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Old 04-04-2007, 01:19 PM
 
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We are planning to relocate to Charlottesville once our home is sold in FL. We will be visiting in June but would like some prior knowledge to help make our time worthwhile. We would like to know the best areas to live as active retirees with dogs. We would like a single story home which we realize may be difficult. We don't want a retirement community per se but would like to have people with like interests and just a good mix. Any suggestions as to where to look would be appreciated. Price range up to 500K. Thanks!
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I lived in Charlottesville for 2 1/2 years up until the end of 2005. I am 30, not a retiree, so take what I say with a grain of salt. The North part of Charlottesville (Forest Lakes area) right off of Rte. 29 has nice houses, is quiet, but is still close to everything. I own a house in that area and my neighbors were a nice mix of retirees and married couples with children. They were all very friendly. I'm not sure how many single level houses are there, though.

I also used to live in Huntington Village which is near Darden, UVA's business school and also near a very nice golf course. This was an interesting community in that it was a mix of retirees and business school students (not undergrads, 25-35 years olds getting their MBAs). I know that there are some single floor houses there.

I absolutely loved my realtor so if you are looking for one, I would be happy to refer you to her. She would definitely be able to better tell you the best areas to live.
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Old 04-04-2007, 05:17 PM
 
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We are planning to relocate to Charlottesville once our home is sold in FL. We will be visiting in June but would like some prior knowledge to help make our time worthwhile. We would like to know the best areas to live as active retirees with dogs. We would like a single story home which we realize may be difficult. We don't want a retirement community per se but would like to have people with like interests and just a good mix. Any suggestions as to where to look would be appreciated. Price range up to 500K. Thanks!
I'd say head out into surrounding Albemarle County and see what you can find.... I used to live in Earlysville which was very peaceful and yet close enough to town to make it convenient. Also check out Free Union (gets a little further out, but nice).... Other areas that I liked include Ivy and Crozet.... Rural but close to town.
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I'm also looking at retiring in the C'ville area. I like Lake Monticello, which is not age-restricted. Lots of ranch houses on one-third to one-half acre lots under $300K.
There's a new Hovnanian Four Seasons (55+) community in Ruckersville with one-story homes running over $300K.
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I am liking Lake Monticello more and more. It has golf, boating, fishing and swimming, tennis and other recreation. There is a new commercial health club (Health Nutz) outside the gates with an indoor swimming pool. There are two doctors offices within Lake Monticello. The nearest hospitals are in C'ville, about 16.5 miles away.

Last edited by Yac; 05-02-2007 at 06:45 AM.. Reason: link to a realtor site removed.
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