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Rockbridge Village’s June 2015 Buyer Promotion Is In Full Swing

Written by Lady Street Builders on June 8, 2015.

During the entire month of June 2015, Rockbridge Village, the private, gated retreat in Forest Acres - just minutes from downtown Columbia - is making it even easier for homebuyers to decide to move here – NOW!

This month, Rockbridge Village will host an open house every Saturday from 10AM - 2PM and on Sundays from 1 – 3PM, and until June 30, a special incentive program invites buyers and their agents to consider buying a well-crafted, thoughtfully designed new home in this community, where homes start from the $300s.

NEW CONSTRUCTION
Located just off Trenholm Road in Forest Acres, Rockbridge Village offers beautiful, new energy efficient homes with custom upgrades. The homes include elegant open floor plans and gourmet kitchens. The location of Rockbridge Village (152 Mayhaw Road, Columbia, SC 29206) is superb, with easy access to downtown Columbia, Five-Points and the Northeast corridor.

GREAT AMENITIES
Recreational activities abound at the private Rockbridge Club next door and nearby Spring Lake. Residents at Rockbridge Village love the neighborhood’s walking trails, lined with magnificent mature trees, the community’s private dock and boat launch, and the peaceful natural setting that Rockbridge Village offers. The Rockbridge Club, a private swim and tennis club, is right next door. New homeowners can apply for membership there, and then walk to the Club - right from their new home.

BUYER INCENTIVES
New homebuyers who purchase a completed home OR who start a custom home in Rockbridge Village by June 30, 2015 will have the opportunity to select one of these outstanding incentives:

  • Up to $2,500 in home upgrades,
  • a high-end stainless steel refrigerator,
  • a golf cart, or
  • a canoe and paddle board package.

To learn more about the new homes, floor plans and home sites that are currently available at Rockbridge Village, or to schedule a private tour of the centrally located community adjacent to Rockbridge Club, please contact:

THE ART OF REAL ESTATE
803.760.9106 | TheArtTeam.net
BRAD ALLEN, Broker-in-Charge
803.348.7780 | Brad@TheArtTeam.net

 

 

School's Out for Summer
But Year-round, Homebuyers Appreciate the Top Schools
Near Rockbridge Village

Written by Lady Street Builders on May 28, 2015.

Even though the 2014-2015 school year has just ended, access to good schools continues to be one of the main reasons for many homebuyers to purchase their next home in a certain neighborhood – including Rockbridge Village. Many families with school-aged children are already busy making plans for the next school year – and moving to a new school or district could be part of their plan to provide the best educational opportunities for their children. Where will their children attend class when the summer vacation is over?

The schools in the City of Forest Acres are known for their dedicated educators and low faculty-to-student ratios. Here are the excellent public schools that serve the families who are living in or planning to buy a home in the new neighborhood of Rockbridge Village:

  • Forest Lake Elementary School
  • Dent Middle School
  • Richland Northeast High School

There are also a number of well-regarded private schools in the area, such as Cardinal Newman High School, Columbia Jewish Day School, St. John Newman, St. Josephs, Hammond and Heathwood. In total, there are 35 private elementary schools, 33 private middle schools and 12 private high schools within 20 miles of Forest Acres. Approximately 5,100 students attend private school in Forest Acres. (source: http://livability.com/sc/forest-acres/schools/private-schools)

To learn more about the Rockbridge Village area, its nearby schools, as well as new homes and home sites that are currently available in Rockbridge Village, please visit www.rockbridgevillage.com or contact Brad Allen at 803.765.1111, www.theartteam.net.

 

 

Finished. Furnished. Fabulous.
Rockbridge Village Homes Ready for Immediate Move-in

Written by Lady Street Builders on April 23, 2015.

Rockbridge Village, a beautiful gated new homes community in the City of Forest Acres, has just added three gorgeous, move-in ready homes.


Three Homes
“We’ve just completed and furnished three exquisite homes with open floor plans and gourmet kitchens – and each of them is situated in a beautiful natural setting,” notes Brad Allen, REALTOR® with The Art of Real Estate who handles the sales and marketing of Rockbridge Village, which is conveniently located next to the private Rockbridge Club.

“Homebuyers love the thoughtful designs of our finished model homes and can really see themselves living here. They also are delighted by the great walking trails that wind through the community, lined with magnificent mature trees,” says Allen.

“These homes, from the mid $300s, will go fast; where else will buyers find such well-built, well-designed new homes in such a central spot, just minutes from downtown Columbia?”


Location

The location of Rockbridge Village (152 Mayhaw Road, Columbia, SC 29206) is superb, with easy access to downtown Columbia, Five-Points and the Northeast corridor.

The gated park-like neighborhood offers private access to Spring Lake, and is one of a few remaining sites left for new residential development in the City of Forest Acres.

Nestled in a tranquil, natural setting, it even includes a boardwalk through a dedicated natural area, perfect for strolls after dinner. There is also a common area, boat launch and a dock for residents.

“The Rockbridge Club, a private swim and tennis club, is right next door. New homeowners can apply for membership there, and then walk to the Club - right from their new home.” according to Allen.

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To learn more about new homes, floor plans and home sites that are currently available at Rockbridge Village, or to schedule a private tour of the centrally located community adjacent to Rockbridge Club, please contact Brad Allen at 803.765.1111 or 803.348.7780, www.theartteam.net.

 

 

Forest Acres has a lot to offer - take a tour with The ART of Real Estate

Written by Lady Street Builders on February 25, 2015.

If you have not had the chance to see The ART of Real Estate’s recent video on the Forest Acres Community, you may be surprised to find what the community has to offer. See below for an area tour by Broker-in-charge Brad Allen.

Rockbridge Village is located in the heart of Forest Acres surrounded by six different communities: Forest Lake, Forest Acres, Greenbriar, Jackson Heights, Lake Katherine and Gregg Park. The six different neighborhoods offer various pricing that ranges from $150,000-$570,000 allowing anyone the opportunity to purchase a home.

Forest Acres is known for its active, out-and-about lifestyle. The community has health and wellness facilities such as, Rockbridge Club, Golds Gym, Bikram Yoga and Pilates of Forest Acres. For all of you golf lovers, Forest Lake has an 18-hole golf course in the heart of Forest Acres only a few minutes from Rockbridge Village.

The community has a magnificent shopping center that offers high-end and local shopping, great local restaurants, two post offices and more! You don’t have to go far for groceries either; there are several supermarkets within a 3-mile radius such as Publix, The Fresh Market, Trader Joe’s and even Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. 

Rockbridge Village is the ideal living environment for individuals looking for a mixture of downtown and suburban living, foodies, and those involved in the community. Forest Acres could be considered to be a melting pot with a steady population of roughly 10,370 people from young professionals to retirees, and everything in between!

If you have any questions about our homes or the community please stop by today or call the Art of Real Estate at (803) 960-9106 for a private tour of our modern, friendly and active community!

 

 

Rockbridge Village Set to Complete Two More Homes by Mid-March

Written by Lady Street Builders on February 8, 2015.

Have you had the chance to stop by Rockbridge Village recently? If not, here are a few things that we have been working in this beautiful Forest Acres community. Lot 32 is on the verge of completion! See below for a sneak peek of how everything is coming along.

We are expecting Lot 32, 151 Mayhaw Drive, to be completed by mid-March. Everything on the exterior of the home is nearly finished. Still to be completed are the columns for the front porch, garage door, and a few other touches to complete the modern and unique look. There are also some minor touch-ups that are needed for the landscaping of the home.

We are in the process of putting some final touches on the interior of the house to make it the beautiful and luxurious home that it was meant to be. We are also finishing up the fireplace to make it as modern and sleek as possible, putting together the sink for the master bathroom and adding railings on the interior staircase.

If you’d like to see more of our luxurious homes that can be customized based on your preferences, from the landscape, to the columns, to the interior set up and more, come out to our open house each Saturday and Sunday in February and March. The ART of Real Estate will be on site to help answer any questions you may have from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Don’t miss out on your chance to visit your potential future home! Stop by today or call The ART of Real Estate at (803) 960-9106 for a private tour of this gorgeous, scenic community. 

 

 

 

Rockbridge Village Open House Features Brand New Furnished Model Home

Written by Lady Street Builders on January 16, 2014.

Stop by Rockbridge Village this weekend and take a tour of our three latest homes! Two are nearing completion with an expected move-in date of mid-March. Lot 5 is now complete and newly-furnished to show off all of the custom details that Lady Street Builders is proud to create in each one of these homes.

As you walk through each room, you will get a very accurate idea of how open and spacious these new homes are with plenty of room for relaxation, entertaining and everyday living, whether you are in need of a personal retreat or a modern home for a growing family.

Each of these three homes will be open for public viewing each Saturday and Sunday in January and February from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. The ART of Real Estate will be on site to assist with any questions you may have.

If you don't find everything you need in one of these existing builds, Lady Street Builders can build a custom home for you on any of these unique, available lots. You can view which lots are available here.

Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind natural retreat in the heart of Forest Acres. Stop by today or call The ART of Real Estate at (803) 960-9106 for a private tour of this gorgeous community.

 

 

 

Rockbridge Village is Minutes From Columbia's Favorite Holiday Events

Written by Lady Street Builders on December 16, 2014.

Rockbridge Village offers private, easy living in the heart of Forest Acres, one of the most desired and historic communities in Columbia, South Carolina. The area is well-known for many of its annual events that bring families and neighbors together, especially around this time of year. 

If you’ve been relaxing so far this holiday season, get out there and enjoy some of Columbia’s holiday festivities… it’s not too late! 

Right around the corner is the Trenholm Artists Holiday Market, going on through December.  You’ll find more than 75 one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork, pottery and jewelry perfect for last minute gift giving. 

The Riverbanks Zoo is home to Columbia’s longest-running holiday tradition, the 27th annual “Lights before Christmas,” going on each evening until December 30. Guests can roast marshmallows, visit with Santa and see spectacular light displays.

Another annual outdoor favorites is Saluda Shoals Park’s “Holiday Lights on the River,” with more than 400 themed, animated light displays on a two-mile loop!

For the wine lover, every Tuesday in December the SC State Museum will host “Tasting Twosdays,” an opportunity to enjoy free South Carolina-made food and Ginger Wine Ninja Pinot Noir, a new wine label created by three local Columbia wine experts.  (YUM!) 

Columbia’s museums are great hotspots for holiday activity, as well.  A ticket to the SC State Museum gives you access to “WinterFest’s,” two weeks of exciting holiday events.  Also, visit EdVenture Children’s Museum for “Snowville.” Don’t forget about The Columbia Museum of Art, currently hosting the “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera” exhibit.

If you’re looking for something more low-key, take the Historic Holiday House Tour, check out “It’s a Wonderful Life,” playing at Columbia’s local Nickelodeon Theatre or a see live version of  Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at Trustus Theatre. 

In a city like Columbia, there’s no reason to be bored this holiday season. Rockbridge Village’s location is perfect for privacy and relaxation, but also just a quick ride away from so many fantastic local events.  Remember – if you’re looking for a relaxing new home in 2015, Rockbridge Village may be the spot for you.  Happy Holidays, neighbor!

For a detailed listing of these events and links to more information, click here.

 

 

 

Four New Homes Nearing Completion in Forest Acres' Rockbridge Village

Written by Lady Street Builders on December 2, 2014.

If you haven't been to Rockbridge Village lately, you may be surprised to find that four new homes are standing tall and nearing completion in this one-of-a-kind community. At the time this blog is being written, one has sold and three are available, each in different areas of the neighborhood. The aerial video below clearly shows lots beginning to fill up and Rockbridge Village's close proximity to the lakes of Forest Acres. Nowhere else in Forest Acres can you find a hidden retreat quite like this.

 

 

Lot 5
Lot 5 is very close to being move-in ready. With 2,478 sqft., it boasts 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, chef's kitchen with stainless appliances and beautiful granite countertops. The master suite is on the main floor with double vanities, garden tub and walk in closet. The upstairs can be used as 4th bedroom or as bonus room.

     
     
     


LOT 32

Lot 32 is positioned on the top of the hill right on the bend of the circle and is still very much "under construction." Now that it has been framed out, you can see how spacious this house really is inside. This 3 bed, 3.5 bath home also features a formal dining room, large chef's kitchen with stainless appliances and beautiful granite countertops. The master suite has a huge walk-in closet and massive bathroom behind double doors. Upstairs are two oversized bedrooms and plenty of storage space.

     
     


LOT 24

Lot 24, our last available home at the moment, is located across the street from the nature trail which leads to the boat launch and dock. The finishing touches are being added to this 2,172 sqft. home with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. It offers all of the features that we've mentioned previously. Its open floor plan and chef's kitchen are going to be truly beautiful when complete and you can already see how stunning this home will be for everyday living and entertaining.

     
     

All three of these new homes will be ready soon and could be yours to customize and call home. Please view our homes page for plans and more information on each. To schedule a private tour, please contact Brad Allen at 803.765.1111 or visit www.theartteam.net.

 

 

 

Start new traditions in the small, upcoming community of Rockbridge Village

Written by Lady Street Builders on November 12, 2014.

Because Columbia is a large metropolitan area with many different communities and housing districts that overlap, it can sometimes be tough to find a truly private neighborhood with only one entrance and exit that isn’t somehow connected with several others.

The few truly private communities offer an extremely unique experience to residents, especially if the subdivision is quaint and somewhat hidden from busy streets and bustling shopping districts.  It’s hard to deny that a traditional feel of family and community exists between neighbors in small communities like Rockbridge Village. 

Whether you’re single or married, starting a family or just entering into retirement, you can find solace in knowing your neighbors and clinging tight to the small things that can easily turn into life-long traditions right before your eyes.

With only one street which forms one circle, right now, Rockbridge Village is at its beginning stages with a handful of residents and around twenty or so vacant, wooded lots waiting for new neighbors and relationships.  Now is the perfect time to build your dream home in a place where you really can have the American dream with privacy and a hometown feel like no other. 

In only a few short years, Rockbridge Village is sure to be filled with neighbors taking nightly walks, grilling out, having a glass of wine on the porch and keeping traditions like Easter egg hunts and trick-or-treating alive. 

Don’t forget the nearby outdoor activities made for neighbor and family bonding.  Wooden walking paths lead to a neighborhood dock with boat / kayak access and Rockbridge Club is right next door with swimming and tennis courts.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to join the Rockbridge Village community!  Stop by or call The ART of Real Estate to schedule a private tour today while this beautiful retreat is still in its beginning stages.  For more information, visit theartteam.net or call Brad Allen at 803.765.1111.

 

Rockbridge Village – A True Natural Retreat Awaits You in your own Back Yard

Written by Lady Street Builders on October 22, 2014.

Take a walk through Rockbridge Village and you’ll notice that there is no escaping the wildlife and truly natural habitats of small creatures that have existed for decades in the common areas of this one of a kind community.

While taking photos of four new homes being built this week, our team was surrounded by signs that Fall is among us and our “furry neighbors” are moving about just as much as we are. 

If you look closely from the very top of the trail, beside the common area sign, all the way to the water access at the end, you can see a variety of birds, squirrels, small fish, frogs and much more.  The wooden bridge that crosses over the marsh area is filled with footprints of the nocturnal creatures that enjoy these trails just as much as our neighbors do. 

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Rockbridge Village is a true retreat like no other in Forest Acres.  Four brand new homes are being built as this is being written, each at different stages.   It’s very hard to find new construction in an area as historic as Forest Acres, so we weren’t too surprised when the first three homes sold so quickly.  We’re hard at work building another four, which can easily be customized with custom colors, finishes and fixtures to make it your own.

Now is the perfect time.  If you haven’t stopped by, we invite you to visit Rockbridge Village and get a feel of the natural retreat that lies behind these gates. View our homes page for plans & specifics on these new homes.  To schedule a private tour of the centrally located community, please contact Brad Allen at 803.765.1111 or visit www.theartteam.net.

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Lady Street Builders Ensure New Homes Built at Rockbridge Village Are Designed with the Highest Quality and Attention

Written by Lady Street Builders on October 10, 2014.

Fall is a beautiful season in Rockbridge Village.  The leaves are already beginning to change and the nights are becoming cooler.  If you are from South Carolina, chances are that you appreciate this break from the intense heat and humidity.  As cold weather approaches, many homeowners wonder just how well their homes will stand up against the elements.

Rockbridge Village homeowners never have to be concerned about this because their homes are constructed with extra attention to keeping your home sealed from rain water, drafts of wind and even insects that can be hard to avoid when living around wooded areas and water.  This process starts from the beginning of construction.  Here are a few examples:

 

1. Framing Sealant
Anywhere there are open spaces where framing elements come together or holes are drilled in the framing to accommodate piping and wires, fire-retardant foam calk is installed for an extra-tight sealant against moisture, wind and bugs. 

Felt paper placed between the wooden frame and the concrete slab creates a moisture barrier, offering even more of a sealant between interior and exterior walls. These small precautions can make a world of difference over time.

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2.  Ductwork Sealant
Have you ever been in an older home where the heat was constantly running but never seemed to actually keep rooms warm? For years, duct tape was the only method of sealing areas around ductwork, and, after a few years in a hot attic or crawlspace, tape can deteriorate, leaving large openings where ducts connect to your vents, as well as your heating unit. 

While this is no longer standard practice, Rockbridge Village homes are equipped with an extremely cautious amount of mastic sealant to keep your heat and air conditioning from escaping into the attic over time.

See all of that white putty around the ductwork? While it’s not overly pretty to look at, it’s saving you tons of money on your energy bill and keeping your heat and air conditioning from escaping through little cracks that you may not even be able to see. 

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3.  Pipe & Gas Line Protection
The last thing you want is a slow leak in a pipe that’s located inside of a wall in your home.  Since many times pipes and fittings are one of the first things to be installed, Rockbridge  Village homes have steel nail guards placed over these existing gas and water lines to make sure that future contractors and additions, such as additional framing, sheetrock and other fixtures don’t accidentally puncture these pipes during installation.

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4.  Exterior House Wrap
The wind and moisture barrier begins on the exterior façade, so a full “house wrap” is used on all sides of Rockbridge Village homes.  This plastic barricade is nailed down properly on all edges with extra tape and sealant placed around windows, one of the most common areas where wind and water creep into your home.  This first line of defense, along with the small sealant efforts inside, can make a noticeable difference in your energy costs while protecting all areas of the home from moisture.   

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Rockbridge Village homes are built by Lady Street Builders, a name that has become synonymous with quality craftsmanship.  As Summer turns to Fall and Fall bleeds into Winter, Rockbridge Village homeowners can relax and take pride in knowing that their homes are protected from the cold and don’t require ongoing maintenance to keep wind and water outside.  

Without this headache, there will be plenty of time for a warm cup of coffee on your porch or a crisp morning walk to your neighborhood boardwalk dock.  Enjoy the cool air when you want to, but keep cozy inside when you don’t – it’s that easy.
To learn more about new homes, a variety of floor plans and available home sites at Rockbridge Village, or to schedule a private tour of the centrally located community, please contact Brad Allen at 803.765.1111 and visit www.theartteam.net.

 

 

Empty Nesters Want The Right Home in the Right Neighborhood

Written by Lady Street Builders onAugust 1, 2014.

When the kids are grown, and the upkeep of the original family home and accompanying yard just gets more and more tedious, many empty nesters are ready to move to a brand new ‘right-sized’ home that offers them the floor plan and features that suit their lifestyle now – and will in the years to come.

Homes
The homes built and those currently under construction by Lady Street Builders at Rockbridge Village offer many of the features that active adults want, such as:

  • Master suite on the main level, including a full, luxurious bathroom
  • Extra bedrooms for visiting children and grandchildren
  • Natural setting on wooded lots – at Rockbridge Village, trails wind through the community and are lined with old growth forests.
  • Use of innovative building technologies and energy efficient materials

Neighborhood
The Rockbridge Village neighborhood might be just the right one for 55-plussers. It offers:

Security – Rockbridge Village is a private, gated community, perfect for the ‘lock and leave’ lifestyle

Outdoor activities – There are walking trails, a communal dock with water access for kayaking and canoeing, and a boardwalk that features dockside benches for fishing and meeting friends.

Proximity – to fine restaurants, museums, parks, shopping, hospitals and churches. Forest Acres and the vibrant city of Columbia are minutes away!

So, if you are looking for the right home in the right neighborhood, come check out the beautiful new homes at Rockbridge Village. One of them might just be right for you.

To learn more about new homes, a variety of floor plans and available home sites at Rockbridge Village, or to schedule a private tour of the centrally located community, please contact Brad Allen at 803.765.1111, www.theartteam.net.

 

 

 

Hot Homes Selling Quickly at Rockbridge Village in Forest Acres

Written by Lady Street Builders on July 28, 2014.

“We have been delighted by the enthusiastic response to our beautiful new homes that are constructed at Rockbridge Village by Lady Street Builders,” says Brad Allen, REALTOR® with The Art of Real Estate. “In the past three months, we have built, and then immediately sold three homes. Right now, three more homes are being built to meet the demand in the market and will be available for new owners later this fall. These homes and this neighborhood are sizzling!”

Rockbridge Village, located in the charming city of Forest Acres, close to top schools and downtown Columbia, is great for families, single professionals and active adults who enjoy outdoor living. The gated community is nestled in a lush green setting with walking trails, while it also sports a private dock with a boat and kayak launch.

Tennis, swimming and a lakeside pool can be found at the Rockbridge Club, a private club adjacent to the Rockbridge Village neighborhood. After becoming a member, new homeowners at Rockbridge Village can just walk straight from their home to the Rockbridge Club – perfect during the long summer months!

“It’s easy to find recreation - and relaxation - at Rockbridge Village,” says Allen. “This is the lifestyle that so many homeowners want – near a big city with great restaurants, shopping, and museums – and also close to nature and outdoor activities.”

A Lady Street Builders’ home at Rockbridge Village is an excellent choice for growing families and professionals who love the great floor plans and quality finishes. Current and potential new homeowners appreciate the security and sense of community offered at Rockbridge Village, a private gated community that ‘really does have it all.’

To learn more about new homes, a variety of floor plans and available home sites at Rockbridge Village, or to schedule a private tour of the centrally located community, please contact Brad Allen at 803.765.1111, www.theartteam.net.

 

(Rockbridge) Village Living in the City of Forest Acres

Written by Lady Street Builders on June 12, 2014.

Just six weeks after Rockbridge Village’s grand opening in April 2014, two of the three newly finished residences in the charming neighborhood in the City of Forest Acres are already under contract.

Brad Allen, REALTOR® with The Art of Real Estate is delighted with the immediate interest in Rockbridge Village, and notes that the May 2014 HBAGC Tour of Homes also brought many eager homebuyers to the 32-lot community by Lady Street Builders, LLC of Columbia.

“The response to our four different floor plans with a choice of 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms, use of new technology and energy efficient materials was and continues to be very positive, and we’ve seen quite a number of people come back for a second, more serious look at Rockbridge Village,” says Allen.

Active adults as well as growing families appreciate Rockbridge Village’s central location in the City of Forest Acres near downtown Columbia, Five Points and the Northeast corridor – and all are delighted to find the Rockbridge Club, a private swim and tennis club, right next door.

“New homeowners can apply for membership at the Rockbridge Club, and walk to the Club right from their new home,” according to Allen.

Close to Spring Lake, the gated community is situated in a tranquil, natural setting, and even includes a boardwalk through a dedicated natural area, perfect for strolls after dinner. There is also a Common Area, Boat Launch and Dock for residents.

To learn more about new homes, a variety of floor plans and available home sites at Rockbridge Village, or to schedule a private tour of the centrally located community, please contact Brad Allen at 803.765.1111, www.theartteam.net.

 

Rockbridge Village Residents Enjoy Excellent Schools Nearby

Written by Lady Street Builders on June 3, 2014.

Even though the school year has just ended, many homebuyers are already busy making plans for the next one: where will their children attend class when the summer vacation is over?

For many families, one of the most important reasons to purchase a home in a specific neighborhood is the availability of good schools nearby. These excellent public schools are available to new residents buying a home in the new neighborhood of Rockbridge Village:

  • Forest Lake Elementary School

  • Dent Middle School

  • Richland Northeast High School

There are also a number of well-regarded private schools in the area, such as Cardinal Newman High School, Columbia Jewish Day School, St. John Newman, St. Josephs, Hammond and Heathwood.

The schools in the City of Forest Acres are known for their enthusiastic educators and low faculty to student ratios.

To learn more about the Rockbridge Village area, its nearby schools, as well as new homes and home sites that are currently available in Rockbridge Village, please visit www.rockbridgevillage.com or contact Brad Allen at 803.765.1111, www.theartteam.net.

 

 

Rockbridge Village: Building on History
New Homes in Established City of Forest Acres

Written by Lady Street Builders on May 16, 2014.

A collection of well-crafted new homes is being built in Rockbridge Village in the City of Forest Acres, the gated community located just off Trenholm Road, adjacent to the Rockbridge Club – a well-known private recreation club in Columbia.

For almost 80 years, the The City of Forest Acres has been a desirable location for families and professionals who like the easy access to Columbia as well as nearby Forest Lake.

Native South Carolinians John Hughes Cooper (1885-1945) and James Henry Hammond (1885-1970) are remembered as the ‘founders’ of the City of Forest Acres, where Rockbridge Village is located.

Cooper, an influential and prominent local attorney, and his classmate at the USC School of Law, Hammond, who quickly became successful in banking, business and politics, both developed major real estate interests in what is now the City of Forest Acres.

In 1935, the City of Forest Acres outside of Columbia (SC) was incorporated as a direct result of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. According to the City of Forest Acres’ website: “Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration (renamed in 1935 as the Work Projects Administration - WPA) dedicated over $13 billion to funding public projects such as road and bridge construction. After learning that the WPA was scheduled to fund a road connecting Old Camden Road (now Forest Drive) to Two Notch Road at the request of the State Highway Department and that only incorporated local governments could apply for WPA funding, the two men held a meeting with the area's residents.”

Upon securing the necessary majority of signatures, area residents voted on the name of the new municipality and Cooper became the city's first mayor.

Originally, the boundaries of the City of Forest Acres were one-half mile to the north and south of Old Camden Road, 1,000 feet east of Gills Creek and two miles west just beyond Quinine Hill. The population of the city at the time of incorporation was 375.

To learn more about new homes and home sites that are currently available in Rockbridge Village, please visit www.rockbridgevillage.com or contact Brad Allen at 803.765.1111, www.theartteam.net.

To read more about the history of the City of Forest Acres, please click here.

 

Two More Weekends: 2014 Tour of Homes Features Rockbridge Village

Written by Lady Street Builders on April 22, 2014.

There are two more weekends left in May to enjoy he Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia’s 2014 TOUR OF HOMES – Columbia’s Largest Open House of New Homes for Sale: May 10 & 11, and May 17 & 18, from 11AM – 6PM on Saturdays, and from 1PM-6PM on Sundays.

Rockbridge Village was a popular stop during the first weekend of this popular free annual event, and we are expecting to welcome many more visitors to our decorated model homes that feature master-on-main suites, two-car garages and innovative floor plans. For a preview, please visit our website here. The grand TOUR OF HOMES is free to the public and gives homebuyers the opportunity to see the best new home communities - including Rockbridge Village.

If you are not able to visit centrally-located Rockbridge Village during the 2014 TOUR OF HOMES but want to learn more about new homes and home sites that are currently available in our village-style gated community, please contact Brad Allen at 803.765.1111, www.theartteam.net.

Rockbridge Village offers private access to Spring Lake, and is one of only a few remaining sites for new residential development in the City of Forest Acres, with easy access to downtown Columbia, Five-Points and the Northeast corridor.

 

 

It’s Spring and New Homes Are Popping Out All Over!

Get ready for a great time: Columbia’s favorite spring event in May is coming up! The Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia will be hosting their magnificent TOUR OF HOMES – Columbia’s Largest Open House of New Homes for Sale.

Rockbridge Village is looking forward to a great turnout during this free annual event that will take place from 11AM – 6PM on Saturdays, and from 1PM-6PM on Sundays on these weekends: May 3 & 4, May 10 & 11 and May 17 & 18. Please join us and see our decorated model homes. For a preview, please visit our website here.

The grand TOUR OF HOMES is free to the public and gives homebuyers the opportunity to see the best new home communities including Rockbridge Village. (Please note that on the TOUR OF HOMES, some model homes are decorated, but most are not. To visit a furnished model, please contact the respective sales office or real estate agent.)

The HBAGC recommends that everybody who wants to enjoy the TOUR OF HOMES plan their route in advance using the 2014 plan book that features all of the homes and Featured Communities on the TOUR OF HOMES. This plan book will be available at no charge at all of the featured communities and in digital format on HBAGC’s website.  

Don’t want to wait for the TOUR OF HOMES? To learn more about new homes that are currently available, Rockbridge Village’s floor plans and home sites, or to schedule a private tour of the centrally located community, please contact Brad Allen at 803.765.1111, www.theartteam.net.

Rockbridge Village is in the midst of Forest Acres, with easy access to downtown, Five-Points and the Northeast corridor.

 

 

Grand Opening is Huge Success

Written by Lady Street Builders on April 22, 2014.

On April 12 -13, Rockbridge Village hosted its Grand Opening for homebuyers from the greater Columbia area and beyond. During the weekend, more than 50 interested parties visited the gated park-like community within the City of Forest Acres outside of South Carolina’s Capitol and enjoyed exploring the various new home designs.

According to Brad Allen, REALTOR® with The Art of Real Estate who handles sales and marketing of Rockbridge Village, people were delighted to check out the new residences that feature innovative technologies and energy efficient materials. In addition to young families, there were also quite a number of active adults from the Rockbridge and Greg Park areas who are currently contemplating to downsize from their current homes to a beautiful, well-crafted new home – and who appreciate a master suite on the first floor.

“People love the thoughtful designs of our finished model homes and the great walking trails that wind through the community, lined with magnificent mature trees,” says Allen. “The location of Rockbridge Village in the midst of Forest Acres, with easy access to downtown Columbia, Five-Points and the Northeast corridor is great. I expect that sales will be brisk in Rockbridge Village, but right now we do have a number of wooded lots left!”

Rockbridge Village offers private access to Spring Lake, and is one of a few remaining sites left for new residential development in the City of Forest Acres.
To learn more about new homes, floor plans and home sites that are currently available at Rockbridge Village, or to schedule a private tour of the centrally located community adjacent to Rockbridge Club, please contact Brad Allen at 803.765.1111 or 803.348.7780, www.theartteam.net.

 

In Harmony with Nature, Developers of Rockbridge Village focus on Convenience and Excellence

Written by Lady Street Builders on March 26, 2014.

Near the heart of downtown Columbia, Forest Land Company, the developers of Rockbridge Village, the beautiful gated community conveniently located next to the private Rockbridge Club, are busy building well-crafted and well-designed new homes.

A variety of elegant floor plans is available for the discerning homebuyer, and all of the plans offer owner’s suites on the main floor. This desirable design feature appeals to both growing families and empty nesters, and is just one of the thoughtful elements that makes living in Rockbridge Village such a joy.

Young families will also appreciate the community’s proximity to the award-winning school district that includes Forest Lake Elementary School, Dent Middle School and Richland Northeast High School.

Developed by Forest Land Company
In addition to Rockbridge Village, Forest Land Company, a locally owned, multi-generational real estate development company, is well-known in South Carolina for developing Forest Lake, Spring Valley and Woodcreek Country Clubs.

Forest Land Company is managed by Edwin H. Cooper, Jr., a leader in the South Carolina development community for more than 50 years. Other managing partners include William C. Cooper, a distinguished civil engineer who brings many years of experience in technical layout and design to all of the company's projects, and Edwin's son, John Cooper, who assists in financial analysis and project management. 

Through the years, Forest Land Company has focused on the development of upscale neighborhoods and projects with a commitment to conservation-oriented design and engineering.

Not only are the partners dedicated to a nature-oriented aesthetic for all projects, but they also work to protect suitable land through conservation easements and deeded common areas such as the upstate area of South Carolina at Woodcreek Farms, and in 2013, the entrance lake and surrounding area of Spring Valley.

Forest Land Company has built more than 14 lakes and ponds throughout the Midlands of South Carolina, and has created some of Columbia’s most prestigious and beloved neighborhoods. From generation to generation, the partners continue to focus on upscale community development in harmony with the natural world.

Unique Location
Since Rockbridge Village is situated above Spring Lake on a topographically unique site, the developers have planned Rockbridge Village as an elegant, village-style community in the midst of a tranquil natural setting. They have designed Rockbridge Village in such a way that they can maximize the natural character of the site including a boardwalk through a dedicated natural area.

Rockbridge Village offers private access to Spring Lake, and is one of only a few remaining sites for new residential development in the City of Forest Acres.

To learn more about new homes, floor plans and home sites that are currently available at Rockbridge Village, or to schedule a private tour of the centrally located community, please contact Brad Allen at 803.765.1111, www.theartteam.net. Rockbridge Village is in the midst of Forest Acres, with easy access to downtown Columbia, Five-Points and the Northeast corridor.

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Young families will also appreciate the community’s proximity to the award-winning school district that includes Forest Lake Elementary School, Dent Middle School and Richland Northeast High School.

Since Rockbridge Village is situated above Spring Lake on a topographically unique site, the developers have planned Rockbridge Village as an elegant, village-style community in the midst of a tranquil natural setting. They have designed Rockbridge Village in such a way that they can maximize the natural character of the site while minimizing the impact of construction activities. It is one of only a few remaining sites for new residential development in the City of Forest Acres.

To learn more about new homes that are currently available, Rockbridge Village’s floor plans and home sites, or to schedule a private tour of the centrally located community, please contact Brad Allen at 803.765.1111, www.theartteam.net. Rockbridge Village is in the midst of Forest Acres, with easy access to downtown, Five-Points and the Northeast corridor.


“The Kate” at Rockbridge Village:
Part of Free HBA Tour of Homes in May 2014

Written by Lady Street Builders on March 20, 2014.

Rockbridge Village, the elegant neighborhood in the City of Forest Acres, near downtown Columbia and adjacent to the Rockbridge Club, is proud to be part of the 2014 Tour of Homes hosted in May by the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia. The Tour of Homes is Columbia’s largest open house of new homes for sale, and will take place on May 3 and 4, 10 and 11, and 17 and 18, from 11AM-6PM on Saturdays, and from 1PM-6PM on Sundays.

One of Rockbridge Village’s three fully furnished model homes, “The Kate” will be featured during this year’s Tour of Homes.

 

“The Kate” offers a modern, energy efficient design that includes:

- Two bedrooms on the main floor
- 10ft ceilings on the main floor
- 9ft ceilings on the second floor
- Open Floor Plan
- Covered Porch 
- Patio and Fireplace in Backyard
- Two car garage
- Formal Living or Dining Room
- Energy Efficient 

“Having both a covered porch as well as a patio and fireplace in the backyard will add a lot of extra indoor/outdoor living space to this beautiful home, making “The Kate” a perfect choice for people who love to entertain family and friends,” says Brad Allen with The Art of Real Estate, the company that markets Rockbridge Village exclusively. “And of course, the climate here in South Carolina is so mild that it will be possible for homeowners use all this space eleven months out of the year.”

For additional information about the HBA of Greater Columbia’s Home Tour, please click here.

To learn more about other available homes, different floor plans and home sites at Rockbridge Village, or to schedule a private tour of the centrally located community, please contact Brad Allen at 803.765.1111, www.theartteam.net. Rockbridge Village is in the midst of Forest Acres, with easy access to downtown, Five-Points and the Northeast corridor.

 
         

 

 

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