A Town Called Happiness

My colleague at Nest Realty, Tina Merritt, posted on Twitter yesterday a video she’d put together called “A Town Called Happiness, Blacksburg VA“.

Tina has an interesting story, because she lives in Blacksburg with her husband and son, yet she works as a real estate agent in Hampton Roads.  For those of you not familiar with Hampton Roads, it’s 259 miles east of here, on the coast of Virginia (320 miles if you go all the way to the coast).  But Tina is able to do it because she has a great team in Hampton Roads, and investor clients who trust her and her real estate expertise.

A couple of years ago Tina, with her husband Frank, decided to ditch the lifestyle of the beach to come live in Blacksburg.  They liked the pace of life, and they wanted their son to experience what it was like living in a community like Blacksburg.  While we may be a little off the beaten path, we more than make up for it in terms of quality of life – and she’s documented some of that experience with photos taken throughout the New River Valley over the last two years.

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live in Blacksburg VA, this is a good depiction. Come and visit some time, would you? And if you want to talk to someone who took the plunge, I’m sure Tina would be glad to share her experience.

4 thoughts on “A Town Called Happiness

  1. tina merritt

    Thanks Jeremy. Everyday, I’m amazed at the beauty of this area and hope I never get to the point where I take it for granted. Sometimes, a side trip down the back roads can make the day’s stresses seem not so stressful 😉

  2. Jeremy Hart

    I have to remind myself of that all the time, Nicole. We were in AK several years ago, and were amazed at all the mountains and scenery. When someone we met learned we were from the Blue Ridge, they just raved and raved about their last trip out east, and how beautiful the Appalachia’s are.

    Perspective …

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