Category Archives: Community

Downtown Fredericksburg Saint Patricks Day Block Party Happening on 3/21!

Get ready to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with all your friends and neighbors at the Downtown Fredericksburg Saint Patrick’s Day Block Party! Hosted by Spencer Devon Brewing Company, this is sure to be a day filled with food, fun and all the green you can imagine! On Saturday, March 21st, George Street will be closed for what is sure to be the best day of the year! The festival is set to begin at Noon and will run until 8PM. Enjoy some amazing food from food trucks set up around the area, live music, and no Saint Patty’s Day is complete without some responsibly consumed craft beer! This is one party that is sure to bring you the luck of the Irish!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Culpeper, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

February Open House Extravaganza on Sunday, 2/23 From 12-2PM and 2:30-4:30PM in Lake of the Woods!

Mark your calendars and get ready for a day of excitement, because we’ll be showing off 7 Amazing homes in Lake of the Woods, including our 3 newest listings! We’ll have the first 4 homes shown from 12PM-2PM, and the remaining 3 from 2:30PM-4:30PM. This is a great opportunity to see some of the best available homes that Lake of the Woods has to offer! For more information about each listing, be sure to click on the property names below! See you there!

12:00-2:00 PM:

310 Happy Creek Road, Priced at $419,900

206 Edgemont Lane, Priced at $254,900

404 Wilderness Road, Priced at $433,900

104 Cedar Court, Priced at $274,900

2:30-4:30 PM:

308 Wilderness Road, Priced at $334,900

1010 Eastover Parkway, Priced at $379,900

111 Fairway Drive, Priced at $279,900

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

Best Neighborhoods in Orange County VA for Young Couples

Orange County Virginia is a very nice place to live, judging by the opinion of a vast number of people. It has a lot to offer and yet it has succeeded in keeping a slow, stress-free, and peaceful lifestyle. If you and your significant other are looking for a place to settle down and make a future, we can help you choose among the best neighborhoods in Orange County VA for young couples. You will enjoy immensely and have an opportunity to do some fun things once your move to Orange County is complete.

What makes a neighborhood a good choice for young couples?

When choosing a place to live, young couples should follow certain criteria that will rule their final decision. Their needs and preferences are, understandably, significantly different from those of retirees, college students or graduates, for example. To be perceived as one of the best neighborhoods in Orange County VA for young couples, here are the features a neighborhood has to possess:

  • To be affordable. – Although there are, of course, young couples who can afford a considerably high standard of living, it is much more probable for them to prefer affordable neighborhoods where the costs of living are lower.
  • To have a strong job market. – Numerous job opportunities are an important factor for everybody, not only young couples. If they cannot find a job easily or earn an income they would like to, they opt for relocation and settling down in another city.
  • To be safe. – Safety is one of the most critical features you can expect from a neighborhood. Since young couples mostly consider starting a family in the near future, this is also yet another reason why safety is important.
  • To have a lot of amenities. – We all know very well that all work and no play make Jack a dull boy, right? Hence, young couples like engaging in various activities once they find some free time after work. Luckily, Orange County VA has it all. Whether they are nature lovers, thrill-seekers, or even partygoers, they will find something to enjoy in this area.

Our choice of the best neighborhoods in Orange County VA for young couples

Once we have defined what young couples value most when choosing a place to live, we can suggest a few neighborhoods in this area they might like. Even organizing a long-distance relocation is the sacrifice worth making if you find exactly what you are looking for right here. You will soon realize that Orange County VA has the reputation of one of the most livable and pleasant places to live in the USA for a very good reason.

Lake of the Woods

Lake of the Woods is a perfect choice for everybody regardless of their age or marital status. Its home to two very beautiful lakes that give plenty of options for recreational activity, and make a nice alternative than driving to the beach. The unemployment rate here is low since there are numerous job opportunities. As safety is one of the key features to look for, we will stress that the gated community prides itself on keeping all the residents safe with the help of their own security that patrol the streets on a regular basis.

There are a lot of things to see and do here, enjoying the various amenities to spending time in nature. If you have a dog, Lake of the Woods should be your first choice, since the place is genuinely dog-friendly. Here you’ll find substantially sized dog park within the neighborhood that is properly secured for both you and your pet to enjoy.

Young couples who are looking for a place to settle down permanently and start a family soon should seriously consider Lake of the Woods. It is a community that’s centered around each other, as well as in a wonderful school district.

Lastly, there are no short supply of activities to keep you entertained, as community driven clubs and events are constantly occurring with new ones sprouting up on a regular basis. At Lake of the Woods, you’re sure to find a place that truly feels like a forever home.

The Town of Gordonsville

Gordonsville is a small charming town with a lot of small shops and cafes. Although it is usually preferred by those who decide to buy a home in Virginia after retirement,  the situation has recently started to change. A very low crime rate and a lot of outdoor amenities attract all those nature lovers and people who live a healthy lifestyle.

The unemployment rate here tends to be on the higher side when compared to the national average, but the vicinity of some bigger towns increases the number of job opportunities due to short commute time. Also, the cost of living is around the national average, so we can say that living in Gordonsville is a good option for young couples.

The Town of Orange

As you might assume, Orange is the seat of Orange County. It has scored an increase in population in recent years as more and more people, young couples included, are desperately trying to run away from the hustle and bustle of urban areas. The cost of living here is a bit on the pricey side. On the other hand, safety, numerous amenities, and excellent educational facilities are a big plus.

What young couples also like here are nice cafes and restaurants with a warm, friendly atmosphere. They can enjoy a night out, entertain themselves, and still avoid the turbulence of big cities.

Final words on the best neighborhoods in Orange County VA for young couples

Living in Orange County VA is appealing for a great number of people. The County offers all a person needs – to earn a substantial income, have a nice, spacious home, get a good education, and enjoy various leisure activities. While some neighborhoods are a better choice than othres, whatever neighborhood you choose, you will not make a mistake. They are very similar and each and one of them has a distinctive charm that young couples will like.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Culpeper, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

Ice Breakers Bass Tournament at Mots Run Reservoir Happening On March 7th!

Bust out the rod and reel and get your best tackle ready, because it’s almost time for the Ice Breakers Bass Tournament at the Moss Run Reservoir on March 7th, hosted by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events! Lines drop in the water at 8:00 AM and have to be reeled in by 3:00 PM. Entry fee is $50 per team with $5 going towards the biggest catch. Proceeds will go to benefit the Kids’ Fishing Derby that’s happening in June 2020. Boat rentals will be available; however you must bring your own gear. Tournament rules and prize details can be found on Fredericksburg Parks and Recreations website. If you’ve been itching to get your lines in the water, then don’t miss this opportunity!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Culpeper, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

Raffle for 2 Tickets to SOLD OUT Murder Mystery Night on March 7th!

Friends of Orange County Animal Shelter and The Inn At Willow Grove are proud to present the 3rd Annual Paw Prints and Predictions 80’s Murder Mystery Dinner & Silent Auction, and we’ve got two tickets to give away! It’s gonna be a tubular night with a classic case of who done it! The dinner will be on Saturday March 7th with doors opening at 6:00 PM, and the show starting at 7:30 PM. The dinner will be hosted at The Inn At Willow Grove, with all proceeds going to support the Orange County Animal Shelter Emergency Vet Fund.

How do you win the two tickets? By simply bringing in items to donate to the OC Animal Shelter! All items are accepted, however the Shelter has mentioned that wet dog and cat food, bleach, and detergent are the top four most needed items. Please bring all donations to our office at 36111 Goodwin Drive, Locust Grove, VA 22508 in order to be entered to win the two free tickets. The winner will be randomly selected on Friday, 2/28. This is a great opportunity to help your community, and possibly win a night that is sure to be like totally far out!

Civic Club Speakers to Present “Living Easier with Less” on Wednesday, 2/12 at 7PM

Back by popular demand…On Wednesday, February 12, at 7:00pm in the Clubhouse Great Hall, two guest speakers will address the art of organizing and decluttering our homes and methods for removal of the items in order to accomplish an easier way of life. Even if one’s home is the perfect fit, there still may be items that can be “released” for simpler living. For many people, the stress comes from not knowing how to take the first step of thinking through what should stay or go, and for others it may be not knowing how to sell or where to donate items no longer needed or wanted.

Linda Clevenger, Professional Organizer and Owner of Organization Direct, will be our first speaker. Linda has been helping homeowners downsize, right-size, purge, and eliminate items from their homes for over 12 years. She helps clients walk through the process of making decisions regarding the need to keep items and how it will impact life both now and in the future. As the spouse of a disabled Veteran, she is passionate about helping other Veterans and those who struggle with the day to day task of living a clutter-free life.

Cathy France, owner of CopperStone Auctions and Estates, will provide options for the sale of items no longer wanted or needed. CopperStone’s offerings include estate sales from the home, consignment and auction services, and complete buyout of a home’s contents. And of course, the option always exists to donate items to organizations such as the LOW Lions.

There will be time allotted for questions, and we hope to see you there!

Thanks, Pat

Lake of the Woods Committee Fair Happening on March 20th!

Are you looking to get more involved with your LOW community? Then be sure to come to the Lake of the Woods Committee Fair on March 20th from 1:00PM – 4:00PM at the LOW Clubhouse! Here you’ll get the opportunity to learn more about what all goes on in your community, as well as meet all the committee members that help to keep the lake as perfect as it can be! Take the opportunity to learn more about the various committees to choose from, and even volunteer to serve as one of the members, and alternate or even an advisor! The fair is free to attend, and refreshments will be served, as well as raffles/door prizes from Fairways and more! Make sure you save the date, as this is sure to be a wonderful day and opportunity to connect with your LOW community!

LOW Junior Sailor’s Camp Happening This June!

Are you looking to give your kids a great experience on the lake this summer? This might be the perfect opportunity! The Junior Sailing Program will be offering two youth sailing camps starting this summer! The first session will be for beginner sailors and will be held from June 22nd through June 26th. The second session will be for the more advanced class, being 2 or more years of JSP camp experience, will be from June 29th to July 2nd. Both camps will be for children 8-15 who can swim and are interested in learning how to sail properly, and safely. Both camps will run from 8AM – 12PM at Sailboat Beach. All campers are required to wear swimsuits, closed-toe water shoes, a Coast Guard-approved life jacket, and must bring a working whistle. The cost for a week-long session of camp is $190, and application forms are available at the Holcomb Building Member Services Area. This is a fantastic way for kids to learn how to properly sail, and become future participants in lake recreation! For more information, contact Dan McFarland at danmcfarland1@comcast.net

LOW Garden’s Club Valentine Warm-up Party on 2/12!

Looking to spend some time warming up to a significant other? Then be sure to stop by the LOW Clubhouse on February 12th for the Valentines Day Winter Warmup Party, hosted by the LOW Garden Club! From 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM you’ll enjoy your choice of wine, beer or sparkling cider, cheese and delectable chocolate covered strawberries! Seasonable snacks will also be served, and a raffle will be held with your chance to win either a secret surprise, brunch at the LOW Clubhouse, or a dozen roses! Tickets for the party are $18 each, and must be purchased in advance. The Garden Club will also be collecting for the food bank, and ask for a single-served item for a kids lunch to be donated. For more information about tickets or general information, be sure to Click Here!

Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday at Ferry Farm on Monday, February 17th!

The father of our country is turning the big 288, and Ferry Farm is inviting you to celebrate with them! Visit George Washington’s boyhood home on February 17th and celebrate with the whole family from 10AM – 4PM. Join in all the fun that’s planned, including games, exhibits, crafts, history theater, archaeology lab tours, and of course, birthday cake! Rumor has it that General Washington himself will be making an appearance to talk about his life growing up on the farm. It’s only $5 for adults to attend, and children 17 & under get in for free. What better way to celebrate his birthday than to show up at his party! Credit for the photo goes to the George Washington Foundation. For more information about the event, be sure to Click Here! This is sure to be a birthday to remember!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com