Mike Eddy and his wife had been working with the American Cancer Society since 2014. When she passed from the disease, Mike and his children still honor her by continuing their work with the organization. They also participate each year in the “Making Strides” Cancer walk and have raised more than $17,000 to fund research for this disease that affects many of our loved ones.
Mike’s family was one of the first residents in Garland Farm Estates some 17 years ago. He’s lived in the region for more than 50 years and says, “When we first came here, we knew this is where we wanted to be.”
Building a home is not anything new to Mike. Describing his experience, he said. “I love the opportunity for new construction. I grew up in a neighborhood, and we also wanted to be a little further out of the city. From here in Garland Farms, we’re less than 20 minutes from Kingsport or Johnson City.”
He also remembers the first impressions of the community.
When we first came out here, there were just a few kids. Recently, we counted 21 on our street alone. A lot of younger families live here, and I enjoy hearing the kids on the basketball court, the tennis courts, and the pool. You just can’t beat the setup.
You might say Mike has been around the block a time or two. He loves to walk.
“I love to walk. We walk around the neighborhood every night and see people, you know. It’s just peaceful out here, and I enjoy it so much.”
Our community has so many great stories, like Mike. Garland Farms is just far enough away from the busy streets to feel like you’re still in the country.
If you’re looking for a great place to call home and raise your kids with the best of East Tennessee, visit with us soon. We still have a few homesites available and would like to introduce you to some of the good life at Garland Farm Estates. It’s what a neighborhood should be.