Now is the time to buy luxury Charlottesville real estate. Not only is your purchase going to be a sound investment but you’ll pick up a home now for almost 20% less than a year ago. Charlottesville is consistently ranked by national publications such as Forbes, Frommer’s, Town and Country, USA Today, the New York Times, and CNN Money as the number one place to raise a child and/or do business.
Charlottesville is a wonderful place to work.
Biomed is one of the main businesses in Charlottesville. Everyone is trying to cure cancer. Charlottesville real estate includes property in many of the neighboring central Virginia counties: Albemarle, Nelson, Madison, Greene, Louisa, Orange, Fluvanna, Amherst, Buckingham, Culpeper, Fauquier, Augusta, Rockingham, Rappahanock, Cumberland, and Rockbridge. All are within 1 hour of the city of Charlottesville.
Historic Charlottesville Real Estate
Historic Charlottesville real estate includes sprawling 18th century Virginia estates, Virginia historic homes, spectacular Virginia horse farms, pastoral rolling land, cozy rustic cottages from the 1920’s to the 1940’s, and fixer-uppers.
The Blue Ridge Mountains and James River offer extraordinary views, and many of the Virginia historic properties you find will be private, situated away from any major thoroughfare, with mature trees around them and enough acreage to give you total privacy, yet within minutes to shopping and Whole Foods.
The Charlottesville area offers so much to the nature-seeker/historian/archeologist. There is also an incredible historical element to our. Charlottesville was founded by Thomas Jefferson and is home to Monticello, his luxurious Albemarle historical estate and the University of Virginia.
You will experience the rich tradition that dates back to the colonial days when you invest in real estate in Charlottesville.
A number of other famous people made their homes in the Charlottesville area. Presidents James Madison (in Orange County), James Monroe (in Albemarle County), Zachary Taylor (in Orange County), John Tyler (near Charles City), Woodrow Wilson (in Staunton), Theodore Roosevelt & Franklin D Roosevelt (in Albemarle County) all invested in Charlottesville area real estate.
George Armstrong Custer, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark also lived in Charlottesville and their residences still remain here today.
Wonderful, Healthy Charlottesville Virginia Real Estate Amenities
The Charlottesville area offers a number of incredible amenities. These include six championship golf courses (Glenmore, Keswick, Old Trail, Farmington, Stoney Creek and Devils Knob , Wintergreen Resort, a five-star ski resort, the University of Virginia (with its famous UVA Medical Center & Martha Jefferson Hospitals), numerous professional equestrian centers, and fantastic tennis, swimming, and rafting on the James River. The University of Virginia was recently voted recently the country’s number one public university by the Princeton Review consistently battling it out with William & Mary.
If you purchase Charlottesville real estate in the city you will be within walking distance the historic Charlottesville Downtown Mall. The Charlottesville downtown area offers primarily specialty shops and diverse restaurants, but is also beloved for its Paramount Theater, the indoor Charlottesville Ice Park and historic movie theater, The Jefferson. There is also an outdoor amphitheater, The Charlottesville Pavillion, which features world class entertainment .
Charlottesville real estate offers all a fine public school system…one of the best in the state. In addition to the University of Virginia (“the Public Ivy League College”) for secondary education, the public school system for primary education is quite strong. With its low student-to-teacher ratio and commitment to excellence, the public school system has won national acclaim as many teachers come directly from UVA’s world-renown Curry School of Teaching.
Charlottesville Real Estate Is Now more Affordable
Despite the exclusive nature of some areas of Albemarle County such as Keswick & Earlysville, overall the region is ranked as one of the most affordable places in the nation to live. The market here is very slow right now which means it is a buyer’s market. You can purchase a Charlottesville home for 20% less than last year.
Unemployment is very low, and as of 2006, the average house income was $45,000, while the average estimated house value was $255,000. This makes Charlottesville real estate both a sound and viable investment.