Gravel Ridge is a neighborhood located in the city of Sherwood. Rated one of the top 10 cities in the United States by The Wall Street Journal, it has homes for rent in an area that gives a sense of community while still offering plenty of attractions.
Facts for Renters About Gravel Ridge
Gravel Ridge citizens had a choice in which city their community would become a part of. Sherwood won over the neighboring Jacksonville by an overwhelming margin, receiving 74 percent of the votes.
The volunteer fire department for the Sherwood area has been active since 1950, and obtained its first fire truck in 1951.
The first running water came to the area in 1923, going to a local farm in Sherwood.
Resources for Renters in Gravel Ridge
Renters interested in local news can subscribe to the Voice or keep up to date with its website. The Voice has been published since 1964.
Renters will find plenty of entertainment in the Gravel Ridge area. The Roundtop Filling Station, for instance, is a charming gas station that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and offers a taste of local history. The area also has 17 parks and recreational facilities for individuals who like to stay active. Gravel Ridge also gets to take part in Sherwood's festivals and events, including a Halloween festival, a winter holiday light trail and a Fourth of July celebration in Sherwood Forest.