The Commonwealth of Virginia is also known as the Mother of Presidents. The nickname comes out of the fact almost 10 U.S. presidents were born here. Conflict played a major part in shaping Virginia. There was the French War, the Indian War, the American Revolution and the Civil War. Yet for every confrontation there are significant contributions from those same cultures, the Europeans, Africans, Native Americans and more. One conflict that has been romanticized for history is the timeless story of Pocahontas and her love for John Smith.
Today, from Rocky Mount to Wirtz, from Boones Mill to Moneta, Virginia is seen as a strong, independent, principled community. It is considered the birthplace of both the South and America, with its culture spread by historic figures like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Robert E. Lee. From literature to the performing arts and classic southern cooking, Virginia and its residents celebrate life.
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Rocky Mount sits in the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It consists of an old school community of gracious churches, charm filled neighborhoods and winding roads. The primary crossroad of Franklin County, it has a thriving business district. The town is home to the Veterans’ Memorial Park and the Franklin County YMCA. There’s also the Grand Slam Batting Cages, Blackwater Equine Farms and family fun at The Zone, which includes go-karts, mini-golf and batting cages.
Boones Mill was founded in 1782 by farmer Jacob Boone. It still has that small town atmosphere with rustic homes, friendly residents and untouched snowfall for miles. The Franklin County educational system is considered one of the best. Long seen as an oasis for the romantic, Boones Mill is a wondrous place to dine and enjoy shows and live music. For old time fun, take in one of the region’s drive-in movie theaters.
Wirtz is a small unincorporated community about five miles outside of Rocky Mount. It’s flush with old timey charm and a population that has yet to exceed 500. Not surprisingly this makes for a tight knit, protective and diverse community that looks out for each other. Despite its size, Wirtz is a great place to eat, being home to the Homestead Creamery and the Ole School Sports Pub and Grill.
Ferrum is a small community located in Southwestern Virginia. It is a part of Franklin County and the Roanoke Metropolitan Area. Situated in a scenic valley and surrounded by magnificent mountains, Ferrum makes the perfect home for people who want to escape hectic city life.
With its picturesque mountain scenery, abundant lakes and parkland and affordable home prices, Moneta is the perfect place to live, work or retire. This quiet, charming community, located in rural Bedford County, offers an exceptional quality of life that includes a modest cost of living, a leisurely lifestyle and easy access to a wealth of recreational and leisure activities. For homebuyers seeking a laid-back, friendly community in Bedford County, Moneta is the perfect places to look.
These are just a few of the wonderful communities in Virginia. With neighborhoods diverse, friendly and full of culture, any of the homes for sale promise a great new life for you and your family. If you’d like any information about these regions, their schools, shopping, dining, events and other appealing activities that makes Virginia so special, contact us today.