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Why Now's the Time to Buy a Home in Charlottesville

If you're waiting for the right time to buy a home, you should begin your home search now. Charlottesville is "America's #1 Community" because of its thriving economy, four-season climate, superb arts and recreational amenities, and the prestigious University of Virginia. Now is the best time to buy a home in Charlottesville or Albemarle County, and here are just a few (of many) reasons why.

1. Charlottesville Has Something for Everyone

Charlottesville is situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the headwaters of the Rivanna River, meaning this area is an outdoor lover’s nirvana. It's easy to stay active when you can hike the Appalachian Trail, stroll along our 26 miles of walking trails, and enjoy a ski vacation just minutes from home. If you prefer shopping and dining, Charlottesville offers plenty of premier shopping centers, from Charlottsville Fashion Square to the historic Downtown Mall. Take your pick of fine and casual dining, and be sure to experience the craft beer and wine scene.

monticello historic siteThis area is also a haven for arts and culture. Recurring festivals and one-time events take place at several performing arts and entertainment venues throughout the city. The Sprint Pavilion (formerly nTelos Wireless Pavilion), located at the east end of the Downtown Mall, is a popular destination for concerts, including the free Fridays After Five summer concert series. For those interested in a theatrical performance, the American Shakespeare Center and the Ash Lawn Opera are an experience you don't want to miss.

Of course, because Charlottesville was founded in 1762, the area is home to famous historic sites, including Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Madison’s Montpelier, among others.

2. It's an Award-Winning Place to Live

People love Charlottesville, and it's easy to see why. With so many amenities and one-of-a-kind experiences, this area has been named a top place to live. Here are just a few of Charlottesville's many accolades:

  • #1 Top College Towns in the Country (Travelers Today)
  • #8 Best Places to Retire (Livability)
  • #10 Hippest Mid-Sized Cities in America (GoGoBot)
  • Top Foodie Destinations in America (Travelocity)
  • Healthiest Small Town in the US (Healthline)

3. The Local Schools are Excellent

If you're relocating to Charlottesville, you'll find that the public and private schools in this area are top notch. In the Charlottesville City Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools districts, the class sizes are small, the teachers are experienced, and the graduation rates are high.

4. The City Services are Superb

Charlottesville takes its quality of life seriously. The city places great emphasis on public safety, the business climate, and the healthcare. The UVA Health System and Martha Jefferson Hospital are among the best medical facilities in the country. 

home in Charlottesville5. Your Real Estate Options are Diverse

You'll find plenty of homes available in Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the surrounding areas. This region boasts a variety of residences, including farms and historic estate homes, condos in the heart of the city, new construction homes, and beautiful houses in a variety of neighborhoods. Let us be your guide to the Charlottesville real estate market.

Ready to Buy Your New Home in Charlottesville?

We'll guide you step by step through the process as you search for the home of your dreams. If you'd like to learn more about Charlottesville, explore popular neighborhoods, or tour available homes, contact us at (434) 296-9860.