Moving On. Who’s Next?


After nine really good years in Byrd Park, our household has relocated to Ashland so our kids can run around in a yard instead of in our living room. Life won’t be the same for us, and we’ll forever miss our block of Rosewood Avenue (the best first-time home EVER!).  However, the neighborhood will surely be gaining some great new neighbors. The house went on the market today. Here’s the MLS listing.  The neighborhood is a hot market, and we’ve made some pretty snazzy renovation and decorating decisions.  If there’s an open house, please feel free to come take a peek. Attic, basement, garage, oh my!  Raised beds, Japanese maples, wisteria enclosed porch, amazing bathroom renovation, climbing grape vines and raspberries, awesome porch railing (thanks, Hans!), and a spiral staircase.  Sorry, but I just have to toot that house’s horn!

Now, what to do with this blog? In all honesty, I’ve been very disappointed in my lack of free-time to dedicate to community news since taking a job that has me traveling to eight states the past 2.5 years. The three kids have been pretty distracting too, but I can’t really complain about that (except I just did – parenting is hard!).  I’m sorry if the blog hasn’t been all it can be of late. Maybe you or someone you know can help it continue on, only bigger and better.  I’m open to suggestion and eager to hand the blog over responsibly.  Post a comment here or email me at

I speak for my wife and all three kids when I say that we will really miss all of you, this neighborhood, John B. Cary Elementary., and the City, at large.  It’s been a pleasure.  Hopefully, our paths will cross again.

Keep in touch and keep the faith,

Jason Guard



Pumpkin Sale to Support Cary Elementary

From a neighbor:

Byrd Park neighbors–

John B Cary Elementary School will hold a Fall Pumpkin Sale at the
school this Friday 10/17 (330-530pm) & Saturday 10/18 (10am-2pm). We
invite the Byrd Park community to stop by. Pumpkin purchases will
support PTA activities & needed programs at the school. Thank you for
your support!

–Adria Scharf

Petition to Fund Park Maintenance

Neighbor Paul says:


I just signed the petition “Parker Agelasto: Direct more funding and focus to the maintenance of the Byrd Park area specifically at the three lakes (Fountain, Shields, and Swan Lake).” on

It’s important. Will you sign it too? Here’s the link:


Hot Hot Hot Neighborhood

The ‘under contract’ preface atop this for sale sign on Rosewood Ave was recently changed to ‘Sold in 1 Day.’ Quick sales are becoming very common in Byrd Park, because it’s a hot neighborhood, real estate-wise.

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