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Apartments That Offer the Top Community Amenities

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Abberly Waterstone Apartments, Stafford, VAThe top four community amenities shown below are based on feedback from our customers and industry research. Not surprisingly, all of these amenities focus on the lifestyle that individuals want.

Active Living

Staying active and healthy is an important part of the HHHunt lifestyle. That priority is why our communities include an abundance of active lifestyle amenities. Our apartment communities, for example, boast cutting-edge fitness centers, such as Abberly Waterstone in Stafford, VA. These amenities have become very popular and highlight the demand for active living.

Social Spaces

Belonging to a community is about more than an apartment. What makes a community special are the people who call it home. Social spaces for neighbors to gather together and make lasting memories will be a top amenity trend this year. This trend gained momentum in recent years and will be even bigger in 2018. Despite the influx of virtual social spaces, people still crave face-to-face interaction. Community pools and clubhouses that are designed to encourage gatherings are popular features.

All About Pets

We can’t forget about pets because they are truly members of our family. Pet amenities are increasingly requested in new communities. Our apartments in Stafford, VA includes a dog park for your four legged friends.

Green Features and Outdoor Spaces

Similar to the focus on active lifestyles, residents in our apartment communities are looking for green features, such as open outdoor spaces that can be used for enjoying a picnic or playing with friends. Walking trails and paths are very popular as well.

These are the four big trends in community amenities that we’re seeing for 2018. As we noted above, the common theme among them is encouraging active and social lifestyles.

We believe it’s how you live that matters and choosing the lifestyle that best suits you is important. Finding a community to call home that includes the amenities you desire most will make your home even more special. For more information on apartments that have all of these amenities and more contact Abberly Waterstone.

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Reasons to Downsize to An Apartment in Stafford, VA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Abberly Waterstone Apartments, Stafford, VAWhen you reach a certain age and you are beginning to think about downsizing to an apartment in Stafford, VA, it is likely that you’ll have some doubts. In fact, there can be quite a few worries when thinking about downsizing.

From losing space, to having your family to stay for holiday weekends, to feeling like your home defines you, there are a lot of things to think when thinking about downsizing.

But really, you shouldn't worry - it doesn’t need to be an identity crisis.

Why? Here is the ultimate list of why downsizing is, actually, a great idea.

If you're about to go through with it, or are in the middle of doing so, this is why you should be happy at the prospect.

You'll have less space to clean. And tidy. Does this have a downside?

It's more cost-effective. You might not have fewer bills - because you'll still, presumably, want the same services from your home - but it's likely they will be reduced, because in turn, you have reduced the size of your living accommodation.

With the size comes the added bonus of not having any space. There's no extra space for unwanted guests, and them turning up every weekend when you'd rather they weren't there. And, there is no space for unwanted junk.

Just think of the money you can save - and invest. Selling your old house could generate a whole wealth of income that you weren't expecting.

There's no expectation for you to be the host. Pained at the thought of hosting everyone and their dog during holidays? When you've downsized, you needn't worry. Someone else can do the work, and you won’t be left out of the festivities.

You have the opportunity to make your new apartment your own. Think of it as starting from the beginning: you can choose the location anew, the size, the everything.

Added to that, you can make your new home age-appropriate. Not enjoying walking up and down the stairs every day? Get an apartment on the first floor. Want a swimming pool for water aerobics without the gym fee? Check out apartment communities with those luxuries.

See, not scary at all. For more information on 2 bedroom apartments in Stafford, VA contact Abberly Waterstone.

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Millennials Are Renting in Virginia

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Abberly Waterstone Apartments, Stafford, VAThe so-called Millennial generation is all about bucking tradition. They’re marrying later. They’re all in favor of nap rooms and ping pong tables in the office.

And they’re renting apartments instead of buying.

That’s not to say they don’t want to purchase a single-family home eventually:

A survey report issued by the National Association of Home Builders in January of this year showed that as many as 75 percent of those young Americans born into Generation Y do want to own their own home, and most (66 percent) want to do so in the bucolic (northern Virginia) suburbs.

They just don’t want to do it yet:

Another recent report — this, from the Urban Land Institute — found that a full half of Millennials rent their homes, a figure up markedly from the 37 percent of renters surveyed just five years ago.

But why?

Why are Millennials choosing to rent, and not buy?

Purchasing a home means acquiring more debt. The most obvious reason millennials are opting to rent is the crippling debt many find themselves with in their early 20s. According to the Institute for College Access & Success, 7 in 10 college students who graduated in 2012 have student loan debt. The average amount: a staggering $29,400 – and many others graduate even deeper in the hole. The amount of student loan debt has increased an average of 6 percent per year since 2008, and there is no sign of the trend stopping.

With student debt looming, it’s no wonder millennials favor a monthly rental check over additional mortgage debt. While mortgage payments can be more affordable than rent in some cities, recent graduates likely don’t have the funds necessary to make a down payment. Beyond having money for a down payment on a home, some millennials simply don’t qualify for a mortgage. Whether they are saving up for a down payment or choose to rent as a long-term housing decision, renting allows millennials to move out quickly without the immediate financial squeeze that comes with homeownership.

Apartment life is more affordable than owning a home. In addition to the upfront cost of a down payment and a mortgage, managing a house comes with a lot of additional costs: Homeowners must pay property tax, maintenance and repairs, utilities and perhaps even association fees on top of their mortgage. An apartment requires rent and utilities, which is much more manageable for a millennial on a tight budget.

To take advantage of apartment amenities. Many apartment complexes offer amenities such as fitness centers, pools, a concierge and on-site maintenance – perks that don’t usually come with your first home purchase. Though renting an apartment in a building that has luxury amenities can come with a bigger price tag, the features cut down on other bills. Instead of paying for a gym membership and rent, renters in these buildings can pay one price and get both. In fact, the idea of having access to amenities is so appealing to some young people that they plan to rent for a while.

To enjoy city life. Many young people choose to live in urban areas because they like the atmosphere. They can walk to grocery stores, take public transportation, find night spots easily, see live concerts and access great restaurants. Millennials drawn to the energy of metropolitan areas likely can’t afford to own a home there. If city living is a priority, they’ll sacrifice homeownership to get the location, and that means renting.

To maintain flexibility and freedom. Recent college graduates want to have the freedom to move around. They’re just beginning their careers and haven’t decided when and where to settle. For this reason, renting an apartment instead of moving right into homeownership is often the smarter choice. Young people can move for a new job or to simply try out another city without being tied down to a mortgage. Rather than settling down immediately after college, millennials are focused on finding the right job, a city that fits their personality and trying new things.

For more information on apartments in Stafford, VA contact Abberly Waterstone.

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Fall Festivals and Fun in the Stafford Area

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Abberly Waterstone Apartments, Stafford, VAFor our residents in our apartments in Stafford, VA fall is a great time of year in the Fredericksburg area. Fall means festivals and fun in Virginia. See below for just a few fall fun ideas for you to enjoy.

Fredericksburg Dog Fair & Masquerade Dog Parade - Fredericksburg, VA - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018

The Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center hosts pets of all kinds including dogs, cats, pigs, lizards, and so much more. Information on clubs, animal rescue, veterinarians and more.

Fredericksburg Area Wine Festival - Fredericksburg, VA - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018

Ten wineries offer samples and the opportunity to purchase more than 100 varieties of wine from Virginia. Beer garden hosted by the All-American Girls. Food vendors, live music, arts & crafts and more.

October is Virginia Wine Month

Celebrate Virginia Wine Month this October! This month-long celebration is the perfect time for wine lovers to enjoy our world-class wines while exploring our Commonwealth’s stunning landscape, rich history, and fine dining. Don’t miss out on exciting events and special promotions taking place during October Virginia Wine Month!

Fall Foliage Railroad Ride - October 21

Bring the family and ride along Deep Run on a fall foliage train ride excursion aboard restored maintenance vehicles used by the C&O and B&O railroads in the mid 1900's. The open air maintenance train lets you experience a part of our Railroad heritage and obtain a unique perspective of the foliage along Deep Run. There are no reservations and rides will be conducted on a first come first served basis. Before or after your excursion tour the museum containing artifacts and tools used by railroads and their workers. There is no fee for this ride or the museum, however volunary donations are accepted for restoration and operations costs.

Fredericksburg Home & Craft Festival

Fredericksburg Home & Craft Festival is a 2 day event being held from 20th October to 21st October 2018 at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center in Fredericksburg, United States Of America. This event will feature one of a kind treasure from talented artisans and crafters, you will find home decor items, speciality foods, knick-knacks, clothing, photography, pottery and so much more.

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Fall in Fredericksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Abberly Waterstone Apartments, Stafford, VAWhen the crisp air of autumn arrives, there’s nothing better than fall at our apartments in Stafford, VA. In Fredericksburg, you don’t have to travel far to take a major departure from the daily grind, with fall festivals, scenic destinations and heart-warming good times at every turn. Grab a sweater and go – the season is best enjoyed in the Fredericksburg Area!

1.Parks and Trails

Whether you take an urban hike along the historic Rappahannock Canal Walk in downtown Fredericksburg, venture out to Aquia Landing Park for stunning views of the Potomac River and fall wildlife, or follow one of beautiful Belmont’s Nature Trails, now’s the time to head outdoors for full fall color immersion therapy.

2. Fall Festivals

You have plenty of fall festival fun to choose from in Fredericksburg, with pumpkin patches in every direction. Pick your own future jack-o-lanterns, master a corn maze and go on a hayride at ongoing Harvest Festivals at Belvedere Plantation and Braehead Farm. Pay a visit to Miller Farms Market for local foods, garden goods and free hayrides. Head to the Stafford County Agricultural & Homemaking Fair for homemade food, craft exhibits, animal competitions and more – carnival rides, the tractor pull and demolition derby promise classic fall thrills!

3. Ghosts of the Fredericksburg Area

The countdown to Halloween is on, making fall’s deliciously spooky appeal undeniable. Where so much history fills the air, the Fredericksburg Area is said to have more ghosts than any other area in America. Locals tell tales of whispers heard in historic halls, tavern objects moving on their own, ghostly girls and apparitions of soldiers. Visit Kenmore Plantation, Chatham Manor, join a Ghosts of Fredericksburg Tour or Olde Town Carriage Ghost Tour to decide for yourself – it might be more than the brisk fall weather giving you that chill.

4. Craft Breweries

Raise a pint to fall with the complex flavors of a fine craft beer at a Fredericksburg brewery. Start your tap tour in Downtown Fredericksburg, where a new dining experience awaits at Spencer Devon Brewing. Nearby Adventure Brewing South is famous for classic lagers, seasonal stouts and ales. Maltese Brewing honors the heritage of firefighting with handcrafted brews, live music and food truck events. Head out to Stafford County to sample a flight at Adventure Brewing North and find out what’s on tap at Wild Run Brewing Co. No matter where you stop, you’ll find high quality and a friendly atmosphere – it’s no wonder the Fredericksburg Area’s beer scene is growing every year!

5. Riverside Dinner Theater

Dinner and a show is the perfect way to be part of Fredericksburg’s thriving cultural arts scene. The fall schedule of Broadway at the Riverside Center Dinner Theater was designed to entertain all season long, staging professional musical productions Thursday through Saturday evenings, along with matinees on Wednesday and Sunday. Whether you catch Sister Act before it closes in early November, or the opening of Mame that follows, you’re in for a gourmet theater experience at a top-notch venue.

6. A Smith Bowman

From its earliest Colonial days, the Fredericksburg Area has been home to talented makers of fine spirits. The tradition continues at A. Smith Bowman Distillery, where premium whiskey, rum, vodka and gin are handcrafted in small batches from the finest ingredients. Take a tour and try a tasting for a new appreciation of complex flavors and a rich heritage. Make your visit part of a journey through Stafford and Spotsylvania to discover four wineries and a brewery along the Grapes and Grains Trail.

7. Historic Museums 

Few places in America rival Fredericksburg’s history experience, having played host to the significant people and events of so many eras. Explore the past this fall at area museums to learn more about familiar themes (we’re talking about you, George Washington) – and be surprised at what you don’t know. For early American history, visit the James Monroe Museum and Historic Kenmore Plantation. Explore Civil War life at the White Oak Museum. Span the centuries in the halls and gardens of Belmont. Learn about the struggle for African American education at the John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Center Museum. Your brush with authentic American history definitely begins in Fredericksburg.

8. Downtown Finds 

Fall color rules in Downtown Fredericksburg this time of year, as harvest gold, brilliant orange and crimson red show up on everything from Main Street maple trees to gift shop windows. On a walking tour filled with interesting shops, classic Americana and tasty fare, you may wonder if you’ve crossed into another dimension – a timeless one. Order your favorite 20th century treat at the oldest continuously operating soda fountain in America, Goolrick’s Modern Pharmacy. Raise a mug to 1792 at the Rising Sun Tavern. Duck into Hugh Mercer’s Apothecary Shop to learn about the herbal remedies that kept colonial moms on top of their game.

9. Artisan Shopping

A creative renaissance is underway in the Fredericksburg area, bringing an indie vibe to local galleries and shops. Artisan creations range from handmade ceramics, jewelry, woodcrafts and clothing to contemporary fine art and sculpture at Ponshop Studio and Gallery. You’ll find all things gourmet at Whittingham. Brilliant mosaics and unique jewelry make Bluebird Glass Studio a must. Recycled wood adds rustic beauty to the handcrafted home wares of Fraser Wood Elements. There’s always something new, so let us know what you find!

10. Culinary Delights

Dining in the Fredericksburg area is always a foodie’s delight, but there’s something about the flavors of fall that make the experience even more satisfying. Breakfast at Mercantile is a local favorite, featuring doughnuts from Paul’s Bakery and pour-over coffees. Expertly made confections make breakfast, lunch and dinner irresistible at Butternut & Blue Bistro & Bakery. Careful crafting and farm-sourced ingredients make Kybecca a stellar choice. Visit Stafford for light appetizers at Zibibbo 73 – you’ll soon know why it’s earned accolades as one of Northern Virginia’s best restaurants.

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Pet-Friendly Apartments with a Community Dog Park

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Abberly Waterstone Apartments, Stafford, VAThe nice weather isn’t just good news for humans, but also comes as a relief to our four-legged friends who like to spend time enjoying the outdoors. We consider ourselves animal lovers at HHHunt and can’t get enough of our adorable pets because they’re a part of our family!

Dog parks at apartment communities have evolved in recent years as residents are increasingly looking for this amenity during their apartment home search. Dog parks offer a secure location to enjoy time with your pup and let him or her play with friends. They boast lush grassy areas, play features and cleanup stations. Many of our apartment communities like Abberly Waterstone in Stafford, VA, include a welcoming and spacious dog park for our residents and their four-legged friends. Teams at our apartment living communities have even noted that their dog parks are among the top amenities prospective residents inquire about when touring the community. According to an Apartments.com survey, over 70% of apartment renters owned pets.

We’re a nation that loves our pets and for many of us, our pets are an important part of our lives. Dogs and other pets offer a variety of health benefits for their owners by encouraging longevity and healthier lifestyles. Pets can even make us more social. An added bonus of the dog parks at our apartment communities is that they’re popular gathering places to spend time with neighbors and friends. At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters. Discovering innovative ways to deliver amenities that serve our residents and their pets, such as our dog parks, ensures that we’re delivering on our brand promise to be a provider of quality products and services.

For more information on pet-friendly apartments in Stafford, VA, contact Abberly Waterstone.

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Why We Love the Stafford, VA Area

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Abberly Waterstone Apartments, Stafford, VAWe’re proud to call the communities where we live and work our home. That pride is one of the reasons that we’re highlighting specific towns and cities as part of our ongoing Local Showcase series. Today, we take a closer look at the Fredericksburg, Stafford VA area!

Nestled along the I-95 corridor about halfway between the DC metro area and Richmond, the Fredericksburg area – including Fredericksburg and surrounding counties of Spotsylvania and Stafford – offers a ton of amenities and conveniences.

The area is home to a booming culinary scene and wide array of outdoor activities. Among our favorite summer events are Picnic in the Park and Rock the River FXBG. Picnic in the Park has become an area tradition over the past 20 years. On Tuesdays between May and September, Hurkamp Park features small concerts, food trucks and children’s activities. Locals bring picnic blankets and food to enjoy these free events with neighbors.

Rock the River FXBG is a favorite new event. It celebrates the Rappahannock River, which runs through the region and is a top draw for locals and tourists alike. This festival incorporates multi-sport river and foot races, great local beer, delicious food and live music for a fantastic day!

Of course, we can’t forget about the region’s rich history. There are a number of attractions and museums related to our nation’s Founding Fathers, such as George Washington’s boyhood home and the James Monroe Museum. The area also was a key region in the Civil War and the site of crucial battles. Visit the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Military Park for an up close view of the history. The impressive National Museum of the Marine Corps, one of the newer area museums, is another place of interest that tells the story of more than 200 years of the Corps’ history.

There is so much to love about the region and we’re proud to have a community here. Conveniently located in Stafford, VA, Abberly Waterstone offers spacious apartments, gourmet kitchens and stunning amenities. This apartment community boasts large apartments, luxury lifestyle and incredible access to area amenities.

We believe it’s how you live that matters and understand that finding the right place to call home is important. Whether you already live in the area or are considering a move to our apartments in Stafford, VA contact Abberly Waterstone.

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Cottage Style Apartments in Stafford, VA - Private With a Community Feel

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Abberly Waterstone Apartments, Stafford, VAAre you apartment hunting in Stafford, VA? Abberly Waterstone Apartments are in a prime location on beautiful rolling terrain, tucked away and removed from congestion but only minutes from shopping, dining and downtown Stafford. Residents will value the ideal proximity to all the necessities and the benefit of easy access to VRE, Quantico, several government agencies, historic Fredericksburg and Washington, DC via Jefferson Davis Road (Hwy 1) and I-95.

Our unique apartment homes include nine and ten foot ceilings, one, two, and three bedroom open floor plans, washer and dryer, granite countertops, private entry, oversized garden tubs, cardio and strength studio, pool, clubhouse, and more.

But don’t just take our word for it, here is what some of our residents are saying:

Abberly Waterstone is a beautiful community in Stafford that I fell in love with the first time I saw it. I love my cottage-style apartment and the on-site staff is top notch. Kyle, Mia, April & Michelle remember us and make us feel welcome every time we see them. Although I have had only minor maintenance problems, Omar and Jamie have been great to work with. Thank you Abberly!

Previously we owned our home and we were worried that the rental experience would be disappointing. The experience at Abberly Waterstone has been excellent in all respects. It's so nice not to have to mow the lawn now that we're older!

The complex is so well put together it seems too good to be true. Absolutely in love with the apartment. Home away from our home.

I moved into one of the 2-story cottage style apartment August 15, 2017. I cant enough good things about the complex. Outstanding office staff. They have been there every time I needed them or a service request. Mia, Asst Manager was our first experience. She is absolutely the best! As I got to know the others Kyle, Michelle & April it only got even better. I love the complex and everything that it offers. It would take me hours to write out everything I like about Abberly Waterstone! It is by far the best apartment complex I have ever lived in. Thank you all for making it a great place to call HOME.

For more information on apartments in Stafford, VA contact Abberly Waterstone.

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Virginia: Where Millennials Are Moving

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Abberly Waterstone Apartments, Stafford, VAAccording to Pew Research Center estimates there are around 71 million millennials in America and they are expected to surpass the number of baby boomers in 2019. That makes millennials a coveted generation for cities looking to bolster their workforce and tax base. But millennials are notorious for their quixotic preferences and figuring out where they will head to next can be difficult. It’s a worthwhile undertaking though: where millennials decide to move has enormous impact on local markets, from the cost of a mortgage to whether or not you will be able to find a good avocado toast in your neighborhood.

SmartAsset used Census Bureau data to find out where are millennials moving. To track millennials’ mobility, we looked at immigration and emigration data from the U.S. Census Bureau for 217 cities. Check out our data and methodology below to see where we got our data and how we put it together to create our final rankings.

Key Findings

  • Old Dominion is popular – Virginia takes three spots in our top 10. In particular the southeastern portion of the state makes appearances in the top 10.
  • Big Apple no more – New York took the bottom spot on this list again. In particular residents seem to be leaving the city to venture into other states. In total around 69,200 residents moved to New York from out of state while nearly 95,000 left the Big Apple for another state.

The States Where Millennials Are Moving

4. Virginia

The South makes up the rest of the states in our top 10. The no. 2 ranking state is Texas, with a net influx of nearly 34,000 millennials, followed by Virginia which gained 18,300 more millennials than it lost.

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Reasons Why You Should Move to Virginia Right Now!

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 08, 2018
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This is for those who don't live here. The ones who are looking for a new location, but aren’t sure. Or maybe you’re in Virginia, but your best friend lives somewhere else. Better yet, your parents have retired and you could use some family close by. Whoever you are, if any of these apply to you – or someone you know – then its time to call the moving trucks.

1. You love all 4 seasons.

Winters are cold, sure. But the snow is pretty and it’s rarely too much – this isn’t Boston after all. Summers are hot – that’s why we have so many amazing lakes, beaches and rivers. But you can have hot or cold anywhere. In Virginia, it’s spring and fall that make all it all worthwhile.

2. You want to be at the heart of it all.

Virginia is within a day’s drive of 50% of the U.S. population. So “but I’ll never see my old friends” is simply not an excuse!

3. You love the mountains.

You can reach some of the most beautiful mountains in the world within just a few hours from anywhere in Virginia.

4. But you also love the beach.

Same goes for the beach. We have some of the most amazing beaches anywhere and they’re all within a half-day’s drive, no matter where you live in the state.

5. You appreciate a good economy.

The Washington Post calls Virginia “the best state in America” when it comes to managing budgets shortfalls. We’ve managed to keep the economy on an even keel even when the rest of the world seems to be in a spin.

6. You want the best schools for your undergrads.

Virginia has 3 of the top 40 public colleges and universities in the nation: University of Virginia (#2), the College of William and Mary (#6) and Virginia Tech (#27). But that’s saying nothing of all of other amazing schools, public and private – you can’t go wrong with a Virginia education.

7. And your under-undergrads.

For your pre-college crew, rest assured that good schools abound. Wallethub, an online financial site, ranks Virginia k-12 schools #7 in the nation.

8. You’re looking for a great place to retire.

Maybe it’s time to be closer to the grandkids. Virginia is the perfect place to land when you’re ready to put your feet up. Forbes named Blacksburg one of its top places to retire in the nation thanks to a cost of living 7% below the national average, low crime and good housing. Williamsburg tops the U.S. News and World Reports list for historic places to retire.

9. You’re an entrepreneur.

Forbes has ranked Virginia as #1 for best places for business. For you big business moguls out there, 23 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered here.

10. You consider shopping a valid form of exercise.

Whether you’re looking for high-fashion shopping or just a day out antiquing, Virginia has some of the best finds on the East Coast.

11. Or you take your exercise very seriously.

For those of you with a competitive streak, Virginia hosts races of every kind – from marathons and triathlons to dress-crazy-and-jump-in the mud obstacle races. There’s something for everyone and no shortage of people to get out there and train with you.

12. Wine and cheese are two of your favorite food groups.

Virginia wine country is beyond compare. Our award-winning wines, 230+ vineyards and incredible countryside can’t be beat. Have some cheese with that wine – we have hundreds of locally made-in-Virginia cheeses available at farmers’ markets, specialty shop and nation-wide chain grocers. The only hard part will be choosing your favorite.

13. You like food in general. There’s down-home country cookin’ or fine dining within reach in just about every part of the state.

We have some of the best BBQ, biscuits and gravy, fried chicken and country ham you’ll ever have the pleasure of eating. Or try one of Virginia’s many fine dining restaurants. Our gourmet cuisine has hit the nation’s best restaurants lists more than once.

14. You don’t just like festivals. You love them.

Whether you’re looking for big city food and culture or small town celebrations, there’s a festival in just about every part of the state on any given weekend.

15. Cities or small towns – your choice.

If you want the fast track, big city life, you can have it. Northern Virginia is one of the nation’s top job growth areas and offers limitless options. But if you want a quieter speed, then take your pick of beautiful small towns where life is slower, but every bit as rich.

16. We have world-class healthcare.

Our hospitals are nationally ranked for care, including specialties like cardiology (Sentara Norfolk General) and neonatology (Inova Fairfax).

17. You like things that go fast. Both horses and cars.

Virginia horse country is not to be messed with. If you love horses, we have steeplechase, polo and countless horse shows and competitions. If NASCAR is your thing, we have the Martinsville Speedway, Richmond International Raceway and Bristol Motor Speedway. For Formula 1 and stock car racing, VIRginia International Raceway in Alton and the Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia, fit the bill.

18. You support the troops.

Men and women in uniform are part of the fabric of Virginia. We were founded on a proud tradition of protecting our beliefs and today, Virginia has more than 20 military bases representing all 4 branches of the armed services, plus a strong National Guard presence.

19. Music makes you happy.

Bristol, Virginia is called the birthplace of country music for a reason. This is where some of the first commercial recordings were made with artists like Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family. We’ve taken it from there and now Virginia has a diverse and eclectic music scene with festivals for almost any genre, plus large commercial venues, small clubs and everything in between.

20. You can just be you.

Virginia is for lovers – and that means no matter who you are, what you love or how you choose to live your life, Virginia has a niche where you can belong. If you already live here, this blog hasn't told you anything you don’t know. So be sure to send this on to all of those friends and family members who you know would love living here as much as you do.

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