Cumberland, Virginia Real Estate and Community Information
Cumberland is a community located in Cumberland County, Virginia and the 23040 zip code. The 2014 United States census population was 9,960 residents. The community is considered a rural community and quiet with easy access to metropolitan areas.
The community enjoys a low crime rate, good news for residents concerned with safety. Residents will also find a low unemployment and cost of living rate, both below the national average. The economy is strong and housing market is stable, making the community attractive to home buyers.
Cumberland is an attractive community with a strong sense of history. The downtown area is a mix of historic and modern buildings that continue to thrive and manages to survive downturns in the economy. Residents tend to be community minded and participate in community events thereby keeping Cumberland strong and vibrant despite its small size.
The community is served by the Cumberland County Public School District and provides educational opportunities in a three tier system for students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. There are three schools in the district, all located in Cumberland, Virginia and include one elementary, one middle and one high school. The student to teacher ratio averages 14 to 1.
Cumberland High School has recently been designated as a WISE Blue STAR School. WISE recognizes schools in the state that do an exceptional job of teaching students financial literacy and that literacy is measured by the financial literacy certification test. High school students continually score well on that test.
There is one private school in Cumberland offering an alternative to public school education to students from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.
Educational minded people will find several colleges and universities in the area and include Hampdon-Sydney College, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Longwood University, Lynchburg College, Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing and Miller-Motte Technical College. The schools are public and private and offer a variety of career oriented course of studies and degrees.
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Available real estate in Cumberland includes single family homes and undeveloped residential properties. The price range for such property is moderate and easily affordable for first time home buyers, families and retirees. There are several properties priced in the million dollar range that offer a luxury lifestyle. Most homes are located on wooded lots and the home owner’s will enjoy more privacy. Homes are attractive with a variety of architectural styles and are multi-bedroom and bathroom residences.
Residents who would rather rent than purchase property or who would like to experience the area before buying, will find rental units at competitive prices. The rental units are single family homes several apartment complexes. The rental units are multi bedroom and bathroom and suitable for families as well as professionals.
If anyone is interested in Cumberland real estate, contact Village Concepts Realty Group. The Group has a high level of passion for real estate and the hallmark of their business is providing excellent customer service. They are well versed in buying and selling property and can of great assistance to the first time home buyer as they make their way through the home buying process.
Parks and Recreation
There are a number of recreational opportunities and facilities in Cumberland and the surrounding communities. Residents of all ages will find several parks that include amenities such as bicycle, hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas and shelters, swimming in designated areas, fishing, boating and camping. There are areas where boating enthusiast can rent rowboats, kayaks and row boats. Those interested in fishing in State Forest Lakes must obtain a State Forest Use Permit in addition to any fishing license that may be required. There are also picnic shelters that are available for rent and ideal for family and neighborhood celebrations. The shelters include picnic tables and pedestal grills. Parking at the shelters is limited and an additional fee may be required at some facilities.
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Attractions, Activities and Events
Finding things to do and events in any city or town is an important part of the home buying decision. Residents will find a variety of things to do in Cumberland and the surrounding area that include visits to several working farms, historic sites and museums, golf, a visit to a general store that features antiques, vintage cars and toys. Residents and visitors will find shopping and dining opportunities suitable for all ages.
There are a number of events that take place year round in the area and include holiday celebrations such as holiday open house tours, the Santa Train, First Day Hike at Bear Creek Lake State Park, horseback riding events and concerts and food events. A popular event in the community is the “Life during the Civil War” sponsored by the New Kent County Historical Society. Events include Civil War re-enactment, crafts, music, crafts and entertainment.
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