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Cutalong development pans out

Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 11:53 am

Lynne Shaw demonstrates how to pan for gold.

Lynne Shaw demonstrates how to pan for gold.

When plans were announced nearly a decade ago for the construction of a lakeside, golf course community on Route 208, residents of the Lake Anna area were intrigued.  But as development of the 1,000-acre  property reached a seemingly persistent standstill during the past few years, those feelings of intrigue turned to incredulity.

During the community’s second annual event on Saturday, June 29, new developer Jeff Snyder and Lake Anna Island real estate broker B.J. Blount gave their best reasons as to why residents should be excited again.

The event, which serves as a way to market the emergent community to area members as well as potential buyers, drew a large crowd of not only locals, but also people from all across the country.

“It actually went really well, even better than expected,” Blount said.  “Usually it’s mainly just locals and residents who already own property here who come to these events. We had 52 people who had never been to Lake Anna or Cutalong.  We had one contract signed and three potential contracts.”

This year’s Cutalong event offered activities that gave attendees a small glimpse into the future of what will be an 800-home neighborhood.  Sales representatives shuffled groups of potential buyers into jeeps so they could get a firsthand tour of the progress being made on the property.

Members of the Contrary Creek Prospecting Lease, who will pan for gold on the property when completed, showed visitors how to mine for the treasure in streams. Riders from the Wolf Mountain Equestrian Center in Spotsylvania gave a riding demonstration. When finished, Cutalong will feature a 20-horse stable for residents.

To read the entire story, see the July 18 edition of The Central Virginian.