Charlottesville Real EstateThe Perks of Living in Downtown Charlottesville
Published Friday, February 27, 2015 Updated on Friday, February 27, 2015

The Perks of Living in Downtown Charlottesville

Do you love nightlife, great restaurants, and plenty of activities…all within walking distance? If you answered yes to all three, Downtown Charlottesville may be the perfect option for you. When people think of Charlottesville VA real estate, sprawling hills and autumn-colored leaves come to mind. While this is true, Downtown Charlottesville also offers a small city lifestyle for those who are comfortable walking and biking everywhere.


When looking at Charlottesville Virginia homes, the downtown area offers a close-knit community that embraces the wonderful qualities of family and relaxation. Young professionals tend to flock here, since it is a ten-mile urban retreat. The University of Virginia provides jobs for many residents and stimulates the economy by doing so. Families and young professionals alike can enjoy activities such as music festivals, hiking, biking, and wine tasting from at least ten local wineries. Downtown is also home to the largest pedestrian shopping mall in the world and the Barracks Road Shopping Center, which offers major retail stores. In the nearby historic land surrounding Charlottesville, there is Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as a whiskey distillery and three breweries.


For food lovers, let’s not forget the delicious culinary options. Whether you’re searching out a family meal or a romantic date night location, Downtown Charlottesville has a wide range of options. For those who love sports and recreation, simply go online and find out what sporting or other type of event is happening at the University of Virginia for that day or weekend. Scott Stadium hosts football, soccer, and musical events, including local favorite Dave Matthews Band.


If you are looking to buy in Downtown Charlottesville, take a look at Charlottesville real estate for sale. Frank Hardy, Inc. is happy to assist you in your search for the perfect home. Please contact us today!

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