Thomas Jefferson ~ Charlottesville Is My Eden of The United States
The city of Charlottesville and the neighboring Albemarle County are tucked into the foothills of Central Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and is repeatedly voted among the most desirable locations in the country to retire, live, raise a family and work. The area was home to three Founding Fathers and United States presidents, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe, and their homes, Monticello, Montpelier, and Ash Lawn Highland, are all open to visitors. We invite you to make Charlottesville your next home. The taxes are ridiculously cheap and there are an abundance of new Charlottesville homes. The Charlottesville-Albemarle area real estate truly has something for everyone.
In 1976, downtown's East Main Street was converted into a pedestrian mall designed by America's leading landscape architect, Lawrence Halprin. Most luxury Charlottesville real estate is designed around equestrian communities. Farmington and Glenmore are the two most attractive. The Downtown Mall is adjacent to historic Court Square is one of America's longest pedestrian malls. It is filled with unique shops and distinctive restaurants and home to the newly renovated Paramount and Jefferson Theatres. On Fridays in the spring, summer and fall, the Downtown Mall is host to Fridays After 5, a weekly concert series. Several side streets are also paved in brick and likewise closed to traffic. On the east, the Mall ends at the Charlottesville Pavilion, an outdoor concert venue. Charlottesville City dwellers will love the wonderful, hip, new Charlottesville condos near the mall. Another top rated venue, the 16,000 seat John Paul Jones Arena is home to the University of Virginia men's and women's basketball teams and a wide variety of concerts, family entertainment, and community events. The downtown and Corner area of UVA have vibrant arts scenes and are rich in cultural history, showcased in a selection of first rate museums, art galleries, city and county parks, and more.
Charlottesville's verdant, rolling land (similar to England's Yorkshire region) is dotted with ancient peach and apple orchards (the Albemarle Pippin was a favorite of King George III), award winning vineyard's such as Trump and Barboursville Vineyards and elegant 18th and 19th century Charlottesville farms...All just a short drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway and one of America's most visited parks, the Shenandoah.
Albemarle County and Charlottesville real estate represent one of our nation's most exceptional values. Endowments, both natural and man-made are what make Charlottesville home to so many people in diverse professions. Being the county seat, we have our share of lawyers. Healthcare, education and history are also responsible for many jobs and avocations. And for those seeking Charlottesville historic homes, look no further...We have them. Thomas Jefferson was relentless with his building projects throughout our area and numerous fine Albemarle plantations have his signature Palladian architecture.
Charlottesville area real estate's natural beauty and mild four season climate make it a most desirable place to live and visit to work and play. Cancer patients and retirees from all over the world come to Charlottesville for our outstanding healthcare facilities, such as the University of Virginia Medical Center, The Kluge Children's Hospital and the new Martha Jefferson Hospital. This exquisite, small, gracious, Georgian city and surrounding bucolic county have become identified with the values of Thomas Jefferson. His legacy has helped the area grow and prosper, exemplified by the best public University in the nation, the University of Virginia.
As one of five premier Charlottesville real estate experts, I really look forward to serving you and will be happy to provide all the information you need before viewing any Charlottesville homes. Whether you are a first time home-buyer, selling your Charlottesville home or a veteran Charlottesville property investor, we have the experience to help make your real estate transaction a stress-free process.
So please consider calling me, Kurt Vogelsang, when you plan to look at Charlottesville real estate. It would be my pleasure to offer you our fabulous, informative, Four Hour Royal Charlottesville Homes Tour. Come one...come all...and don't forget to bring your pooch!
Kurt Vogelsang ~ Charlottesville Realtor
Jan 2014 Median Listing Price For All Charlottesville Real Estate Listings
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