All of the perks of city living are within easy reach for residents of the Barracks area of Charlottesville. This region is the epitome convenience, thanks to its prime location just 1 mile from the University of Virginia campus and 1 1/2 miles from the Downtown Mall area. However, the setting allows residents to enjoy the lower property taxes associated with Albemarle County properties. Throughout Barracks, there are a mixture of single-family homes and apartments. Many of the houses are situated on large lots, and the affordability of the area opens Barracks to everyone who enjoys the charm of Charlottesville.
A favorite in the area, Barracks Shopping Center is what comes to mind when many people think of this region. This outdoor mall, which is one of the oldest in the country, features a great mixture of national and local retailers in an extremely walkable setting. Men's, women's and children's apparel stores meet grocery stores, home decor shops and even specialty retailers to provide a great shopping experience. There are a number of eateries within the center, including favorites such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Ben & Jerry's.
Another local option, The Shops at Stonefield is a new-construction shopping center that has much to offer. Between the fantastic retailers and delicious restaurants, there is much to do in this complex. Regal Stadium 14 - a new movie theater with IMAX - and a Hyatt hotel are included in the center, as well.
Life and Excitement
Barracks is a busy area that is known for its hustle and bustle. There has been a great deal of development within the last 6 or 7 years, and this has brought even more life to the region. Because Barracks Road is one of the main arteries in the Charlottesville area, there is a steady flow of traffic on a daily basis. Additionally, the fantastic placement puts residents near campus activities and the culture of the city. The handiness of Barracks is simply unmatched.