Charlottesville, VA Neighborhood Guide

Charlottesville's ideal location and abundance of family-friendly neighborhoods make it a great place to call home.

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<p>Charlottesville's ideal location and abundance of family-friendly neighborhoods make it a great place to call home. The average listing price trends high at $471,619, but its mix of housing options, from well-preserved historic districts to student-rented homes ensure something for everyone.</p>

<p><strong>North</strong></p>

<p>The <a href="http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=2047&quot; target="_blank">Barracks Road, Rugby, Greenleaf and Kellytown neighborhoods</a> form a small section of the northern portion of the city. Housing options vary, with many upper-income homes dotting Barracks Road, smaller bungalow houses in the Greenleaf area, and mainly single-family units throughout. Also in the northern portion is <a href="http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=2051&quot; target="_blank">Greenbrier</a>, an extremely popular area for families and those with younger children. It features single-family homes on large lots as well as several schools including <a href="http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/gbrier/&quot; target="_blank">Greenbriar Elementary School</a>, <a href="http://www.ccs.k12.va.us/schools/chs/&quot; target="_blank">Charlottesville High School</a> and the <a href="http://www.ccs.k12.va.us/mlkpac/&quot; target="_blank">Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center</a>. Homes in Greenbriar average a listing price of $326,693.</p>

<p><strong>South</strong></p>

<p>The Southeast corner is largely taken up by the <a href="http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=2048&quot; target="_blank">Belmont</a> neighborhood. The family-friendly neighborhood is split into two 1890's-style subdivisions, Belmont and Carlton, with a mix of housing and scattered convenience stores. Homes in this area have an average listing price of $222,965. <a href="http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=2050&quot; target="_blank">Fry's Spring</a> neighborhood was originally a tourist attraction, named for its two natural springs, until it was divided into lots in the early 1900's. Due to its close proximity to the <a href="http://www.virginia.edu/&quot; target="_blank">University of Virginia</a>, some homes have become rental properties for students, though the neighborhood hosts several families as well.</p>

<p><strong>West</strong></p>

<p><a href="http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=2052&quot; target="_blank">Johnson Village</a> is a popular spot in Charlottesville, due to its suburban character and well-manicured lawns. With easy access to both the <a href="http://www.virginia.edu/&quot; target="_blank">University of Virginia</a> and downtown Charlottesville, Johnson Village is desirable for residents of all ages. Nearby <a href="http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=2049&quot; target="_blank">Fifeville</a> consists of mostly large, 20th century-style homes.</p>

<p><strong>East</strong></p>

<p><a href="http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=2063&quot; target="_blank">Woolen Mills</a>, located on the eastern edge, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Developed in the late 19th century, the neighborhood features a mix of housing options, as well as several parks and locally-owned markets. The <a href="http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=2056&quot; target="_blank">Martha Jefferson area</a> also features an abundance of historic homes including “the Farm,” which dates back to 1825 and Locust Grove, a historic structure.</p>

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