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September 1, 2022

Featured Community: Church Square

What do you think of when you think about the state of Virginia? You might think of its history as one of the original thirteen colonies. Or you might think of its proximity to our nation's capital. You may also be aware of its iconic slogan, “Virginia is for lovers." While these are interesting facts about the state, you may be wondering more about what living in Virginia is like and which town is the best place to plant roots.

Virginia is for lovers slogan

For over 25 years, Cornerstone Homes has built 55+ communities in Virginia that cater to enhancing the lives of our homeowners. They are like family to us, so we make sure to build in locations that offer a high quality of life with many opportunities to thrive. Our Church Square community is located in the lovely town of Smithfield, Virginia. If you’re considering a move to Virginia but are not sure if it’s the right place for you, read on to learn more.


Is Living in Virginia Right for You?

If you want to live somewhere that has it all, then Virginia is the right place for you. Virginia is a steadily growing state with many positive attributes. People are flocking to this state for its booming economy, amazing weather, pleasant mix of adventures, and more. 

For those who are not retired yet, Virginia has a thriving economy. Being on the east coast, it offers job opportunities in an array of industries, including shipbuilding, farming, seafood harvesting, and winemaking. With top jobs in healthcare and retail, too, there are many other possibilities available. It was even ranked 13th by U.S. News and World Report for its economy. Though it’s a small town, Smithfield offers similar opportunities and boasts a lower than the national average unemployment rate.

Virginia has a thriving economy offering an array of job opportunities

Virginia is great for retirees, too. Social Security benefits are not taxed, and senior citizens can deduct up to $12,000 in pension and retirement income state taxes. Also, this state is well-known for its amazing healthcare. It hosts nationally recognized and ranked hospitals and medical centers.

If you love to watch the seasons change, Virginia is an ideal location. It’s cold in the winter, hot in the summer and mild throughout spring and fall. Since Smithfield is on the east coast, living there allows you to enjoy a light snowfall in the winter and offers close proximity to beaches on summer days. In between, you can experience brisk chilly mornings in the spring and see beautifully colored leaves in the fall. 

With a mix of beaches and mountains as well as urban and rural towns, you will enjoy the best of all worlds when it comes to lifestyle and activities. Here, spending time at a winery is not an uncommon weekend plan. Virginia was actually the first wine-growing area in the country and has more than 300 wineries in its countryside. You’ll never get bored with the many festivals and events hosted throughout the year. Catch the annual St. Patrick’s parade in Smithfield or the Neptune Festival in Virginia Beach. No matter the time of year, there are tons of fun festivals with plenty of food, music, dancing, parades, wine and beer, and all kinds of entertainment.


View Our Homes for Sale in Smithfield, Virginia Today!

Church Square is located a quarter mile from Smithfield Station and the historic downtown. Here, you’ll find our award-winning, farmhouse-style villas and paired homes for sale. Church Square has all of the wonderful amenities you could want or need. Minutes from historic Smithfield, there’s plenty of shopping, dining, marinas, and area parks for your everyday conveniences and entertaining attractions. Within Church Square, you can take advantage of more fun with our community pool, clubhouse, activity lawn, and garden patio. These are great places for our tight-knit residents to get together and live their best lives in this low-maintenance community.

Find farmhouse-style villas in Smithfield, Virginia

Afterward, you can retreat to the comfort of your home. Our homes for sale in Smithfield, Virginia keep the needs of our homeowners top of mind. The floor plans welcome you with covered front porches and zero entry thresholds for easy access in and out of the home. Inside, you can relax in the spacious living areas of floor plans with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two car garages. The sizable, private owner’s suite is the perfect place to wind down for a restful night's sleep. Enjoy your favorite hobbies out on the patio or prepare a delicious meal in the spacious kitchen with a breakfast nook and large island.

Once you discover that Smithfield, Virginia is the perfect place for your next move, Cornerstone’s Church Square community is more than ready to welcome you. Live a high-quality life with the advantage of all that Virginia has to offer. The beautiful four-season weather, the growing economy, the exciting events, the amazing healthcare, and more are all within reach here.

If you have additional questions about Church Square or our many communities in Virginia, please connect with us online or by phone at 804-215-0766. We look forward to helping you!


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