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Apartment Hunting in a City When You Don’t Live there Yet

Apartment Hunting in a City When You Don’t Live there Yet

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 30, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAAre you facing the prospect of renting an apartment in a city you don’t live in yet? Renting a home without seeing it before you move in is not ideal, but it’s not impossible either. It just requires careful planning and a willingness to trust photos.

Research the local market

Familiarize yourself with the market you’ll be renting in. The first thing that’s really important is thinking about what area you want to move to and honing in on that. Talk to people who already live in the city of your choice and ask what neighborhoods they recommend. Then figure out what the rental process looks like there. Do listings become available months in advance, or do landlords wait to release them until the last minute? What standard amenities should you expect, and what might you expect to pay a premium for?

Seek out local blogs and real estate websites for up-to-date intel on the market. And, of course, scour online listings in the areas you are considering. By understanding the lay of the land as well as pricing in specific neighborhoods, you can rule out places with asking rents above your budget.

Consider your commute

If you’re moving to a new city with a job lined up, you should consider your commute from the get-go. Ask the following questions: What will the commute time be from any given neighborhood? Beyond miles and distances, what are the traffic dynamics during rush hour?

Understand your commute expectations because knowing what you’re comfortable with can almost create the search. Map the route from various neighborhoods to your future office space using a service like Google Maps, which will take into account walking, biking, driving, and public transit options.

Get all your documents in order

Once you’ve found a place, you’ll want find out what information landlords expect from prospective tenants. In competitive rental markets, that list might be long, so get these documents ready in advance You can work with a leasing agent for the information needed. A complete renter’s profile may include pay stubs, credit checks, bank statements, and the like.

Research the building and landlord

Let’s say you have found a promising rental. There’s still research you can follow-up with online to make sure you’re as informed as possible. Look up details about the building, including when it was built, how many units it holds, and what amenities are included. And if the building is owned by a large management company, you can usually find online reviews about the company.

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



Lynchburg: One of the Most Cost Effective Places To Live In Virginia in 2018

Lynchburg: One of the Most Cost Effective Places To Live In Virginia in 2018

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 23, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAData and science were used to determine which places in Virginia go easy on your wallet.

Below 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

Are you moving to Virginia? For a hometown with history, outdoor spaces, nightlife, cities and small towns, beaches and mountains, Virginia has it all. But, the cities above are where you can enjoy it all...for less.

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Virginia is a 2018 Best State To Live!

Virginia is a 2018 Best State To Live!

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 16, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, 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 recent study it was determined that almost half of Americans would rather live somewhere other than they do now.

Well, if you’re in one of the states that was highlighted as a "Best State", 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.

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

With large cities, small towns, history galore, nightlife, a hint of southern charm, so many things to do, beaches, and mountains...how can you go wrong?

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



Asian Slaw Dogs for the 4th of July

Asian Slaw Dogs for the 4th of July

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 02, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAAre you having an Independence Day Celebration on the 4th at your apartment in Lynchburg, VA? If so, below is a delicious and fun twist on the All American Hog Dog.

Asian Slaw Dogs

Prep: 20 min., Grill: 7 min. Squeezing the juice from grated ginger is easy and adds fresh flavor to this Asian-inspired slaw. To easily release the juice, press the ginger against the back of your measuring spoon using a finger.


  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 (16-oz.) package Jumbo Beef Franks
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce, divided
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 1 (4-inch) piece fresh ginger
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (12-oz.) package broccoli slaw
  • Toppings: crumbled ramen noodles, fresh cilantro sprigs, lime wedges

How to Make It

Step 1

Coat cold cooking grate of grill with cooking spray, and place on grill. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Brush hot dogs with 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce.

Step 2

Grill hot dogs, covered with grill lid, 6 to 8 minutes or to desired degree of doneness, turning occasionally. Grill buns, split sides down, covered with grill lid, 1 minute or until grill marks appear.

Step 3

Grate ginger using the large holes of a box grater to equal 2 Tbsp. Squeeze juice from grated ginger into a medium bowl; discard solids. Add mayonnaise, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce, stirring to combine. Add slaw, tossing to coat.

Step 4

Serve grilled hot dogs in buns with slaw mixture and desired toppings.


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Lynchburg Ranked as a Best College Town and Happiest City

Lynchburg Ranked as a Best College Town and Happiest City

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VALynchburg, Virginia, is a city on the move. Small enough to really get to know, but big enough to always offer something new.

Students enjoy the Get Downtown street festival.That’s why we’re ranked number 8 in the nation for college towns by 24/7 Wall St. We’ve got the college town vibe down with our up-and- coming arts and music scene, our athletic outdoorsiness, and our ability to simply slow down a little and take it all in. From college to community sports, one of the oldest farmer’s markets in the nation, and more nifty haunts and dives, food trucks, and local culinary legends than you can shake a stick, Lynchburg’s got it going on.

And, we’re also ranked number 6 in the U.S. on Gallup-Sharecare’s list of Highest Well-Being Communities. A survey of over 337,000 people showed that Lynchburg residents are happier — across the board — than almost everybody else in the nation. That’s a big deal and we’re pretty proud of it.

If you’re already here at Lynchburg, or you’re a graduate, pat yourself on the back for making such a great choice. And if you’re not, let’s change that.

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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.


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