When it is time to think about that second home, retirement location or a more idyllic family neighborhood, Smith Mountain Lake often pops up on the radar. And one of the primary reasons is the acreage available. Many home buyers in this area are looking to trade crowding, traffic and small spaces for space to spread out and enjoy a personalized property. Local residents are making the most of the space available by following a national trend – growing their own food right in their backyard.
A recent article in the July/Aug Smith Mountain Laker Magazine highlights community members who are developing impressive gardens on SML soil. Gardens that produce rich, vibrant vegetables ripe for the picking. And gardens that require heart-pumping activity that is an excellent fitness byproduct.
There aren’t many communities that offer a recreational lake as a constant source of entertainment, gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountain views and enough land to harvest crops, but SML does – and that’s why so many are coming for a visit and staying for a lifetime.