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One Bedroom Apartments That Cater to Your Lifestyle

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Hethwood Apartments, VABlacksburg, VA is an attractive place to live. In fact, the area boasts a mild, four-season climate and many things to do for both the outdoor enthusiast and for those who enjoy more traditional excursions. Located minutes from Virginia Tech University and nestled in the midst of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the area is bursting with history, nightlife, and Blacksburg’s hidden treasures. With great restaurants and outdoor fun at your fingertips along with tons of charm, you will be happy with your decision to move to an apartment in Blacksburg, VA.

If you are looking for a one bedroom apartment in Blacksburg, VA look no further than Hethwood. These apartment homes have distinctive architecture and exclusive amenities. We have two different styles of one-bedroom apartments, one offers a den for extra space. It all depends on what you need and what you are looking for.

Located off Prices Fork Road, just a half mile from US 460, two miles from the Virginia Tech campus, and walking distances to Kipps Elementary, Blacksburg Middle, and Blacksburg High Schools. Catch the Blacksburg Transit at a stop just steps away from your apartment home. Add in neighborhood shopping and banking locations in the community and you have the perfect location! Hethwood Apartments offers a tranquil park-like setting with the conveniences of the city lifestyle. Because it's How You Live that matters.

For more information on Hethwood, contact us.

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Holiday Events Around Blacksburg and the Blue Ridge Area

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hethwood Apartments, Blacksburg, VAThe Town of Blacksburg and the surrounding area hosts a number of festivals and events for people of all ages and interests. No matter the season, there is a holiday event on the schedule and there is something for everyone.

If you live in an apartment in Blacksburg, VA and are looking for fun holiday events taking place throughout the region in the coming weeks, look no further. Here’s a preview of what’s on the calendar for the 2017 holiday season in Virginia’s Blue Ridge!

Winter Lights Festival Holiday Parade

Held the first Friday in December. Featuring the Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa at the Lyric, and more. Downtown Merchants' annual open houses, late night shopping, free gift wrap, snacks and beverages, holiday specials.

Parades

The marching bands will put on a show and you can decide which group built the most creative float for the numerous holiday parades in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Santa has also been known to make an appearance!

  • Christmas Parade - Downtown Vinton, November 30
  • 61st Annual Salem Christmas Parade - Downtown Salem, December 1
  • Franklin County Christmas Parade - Downtown Rocky Mount, December 3
  • Buchanan Christmas Parade - Downtown Buchanan, December 9
  • City of Roanoke Christmas Parade - Downtown Roanoke, December 9

Holiday Festivals

Enjoy many of the classic holiday flavors and browse from an impressive selection of local gift items at these popular festivals.

  • Dickens of a Christmas - Downtown Roanoke, December 1, 8, 15
  • Gingerbread Festival - Salem Public Library, December 2
  • Ye Olde Salem Christmas - Salem Farmers Market, December 9
  • Historical Holiday Events

Many of our historical sites and museums in Virginia’s Blue Ridge join the fun of the holiday season with special events and features that take you back in time.

  • Fantasyland - O. Winston Link Museum, November 24 - December 21
  • Toys of Christmas Past - Salem Museum, November 24 - January 13
  • Holiday Candlelight Tours - Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, December 1-16
  • An Old Virginia Christmas - Booker T. Washington National Monument, December 2
  • Candy Cane Express - Virginia Museum of Transportation, December 2-3
  • Live Nativity Event - Camp Eagle, December 2-3, 9-10

Tree Lightings

The holiday spirit truly takes over when you join the crowd in the exciting countdown of lighting a Christmas tree.

  • City of Roanoke Christmas Tree Lighting at Dickens of a Christmas - Downtown Roanoke, December 1
  • Roanoke County’s Christmas Tree Lighting - South County Library, December 4

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Happy Thanksgiving from Hethwood Apartments

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Hethwood Apartments, VAIt’s Thanksgiving week and a time each year when we reflect upon the blessing within our lives. Today our warmest Thanksgiving wishes go out to all of you, our residents, friends, and neighbors. Along with this note of thanks to you, this week we offer a special Thanksgiving “shout-out” to one of the more unsung Thanksgiving heroes, Sarah Hale. Historians credit Sara Hale as the originator of the Thanksgiving federal holiday.

Sara Hale undertook a 17-year letter writing campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday observed in all states. Before Hale, Thanksgiving was not a fixed holiday but rather an informal tradition. Presidents would select a day and make it known that it would be a day of thanksgiving and community. Hale lobbied five separate presidents for a set date until finally her request was granted by president Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln congratulated her tenacity and immortalized the holiday as part of American culture.

So thanks, Sara, for your 17 years of letter writing, for securing our Day of Thanks on Thursday, and for your part in creating one of the most warm and celebrated day within our American culture!

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Virginia Peanut Pie

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 17, 2017

This pie is inspired by the version served at the Virginia Diner, a landmark restaurant in Wakefield, Virginia, that's renowned for this dessert. If you are hosting Thanksgiving in your apartment in Blacksburg, VA or headed to a loved one's home, this is the perfect dessert.

Hethwood Apartments, VAPie Crust:

2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
7 to 8 tablespoons ice water

DIRECTIONS

1. Pulse flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor until combined. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal with some pea-size pieces remaining. Drizzle 5 tablespoons water over mixture; pulse several times to combine. Add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and pulse until mixture holds together when pinched.

2. For a 9-inch pie, shape dough into two disks and wrap each in plastic. For a slab pie, shape dough into a rectangle and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 1 day, or freeze up to 3 months; thaw overnight in refrigerator before using.

Pie:

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 disk of the pie crust (above)
3 large eggs, room temperature
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
3/4 cup golden syrup, such as Lyle's
2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more for serving (optional)
1 1/2 cups roasted unsalted Virginia peanuts
Vanilla ice cream, for serving

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to an 11-inch round. Transfer to a 9-inch pie dish; trim edges to a 1/2-inch overhang. Tuck overhang under and crimp edges with the tines of a fork; freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.

2. Line crust with parchment and fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake until bottom no longer looks wet, about 25 minutes. Carefully remove parchment and beans; continue baking until light golden, about 10 minutes more. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

3. Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Add butter, brown sugar, syrup, vinegar, flour, salt, vanilla, and cayenne; whisk until smooth. Coarsely chop 1 cup peanuts and stir into egg mixture, then pour into cooled crust. Scatter remaining 1/2 cup peanuts evenly over top.

4. Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is puffed slightly and set, 40 to 50 minutes (if crust is browning too quickly, tent with foil). Let cool completely on wire rack. Slice and serve, with scoops of ice cream lightly sprinkled with cayenne.

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More Baby Boomers are Renting

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 10, 2017

Hethwood Apartments, Blacksburg, VAGone are the days when the rental market was filled with recent college grads who were looking to move in with a few friends in order to save money to one day buy a house.

The demographic of those seeking apartments has changed in a big way.

In fact, the new renters are the parents of the millennial generation.

“We looked at the renter population between 2009 and 2015 by age group, education level and family type. And we found the fastest-growing segment of the country's rental population were those age 55 and older. They increased by 28 percent nationally. The highly-educated renter, holding a bachelor degree or higher, increased by 23 percent nationally," said a spokesperson for Rent Cafe.

You are seeing older couples, empty-nesters, highly educated, who are choosing the renting lifestyle for various reasons.

2.5 Million Strong

On a national level, about 2.5 million households of people age 55 or older joined the renter cohort nationwide between 2009 and 2015, compared to a mere half million new renters under 34, according to the study.

We are seeing more seniors looking to rent as the prices of the traditional empty nest downsizing options -- condos and co-ops on one level -- continue to go up.

They [baby boomers] are looking for low-maintenance, high-convenience, and no stairs to walk. They get all of this, and no unexpected repair and maintenance expenses in rental buildings, with the additional benefit, a fixed monthly housing expense.

Not Enough Savings

Many Realtors say part of the issue is many baby boomers failed to sock away enough money for retirement.

The sad reality for baby boomers is the fact that a large segment of this generation has failed to put aside enough money for retirement in their 401(k) or retirement plans.

Unfortunately, social security benefits are not enough to make ends meet. As a result, some are forced to sell their homes in order to lower their living expenses. As the findings note, this is one way that retirees can simplify their lifestyles and expenses.

For more information on renting an apartment in Blacksburg, VA contact Hethwood.

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Blacksburg: The Perfect Place to Retire

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hethwood Apartments, Blacksburg, VAThe Town of Blacksburg is among the country’s best places to retire, according to Forbes.com.

2016 was the third consecutive year that Blacksburg was ranked as one of the 25 Best Places to Retire.

The ranking includes more than 500 cities nationwide. Ratings take into consideration financial and economic factors, as well physical security, accessibility to health care, and attributes that encourage an active retirement.

Forbes.com praised Blacksburg for its robust economy, walkability, and low crime rate rank, among other factors.

Home to Virginia Tech's main campus and about 44,000 residents, Blacksburg offers the charm of a small town combined with the modern conveniences of a metropolitan area. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the community has many restaurants and stores, arts venues, historic attractions and museums, sporting events, outdoor recreation, and a temperate climate.

More than half of those who have retired from Virginia Tech since 1990 continue to live in the New River Valley.

This ranking is among the many the Town of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech have received that speaks to the quality of life that helps the university recruit and retain high-caliber faculty and staff.

Other recent rankings include:

  • Best Workplaces for Commuters Race for Excellence: Virginia Tech wins gold award for commuting effort, January 2016
  • CommonHealth: Virginia Tech receives statewide certification for commitment to employee wellness, January 2016
  • Virginia Values Veterans Governor's Award: Virginia Tech recognized for hiring more veterans than any other state agency, September 2015
  • Active Times: Virginia Tech named the fittest college in America, August 2015
  • Movoto.com: Blacksburg ranked fourth happiest small place in America, September 2014
  • Glassdoor.com: Virginia Tech ranked in top 10 universities to work for in 2014, September 2014

For more information on apartments in Blacksburg, VA contact Hethwood.

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Moving to Blacksburg, VA: What you Need to Know

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hethwood Apartments, Blacksburg, VALooking to move to Blacksburg, VA? Below is everything you want to know about the key factors that could make this the best place for you, including things to do. Let’s start with the basics: Blacksburg, VA is located in Montgomery County. It has a population of 43,530, the median age is 22, and the town is very ethnically diverse.

What about cost of living in Blacksburg, VA? The median income in Blacksburg, VA is $31,936 and the median home value is $275,400 while the median rent for a one bedroom apartment is $935. This should give you a pretty good idea of its affordability. Blacksburg, VA is also the perfect place to break in your new shoes, because Blacksburg is very walkable.

Places to Eat in Blacksburg, VA
The Blacksburg, VA restaurants range from pizza places, wing joints, to late night burger spots.

History and Arts in Blacksburg, VA
When it comes time to taking in local culture, both past and present, the choices are plentiful

Sports and Recreation in Blacksburg, VA
Sports and recreation in Blacksburg, VA consists of softball, many hiking trails, rugby, and more.

For more information on apartments in Blacksburg, VA contact Hethwood Apartments.

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Apartment Homes in Blacksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hethwood Apartments, Blacksburg, VAIf you are looking for an apartment in Blacksburg, VA bordered by history and nightlife look no further than Hethwood Apartments. Attractive and convenient, we are minutes to shopping, dining, recreation, and Virginia Tech. Hethwood Apartments is a master planned community which is nestled in the midst of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our spacious apartment homes are the perfect choice for the family, professional, retiree, graduate student and you! Take advantage of our expansive outdoor spaces or our indoor amenities. Living here means you can enjoy all of Blacksburg’s hidden treasures, and the town’s best dining and entertainment venues, historic sites, and outdoor recreational activities.

We have various apartment floor plans with luxurious apartment amenities. Our one-bedroom apartments range from 693 to 759 sq ft, and we have three-bedroom apartments with a range from 1008 to 1121 sq ft. We encourage you to make an appointment, and see what Hethwood Apartments and Blacksburg have to offer.

Considered a Great Place to Retire, a Great State to Live In, and a Great College Town, and surrounded by natural beauty, Blacksburg, VA is home to restaurants, dynamic nightlife, historic landmarks, cultural entertainment, and recreational opportunities. We boast beautiful weather as well as local events and happenings throughout the year.

Contact us for an appointment to view our apartment homes.

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Things To Do Around Blacksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hethwood Apartments, Blacksburg, VAIf you live in an apartment in Blacksburg, VA and are looking for some fun and different things to do, here are a few ideas.

Blacksburg Dog Park - 2100 Toms Creek Road
Enjoy the park with your furry friend from sunrise to sunset. Dogs must have a current dog license and wear an owner identification tag at all times.

Mountain Lake Conservancy - 115 Hotel Circle, Pembroke
This is a mountain top getaway just 30 minutes north of Blacksburg. Enjoy hiking, biking, tennis, wagon rides, outdoor recreation, and family entertainment.

Mabry Mill - 266 Mabry Mill SE, Meadows of Dan, Virginia 24120
A special and unique part of history is found at Mabry Mill. Originally built in 1910, the historic water-powered grist mill, sawmill and nearby blacksmith shop provide the visitor with a view of pioneer life along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Nellie’s Cave Park
A 10 acre park in Blacksburg featuring a soccer field, basketball court, T-ball field, playground, horseshoe pits, picnic tables/shelters, barbecue grills, bleachers, benches, walking trails and restrooms.

Claytor Lake State Park, Pulaski
It's an ideal setting for boating, swimming, camping, hiking and picnicking. Sport fishing is especially popular. Boating supplies, fuel and refreshments are available at the marina. Twelve cabins overlook the 4,500-acre lake.

New River Trail State Park
A "Rails to Trails" project, the New River Trail State Park meanders through southwestern Virginia and parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, and boating are just some of the possibilities.

Pandapas - 3151 Pandapas Pond Road, Montgomery County
An 8-acre man-made pond that features warm-water fishing and canoeing. A one-mile circuit trail goes around the pond, and several other popular Jefferson National Forest trails connect to it.

Virginia Tech Duckpond - Duckpond Road, Blacksburg
A perfect place to picnic, the duck pond has picnic tables, park benches and a gazebo. It is located on the Virginia Tech Campus in Blacksburg.

Hahn Horticulture Gardens
The Hahn Horticulture Garden encompasses nearly six acres of teaching and display gardens on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Established in 1984 by Horticulture faculty, the garden serves undergraduate students and the local community as a learning resource for plant material, landscaping concepts, and environmental awareness.

Downtown Blacksburg
At the Heart of Your Kind of Town

There’s always something to do in downtown Blacksburg, home to excellent food, interesting boutiques and art galleries, the local farmers market, and the historic Lyric Theatre, which screens films and hosts all sorts of performances and events.

Pedestrian-friendly Main Street is lined with a variety of restaurants, many of them regularly offering live music. The weekly jam sessions at Market Square Park are especially popular. The area’s night life features activities for all ages: comedy shows, live performances, outdoor movies, special happy hours, and community gatherings.

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Apartments in Blacksburg, VA offer Luxury and Location

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Hethwood Apartments, Blacksburg, VAIf you are looking for a one-bedroom, two-bedroom, or three- bedroom apartment in Blacksburg, VA, stop your search at Hethwood Apartments.

Conveniently located off Prices Fork Road, just a half mile from US 460, two miles from the Virginia Tech campus, and walking distances to Kipps Elementary, Blacksburg Middle, and High Schools. Catch the Blacksburg Transit just steps away from your apartment home. Add in neighborhood shopping and banking locations in the community and you have the perfect location!

Hethwood is a luxury apartment community that offers the best in apartment amenities. You can choose from a number of innovatively designed floor plans in our prestigious master planned community. Our spacious apartment homes are the perfect choice. Surrounded by delightful scenic views, you will find an apartment to reflect your lifestyle.

Our apartments in Blacksburg, VA have been designed for your lifestyle. In addition to the community we offer, our location is premier because of its quick access to major roads and highways.

For more information on making Hethwood Apartments your home, contact us.

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