Shadowlake Village is located on a beautiful 33-acre site in the Tom’s Creek Basin section of Blacksburg, in the Blue Ridge mountains of southwest Virginia. The community is comprised of 33 private homes clustered around a common house.
About 80% of the site is preserved as undeveloped open space and woods. In addition to an attractive view of Brush Mountain, the site features 17 acres of tall, mature hardwood forest — a spirit-enhancing place very close to our homes that is leafy and cool in summer and that feels open and welcoming in the winter.
Our 33-acre property borders on the 169-acre Blacksburg Heritage Park, a public park that will mostly be left as a nature preserve. Thus, residents have immediate access to 200 acres of open space for recreational activities. Access to hiking trails in Jefferson National Forest is less than a mile away.
The community is laid out in a ‘y’ shape, where two paths with strings of homes along them extend outward from the community hub into the woods and a third string of homes extending in the opposite direction. We refer to the wooded home areas as the North and South Nodes. The third branch of homes is our Central Node.
Nestled at the center of these nodes are our Common House, Upper Garden, green space, gazebo, playground and a shade structure.
Our parking areas nestle our cars behind the homes of the Central Node along Sage Lane and Ginger Lane. Those of us who live on the North and South Nodes walk from our cars past our neighbors on our way to our homes, frequently waving our hello’s and building friendships. We have hand carts stored by our parking areas so that we can roll our groceries or other hauls right up to our doorsteps. For those of us who have gone electric with our vehicles, we have charging stations all set up throughout our parking areas!
As well as having exceptional natural features, our site is a mile from commercial facilities including a supermarket, hotel, post office, banks, bookstores, coffee shops, restaurants, etc. This commercial center is located on Blacksburg Transit’s bus route, providing access to many parts of town and even to the major shopping center in neighboring Christiansburg. Virginia Tech, a major research university, and downtown Blacksburg are two miles away from Shadowlake Village.