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Summer Trips in the Lynchburg, VA Area

Summer Trips in the Lynchburg, VA Area

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 18, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VASummer is here! All this warm weather makes it so tempting to take a day or weekend trip to explore new cities and areas that we haven't been to before, and to re-visit our favorite spots. Below are some of the best destinations for summer trips near Lynchburg, VA.

Tips for a Great Trip

Planning ahead is the best way to make sure your trip is as enjoyable as possible. Whether you've planned your trip for weeks or are going on the spur of the moment, here are some things to remember when preparing for your summer trip!

  • Take lots of pictures. Or, if you'd rather stay in the moment, try to at least capture one or two to serve as a reminder of your fun times.
  • Be present. Taking a trip is a great way to connect with your family and friends in a deeper way than what happens on a day-to-day basis. Take advantage of this quality time by putting your phone on "do not disturb" and leaving your computer at home.
  • Try new things. Visiting a new city is a great time to try new foods, activities, and learn about things that you may have never considered before. Let this be a time to expand your horizons and find new interests.
  • Don't forget essentials like sunscreen, your cash and credit or debit card, snacks, your ID, and, if you're a student, your student ID so you can take advantage of any deals or discounts especially for students.

Charlottesville, VA

Distance from Lynchburg: About 1 hour

Charlottesville is a historic city in Virginia that has a lot to offer people looking for a weekend getaway. There is something for everyone here—there is a thriving Indie music scene (Dave Matthews Band was started here!), rich history (two presidents lived here!), beautiful nature and various outdoor activities, shopping, and so much more.

Roanoke, VA

Distance from Lynchburg: About 1 hour

Roanoke, VA is another historic city just down the road from Lynchburg, VA. The Blue Ridge Mountains make Roanoke a beautiful place to visit. Hiking is big here, and there are many trails to explore. There is also a rich culture that celebrates history and art, and there are many festivals, museums, and art displays to enjoy. Roanoke is also known for the Roanoke Star located on Mill Mountain.

Richmond, VA

Distance from Lynchburg: About 2 hours

As the capital of Virginia, there have been some major historical events that have happened right here in our backyard. The White House of the Confederacy was located here during the Civil War, and Patrick Henry famously proclaimed "Give me liberty or give me death!" in Richmond in 1775 just before the Revolutionary War. These days, it's known as a destination for foodies, history buffs, artists, and nature lovers.

Williamsburg, VA

Distance from Lynchburg: About 3 hours

Williamsburg was founded in 1699 as the capitol of the Virginia Colony. Because this is one of the oldest cities in Virginia, there is so much history to discover here. This was one of the first planned cities, and a center of learning thanks to the College of William and Mary (which is where Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler attended). If you're interested in colonial history, this is the city for you.

Charlotte, NC

Distance from Lynchburg: About 3.5 hours

Charlotte is one of the largest cities in the US, and is the third-fastest growing city in the US. There are so many things to do in Charlotte, including watch major sports, visit a theme park, visit a ton of different museums, and so much more. It is also home to a major airport hub, making it extremely popular with travelers.

Washington, DC

Distance from Lynchburg: About 3.5 hours

As the capitol of the United States, there is so much to see and do in this city. There are countless museums, landmarks, and important government buildings that you could stay here for a week and still not see everything! Located on the Potomac River, DC is known for its cherry blossom trees.

Appomattox, VA

Distance from Lynchburg: 30 minutes

Although a small town near Lynchburg, VA, Appomattox played a very big part in the Civil War. Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, giving the North victory and ending the Civil War.

Poplar Forest

Distance from Lynchburg: 20 minutes

Poplar Forest is a plantation and house that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. He designed the home while he was still president and often spent time here after his presidency. You will learn all about Thomas Jefferson's life and legacy at this beautifully preserved landmark and historical society. It's a must-see in the area!


Although the mountains are gorgeous, visiting the beach is a fun change of scenery and makes for a great vacation. With just a few hours of driving you can visit the beach, play in the sand, soak in the rays, and swim in the ocean!

Lakes and Water Recreation

If you love the water, take a trip to a lake to enjoy swimming and recreation. At many of these destinations you can rent kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and paddleboats. Visiting a lake is relaxing and fun for the whole family!

There are so many cities to visit near Lynchburg, VA, and each have so many things to do! Whether you want to relax on a beach, learn about history, go shopping, or find some new trails to explore, you will find all of that and more in these exciting cities.

For more ideas for interesting places to visit and things to do this summer, call the leasing office in your apartments in Lynchburg, VA.



It Cost More to Own vs. Rent in Virginia

It Cost More to Own vs. Rent in Virginia

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 11, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, 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.

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, the study found that it's cheaper to rent on a month-to-month basis. If you're wondering how to save money for a down payment, renting can help you build that nest egg. However, 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.

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 of monthly rent.

In some states, the cost of owning far eclipses renting.

In Virginia it costs 48% more to own vs. rent each month!

For more information on apartments in Lynchburg, VA, contact Walden Pond.



The Most Fantastic Apartment Living Experience in Lynchburg, VA

The Most Fantastic Apartment Living Experience in Lynchburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 04, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAWalden Pond Apartment Homes is Lynchburg's most fantastic living experience! We are located in the 24501 area of Lynchburg. Choose from our 1, 2, or 3 bedroom floorplans with rents that include an amazing community.

Experience a wide selection of fantastic community and apartment amenities. All of the room you need with spacious closets and every unit has a storage space so you can store your bike, season decorations, or anything else you need. Do you like beach volleyball or tennis? Work on your technique at the courts. Other amenities and features include: some layouts include dens, a gorgeous junior Olympic size pool, fitness center and free weights. That and much more is waiting for you! Our professional staff is ready to help match you with your perfect new home. We would love to welcome you home. Contact us for more information on our apartments in Lynchburg, VA today!


Choosing an Off Campus Apartment

Choosing an Off Campus Apartment

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAAlong with picking a major, one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your college career is where you’ll live. If you’re wondering how to choose college housing, following a short list of dos and don’ts will help you pick a place that meets your needs and feels like home.

How to Choose College Housing

Do: Look at Amenities

The amenities offered by an apartment are among the most important things to consider when figuring out how to choose college housing. While you might not need some amenities, having them can make living in an apartment a lot more fun. Make a list of things you’d like to have in an apartment or on the grounds of the apartment and keep that list in mind when you’re out looking at places.

Do: Consider the Location

The location of your housing is pretty important. If you have to go to class five days a week, and plan on socializing or studying on campus, at least to some degree, finding a spot that is near your school is critical. How far away your apartment should be depends on how you plan on commuting to school. If you’re going to bike, it helps to find a place that’s about a mile or so away. If you have a car, you can live a bit further away from school, but not too far, as you don’t want to have to wrestle with a lot of traffic as you go to and from class.

Do: Consider Your Personal Needs

One particularly essential tip when it comes to how to choose college housing is to think of your personal needs. If you have a pet, and want to bring that pet with you, you’ll need a place that’s pet-friendly. If you need furniture, you’ll want to find an apartment that offers furnished options, too.

Don’t: Follow the Crowd

In college, it’s easy to get swept up in a crowd or to go along with what other students want, even if they don’t line up with what you need. While it’s understandable that you’ll want to be flexible and try to find a place that meets everyone’s needs, don’t ignore your own needs in an attempt to please someone else. If a potential roommate wants to live somewhere that doesn’t appeal to you, it might be easiest to part ways and find someone else to live with.

Don’t: Feel Shy About Asking Questions

One of the best things to learn when learning how to choose college housing is to always ask questions. Go ahead and ask the landlord or leasing agent plenty of questions about the property, about your lease, and about what it’s like to live there. You want to know as much as you can about what you’ll need to pay for and what you’re responsible for before you make a decision about housing.

For more information on off campus apartments in Lynchburg, VA contact Walden Pond.



Apartment Decorating on a Budget

Apartment Decorating on a Budget

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 21, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAAre you looking to reinvigorate your apartment in Lynchburg, VA for the sunnier and warmer weather? Or maybe you just want to change it up a bit. Below are a few ideas, and you don't even have to overspend.

Repaint old furniture: Instead of throwing away old wood furniture, paint it. Even different but stylish dining chairs look great when you paint them the same color.

Add plants: Indoor plants require care to stay beautiful but they make great décor on a budget. If you don’t have a green thumb, there are plants that don’t take too much effort. Talk to the sales person about the plants before you buy them.

Use photos for art: If you have an eye for photography, or just some great photos, print and frame some yourself. Hang them a few inches apart to create the illusion of large, expensive artwork.

Use a mirror: An oversized mirror reflects light into the room, which makes it look larger. Or use several smaller mirrors together.

Change your curtains: This is a great way to dress up a space.

Add lighting: Add soft lighting with table and standing lamps.

Throw in some pillows: Liven up your furniture with a few throw pillows. Pillows are easy to rotate for all seasons.

You don’t need a lot of money in order to give your apartment a seasonal, a personalized look. Be creative.


Enjoy the City or Natural Beauty in Lynchburg, VA

Enjoy the City or Natural Beauty in Lynchburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 14, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VALiving in an apartment in Lynchburg, VA is wonderful. The city has so much to see and do while still keeping that small-town feel. But, minutes outside the city is natural beauty and gorgeous escapes you can enjoy anytime. There is natural, beautiful countryside that surrounds our city which makes Lynchburg a wonderful place to live. With so much to do, there is no better place in Virginia to live. Now that summer is right around the corner, we thought we'd share two gorgeous spots where you can cool off.

Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a watering hole called Panther Fall. If you are interested in cliff diving, or if you just want to enjoy watching your friends do it, this is the place to go. Panther Falls has a series of waterfalls and high rocks where you can jump off of into the cold water. During the summer, it is a perfect place to enjoy time with friends and to cool off while taking in the striking scenery.

If you don’t want to jump off the cliff, then you can enjoy the calmer waters further down from the waterfall where you can enjoy a relaxing swim or picnic.

Another wonderful watering home is Ivy Lake. Enjoy the stunning Virginia countryside with mountains and hills that surround this lake. Swim, canoe, fish or just relax on Ivy Lake. There is even a concrete boat ramp leading into the water.



Mother's Day, Memorial Day, and More in May!

Mother's Day, Memorial Day, and More in May!

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAMay means Mother's Day, Memorial Day, wine events and wine festivals, and much more! Lynchburg is packed with exciting events in May that are fun for the whole family.

Many summer festivals are on the horizon too, stay tuned for more information on those coming soon!


Venue: Rosel H. Schewel Theater
Price: Tickets are $7.
Date: 05/16/2018
Location: Lynchburg


Venue: Riverviews Artspace
Price: Tickets $15.00 online at the Riverviews website or at the door.
Date: 05/18/2018
Location: Lynchburg


Venue: Riverviews Artspace
Price: Tickets $15.00 online at the Riverviews website or at the door.
Date: 05/24/2018 - 05/27/2018 and additional dates
Location: Lynchburg


Venue: Old City Cemetery
Date: 04/14/2018 - 05/20/2018
Location: Lynchburg


Venue: Blue Mountain Barrel House
Date: 05/11/2018
Location: Arrington


Venue: Glen Maury Park & Campground
Price: Free admission, activity fees vary.
Date: 05/11/2018 - 05/13/2018
Location: Buena Vista


Venue: Academy Center of the Arts
Price: $11-22
Date: 05/12/2018 - 05/13/2018 and 05/17/2018 - 05/21/2018
Location: Lynchburg


Venue: Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Price: $16 for adults; $14 for seniors (ages 65+) and military (must show ID); $8 for college students (must show ID) and teens (ages 12 18); $4 for youth (ages 6 11); and free for children under age 6 and Poplar Forest members. General admission includes a guided house tour and self-guided exploration of exhibits in the lower level of the house, the Wing of Offices, the ornamental grounds and slave quarter site. Weekend visitors can add the Enslaved Community Tour (when available) to their itinerary at no extra cost.
Date: 05/13/2018
Location: Forest


Venue: Bedford Room of Bedford Central Library
Price: Tickets, $15 each, http://www.lynchburgtickets.com/freedyandfrancine
Date: 05/18/2018
Location: Bedford


Venue: Lazy Days Winery
Date: 05/19/2018
Location: Amherst


Venue: Albert Farm Route 130 Monroe, VA
Price: Adults $10, Seniors and children 5-12 $5, Children under 5 free
Date: 05/19/2018 and 05/20/2018
Location: Monroe


Venue: National D-Day Memorial
Price: Registration Fees Apply
Date: 05/19/2018
Location: Bedford


Venue: Seamans' Orchard
Date: 04/27/2018 - 06/01/2018
Location: Roseland


Venue: Blue Mountain Barrel House
Date: 05/11/2018 and additional dates
Location: Alrington


Venue: Lazy Days Winery
Date: 05/14/2018 and additional dates
Location: Amherst

If you live in an apartment in Lynchburg, VA start planning all the fun you can have during May around town.



Virginia Is The Best State On The East Coast

Virginia Is The Best State On The East Coast

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 30, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VVirginia - what a place to live. Growing up here is one of the greatest gifts. Simply because you get the best of both worlds. Between mountains, beaches, countrysides, cities, and an obvious change in each season, Virginia proves to be the best state on the East Coast.

1. Mountains

Especially mountains in the fall. Whether you grew up hiking them all the time, or if you have never hiked a day in your life, you can always brag about having the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains in your homeland.

2. Virginia Beach.

We live on the coast. Day trip to the beach? Not a problem. Pack up your car and get going with suntan oil and beach chairs.

3. Countryside

There are plenty of windy back roads to roll windows down and drive. Cows. Horses. Goats. Dogs. You'll pass them all.

4. Cities

Virginia Beach. Richmond. Norfolk. Roanoke. Lynchburg. Charlottesville. And like all Virginians, we claim D.C. as one of our own, too.

5. The weather

In the spring, there are beautiful flowers and rain. Being in a college town, the summers are laid back and feel like home. The students are gone, and it gives the rest of the residents a chance to sit around the pool and enjoy the sun. In the fall, the leaves change and temperatures start to drop. There is football and apple picking, along with lots of flannel. In the winter is when people question whether or not Virginia is a northern or southern state. It all just depends on the year. The winters will no doubt get cold, but the snowfall depends on the year. Some years get several feet, and some years get short of an inch. Whatever the amount, this is a state that can, and does get snow.

No other state is able to brag about the same mountains, beaches, countrysides, cities, or weather like this one. Who cares if no one knows whether Virginia is a northern or southern state, it's the best state regardless.

For more information on apartments in Lynchburg, VA contact Walden Pond.



Apartment Hunting in Lynchburg Virginia

Apartment Hunting in Lynchburg Virginia

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 27, 2018

Where Relaxation and Convenient Location Meet...

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAThe benefits of simplicity and luxury living, together in one community. These apartments in Lynchburg, VA are conveniently located off Lakeside Drive. We offer spacious apartments and corporate and guest apartments are also available.

Walden Pond Apartments lie in a quiet section of Lynchburg City close to retail, restaurants and less than a mile from Route 29, 501, and 460. Centrally located to Lynchburg College and Liberty University, Walden Pond Apartments offers a tranquil park-like setting with the conveniences of the city lifestyle. Our residents are our highest priority. Spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments feature fully-equipped, eat-in kitchens with a full complement of appliances. Your home has spacious bedrooms, an abundance of closet space and sun-rooms.

Why You'll Love Us

Enjoy the features of luxury living from your new home at Walden Pond Apartment Homes. You'll enjoy our wi-fi cafe, junior-sized Olympic pool, 24-hour fitness center, clubhouse, two lighted tennis courts, sand volleyball court, fishing pond, and much, much more!

Easy access to major routes allow quick commutes to work and school. These are  spacious one, two, and three-bedroom apartment homes with optional dens and each has your own private patio or balcony where you can admire our beautifully maintained landscaping. 24-hour maintenance service provides prompt response times. Over the years, we've established a reputation as one of Virginia's most respected names in apartment management. For more information, contact us.


Virginia Ranks 9 in Top Ten Best States 2018

Virginia Ranks 9 in Top Ten Best States 2018

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAMost Americans do not choose where they grow up and often end up living in the same place as adults, either for financial reasons or because of social and familial connections. Still, many Americans choose to pack up and move to a new state — usually in search of better life.

People who contemplate such a move would certainly consider a state’s overall quality of life. While every person is different and may weigh certain factors more than others, quality of life generally consists of a multitude of factors, including an area’s economy, jobs market, income levels, poverty, crime, education levels, health care, transportation, and whether the area is generally desirable.

Based on these factors and others, 24/7 Wall St. ranked all 50 states for overall quality of life.

9. Virginia

  • 10-yr. population change: +10.1% (21st largest increase)
  • Annual unemployment: 4.0% (tied — 14th lowest)
  • Poverty rate: 11.0% (tied — 12th lowest)
  • Life expectancy at birth: 79.1 years (25th shortest)

Problems with crime tend to be local rather than statewide, but across Virginia crime tends to be low and the state is relatively crime free compared to most of the country. There were just 217 violent crimes reported in the state for every 100,000 residents, nearly half the national figure of 397 incidents per 100,000 people.

Virginians are also among the most likely to have a college degree, which often results in higher incomes and better quality of life across a population. Just over 38% of Virginia adults have a bachelor’s degree, compared to 31.3% of adults nationwide. This high educational attainment rate may help explain Virginia’s relatively low unemployment rate. Last year, average unemployment was 4.0%, well below the national average rate of 4.9%.

For more information on apartments in Lynchburg, VA contact Walden Pond



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