When Edwin and Rhonda Deshong were expecting their fourth child, they started looking for a larger home to accommodate their growing family.
They learned about Northwood subdivision in Evans from a church member and saw a house for sale that was everything they wanted.
“We were praying for a home. The Lord led us here. It was a wonderful opportunity for us because the current owners had gotten transferred, and they were willing to negotiate,” Edwin said. “We had needed a home that was child-friendly because all of our children were small at the time. We instantly fell in love with it.”
The five-bedroom, four- bath brick home has all hardwood floors, an encased upstairs balcony and is located in a cul-de-sac, so their children can play in the street without fear of traffic. The Deshongs moved into their home in 2002.
The neighborhood offers amenities such as a pond with ducks and fish, a swimming pool, tennis courts and a gazebo. Over the years, the surrounding area has developed a fitness center, library and park only a mile away.
“It’s a good benefit to be able to walk to the park. I like that. The schools are good, as well,” Rhonda said. “I like our neighbors. There’s not a whole lot of turnover. We get along with everybody. Everybody’s friendly.”