Owning a home has long been considered the quintessential American dream: a two-story home with a white picket fence and 2.5 children--give or take a mini-van and Golden Retriever. But with that home and yard come lots of maintenance, repairs and renovations.
Today, many people are opting out of the traditional idea of homeownership and signing up for the new, 21st century version—Homeownership 2.0 … better known as Maintenance-Free Living.
Crossroads Farm, just 3 miles outside charming Harrisonburg, Virginia, is a planned residential development with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Alleghany Mountains and Massanutten Peak.
"The popularity of this subdivision is absolutely spectacular views of the mountains and Massanutten Peak," said Ginny Joseph of Old Dominion Realty. "It's very beautiful."
Crossroads Farm is located on the expanded Lakeview Golf Course.
The development features home options for a variety of lifestyles. There are upscale villas, cottages and single-family homes.
The villas are luxury duplexes along Chelsea Circle and Cambridge Circle. The duplexes range in size from 1,200 square feet to 2,800 square feet. These one level residences have spacious double car garages. The duplexes are situated on small lots for comfortable living.
The cottages, starting at 1800 square feet to 2200 square feet, feature first-floor master bedrooms, private patios and front porches. Cottages have smaller lots with extremely low outdoor maintenance.
"The Cottages are perfect for people who want to downsize," said Joseph. "The lots are small and manageable."
The single-family homes range in size, starting in the low $400,000s. Each home has distinct characteristics and style. Built to standards and covenants, the homes are aesthetically pleasing along the gently sloping terrain.
"This is not a cookie-cutter development," said Joseph. "The homes are stylish."
Homes in Crossroads Farm are valued up to $1.2 million. The covenants protect the property values of the neighborhood.
Lots range in size, starting with one-third acre plots. Single family lots range in price from $65.000 to $110,000. The home sites are perfect for custom home builds.
With lots situated on the Lakeview Golf Course, Crossroads Farm feels all the more spacious and open. The common areas of the planned community include the Peale Walking Trail and park.
Crossroads Farm is literally located at the crossroads of Route 33 and Cross Keys Road.
With a Property Owners Association, Crossroads Farm annual fee is less than $500. The fee covers road replacement and snow removal, maintenance of entrance lights, community signs, and the Peale Walking Park.
"The advantage of having private roads is immediate snow removal and care," said Joseph, adding that property owners can drive golf carts on the private roads.
With a country feel, Crossroads Farm is just miles from Harrisonburg, James Madison University and Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
"Crossroads Farm is minutes from downtown Harrisonburg," Joseph said.
Harrisonburg, Virginia, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, has a population of less than 50,000 residents. With a thriving downtown, Harrisonburg is home to James Madison University, Eastern Mennonite University and Blue Ridge Community College.
Crossroads Farm is conveniently located near Harrisonburg's superior restaurants, cultural arts and quilt museum, boundless outdoor activities, shopping and boutiques shops, and Civil War history. Beautiful Massanutten Resort, known for its skiing, snow sports, golf, dining and spa, is nearby.
For more information about Crossroads Farm, visit online at www.crossroads-farm.com or www.olddominionrealty.com. Visit Old Dominion Realty's Crossroads office (just across the street from Crossroads Farm) located at 4761 Spotswood Trail, Penn Laird, Virginia 22846 For details of the gracious living at Crossroads Farm, call Ginny Joseph at 540-246-1821.