Transitioning to life in Pendleton has been an adjustment. Accustomed to living in a bustling city in the Virginia/Washington D.C. area for the last six years – the longest they have lived anywhere since originally leaving Anderson – they were not prepared for silence.
“I miss being able to walk everywhere,” said Leslie “A lot of people were living their lives outside because the townhouses were just too small.”
“It took some adjusting because we loved the city life,” said Tony. “But our townhouse only had 900 square feet and two windows. I missed having a lawn and now I’ve got this great yard to work in.”
Moving from a cramped living area to a spacious home must feel glorious because they use every bit of their new square footage. Still, they spend as much time as possible outdoors.
Having changed the landscaping more than any other part of the house, they have replaced the natural garden with a beautiful manicured oasis. Raising a pergola by the pool has created a space to enjoy the fruits of their labor.
Not only did the couple hit the jackpot with the house, they have also reaped the benefits of landing in a dream neighborhood. Those living nearby are more than polite and helpful, they are very close friends.
“We love the neighborhood,” said Leslie. “They have embraces our parent as their own. We even vacation together.
“They love to entertain,” said Tony. “We have progressive dinners around Christmastime and it’s fun to see 40 people walking around the neighborhood in the cold weather.
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