September 10, 2023
If you’re searching for the perfect place to call home – where a rich tapestry of experiences is within arm’s reach – then look no further than Lexington, Virginia. Nestled in the scenic Shenandoah Valley, the charming downtown, located just one mile from the Kendal at Lexington campus, is just about “30 minutes from anywhere.”
The Magic of Lexington: 30 Minutes to Everywhere
The claim to being “30 minutes from anywhere” isn’t just a catchy phrase; it’s a testament to the town’s incredible location and accessibility. Right off Interstate 81, Lexington is conveniently located near larger cities without all the hustle and bustle that comes with that lifestyle. Let’s explore some of the fantastic adventures you can embark upon within a short drive.
Lexington itself is steeped in history and is home to prestigious institutions like Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute (VMI). A visit to Lexington isn’t complete without a stroll through the historic downtown, where cobblestone streets and beautifully preserved 18th and 19th-century buildings transport you back in time. For a closer look at the Civil War era, visit the Stonewall Jackson House, the former residence of Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. And just a short drive away, the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, where the Civil War concluded, provides a poignant and educational experience. These historical gems offer a captivating journey through time and a profound understanding of the nation’s past.
Nature enthusiasts will find Lexington’s proximity to natural wonders a joy. Just a short drive from town, you can immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where hiking trails offer opportunities for both beginners and experienced hikers. The enchanting Natural Bridge State Park showcases a majestic natural rock bridge and walking trails that lead to breathtaking views. For those who love water adventures, the James and Maury Rivers provide kayaking and canoeing opportunities against the backdrop of the mountains. Whether you’re a fan of hiking, birdwatching or simply soaking in the tranquility of nature, Lexington and its surroundings offer endless opportunities to reconnect with the great outdoors.
Wine and Breweries
For those who enjoy a fine glass of wine or craft beer, Lexington is a gateway to the region’s wineries and breweries. Take a leisurely drive through the scenic countryside to discover some of Virginia’s best vintages and handcrafted brews. Local wineries like Rockbridge Vineyard and Jump Mountain Vineyard provide a charming setting to savor Virginia’s finest wines, accompanied by scenic vineyard views. If craft beer is more to your taste, Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company and Great Valley Farm Brewery are just a short drive away, offering a delightful selection of handcrafted beers in idyllic countryside settings. These establishments also frequently host tastings and events.
Things for the Grandkids to Do
Families with kids will find an array of enjoyable activities near Lexington. For a unique educational experience, the Virginia Safari Park allows children to get up close and personal with exotic animals through a drive-through safari adventure. The Boxerwood Nature Center and Woodland Garden (one minute away from Kendal at Lexington) provide a playful, interactive environment with whimsical sculptures and beautiful gardens. Additionally, Hull’s Drive-In Theatre is a nostalgic treat, showcasing movies under the starry night sky. With its blend of outdoor adventures, animal encounters and family entertainment, Lexington and its surroundings promise a memorable and fun-filled experience for kids of all ages.
Kendal at Lexington: Your Gateway to Adventure
Now, you may be wondering how living at Kendal at Lexington ties into all of this. The answer is simple: Kendal at Lexington is not just a place to live; it’s a community that enhances your quality of life by providing easy access to these incredible adventures.
Imagine waking up in the morning, stepping outside your front door, and within minutes, you can be strolling down historic downtown Lexington’s cobblestone streets, taking in the quaint shops and charming cafes. Or perhaps you want to embark on a nature hike in the nearby mountains – that’s just a short drive away. And when you return home, you’ll be welcomed by the warm embrace of a community that shares your zest for life.
Kendal at Lexington’s central location is the perfect launching pad for your daily adventures whether exploring the rich history, immersing yourself in the natural beauty, savoring culinary delights or simply enjoying the company of like-minded neighbors. Discover the joys of living in a vibrant community that values both your comfort and your thirst for adventure. Lexington, Virginia may be 30 minutes from anywhere, but Kendal at Lexington is where your next exciting chapter begins!
Whether a move to a Life Plan Community is years down the road or right around the corner, visiting the community is the most essential part of the selection process. Make plans to visit the beautiful Kendal at Lexington campus. Most visits include an appointment in the marketing office and a tour of the community. To schedule your visit, contact the marketing office at (800) 976-8303.