The detailed information on our house along with many pictures is available on our listing at the Coldwell Banker website, so I am not going to duplicate it here.
This blog is my way of telling you things about the house and community that the listing cannot. I hope this piques your interest enough to look at the house.
Lat: N 39.645998, Lon: W 83.786293
New Jasper Township, Greene County, Ohio
USPS: 1079 Yuma Trail, Jamestown, OH 45335
When I was looking at reassignment to WPAFB, I wanted to live in a rural setting within 25 miles of the base. East was the only quadrant where a rural setting was available within a reasonable distance at a reasonable price. Being east added the benefit of driving to and from work with the sun at my back instead of in my face twice a day.
Road construction has since made it even easier to reach the base. We are located near the Route 35 bypass. Now you can reach the gates to area A, B, and C by major highway with only three traffic lights. That also applies to the Dayton metropolitan area (27 miles to center city). Going the other way, eight miles, connects to I-71, providing a straight shot to Columbus (55 miles to center city) and Cincinnati (65 miles to center city) with only two traffic lights.
Our house is on a quiet cul-de-sac in a small community, around a lake, in farm country. Jamestown – classic small town America – is two miles away. Xenia – the Greene County seat – is eight miles west.
Full time living in a vacation home
A vacation home as a permanent home? This waterfront property gives you that.
complete with water slides, diving boards,
and an enclosed wading area for the little ones
Each November the Home Owners Ass'n lowers the lake 8 feet to winter pool. This protects our docks from ice damage, kills aquatic plant seeds, and gives home owners access to the underwater portions of their docks for maintenance and repairs. The lake is raised to summer pool in March.
snowmobiling, cross country skiing, even ice fishing right here for your winter enjoyment
What about flooding?
Flooding is not an issue and Flood Insurance is not required
Check this out Here. Then click on Map Layers and select "Flood Plain 100 year"
Our community is a great place for walking, hiking, and biking. Sparsely traveled residential streets and cul-de-sacs, let you lay out pathways of whatever length you choose for the exercise.
For longer adventures, we are only about a mile from the Xenia-Jamestown connector of the Little Miami Scenic Trails. This network of 10 foot wide, asphalt topped hiking and biking trails spans several hundred miles in southwest Ohio. If you are a fitness fanatic, you can bike from Lake Shawnee to WPAFB. I think that’s a stretch but to each his own.
The Sebastian Hills Golf Club, a public golf course, is about a mile away. I do not play golf so I won't try to describe or evaluate the course. Here is the introduction from their web site
We pride ourselves in being a friendly "upscale course" at a fair price. During your round you will experience five lakes, natural streams and rolling terrain and have to guide your golf ball across a natural gorge (twice) and over 65 sand bunkers. Five holes are "Scottish Links" style with no trees. Sebastian Hills has a 12 acre driving range, 10,000 square feet practice green, practice sand bunker, watered fairways, concrete cart paths, granite tee markers, and gas powered golf carts.
...back to the house
One of my favorite features of our house is the atmosphere it creates. Large picture windows both upstairs and downstairs give a beautiful view of the lake – every day, all four seasons. I find this refreshing in the morning at the start of my day and in the evening after whatever kind of day I’ve had. It is a soothing place to live.
give a panorama of the lake all year
We don’t use them as a primary heat source, but I enjoy coming home on Friday evening, starting a fire in the wood burning stove, and keeping it going all weekend. It warms the whole house and makes the downstairs just right for watching football then basketball until spring arrives. The upstairs fireplace is as much a part of Christmas as the Christmas tree and makes our living room a hospitable place any time during the long winter evenings.
A Very Usable House
Our house is easily livable as a single story house. Living room, dining room, kitchen, two baths, three bedrooms, and the garage are all located on the upper (ground) level. One step up from the garage interior to the main floor. Three steps up from the front walkway.
The lower level – known as a walkout basement in real estate jargon – can be whatever your heart desires.
One of them can easily be another bedroom
making it an excellent workshop in addition to holding two vehicles
Our yard can be a gardener’s paradise. Three flower beds on the lake side, two flower beds and a 150 foot driveway border garden on the street side are a playground for anyone with a green thumb.
the gardener create beautiful landscapes and flower beds
Community -- Lake Shawnee
Yuma Trail is home to several retired military families. You will be among friends but not in the typical military community. While Lake Shawnee is not a retirement community it has many aspects of one.
There are several activity clubs and a community building with a covered patio for club or private activities. The beach, boat ramp, and community fishing piers give everyone access to the water. All of these are operated and maintained by an active Home Owners Association.
gathering place for both neighborhood and private events
For the kids, the Lake Shawnee community actively supports youth sports including soccer, baseball, T-Ball, and PeeWee Football.
Our house is located in the Greeneview Local School District in rural southeastern Greene County, in an area characterized by gently rolling hills, small villages, fertile farmland, and quiet residential developments. Many of the district's students reside in the Shawnee Lake community. Others reside in the villages of Jamestown, Bowersville, Paintersville, and Bloomington.
The district is comprised of three schools: Greeneview Elementary School (K-4), Greeneview Middle School (5-8), and Greeneview High School (9-12). A preschool is housed at Greeneview Elementary School. The High School and the Middle School are both new facilities.
A home is always a work in progress and ours is no exception. With the many flower beds on both sides of the house, I have been working on a project to bring lake water to all points on the property through an underground irrigation system.
A second project is to provide electricity to various points on our lot – to the flag pole on the street side and to the dock on the water side. Electric wire is also installed for driveway lights. Both projects can easily be continued or terminated – your choice.
Just Do It
This has been a great place to live, during our military years, in our second career years, and during some of our retirement years. Now we want to downsize our living space, spend most of our time traveling, and put our roots in warmer climates. So...
... check the house details at our listing at the Coldwell Banker website
... call Anne
... come see the house