This house on Hobbs Road is located in the Green Valley neighborhood. As we struggled to find a "V" neighborhood for our ABC Wednesday series, we realized that it would be nice to feature Green Valley. It is such a nice neighborhood with a great location; it has a wonderful swim and tennis club (The Swamp) and a great sense of community. Green Valley is a diamond shaped neighborhood extending from Westridge in the northwest corner to Green Valley in the southeast. It covers a little over a square mile and encompasses the Bog Garden and Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden. Green Valley backs up to Friendly Center and the majority of the homes were built in the 1960's and 1970's, after Friendly Center opened.
Driving around the Green Valley neighborhood, you do notice Greensboro's hills and valleys . From the top of Cascade to where it becomes Cornwalis, to Hobbs Road, you reach a low elevation near the Bog Garden.
The above brick cape home- 1410 Hobbs Road- at the corner of Alderman Drive, was built in 1966. The home has an understated simplicity, from its rectangular shape and dormerless roof to the unadorned holiday greenery. The home evokes the concept of discernment, something that is important in our Quaker community. Discernment is the ability to judge well, to get at that which really matters. To the builders of this home, it was important to be efficient with space (5 bedrooms 2.5 baths) while providing a good roof over a family's head and without unnecessary embellishments. 1410 Hobbs represents the neighborhood well.