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Old 02-04-2011, 08:45 PM
 
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Hello! Can anyone give me some good recommendations for family oriented neighborhoods/streets in Charlottesville and surrounding areas? My husband and I are flying in from California to look next month to see if C'Ville will be a good fit for our family.

We only have a week to visit, so am hoping to get in as much as we can. If we don't live in Charlottesville, what are some other areas/cities that are near but offer a good family community environment that are close to Charlottesville?. How is Crozet?

Thanks for your insights!!

p.s. how is the air quality in and around Charlottesville?
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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I don't know that I can help you with C-Ville neighborhoods.
If you have children, you may want to consider the school systems.
There is another thread about the city's school that has the 7th & 8th graders. It seems to be a school to avoid.

Where will you & your husband work? That may affect where you want to live. The rt. 29 corridor through Charlottesville seems to me to be an example of how a county/city should NOT lay out its road system.

I realize that the traffic here is nothing compared to So. Ca.

The air here is fine. In the summer there are hot humid days and some warnings for folks with respiratory issues. But again, it's nothing like So. Ca.

Good luck in your visit.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:17 AM
 
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I have a friend who's lived in Crozet practically her entire life (40+ years) and is distressed to see the amount of new construction going on. What that means, though, is that there are probably lots of housing opportunities available there now, from townhomes to single-family houses. It tends to be a rather pricey area, I believe, but Western Albemarle H.S. is generally viewed as the best of the county's three comprehensive high schools, and I assume the feeder schools are good as well.

Don't know anything about neighborhoods in C'ville proper, sorry .....
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:20 AM
 
Location: NW Orlando
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There are some nice neighborhoods within the city limits but the houses are very expensive. I used to live in Johnson Village which is off of Cherry Avenue but it's very close to the main grounds of UVa. I remember Greenbrier (near the high school) and Foxcroft being nice areas but again...rather pricey.

If you look at houses while you're there...take this as a warning...stay away from 29N. Trust me...you don't want to have to drive that road every day. The traffic is horrible and if there is an accident, you can forget it. There are some nice communities out that way but don't fall in love with anything.

Crozet is a nice area but an area of rapid growth. You can find newer homes out that way but it's a nice area as is the Ivy area.

Good luck to you!
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:13 PM
 
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Thanks everyone!

Can't wait to see the area!! What will the weather be like in late March?
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Thornrose
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Thanks everyone!

Can't wait to see the area!! What will the weather be like in late March?
A little cool, but probably beautiful. Unless we get a late season blizzard like we did in March of '96.

As far as neighborhoods go, Charlottesville has many nice neighborhoods. I like using the cities website for the breakdown of neighborhoods. Charlottesville : NEIGHBORHOODS

I currently live in the Jefferson Park area. it's ok, but in the middle of UVA stuff. Belmont is cool, but once you cross Carlton Rd it can get weird. I would avoid Fifeville and 10th & Page. Most of the others are very nice. And welcome to the area!
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:57 PM
 
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A little cool, but probably beautiful. Unless we get a late season blizzard like we did in March of '96.
ShadowBat, you'd better not even think such a thing! If all goes as planned, I'll be out there by St. Paddy's Day. Think green! Only green!
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:26 PM
 
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Thanks!!!
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:11 PM
 
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A little cool, but probably beautiful. Unless we get a late season blizzard like we did in March of '96.
I remember that storm but I was loving the snow at that time so it didn't bother me a bit. But now I would a different reaction.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Thornrose
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Sorry, but I love the snow and wish we had more of it! For the Calvin & Hobbes fans, just like my fictional hero, I constantly pray to the snow demons all winter long! But with it feeling like spring in the middle of February (almost 60 today!) my hopes of any good storms is fading. It most likely will be beautiful at the end of March.
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