The Roanoker - July/August 2017 - 88
Live in Vinton
Whether you're a first-time buyer making the plunge, an empty
nester looking for a smaller space, or somewhere in between, the
many real estate options in Vinton are sure to provide and please.
estate in Vinton
offers a variety
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The booming real estate market in Vinton offers prospective Vintonites to join their fast-growing community. Af fordability and a variety of real estate within
surrounding neighborhoods are perfect for first-time
homebuyers, empty nesters or the in-between buyers
seeking good schools and a caring, committed town.
In addition to the variety of home options, those looking for smaller spaces will find the perfect spot inside
the former Roland E. Cook Elementary School, renovated into 21 beautiful apartment units. When the school
system returned the property to Roanoke county, Old
School Partners, LLC jumped at the chance for the development. Developer and managing partner Dale Wilkinson was excited for the opportunity.
"I've always liked Vinton and the way they do business, and I wanted to do something there," Wilkinson
says. "The 100-year-old building has a lot of character
and deserved to be part of the community again."
Located on Poplar Street, each of the building's classrooms were transformed into one-bedroom or studio
apartments. The developers had to keep the building's
integrity intact, keeping the front columns, trim, marble and hardwood floors. A handful of apartments also
have balconies due to the building's high ceilings. Basement units have private entrances as well. While it was a
painstaking process, and not something you see in many
new buildings anymore, the quality materials and craftsmanship made it fun for the developers.