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When Edwin and Rhonda Deshong were expecting their fourth child, they started looking for a larger home to accommodate their growing family.

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Rhonda and Edwin Deshongs' home in Evans.   JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF
Rhonda and Edwin Deshongs' home in Evans.

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.”


The family: Edwin and Rhonda Deshong; and sons Jefferson (from left), Justin, Jordan and Jamerson

The house: 3,800 square feet, five bedrooms, four baths


The neighborhood: Northwood

Location: Off Washington Road to North Belair Road

Amenities: Pond, swimming pool, tennis courts and gazebo

Schools: River Ridge Elementary, Riverside Middle and Greenbrier High

Home listing prices: $230,000 to $300,000

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