Articles on lifestyle trends in Charlottesville

Published by Frank Hardy Sotheby's International Realty ON Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Updated on Monday, December 7, 2015

Charlottesville - America's Happiest City from Fran

Charlottesville is surrounded by some of America’s greatest landscapes such as Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge mountains. It boasts historical connections to founding fathers Thomas Jefferson and James Madison—you can still tour their homes. The blooming live music scene is the cherry on top of what some may consider an American paradise. If you are interested in property in Charlottesville area, please contact Frank Hardy Sotheby's International Realty today.
Published by Frank Hardy Sotheby's International Real Estate ON Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Updated on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Cultural Activities for Kids in Charlottesville

If you live in the Charlottesville area, you probably already know how great it is. But for those thinking about moving to town, you may have a few questions. Does it have great grub? You bet. Plenty of outdoor recreation? Absolutely! Is it kid-friendly? Yes, a thousand times yes. In fact, Charlottesville is growing more kid-friendly by the year. Today, there are plenty of things for kids to do in the area, ranging from outdoor recreation to cultural activities.
Published by Frank Hardy Sotheby's International Realty ON Monday, September 21, 2015 Updated on Monday, September 21, 2015

Totier Park: Albemarle County's Hidden Gem

Nestled down a long gravel road, the lush and gorgeous Totier Creek Park is the hidden gem of the Albemarle County parks system. The park is comprised of three miles of shaded trails, a fully stocked reservoir with sunfish, bass, bluegill and catfish, and boasts a rich cultural history. With its close proximity to Scottsville, Totier Creek has become an ideal outdoor haven for nature lovers in the area.
Published by Frank Hardy Sotheby's International Realty ON Monday, September 21, 2015 Updated on Monday, September 21, 2015

New Green Building Initiative in Charlottesville

Charlottesville will soon be on the forefront of the green building movement. University of Virginia physician and professor, Dr. Matt Trowbridge and his partner Chris Pyke, of the U.S. Green Building Council have recently been awarded a 1.2 million dollar grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to initiate their concept of creating buildings that contribute to the improvement of public health
Published by Frank Hardy Sotheby's International Realty ON Thursday, April 9, 2015 Updated on Thursday, April 9, 2015

4 Ways to Celebrate Spring in Charlottesville

Spring is here, and there is no better place to enjoy the season than Charlottesville, Virginia. While Charlottesville is gorgeous throughout the year, spring brings a particularly scenic spread to the area, blanketing the area in white and pink blossoms and lush greenery. You hardly need a reason to get outside in Charlottesville, but this spring there is more reason than ever to enjoy the many charms of the area.
Published by Frank Hardy, Inc. ON Monday, March 30, 2015 Updated on Monday, March 30, 2015

Spotlight on Bentivar, Virginia

Virginia country homes are all the rage, and if that’s what you’re looking for, Bentivar is a great option. In the world of Charlottesville VA real estate, Bentivar is known for its multi-acre homes that sit on wooded plots of land. Though residents know they are near Charlottesville, they feel as if they’re in the middle of the woods. The homes are single family and classic; they are either entirely wooded or partially wooded homes. Therefore, Bentivar is often seen as a forest escape, away from the city life of Charlottesville. Bentivar homes offer seclusion for home owners or families who choose to remain private.
Published by Frank Hardy, Inc. ON Monday, January 26, 2015 Updated on Monday, January 26, 2015

Forest Lakes: A Must-See Alternative to Charlottesville, VA Real Estate

Central Virginia has no shortage of beautiful towns and quaint communities that make for the perfect place to build a life. Charlottesville, Virginia real estate offers home buyers picturesque beauty and exquisite properties in proximity to the city, which offers restaurants, shopping and entertainment. While this meets the needs of many Virginia homebuyers, others want a bit more of a charming suburban feel. Forest Lakes is a community in Albermarle County close to Charlottesville. Fairly new, it was the area’s first planned community and has been popular among Virginia home buyers since the late eighties.
Published by Frank Hardy, Inc. ON Thursday, January 8, 2015 Updated on Thursday, January 8, 2015

4 Reasons to Live in Charlottesville

1. HistoryCharlottesville is known for its history. And as the home of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Madison’s Montpelier, the town is no stranger to historic real estate. While Monticello and Montpelier are available to satisfy your historic curiosity with tours and special events, there are plenty of other opportunities to make Charlottesville historic real estate  your own. Charlottesville and surrounding Albemarle County communities feature a number of restored historic homes. Contact a Charlottesville, VA Realtor for more information on historic real estate options in Central Virginia.
Published by Frank Hardy, Inc. ON Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Updated on Tuesday, December 9, 2014

5 Ways to Get into the Holiday Spirit in Charlottesville

Charlottesville, Virginia is known for its picturesque setting throughout the year. From beautiful fall foliage to the Blue Ridge Mountains in springtime, Charlottesville's scenic views never disappoint. And in Winter, as the weather cools down and snow leaves a glistening dusting over the town, the beauty of the city is once again center stage. With the holidays approaching, there is no better place to celebrate. Here are 4 ways to celebrate the upcoming winter holidays in Charlottesville.
Published by Frank Hardy, Inc. ON Monday, September 22, 2014 Updated on Monday, September 22, 2014

5 Must-Stop Shops for Decorating Your Charlottesville Home

Charlottesville has a lot to offer homebuyers. From fabulous luxury properties to a beautiful natural setting, there is no shortage of reasons to consider buying Charlottesville, VA real estate.  But purchasing Charlottesville real estate is the easy part. How to decorate your new home will certainly pose the more difficult decisions.   Luckily, Charlottesville features a number of unique home décor shops and talented interior designers, giving you a number of options for turning your home into a sanctuary for you and your family.
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