The city of Charlottesville is located in central Virginia between the flatlands of the east coast and the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It offers a variety of experiences, ranging from ACC football for sports fans to stunning mountain vistas from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Charlottesville is also home to many historical sites, including the homes of former United States Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Woodrow Wilson. The University of Virginia, founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, continues to attract approximately 12,000 students to the city each year.
With a population of over 41,000, it provides residents with the feel of a small town, yet offers ample opportunities to experience cultural events typical of a much larger city. Rich in history and culture, the city boasts several art museums and the university hosts theater and dance productions. Civil War history buffs can also explore numerous battlefields west of Charlottesville. For those more interested in shopping, it offers specialty shops and restaurants in the quaint Downtown Mall with its brick walkways and southern charm.
Since Charlottesville is the seat of Albemarle County's government, it is also the economic and educational center for central Virginia. It is also home to more than twenty recreational parks enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. If strolling through parks seems a bit tame, one can always enjoy riding in a hot air balloon, wine tasting at the Monticello Winery, playing a round at the Meadowcreek Golf Course or skiing, hiking or backpacking in the surrounding mountains.
The real estate market in Charlottesville provides a variety of housing possibilities. Condominiums and townhouses are available from the low $100,000s for 1400-square-foot units with air conditioning to more than $850,000 for larger, newer properties boasting amenities such as garages and central air conditioning. Charlottesville real estate is priced from just under $110,000 for a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom property to more than $900,000 for larger homes with acreage. Multi-million dollar estate properties can be found, as can historic homes located on substantial rural acreage. Farmland, horse property and land are available in a multitude of sizes and price ranges. Some lots offer trees and scenic hill or mountain views.
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Maureen Hegarty & Rob Peery
Keller Williams Realty
Hegarty & Peery Realtors
1885 Seminole Trail - Suite 100/2nd Fl.
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
Charlottesville Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of January 26th, 2015: homes priced around $421,171 compared to $424,352 the previous week, for a slight decrease of less than -1%. For Sunday, February 1st, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.82%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 2.96%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.25%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.99%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Charlottesville VA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Charlottesville to help you find the best home!