207 Bedsaul Rd., Galax, VA 24333
As I’ve mentioned before in this blog, I love the state of Virginia. I have so many fond memories of family vacations spent there tubing down the Shenandoah River, hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains, exploring all the caves, swimming at Virginia Beach and relaxing in Cape Charles. Thrift shopping in Staunton, seeing the wild ponies at Chincoteague, and riding all the thrill rides at Busch Gardens are more highlights that come to mind. When my son bought a cottage in Southwestern Virginia, a whole new part of the gorgeous state was opened up to us. The nearest larger town to him is Galax, and what a charming place it is with its antique shops, music venues and parks. The New River is there for tubing and kayaking, and the surrounding lush, green countryside is amazing for hiking and biking. It’s considered one of the Best Small Towns to Visit in America by Country Living, and here’s what OnlyInYour State.com has to say about it, “Called the Gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Galax has long been a haven for old time music lovers. Since 1935, this beautiful little town of 7,000 has hosted the Old Fiddler’s Convention, one of the most prestigious competitions for traditional music in the country. With attractions like the The Blue Ridge Music Center located nearby, this area continues the rich tradition of mountain music unique to Appalachia. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, Galax offers an historic downtown that combines traditional mountain charm with quaint shops and restaurants. Come for the music, come for the culture or just come to enjoy an authentic down-home good time.”
I’ve been looking in this area for quite a while for a well-built house under $50,000, and this 1940 bungalow on 1.17 acres is a good place to start. The location is lovely and the house needs little work. Realtor comments: “Cozy home with a creek at the front of the property. This home is 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The home has a very open feel. The home has a lot of updates such as lighting, floors, new paint, countertops, and more. You can sit on the front porch and enjoy the sounds of the creek running in your own front yard. The home has vinyl siding, and comes with all of the major appliances. It has baseboard and wall unit heating, it doesn’t take much to keep it cozy in this 960 sqft home. The home also comes with 2 outbuildings on the property. Call today for your chance to see this beauty!”
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