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Fun Festivities for the Fourth in Richmond, VA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Abberly Twin Hickory, Glen Allen, VA

From historical happenings and family-friendly events to brewery bashes, baseball, and breathtaking fireworks displays, if you live in an apartment in Glen Allen, VA Richmond is your destination for July 4th fun and festivities!

FAMILY-FRIENDLY AND/OR FIREWORKS EVENTS

RICHMOND FLYING SQUIRRELS GAME & INDEPENDENCE DAY DUELING FIREWORKS CELEBRATION
THE DIAMOND
JULY 4, 2018, 6:35 P.M.

What’s better than watching baseball while eating peanuts and cracker jacks? How about all of that AND fireworks! Come out and root, root, root for the home team as the Richmond Flying Squirrels take on the Akron RubberDucks at The Diamond at 6:35 p.m. It's a perfect way to celebrate Independence Day in RVA with your family or friends while enjoying America's favorite pastime! This game usually sells out, so we recommend ordering your tickets in advance. If you happen to still be in town after the 4th, the Flying Squirrels have a home-stand with more Independence Day fireworks July 5, a patriotic tank top giveaway July 6, more fireworks plus a Tom Petty tribute July 7, and Sunday Funnday Nutzy & Nutasha beach towel giveaway July 8.

ROCKETTS RED GLARE
ROCKETTS LANDING
JULY 2-4, 2018

A FREE family-friendly event, open to the public, with activities, vendors, music, food trucks, craft beer offerings and a pro beach volleyball tournament hosted by EVP Tour. Culminating with riverfront fireworks on July 4th at 9 p.m.!

DOGWOOD DELL FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
DOGWOOD DELL (BYRD PARK)
JULY 4, 2018, 6:30 P.M.

Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and head over to Dogwood Dell to celebrate our nation’s independence with a free night of music and fireworks! The Richmond Jazz Band kicks things off with a pre-concert at 6:30 p.m. Then the main concert begins at 7:30 p.m. featuring the Richmond Concert Band, Carillon bells, and fireworks at dusk. Arrive early to get a seat within the Dell. Free.

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
JULY 4TH, 2018, 5:00 - 9:00 P.M.

Celebrate the festive occasion with a spectacular firework display at dark! This event, held at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds (across from L.C. Bird High School), includes an activity area for children, food vendors and special entertainment. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the fireworks begin at dark. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy an evening that’s fun for everyone! Admission is free, but children's wristbands will be available for $5.00 for access to children's amusements and inflatables.

RED, WHITE & LIGHTS, A FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
DOREY PARK
JULY 4TH, 2018, 5:00 - 10:00 P.M.

Head to Henrico County for a spectacular evening celebrating independence and honoring America’s veterans. Wear your red, white and blue and enjoy the holiday at the park with live entertainment, food trucks, children’s activities in the Family Fun Zone, and a concert by the Richmond Symphony, accompanied by fireworks and a laser light show finale! Guests are encouraged to arrive early and bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the entertainment. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Free admission.

STAR SPANGLED CELEBRATION AT KINGS DOMINION
KINGS DOMINION
JUNE 30 - JULY 4, 2018

Kings Dominion will be decked out in red, white, and blue this Independence Day for its annual Star Spangled Celebration, June 30-July 4! Celebrate all weekend long with energetic performances from local military bands and dazzling firework shows each evening, plus all of your favorite rides. Kings Dominion is also honoring service members by offering FREE admission to the park for active and retired military, as well as veterans with honorable or medical discharge, and discounted tickets for friends and family.

CARMAX FREE FOURTH OF JULY
LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDEN
JULY 4, 2018, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Celebrate your Fourth of July with FREE admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, thanks to the generosity of CarMax! Show off your red, white, and blue pride and decorate your wagons and strollers for a parade in the Children’s Garden. Enjoy the beautiful gardens, Butterflies LIVE! and Origami in the Garden exhibits. Listen to live music by the Happy Lucky Combo. The kids can cool off in WaterPlay. There will be water stations at key locations, food for purchase at the Garden Café, and the library will be open from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. as a place to take a break from the fun and sun! Rain or shine.

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF HISTORY & CULTURE
JULY 4, 2018, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

In celebration of the 242nd anniversary of American independence, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture will host a full day of patriotic festivities, including a large-scale citizenship naturalization ceremony, live music, and much more.

JULY 4TH EVENTS AT BARS, BREWERIES, OR RESTAURANTS

RED, WHITE, & BLUE CIDERBRATION!
BUSKEY CIDER
JUNE 30 - JULY 4, 2018

Red, White, and Blue flights will be served at Buskey Cider in Scott's Addition starting the weekend leading up to Independence Day for their 3rd Annual Red, White, and Blue CIDERbration! They'll end the celebration on July 4th with a view of the fireworks at The Diamond. As an extra bonus, they'll be offering FREE hot dogs on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, AND Wednesday!

Red, White, and Blue Flight Ciders include:
Red - Tart Cherry Cider
White - NEW! Manzana Lager
Blue - RVA Cider with Spirulina (a superfood available for purchase at Elwood Thompson’s that naturally turns the cider blue!)

INDEPENDENCE DAY AT CASTLEBURG
CASTLEBURG BREWERY AND TAPROOM
JULY 4, 2018, 1:00 - 9:00 P.M.

What better way to celebrate our Independence than with good friends, beer, music and free hot dogs!! Doors open at 1:00 and the party doesn't end until the fireworks start at the Diamond. Enjoy Red, White & Blue Gose Beers throughout the day in half pours (8 oz) and pints (16 oz).

RED 1:00-4:00 - Raspberries on Gose
WHITE 4:00-7:00 - Pineapple on Gose
BLUE 7:00-Close - Blueberries on Gose

In addition to brewing awesome beer for you, Karl will be grilling up some hot dogs for you, for free! (while supplies last). The Analogue Republic will entertain with their groovin' tunes from 5:00-8:00 p.m. At the end of the night, head to the parking lot so you can ooh and ahh at the fireworks display from the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

JULY 4TH ON Q ROOFTOP
QUIRK HOTEL
JULY 4, 2018, 5:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.

Celebrate this 4th of July with BBQ and cocktails on the Q Rooftop at Quirk Hotel! Oh, and did we mention the incredible rooftop views?! Doors open at 5:00 p.m. 21 and up. $10 admission - get your tickets in advance!

JULY 4TH CELEBRATION & LAGER RELEASE
ISLEY BREWING COMPANY
JULY 4, 2018

Guests will enjoy a perfect view of the fireworks at The Diamond from Isley Brewing Company's urban patio, so bring your lawn chairs! The brewery will also release its very FIRST lager that day! You can also expect a limited beer infusion and special deals, plus extended hours. The beer release & 4th of July celebration will be accompanied by music throughout the day, patio games, and a Dunk Tank!

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The Upsides to Downsizing

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 18, 2018

Abberly Twin Hickory, Glen Allen, VADownsizing sometimes gets a bad rap. Upon hearing the phrase, many people automatically assume that downsizing is something negative, but in reality, there are plenty of positive aspects to scaling down from your current home. From having less to clean to being free from other obligations of having a larger home, there’s a lot to look forward to when downsizing.

On the other hand, leaving a beloved home can be tough. But with the right mindset and a plan in place, transitioning to a smaller living space becomes less painful.

What follows are some of the best aspects of downsizing and bright spots to look forward to when transitioning to a smaller home.

There’s Less to Maintain

Owning and maintaining a home is a lot of work. There’s endless cleaning that needs to be done, repairs that need to be made and upkeep that needs to be completed. With a smaller living space, that list of chores and to-dos around the house dwindles, leaving you with more time to focus on the things you enjoy.

It Can Help You Shop Smarter

Artful advertising designed to influence consumers and encourage impulse buys are just about everywhere these days. Anyone can fall prey to something that looks like a good deal or sounds like something they “need” and be influenced by clever and strategic marketing. But when living in a smaller place, you’ll need to become more critical about what you purchase in order to avoid clutter.

Redecorating Opportunities Abound

Redecorating can be a lot of fun -- even more so when there’s a brand new space to work with. Downsizing gives you the opportunity to redesign your space, come up with new concepts and get creative with your storage spots. That can mean experimenting with different setups, getting creative and investing in furniture that doubles as extra storage to save on space.

Help is On Hand

One of the clearest benefits to moving into an apartment community is having assistance at the ready. Leaking faucet, leaking roof? No problem, call your leasing office and they'll take care of it.

Socialization and A Sense of Community

When transitioning from an empty home to an apartment community, there are lots of new opportunities to form a community and socialize with neighbors.

For more information on apartments in Glen Allen, VA contact Abberly Twin Hickory.

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It Cost More to Own vs. Rent a Home in Virginia

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Abberly Twin Hickory, Glen Allen, VAOwning a home is often considered the American dream — and it's an expensive one. Homeowners in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., pay from 33% to 93% more for housing each month than do renters living in the same state, according to a new NerdWallet analysis.

But many homeowners reap benefits that you can't get from renting, such as financial security and stability, tax deductions and a vehicle for retirement savings. 

While renting can't offer those long-term financial benefits, it's cheaper to rent on a month-to-month basis, the analysis found. If you're wondering how to save money for a down payment, renting can help you build that nest egg — but in extremely expensive or competitive markets, renting might be better for the long haul.

To determine the monthly homeownership premium — the additional cost of owning instead of renting, expressed as a percentage — NerdWallet compared 2015 American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the median gross rent and median homeownership cost in each state and Washington, D.C. Median gross rent includes the costs of monthly rent and utilities for all kinds of rental properties, and median homeownership cost includes monthly mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance and utilities.

This comparison doesn't include the down payment required to buy a home, which is traditionally 20% of the home price for conventional mortgages, but is lower for FHA or VA loans.

Key takeaways

Owning is more expensive everywhere. Across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more each month to own a home than to rent. The median cost people pay nationwide to own a home is 54% more than the median cost to rent each month.

The smallest difference is still a third more to own. The state where the premium to own a home is lowest is Florida, where it costs a median of 33% more to own than to rent. The states with the next lowest premiums are Colorado (40%) and Arizona (41%).

In some states, the cost of owning far eclipses renting. In New Jersey, the state with the highest homeownership premium, the median monthly cost of owning is nearly double that of renting (93%). The next most expensive places to own are Rhode Island, where the median homeownership cost is 84% higher than renting, and Connecticut, where owners pay a median of 82% more than renters each month for housing.

Here's how much more it costs to own vs. rent each month in Virginia - 48%.

For more information on apartments in Glen Allen, VA, contact Abberly Twin Hickory.

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Abberly Twin Hickory

Formerly The Gardens at Twin Hickory

4700 The Gardens Drive, Glen Allen, VA 23059

Call: 888-621-8872
Email UsTwinHickory.CommunityWebsite.HHHunt@aptleasing.info
View Map

Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P

$1,049-$1,481