Real Estate in Downtown Charlottesville, VA

Although a smaller city (approximately ten square miles), Charlottesville, Virginia has a lot to offer families and younger professionals alike. The city provides a break from some of the more congested areas in Virginia, but still gives people a great opportunity to enjoy things like wine tasting, festivals, hiking and music venues.

Charlottesville gives residents and visitors a unique combination of history and cutting-edge technology. Perhaps best-known for being the home of Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe, the city also includes an abundance of other attractions. The city is home to the University of Virginia, which is one of the most prominent universities in the nation. In addition, the University of Virginia Health System gives area residents access to one of the leading academic medical centers in the United States.

For residents of downtown Charlottesville, there is a wide range of things to do. Here’s a list of some of the most popular attractions – whether you are here to stay or just visiting for the weekend.

Shopping

  • Downtown Mall – Being the largest pedestrian mall in the world, this is a must-see in the downtown area of Charlottesville. The mall is about 8 blocks long and includes shops, restaurants and many art galleries.
  • Barracks Road Shopping Center – This shopping center gives residents access to more modern shopping options. With major retailers, you have the ability to find just about everything you are looking for. For a complete store list or to check in on specific events, check out the Barracks Road Shopping Center website.

Dining

The downtown mall is home to delicioius and eclectic restaurants. Here is a list of some of our favorite locations to eat in Downtown Charlottesville.

  • Orzo Kitchen and Wine Bar – Located on Main Street, Orzo’s is a great place to dine and get some of that European flavor – right in downtown Charlottesville. To book a reservation, you can visit their website.
  • Hamiltons’ – Also located on Main Street, Hamiltons‘ offers more traditional American cuisine. The restaurant is great for a more formal lunch or an evening out with your significant other.
  • MAYA Restaurant and Bar – MAYA honors good ol’ southern food by preparing everything from scratch. This is an ideal location if you’re looking for something that is tied to local ingredients. You can reserve a table right on their homepage.
  • Blue Light Grill & Raw Bar – If you’re having a seafood craving, Blue Light is a great spot in Charlottesville. The venue is a nice way to organize a meetup or just have a casual seafood dinner. To catch up with some of their specific events, checkout their website.

Recreation

There are a lot of activities you can be involved in around the Charlottesville area. There are seasonal events, recreational activities, sporting activities and much more. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Virginia Film Festival – Film is what brings people together from all walks of life. Every year, Charlottesville sponsors the state’s film festival and features films during a 4-day period.
  • Foxfield Races – Every spring and fall, the Foxfield Races provides a great venue for enjoying horse racing and family fun. Get your friends and family together at the race track.
  • Virginia Cavaliers – UVA offers some of the best in sports. Scott Stadium gives you access to football, soccer and other sporting events throughout the year. Music artists such as Dave Matthews, a Charlottesville native, can also be seen here.

Stasia was very professional and friendly during our home buying experience. She helped us find houses to look at that met our requirements and was able to fill us in on information that we were not familiar with as first time home buyers.

Aaron Hale

Darian was there every step of the way to help us along! Even after we found the right home, Darian helped us through the actual purchase, mortgage application, home inspection, and closing. He always had extremely useful advice, encouragement, and endless knowledge about buying and owning a home.

Lauren & Matt George

Melissa is an outstanding real estate agent and a joy to work with. She took the time to understand our needs in a new home, worked tirelessly running down leads, and has stayed upbeat and positive during a difficult search. We not only consider her as our real estate agent, but a friend. Our experience has been so positive that we absolutely plan on working with Melissa in the future.

Phil D.

It was truly a pleasure to work with Amy. Not only is she knowledgeable and responsive, but she is patient and takes the time to explain the process of selling a home and makes you feel comfortable with what can be a very complicated process. Amy truly made the process easy for us and sold our property in a week.

David P.
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