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A Perfect Balance in East Passage Estates of Jamestown

 

East Passage Estates is a tranquil little enclave on the north end of the
island.  It appealed to us because it offers quiet, privacy and lots of
room. I do admit that when we moved there I was concerned about how much
privacy from passersby our front porch offered.  So, we did a little
planting just to give ourselves some screening.
 

East Passage Estates lot sizes begin at just under 2 acres and most lots
are right about that size. House styles are varied, as are their
inhabitants--singles, young families, empty nesters and retirees.   A nice
mix of perspectives and experiences.  There are two fresh water ponds with
walking trails, and at this time of year it’s a great spot for red-winged
blackbirds. The neighborhood association operates unobtrusively, except
for the annual neighborhood picnic.  The street in front of the ponds is
blocked off, the association grills hot dogs and burgers, and everyone
shows up with a dish to share. There’s even entertainment!
 

We love our front porch--use it as soon as, and as long as, we can.  As it
turns out, it‘s not that quiet; birdsong fills the air from sunrise to
sunset.  And privacy--forget it.  There’s a constant parade of birds at
our feeders, squirrels in the trees, and apparently, we’re in a
hummingbird flyway!  Very special neighbors include white-tailed deer.
We’ve seen fawns born, watched their development, and worried when we
don’t see them for a few days.  We have lovely, deer-resistant, Deer Off
sprayed gardens. And passersby . . . Where?

-Joan McCauley


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Jamestown's West Ferry Neighbors Spread Their Enthusiasm

Spring 2011 in West Ferry


During the winter months, I was in conversation with owners of a small cottage on Marine Avenue.   The time had come to sell.

Although the house is small, its location is wonderful.  From the front room, there is a limited view of the water.  In the winter, there is also a view of the water to the west.

I had just sold a house on Ocean Avenue about 3 months ago.

The house was listed on Thursday for $379,000.  I had an Open House on Sunday afternoon. The house was under contract by Sunday evening.

What did I learn?

I learned that there is amazing enthusiasm for West Ferry…..not just coming from those who want to be there, but from those who have lived there and enjoyed it for many, many years.   It was fabulous to have so many neighbors come in, but here is what I also learned.  When people love their neighborhood, they want to share. As they came in to see the house, they mentioned a brother, a sister, a friend, a daughter, all who they would love to have move to their neighborhood. 

I wondered, “Could this be true of many neighborhoods in Jamestown?”  I know it’s true on my street……and I’m a north east dweller.  I love sharing my enthusiasm.

So thanks, West Ferry neighbors……you made my Sunday a great experience.


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