Life in the country is a bit different. Our office and home are in Rappahannock County, an hour from DC and a World Apart. It's further to the mall, Walmart and Home Depot, but the drive is nicer, and probably takes the same time. You can shop unique country stores, organic CSA farms and enjoy amazing local theatres, music, art galleries, wineries, craft breweries and even a distillery. There are more butterflies, birds and animals, impressive foothills, forests, verdant pastures and beautiful mountains and hollows. Did we mention no stoplights, billboards or chain stores until you head a bit east? And dark skies so you can enjoy the stars (not easy to find on the east coast). But that's not all!
In the city and suburbs, you may not know the person across the street. Here, when you attend a play, a musical performance, a non-profit fundraiser or a restaurant, there are always people turned in their seats talking to friends, across tables or, simply waving as they pass on the road... or meet at the recycling centers.
Here you will find a vast sense of peace and relaxation. As well as a community that loves it's surroundings and does what it can to protect them. You can simply sit and enjoy the views or become involved in myriad volunteer organizations, from the arts to educational foundations to animal welfare to nature conservancy to just about anything you can imagine. Join us... but not too many of you!