The Roanoker - July/August 2017 - 91
LIVE IN VINTON
"It has so many good things going for it," Wilkinson
says. "It's a real community with neighborhood around
it, with churches, businesses and housing. Rather than
create a new mixed-use environment, we were able to
tap into the resources already available."
The apartment rates are affordable and include the
highlights one would hope for in community living, with
a common courtyard, a gym, granite countertops and
stainless appliances. The walkability and close proximity
to the library and downtown, as well as the greenway and
blueway, will also entice those looking for a new place to
call home in Vinton.
Wilkinson adds that investing dollars into the real
estate encourages more development in the community. As a developer for nearly 30 years, he says he has
never worked in a more cooperative community than
Vinton. With politicians, bureaucrats and administration setting the rules, Wilkinson's company, along
with others developers, are able to work within a set
of guidelines for a group of people who want to facilitate development.
"One thing leads to another," he says. "It's clicking on
all cylinders in Vinton right now. We're excited to see what
else comes around."
Close to Everything
Residents in Vinton enjoy a walkable downtown with a
modern Library and Farmers Market, plus close proximity to
greenways & blueways.