Real Estate in Pantops – Albemarle County, VA

Just east of Charlottesville you will find Pantops which is named for its location on Pantops Mountain.  The views from the mountaintop are arguably some of the best in the Charlottesville area.  Pantops offers its residents a variety of neighborhoods ranging from old charm to new construction.  While being surrounded by beautiful views, residents enjoy the many dining and shopping conveniences in this neighborhood on a mountain.  The ease at which you can drive to downtown Charlottesville also makes this a desirable place to live.  Pantops is a popular choice for those who are looking for a neighborhood close to downtown while still living in an area of the county with beautiful views.

Neighborhoods

  • Ashcroft
  • Claremont
  • Fontana
  • Key West
  • Locust Grove
  • Martha Jefferson
  • Woolen Mills
  • Pavillions at Pantops

Shopping

At the foot of Pantops Mountain you will likely find just what you are looking for, and all with one stop. Pantops Shopping Center is home to Tuesday Morning, Roses, Rivanna Gear and Apparel, Lloyds Hallmark, Advance Auto and many more specialty shops and services.

Not far from Pantops, you will find the Barracks Road Shopping Center which dates back to the 1950’s and was one of the first in the country of such a notable size. Over the years it has grown to now include another section just north of the original complex, and today, a recent renovation leaves newcomers wondering if it was all just built. Barracks Road is one of my favorite places in Charlottesville to shop. It is a great place to come during the week with the kids. The sidewalks are wide, which allows them just a little more freedom. The variety of stores makes it easy to get errands done. You can literally buy a unique gift at a boutique store, mail a package at the Barracks Road post office, grab a bite to eat at one of many restaurants, stop in for story time at Barnes and Noble, drop off the dry cleaning, and pick one of two grocery stores to buy dinner. It is also a great place to window shop and grab a cup of coffee on a nice afternoon. A full store listing can be found at the Barracks Road Shopping Center website.

Dining

In the mood for comfort food?  Tip Top Restaurant, located at the “top” of Pantops Mountain, is just the place–a great diner-style restaurant with a touch of Greek influence. From breakfast to specialty pizzas to salads, sandwiches and steak, there isn’t much that isn’t offered on this eclectic and varied menu. Whether you are 2 or 102, everyone can find something yummy to eat at the Tip Top Restaurant.

Looking for a quick, healthy and flavorful way to dine? Check out Sticks Kebob Shop in the PantopsShopping Center. Whether you are stopping in for a quick business lunch, or picking up take out for your family after a hectic day, you can feel good about the Mediterranean-inspired menu. Using only the freshest ingredients to make from-scratch sandwiches, salads, and kebobs, Sticks’ food is delicious, famil- friendly and easy on the pocketbook.

If you live anywhere near Pantops, you know authentic Chinese food is only minutes away. Also located in the PantopsShopping Center is the Shang Hai restaurant. The chef’s specialties include Canton lobster, Peking duck and sizzling beef with scallops. Yum! If Friday night is your date night, then this is the perfect spot to enjoy Chinese cuisine. Can’t make it for dinner?  Not to worry, Shang Hai is also known for the wide selection on their lunch buffet.

Recreation

Spend your next Saturday morning on the Rivanna River Greenbelt Trail. Enjoy the scenic Rivanna River while walking, biking or jogging this local trail. Good fishing spots are available along the trail, and on any given day visitors can spot deer, beaver, rabbit and other wildlife. This is a prime location for any outdoor enthusiast.

Riverview Park is the perfect place to enjoy the sunshine and a picnic. Whether you are enjoying an afternoon with your family or on your first date, it would be hard to find a better way to spend the day. This 26 acre park borders the Rivanna River and has a playground, benches, open fields and access to the Rivanna Trail.

Schools


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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