Well it's official. The listing for the house is live.
That's not our house in the background, it's our neighbor's. But that is our driveway.
The house has everything I was looking for when I buy a house:
- Close to town but not in town.
- Quiet neighbrohood.
- Land. This place has 3 acres.
- High-speed internet access. I have 10M DSL.
- Pizza delivery. (Self-explanatory)
- Four bedrooms, lots of storage, large kitchen, large playroom for the kids. (2,258 square feet of living space)
- Great yard with just the right amount of 50-80 year old hardwoods trees.
- A garden plot. (The tomatoes are planted!)
- A large deck.
- Did I mention how quiet it is?
In addition to all that, we are located:
- Two miles from Briery Creek Lake, one of the best large-mouthed bass fisheries in southside Virginia;
- Two miles from The Manor Golf Club and planned resort / conference center;
- Less than five miles from the south side of Farmville which includes (on this side of town) a new Lowes (opened Jan 2008), a new YMCA (opened May 2008), and a Walmart Super Center.
I wish I could take a picture of the morning sky out here when I get up to head into Richmond to catch a flight or work some mornings. Regardless of the temperature, I usually spend several minutes "just hanging around" outside before I get in the car to leave. It is spectacular in the mornings, very peaceful and picturesque.
I love that we get all four seasons here. And we're two hours from the mountains and scenic Skyline Drive (which you have to drive one day in late September / early October - no one does colors quite like God). We're also about two and a half hours from Virginia Beach. It's a cool place to live.
Downtown Farmville is quaint. There's a historic downtown district. There's Longwood University and just south of town (less than a mile from the house, in fact) Hampden-Sydney College.
The area is surrounded by historical sites including Sayler's Creek Battlefield (the last major battle of the Civil War) and about 20 miles west is Appomattox (where General Lee surrendered and the Civil War ended).
I look forward to our move to the Atlanta area and seeing Christy fulfill a lifelong dream of attending culinary school. But I will miss this place.