I LOVE my community! 12 years ago my wife and I moved into a small little neighborhood in Northeast Greensboro called Reedy Fork Ranch. At the time it was us and like 5 other houses. Now it’s grown to be a massive community and I don’t think I’ll ever leave. Sure, the houses are cookie cutter and kind of close together, but I think that’s part of the charm. You’ll never convince me that Reedy Fork isn’t the greatest place to live in Greensboro. So, here are my top 10 things about living here:
10. The Pool – We have a pool! It’s awesome. Sure, it’s too cold in the first month (except for the questionably warm moments that happen to coincide with a passing child), but it’s such a great way to spend the summer!
9. Halloween – If you have never experienced a Reedy Fork Halloween you have seriously missed out. It is chaotic cuteness on steroids. Oh, you think you are going to watch Hocus Pocus and occasionally get up to greet a couple of superheroes and princesses as your door before returning to your couch? That’s funny. No, despite their costumes they might as well all be zombies b/c you’re about to get a taste of the apocalypse. Pretty soon you’ll be screaming at your spouse to search the pantry for “SOMETHING! ANYTHING!” because you don’t think you can hold them off anymore.
8. The Morning Commute – At first you may be thinking, “What!? How is this a positive? It takes 20 minutes to get anywhere and HWY 29 is like a scene out of Mad Max!”
Exactly! The average American spends less than 2 minutes in prayer a day. I bet that’s not true of us Ranchers! We have time and an urgent need!
7. Trails – Reedy Fork Ranch has a great trail behind the homes running alongside the creek. It’s a fantastic place to walk, run or clear out spiderwebs with your face.
6. Rio Bravo – There are countless (read: 3) good restaurants in our area, but none of them have earned my patronage more often than
Chilos Rio Bravo. The waitstaff is friendly, the food is excellent, and every now and then you will get the chance to see how strong your heart is when someone get’s the ceremonial “Birthday Drum”
5. Flashback to “the good old days” – I know my neighbors. My kids best friends have always been from in (or around) the neighborhood). There is the smell of a grill fired up every evening and a spirit of friendliness/care in the community. There’s not a lot of places in Greensboro that I would let my children just go out and ride their bikes. In RFR, I can.
4. Cheap homeowners dues – $50/mo is just insane.
3. Food Lion – What? You don’t love the LION? C’mon! Sure, Harris Teeter is more professional, but when I go shopping I want the adventure of not knowing. Maybe the girl at the register will tell me all about her new boyfriend. Maybe they will be all out of carts and I’ll be stuck with one of the kids carts (that looks like a car) despite not having my kids. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll go in and find they decided to rearrange everything just to keep me on my toes. Sure, Harris Teeter has a better meat selection, but there’s no unpredictability.
2 Community – I LOVE Reedy Fork Ranch. The pool, the trails, the howl of the coyotes when I’m out for an evening run (that added motivation to keep my pace up!). Ultimately, however, Reedy Fork Ranch is just a place…and there are a lot of great places to live. What I love most about my neighborhood is not the place, but the people. I don’t have to drive 20 minutes to a friends house – I can walk next door…or a few doors down…or around the corner. We have a lot of friends here!
1. The Future – Reedy Fork currently has 900 homes. 900 families that call this neighborhood “home”. Over the next decade our community is going to jump into the thousands! This is awesome! With every new house being built another family is moving in to contribute to making this the greatest place to live in Greensboro.
If you are new to Reedy Fork…let me be the first to say, “Welcome Home!”