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Old 03-05-2009, 02:25 PM
 
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My husband, our 2 small kids and I are moving to Charlottesville and can't do the in depth research about neighborhoods that we would like to do. Any suggestions on good neighborhoods for kids (other kids, parks, walkable, safe, good schools). Right now we are thinking we would like to be in the city, but are open to county suggestions too.

Thanks, Ellen
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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You have tons of choices in C-ville. Depends what kind of area you are looking for and budget you are on. A few city ideas: Greenleaf Park Area, Rugby Ave., Greenbrier, Belmont.
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:17 PM
 
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Thanks. we are looking for walkable (to at least a park) and kid friendly - young families, good schools.
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Charlottesville, VA
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As for the city location, both North downtown area and Belmont are walkable (reach parks , school and Downtown mall) and kid friendly. We live in north part and love Burnley Moran Elementary.
In some parts of Albemarle county, you can also walk to both, school and parks. For example, Forest Lakes nad Hollymeade sudivisions.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Crozet, VA
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edbtr -

If you would, define "walkable" - for some, that's 2 miles, others 2 blocks ...

We have lots of parks throughout the city and county ... your budget is going to be the primary determining factor, as is the type of house - do you want new construction? Attached or single family?

What specifically about the neighborhoods do you want to know?

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Old 03-23-2009, 06:35 AM
 
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We are looking for neighborhoods with lots of families with young kids, and that are a 10-15 minute walk from a playground. Ideally we would also be a 15-20 min (or less) walk from something like a coffee shop or something for grownups, but that is really secondary. We'd like a neighborhood that is safe (obviously) and also that isn't so busy that walking along the sidewalks feels hazardous. Somewhere our son could ride his tricycle.

Thanks
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Charlottesville, VA
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edbr
In addition to previously suggested, following neighborhoods could also suit your family's needs and wants:
Greenbrier, Greenleaf, Rugby, Canterbury Hills and St. Charles Place.
Hope this helps!
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