If you’re looking for historic charm and a wide range of amenities, buying a new home in Fredericksburg, Virginia might be just the ticket for you. But before you call your real estate agent, you might want to spend a day there, see the sights and get a feel for what it’s like to call Fredericksburg home. Here’s a quick look at a day in the life of a Fredericksburg homeowner.
8:00 A.M. MORNING LATTE
The cozy corner location of Hyperion Espresso has become a hot spot in downtown Fredericksburg. Choose from a variety of coffee blends from around the world. And don’t miss the food! The menu includes bacon cheddar scones, sandwiches and a variety of pastries. Sit on the outdoor patio and people watch all morning long.
11:00 A.M. WALK IN THE PARK
Outdoor recreation is at the center of any thriving community. Fredericksburg, Virginia is no exception. Residents can enjoy a variety of parks and trails across the city. One place we discovered was Canal Path/Heritage Trail, which starts near the intersection of Princess Anne and Ford, along the Rappahannock Canal. This 1.8-mile trail is the perfect way to burn off that morning scone. Pack a picnic and take in the great outdoors.
1:00 P.M. ICE CREAM FIX
A classic neon sign brings instant nostalgia to Carl’s Ice Cream, a Fredericksburg institution since 1947. Though they only sell three flavors (vanilla, chocolate and strawberry), this roadside ice cream stand hand scoops some of the best soft serve ice cream for miles around. Be careful, you may become a regular.
2:00 P.M. SHOP TILL YA DROP
Fredericksburg has a variety of charming shops you won’t want to miss! Be sure to set aside a whole afternoon and check out the following gems:
An eclectic selection of used and rare books.
Contemporary and fashionable apparel for women.
A unique assortment of gifts and collectibles.
Quality, natural fiber yarns.
6:00 P.M. DINNER ON THE TOWN
The perfect way to end the perfect day in Fredericksburg? Foode. This local establishment specializes in fresh, clean ingredients, many grown and harvested regionally. From heirloom produce from Spotsylvania County to hormone-free eggs from Gladys, VA, Foode is proud to serve up the very best in locally-sourced items.
The offerings tend to change seasonally, but there’s always something to tempt your palate. What kind of dishes can you expect to see on the menu? As of the day of this post, pan-seared scallops with black pepper bacon, chargrilled pork chops with cheddar grits and risotto with caramelized fennel. Yum!
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Lee’s Parke ~ From the upper $300s
Amenities include a pool, clubhouse, tennis courts and more!