the surrounding area, Old Dominion Realty is here for you. Our team of experienced and courteous real estate agents know Highland County inside and out. No one else has the insights into the unique Monterey real estate market that we do.
Contact us to find out more about homes in Monterey. We look forward to helping you soon.
Are you ready to dive into some freezing-cold fun? Join your family, friends, and neighbors on February 16 for the inaugural Luray Polar Bear Plunge.
The Polar Bear Plunge is yet another exciting event hosted by the Page Alliance for Community Action benefiting the Luray community. Participants take the plunge in the waters of Lake Arrowhead spending several shivering raising awareness for the many local causes the PACA supports.
All participants are kindly asked to help make the inaugural Polar Bear Plunge a huge success by raising funds individually or as a team. Whichever person or group can raise the most money will be awarded a cash prize of $500 that will be donated to a charity of their choice.
All plungers will receive an event t-shirt, warm blanket and their choice of hot chocolate or coffee when they exit the lake. Costumes aren't just encouraged either — the participant with the best costume will go home with a prize.
This event begins at 11 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. Event day registration is $35 per person, or advanced registration is $30 per person.
After the plunge, dry off and check out some of these other exciting events happing in Luray and Page Counties from President's Day weekend through the end of February!
Luray homes for sale connects you to a community that prides itself on helping their neighbors. Throughout the year, Luray sponsors a number of equally exciting events for the whole family. Contact us today and speak with one of our real estate agents to learn more about Luray or to get you on your way to finding the perfect Virginia home.
Here's one thing many people don't realize about our area of Virginia: It has some of the best skiing opportunities around. If you want to enjoy a winter sports season you won't forget, Rockingham has it.
When it's time to go skiing, tubing, or snowboarding, one name delivers it all: Massanutten Mountain Resort, and it's waiting for you.
Many people wait all year long for the chance to hit the ski slopes. Whether you're a triple diamond skier, just starting or prefer to lounge in the lodge, Massanutten's the place to be.
Massanutten's snow sports season runs from early December through March, with specific dates depending on weather conditions. The resort provides over a dozen trails for skiing including easy, moderate, and fiendish challenges. There's even a freestyle terrain course.
Massanutten is especially kind to beginners who want to explore skiing for the first time. With its dedicated instructors, you'll be able to learn everything you need to know quickly. You can attend tailored lessons and rent quality ski equipment perfect for first-timers.
Skiing is one of the main attractions, but it's hardly the only winter sport out there.
There's something for everyone at Massanutten Mountain Resort, even the kiddos. You can skate at the rink, go snowboarding or snow tubing, or drink in a scenic ride around the territory. There's also a team racing option for experienced skiers.
And, of course, you'll witness amazing views any time you head up on the lifts.
When you visit Massanutten, you're getting the whole ski resort experience!
After a fun day out in the cold, it's a grand time to warm up with hot cocoa by a roaring fire. Dining includes selections from the Campfire Grill, Virginia BBQ & Pizza Co., the Hideaway Lounge, or the Base Camp. You'll find options ranging from casual classics to gourmet.
If you want to treat yourself to something special, don't pass up the full spa.
The spa menu features a full selection of services like massages, body treatments, skin care, nail care, and more. There are options for men, women, and young guests. Plus, the spa also holds an assortment of classes. The couple's massage course is especially popular.
Last, but certainly not least, is the shopping. Massanutten incorporates seven distinctive boutique shopping experiences. The General Store will meet all your needs, while the Market showcases wonderful treasures from all over the state of Virginia. There's also a dedicated gift shop – Piney Mountain Gifts – as well as a Teddy Bear Factory where kids can find their perfect souvenir.
Ski season in Virginia is something you have to see to believe – and Massanutten Mountain Resort lets you do it in style. But, although skiing lasts only until the snow melts, the joy you can get from living in Rockingham County lasts all year long.
Old Dominion Realty has built up an experienced team of leading real estate professionals. We make the process of finding, choosing, and making an offer a home simple. Before you know it, you could be moving into a dream home just a short hop from your favorite ski resort.
Contact Old Dominion Realty today. We look forward to helping you.
What could be better than a quiet, snow-covered scene, filled with the sort of natural beauty that you can only find in West Virginia? Enjoying your favorite winter sports while taking in all of that scenery, of course! Whether you love skiing, hiking, tubing, sledding, or snowshoeing, you'll find a wealth of opportunities for outdoor fun throughout the winter in West Virginia. And you won't have to travel far to enjoy all of the outdoor excitement that our state has to offer. Our Moorefield real estate agents have the details, in our guide to wintertime adventures in West Virginia.
Are you still searching for a home close to all of the outdoor adventures that await you throughout the year in West Virginia? Our local real estate team is here to help. Contact us at Old Dominion Realty to buy and sell homes throughout the Moorefield, WV area.
Dieting or not, sometimes you just need to indulge your taste buds. If you're in town shopping for Harrisonburg homes for sale, this may just be one of those times. After all, shopping for a new home is hard work, and it can be a bit stressful. If you are new to the area, you might be wondering just where the best places are to find that satisfying treat you crave. Here are six spots in Harrisonburg to cheat on your diet:
When you're ready to start your search for Harrisonburg homes for sale (or to indulge in a local sweet treat), our real estate agents are here to satisfy your needs. Contact us at Old Dominion Realty to get started.
Just like most residents of Hardy County, our real estate agents anxiously awaited the unveiling of renovations to the Hardy County Library. At its Grand Re-Opening Celebration earlier this year, what attendees found was a beautiful Hardy County Library ready for the future with its new bright, spacious, airy, and clean new look.
The Hardy County Public Library has been at the heart of Moorefield, WV for decades, but by the turn of the millennium, this treasured institution had begun to show its age. The library celebrated its 75th birthday in 2014, and just three years later, the ground was broken on a new renovation project that would revamp and extend the current library to include the neighboring property – formerly Puffenberger Jewelry.
The much-needed renovation would result in expanded public work areas, new staff offices and storage space, improved handicap accessibility, a new room for the Children's books collection, better natural lighting, and the addition of roughly 1,000 square feet of space. That said, it wasn't always easy going.
The construction crew faced some challenges, such as connecting two buildings at different elevations and having to relocate the library's HVAC system. The project tested the public's patience as well, forcing nearby sidewalks to be closed off, to say nothing of the temporary closure of the library itself.
Of course, all the work paid off. Now that the Hardy County Public Library is once again open to the public, it's clear that the renovations have resulted in a remarkably improved and expanded space. Bright, clean and spacious, the new library offers Hardy County residents and visitors a beautiful place to meet, learn and connect.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about the library renovation project is its origin. The entire project, including the acquisition of the neighboring property, was funded by an endowment from Margaret P. Allen, a former library board member and president who was a driving force behind the library system.
Mrs. Allen passed away in 2000 at the age of 101, having bequeathed $50,000 plus the rest of her estate to the library. This money was invested and grew over the years until it was enough to finance the entire $1.6 million renovation project. Not one penny of public or government money was spent.
Of course, Margaret P. Allen's contribution to the Hardy County Public Library was more than her money – it was also her time, effort, energy, and belief that education and reading are for everyone. It is thanks to her contributions, financial and otherwise, that residents of Hardy County have such a remarkable resource in the Hardy County Public Library.
The Hardy County Public Library is located at 102 N. Main Street in Moorefield, WV.
Contact Old Dominion Realty today to learn more about life in Hardy County, WV! With cozy, welcoming communities and spectacular mountain scenery, it's a beautiful place to call home, and our agents are here to help you find the perfect Hardy County homes for you and your family.