Charlottesville Real EstateSpotlight on Keswick’s Rustic Charm
Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Updated on Monday, June 23, 2014

Spotlight on Keswick’s Rustic Charm

If you are looking for a luxury country home in the Charlottesville area, you may need to look no further than Keswick.  One of the most beautiful rural areas of Virginia, it features miles of farmland and nature, with an air of undiscovered beauty.  Route 22/231 provides a meandering two-lane country road surrounded by pastoral greenery and upscale farms that will offer peace, tranquility and a feeling that you have stumbled upon an off-the-beaten-path treasure.

Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this hidden gem is occasionally overlooked for more bustling areas and yet, located only eight miles from Charlottesville, it presents the best of both worlds – a rustic paradise only a short drive from city life.

Keswick is surrounded by an air of history, dating back to Colonial times and, with so many gorgeous unadulterated pastoral views, it may seem to maintain an air of days gone by.

Keswick does not have many of the bells and whistles of larger, more developed towns.  It boasts an acclaimed blacksmith shop that creates custom pieces for customers including the British royal family. For history buffs, it is only 4 miles from Thomas Jefferson’s home at Monticello.  For film aficionados, there is an old railroad depot that was once used in the 1956 film, Giant, starring James Dean.

For laid-back socializing and recreational activity, the Keswick Club offers a golf course, tennis courts, spa services and more.  Keswick Vineyards, a family owned and operated vineyard and winery, is also located within the town.

Popular among retirees and as second homes, the area is relaxed and sparsely populated, easily lending itself to a slow and amiable lifestyle amidst the beauty of nature.  If you are interested in exploring Keswick’s charm, please take a look at some of the exquisite properties we are listing in the area.

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