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Reasons to Move to Virginia Right Now!

Reasons to Move to Virginia Right Now!

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 09, 2018

Honeywood Apartment Homes in Roanoke VAThis 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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Roanoke, VA: Millennials Can Afford to Live Here, and Actually Want to

Roanoke, VA: Millennials Can Afford to Live Here, and Actually Want to

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 03, 2018

Honeywood Apartment Homes in Roanoke VAForget San Francisco, Washington D.C. and New York City.

There are cities where twenty- and thirty-somethings who can’t afford to spend $2,500 can and want to live.

The Penny Hoarder has developed a definitive list of the top 25 coolest and most affordable cities for millennials. It’s based on a rigorous analysis of housing and local price data, economic statistics and something called a Coffee Fanatic Score. Yes, you read that right.

You probably haven’t seen many of these cities on “Top Millennial City” lists before, and that’s for good reason.

These are cities where young people crippled with student loan debt can actually find work and afford a one-bedroom apartment, but also find a new brewery or wine bar on weekends. Their millennial populations are growing — or already sizable — and they tend to be better for walking or biking to work.

No. 12 — Roanoke, Virginia

  • Affordability Rank: 5
  • Millennial Happiness Rank: 18
  • Economy Health Rank: 15

Things to do: The Roanoke Valley Greenways combines two things millennials care about when considering a new city: the outdoors and walkability. Roanoke also has a wealth of parks: Explore Park, Mill Mountain Park and trails along Roanoke Mountain. You don’t even need your own bike — and if you do have a car, MetroMile can make your insurance payments more manageable.

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Roanoke, VA : Quality of Life For Residents of All Ages

Roanoke, VA : Quality of Life For Residents of All Ages

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 26, 2018

Honeywood Apartment Homes in Roanoke VARoanoke in Virginia's Blue Ridge is one of the best scenic places in America to retire, according to Forbes.

The website created a list of 25 Great Scenic Places to Retire and Roanoke was featured on the list, alongside well-known destinations like Asheville, Charleston, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Seattle.

Roanoke earns a spot on the list due to the surrounding scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, relative proximity to Washington, D.C., and a cost of living that's below the national average.

The following are listed as "Pros" for the city, when considering it as a location for retirement:

"Above-average rank on Milken Institute list of best cities for success aging. Good air quality. Mild climate. Serious crime rate below national average. No state tax on estates or Social Security benefits."

Roanoke is becoming increasingly known for its quality of life for residents of all ages. In addition to this recognition from Forbes, the city was also recently named one of "25 U.S. Cities That Millennials Can Afford" by The Penny Hoarder, and was voted the "Best Place for Outdoor Singles to Live" & "Best Place to Raise an Outdoor Family" in the Best of the Blue Ridge Awards by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.

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Roanoke: One of the Cheapest Places To Live In Virginia 2018

Roanoke: One of the Cheapest Places To Live In Virginia 2018

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 19, 2018

Honeywood Apartment Homes in Roanoke VAWe used data and science to determine which places in Virginia go easy on your wallet.

A wise sage once said:

“She works hard for the money…”

And these places in Virginia definitely treat her right.

You see, these are the places in Virginia where the cost of living is the lowest; where your salary goes the furthest. And when if you have the luxury of choosing where to live in the Old Dominion, then the cost of living should play a role in the decision.

So we did the hard work for you and crunched the numbers to find the cities that have lower food, energy, and housing costs. After the dust settled on our analysis of the 59 largest places in Virginia, we were left with this set of the best value for your money.

Here are the 10 cheapest places to live in Virginia for 2018:

  1. Martinsville
  2. Roanoke
  3. Vinton
  4. Salem
  5. Bedford
  6. Lynchburg
  7. Bristol
  8. Covington
  9. Big Stone Gap
  10. Waynesboro

So listen up Alexandria (the most expensive place in Virginia), you could learn some things from the rest of the state.

For more information on apartments in Roanoke, VA contact Honeywood.

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Virginia, A 2018 Best State To Live

Virginia, A 2018 Best State To Live

Joseph Coupal - Friday, July 13, 2018

Honeywood Apartment Homes in Roanoke VADo you live in one of the best states in America?

You might think people across the nation like to think they live in the best place in the country. After all, you wouldn’t spend your lives somewhere that you truly didn’t love. Right? Not always. In fact, according to a Pew Research Center study it was determined that almost half of Americans would rather live somewhere else than they do now.

Well, if you’re in one of the states that was highlighted as a "BEST", odds are you don’t want to go anywhere.

The purpose of this study is to use science to determine which of our great American states are the absolute best. While unbiased, this research does take into account factors that almost all Americans would agree are desirable. Therefore, while you may have strong opinions either way, you can’t argue against the methodology.

Turns out New Hampshire is the best state to live in the country. The worst? You might not be too surprised that New Mexico takes the cake.

Virginia is #5 on this List of the 10 Best States to Live in America for 2018.

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Reasons to Move to a Small City in Virginia

Reasons to Move to a Small City in Virginia

Joseph Coupal - Friday, July 06, 2018

Honeywood Apartment Homes in Roanoke VAHere's why choosing a small city is one you won't regret.

As bittersweet as it is to pack up and drive away one last time, remember that the world is your oyster. While some of your friends might be flocking to massive metropolises to start their post-college lives and careers, big cities aren’t the only option — and thank goodness for that!

Small cities have so much to offer every resident, but they’re especially well-suited to young people and new graduates. Here are 10 reasons moving to a small city after college is a choice you won't regret.

1. Less job competition.

Let’s start with one of the biggies: smaller cities make for less competition when it comes to lining up your dream job. This can also equate to better job security once you’ve landed the role you want. Plenty of major cities certainly have lots of career opportunities, but bustling urban centers aren't the only place to climb the ladder. In many cases, a smaller city is the ideal spot to start building your career — fewer people are vying for the same jobs, networking is easier, and there's often a general feeling of inclusivity and support in the professional community that you don't find in bigger cities.

2. More work-life balance.

When you land that dream job, you might find that a smaller city affords you more time, money and energy for a healthy work-life balance. Living in a big city with higher expenses and a culture that prizes overworking can mean tough compromises. In a smaller city, you’re a lot less likely to have to decide between making enough money for anything more than just squeaking by, and having enough downtime to pursue hobbies or spend time with friends.

3. A creative community.

Creative types thrive in small cities for a variety of reasons: cost of living is lower, it’s easier to find studio space, and the creative communities in small cities tend to be more collaborative than what you’d find in NYC, LA or Miami. Another bonus of all this creative energy? Even if you’re not drawn to creative pursuits yourself, you’ll benefit from all the coffee shops, boutiques, galleries and murals the artsy crowd brings along with them.

4. More affordable rent.

Compare your rent in a small (but still very cool!) city to the rent your friends in Manhattan are paying. Need we say more?

5. No sharing your favorite bar with a wall-to-wall crowd.

The same goes for your favorite cafe, yoga studio, or hole-in-the-wall dinner spot. Instead, you’ll be greeted by the same few regulars who know your name.

6. You can take a community leadership role.

You’re in a smaller pond in a small city. If you want to make a positive change in your community, your actions will have a bigger impact. The same goes for making a name for yourself in a local organization or city government, or even creating a whole new club or community group from scratch. Your actions have real power, and the possibilities are limitless.

7. Smaller clubs and groups.

If you want to explore a hobby (which is a great way to find new friends after college), you’ll benefit from more intimate gatherings with smaller groups. Whether your jam is a book club, a local sport or a church community, less crowded meetups will enable you to make connections faster and dive deeper into what you care about.

8. Hidden gems galore.

Quirky local joints, bizarre community traditions, and hidden gems are the hallmarks of small cities. Whether it’s a perfectly tucked-away dive bar or your neighborhood’s annual apple-bobbing contest, each discovery gives your city special character that you can’t find anywhere else.

9. New friends around every corner.

Large cities have high turnover. Transplants often stay for just a short amount of time before moving on to another metropolis, and the ones who stay are at risk of becoming jaded beyond their years. In a small city, your new friends are likely to stick around for more than a few months, which gives you a chance to build a tight-knit, enduring community for yourself. Making friends after college can be tough. Living in a small city makes it easier.

10. A more zen morning commute.

Cheers to less crowded public transit, shorter drives and more peaceful biking and walking paths.

For more information on apartments in Roanoke, VA contact Honeywood.

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Great Grilled Steak for Your 4th of July BBQ

Great Grilled Steak for Your 4th of July BBQ

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 29, 2018

Honeywood Apartment Homes in Roanoke VAAre you having a BBQ at your apartments in Roanoke, VA for the Fourth of July? If so, try out this great recipe from Southern Living.

Strip Steak with Rosemary Butter is a great option for smaller 4th of July celebrations. After all, you don’t want to be tied to the grill all night. Seasoned strip steaks hot off the grill pair perfectly with rosemary and lemon-infused butter. Our recipe makes four servings, but adjust to suit your guest list. Top each steak with Rosemary Butter and serve with a fresh cucumber salad and oven-roasted potatoes. Lemon rind gives the Rosemary Butter a fresh flavor that pairs wonderfully with the steaks. This recipe might look time consuming on first glance but, with just 15 minutes of prep time and 8 minutes at the grill, it will come together quicker than you think.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 (6-oz.) beef strip steaks (1/2 inch thick)

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together butter, rosemary, 1 tsp. grated lemon rind, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Step 2

Combine Italian seasoning and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Stir in remaining 1 tsp. lemon rind. Rub mixture over steaks. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Step 3

Grill steaks, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 3 to 4 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Serve with butter.

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Roanoke, VA Named a Best Affordable Place to Live

Roanoke, VA Named a Best Affordable Place to Live

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 22, 2018

Honeywood Apartment Homes in Roanoke VARoanoke in Virginia's Blue Ridge has earned a spot on another Top 10 list for its outstanding quality of life!

Roanoke is ranked No. 3 on the new list of "2018 Best Affordable Places to Live" published by Livability.

According to the criteria, the list was compiled based on a review of over 2,000 cities around the country and selected based on a combination of cost of living, entertainment, median income, economy, healthcare, and amenities.

With over 600 miles of trails and a reputation as one of the best regions on the East Coast for outdoor recreation, combined with a local economy that is reinventing itself around healthcare & technology and an affordable cost of living, Roanoke is becoming a very attractive place to live, as evidenced by its spot on the list.

Livability cites the area's temperate climate, rich variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation, and cultural offerings like the Taubman Museum of Art and Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.

The following is an excerpt from the section about Roanoke:

"So Roanoke is definitely affordable — but why is it a good place to live? Well, let's start with the climate. Roanoke enjoys four distinct seasons and tends to lack the extremes of other seasonal cities. It gets much less snow than average, nearly 30 fewer days of precipitation, stays a bit warmer in the winter, and has more sunny days than your average American city. And you can enjoy this climate thoroughly with a wide range of outdoor adventures at your fingertips. Roanoke has been recognized as one of America’s Best Trail Towns, and the famous Appalachian Trail runs north of the city. If you'd prefer a scenic drive, the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway can’t be beat."

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Spotlighting a Wonderful Apartment Community in Roanoke, VA

Spotlighting a Wonderful Apartment Community in Roanoke, VA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 15, 2018

Honeywood Apartment Homes in Roanoke VAWe'd like to take a look at and celebrate the community in which we live and work. It’s an opportunity for us to highlight the areas that we find so special and the places we choose to be a part of.

There’s no better place to start than where we first began: Blacksburg and Roanoke, two beautiful cities in Southwest Virginia. Our original corporate headquarters, located in Blacksburg, is where everything started in 1966 when Harry H. Hunt III, the founder of HHHunt, saw the need for faculty and student housing at Virginia Tech.

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Blacksburg and Roanoke are special places for a number of reasons. The communities boast stunning scenery and natural beauty, tons of outdoor activities, great wineries, markets and boutique shops, Mill Mountain Zoo, and more. Both cities have eclectic and delicious food scenes and the Hotel Roanoke is a beautiful and historic hotel definitely worth a visit. And, of course, we can’t forget about Virginia Tech. The world-class university serves as the heart of Blacksburg. There’s lots of Hokie pride at HHHunt!

We have a number of apartment communities in the area, including FoxRidge and Hethwood, which are located in Blacksburg, and Honeywood, which is conveniently situated near downtown Roanoke.

We are thankful and excited to continue serving as an engaged community partner in these bustling and vibrant cities!

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Here's How Much More It Cost to Own vs. Rent in Virginia!

Here's How Much More It Cost to Own vs. Rent in Virginia!

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 07, 2018

Honeywood Apartment Homes in Roanoke VAOwning a home is often considered the American dream — and it's an expensive one. Homeowners in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., pay from 33% to 93% more for housing each month than do renters living in the same state, according to a new NerdWallet analysis.

But many homeowners reap benefits that you can't get from renting, such as financial security and stability, tax deductions and a vehicle for retirement savings. 

While renting can't offer those long-term financial benefits, it's cheaper to rent on a month-to-month basis, the analysis found. If you're wondering how to save money for a down payment, renting can help you build that nest egg — but in extremely expensive or competitive markets, renting might be better for the long haul.

To determine the monthly homeownership premium — the additional cost of owning instead of renting, expressed as a percentage — NerdWallet compared 2015 American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the median gross rent and median homeownership cost in each state and Washington, D.C. Median gross rent includes the costs of monthly rent and utilities for all kinds of rental properties, and median homeownership cost includes monthly mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance and utilities.

This comparison doesn't include the down payment required to buy a home, which is traditionally 20% of the home price for conventional mortgages, but is lower for FHA or VA loans.

Key takeaways

Owning is more expensive everywhere. Across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more each month to own a home than to rent. The median cost people pay nationwide to own a home is 54% more than the median cost to rent each month.

The smallest difference is still a third more to own. The state where the premium to own a home is lowest is Florida, where it costs a median of 33% more to own than to rent. The states with the next lowest premiums are Colorado (40%) and Arizona (41%).

In some states, the cost of owning far eclipses renting. In New Jersey, the state with the highest homeownership premium, the median monthly cost of owning is nearly double that of renting (93%). The next most expensive places to own are Rhode Island, where the median homeownership cost is 84% higher than renting, and Connecticut, where owners pay a median of 82% more than renters each month for housing.

Here's how much more it costs to own vs. rent each month in Virginia - 48%.

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