Mary Beth Gahan - Virginian Pilot
When Lake Edward began taking shape in the late 1960s, it quickly drew attention. The right kind of attention.
The neighborhood of townhomes near Virginia Beach Boulevard and the Norfolk line offered something new – an alternative to the single-family sprawl common in the rest of the city. It was intimate and close-knit. Doctors, government officials and young families moved in.
“It was the place to be” if you were an up and coming urban professional, said the Rev. Michael Daniels of Enoch Baptist Church.