From the category archives:


Time To Get Wet

August 1, 2013

August is certainly a “Dog Day” month.  It’s typically steamy and hot in Charlottesville, a good time to go to the beach or the mountains for a vacation.  But for those of us who’re unable to escape for some beach fun… there are still plenty of ways to get wet and cool off within a […]

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Charlottesville Fry’s Spring Neighborhood Details

April 6, 2013

A couple of years ago we featured the Fry’s Spring neighborhood of Charlottesville in a blog article.  The historic neighborhood is near the University of Virginia and its bungalow-style homes often command substantial prices because of their desirable proximity to UVa and downtown Charlottesville. As part of their ongoing series of articles featuring particular neighborhoods of […]

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Update on Old Trail in Crozet VA

March 17, 2013

We always knew that the Old Trail Village, approximately 10 miles west of Charlottesville, would expand someday…  and it looks like that ‘someday’ is soon.  The vicinity west of Charlottesville towards the town of Crozet was always planned as a “growth corridor” by local planners.  Residents met recently to learn about plans for new townhomes and […]

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Charlottesville Downtown Mall Honored

October 4, 2012

Today the American Society of Landscape Architects in Virginia are meeting to commemorate Charlottesville’s downtown pedestrian mall as one of their designated “2012 Iconic Landscapes”.    They will present an award to honor architect Lawrence Halprin’s design for the highly successful downtown mall design.  It’s hard to imagine Charlottesville without its downtown mall!  From unique retail […]

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Chefs Compete at Old Trail Village

September 7, 2012

On September 20th at The Lodge in Old Trail Village, there will be a competition for culinary chefs with proceeds going to charity.  The evening will feature a fun assortment of local wines and foods prepared by local chefs who each want to win the competition.  HERE are details of the event.  Tickets are available […]

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JPA Bridge Celebration in Charlottesville

August 24, 2012

Hey.   We take our bridges seriously here in Charlottesville.  We even throw celebrations for their repair…. in advance of the bridge being reopened! Such was the case last week when the Fry’s Spring neighborhood came together to celebrate the ‘almost-opening’ of the repaired bridge on JPA. For those unfamiliar with C’ville… JPA is local-speak for […]

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The Cost of Central Virginia Commuting

July 16, 2012

It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that the Realtors of Central Virginia could all retire if they each had a dollar for every prospective client who wanted to own a small farmette within 30 minutes of Charlottesville.  It’s a worthy dream, for sure. But other factors enter into the equation for home or […]

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Prime Charlottesville Real Estate Acreage Available

May 31, 2012

Seldom does the Charlottesville, Virginia real estate market see an opportunity like the one that will be available on June 27th at a land auction. At that time, 108+/- acres adjacent to the Dunlora subdivision will be auctioned to the highest bidder.  Although much of the land itself is subject to the Albemarle County restrictions […]

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Women Build in Charlottesville

May 12, 2012

A lesser-known branch of Habitat for Humanity (the volunteer organization that helps build homes for needy or low-income families) is called Women Build.   These female volunteers pitch in with hammers and saws to construct homes for others who are in need. In Charlottesville, Women Build had 20 volunteers who just worked on the ninth home […]

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What Community Name Would You Choose?

April 14, 2012

For those of us in central Virginia, it sometimes starts to feel like many local streets and subdivisions share nearly-similar names.   Fox, Oaks, Glen, Forest, Park, Valley etc… there are plenty of Foxes and Oaks and Valleys in our local names. But we’re not alone and there’s a reason.  There’s a new study that quantified people’s responses to […]

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