Rich in natural resources, Lakewood attracted its first settlers from New York in the early 1800s. By the mid-1800s, the area was thriving and evolved into a winter getaway for prominent New York businessmen and politicians. Quite a few well known families purchased real estate in the area, including the Rockefellers. These fancy folks would head down to Lakewood to escape the cold New York winter nights and the rich and famous of yesteryear could sit in front of a roaring fire while celebrity writers, such as Rudyard Kipling, recited poetry and kept the New York social elite entertained.
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Though many of the trees in Lakewood were chopped down a couple of hundred years ago, the area has been replanted and is green once more. Go for a stroll through any of Lakewood's many beautiful parks as the red and yellow leaves fall off the trees in October, canoe across Lake Shenandoah in the warmth of the summer sun, or enjoy taking your kids to one of the great community playgrounds. The Rockefeller property, which was purchased in the late 1800s, has been transformed into a 565-acre public park with sports fields, playground equipment, and lake access.
Whether you are as healthy as a horse or face some medical problems in your day-to-day life, rest assured that you have several world-class medical facilities a short car, taxi, or bus ride away. Kimball Medical Center offers comprehensive services ranging from emergency visits to routine health screenings. It also has satellite locations to serve needs ranging from pediatric care to fertility treatment services. To aid in rehabilitation after an accident or injury, choose from options such as Leisure Chateau Rehabilitation or Atlantic Coast Rehab to get you back in shape and pain-free in no time.