North Downtown also features many of its own resources and conveniences, including a regional library, a post office, several open park areas and a handful of churches and businesses. One of the most popular attractions in the North Downtown neighborhood is the McGuffey Arts Center. Here, visitors enjoy fantastic art exhibits spread across three galleries, open studios of several local artists and a variety of classes. Residents with children appreciate the educational opportunities available at Burnley-Moran Elementary School, Buford Middle School and Charlottesville High School.
Single-family homes, apartments and even condominiums come together in North Downtown to give the area a desirable eclectic feel. The North Downtown Residents Association works to ensure that all of the homeowners in this neighborhood enjoy a high quality of life and a safe environment in which to raise their families. As one of the neighborhood's and Charlottesville's oldest areas, Court Square houses some of North Downtown's most historic properties. This square, which was built around the Albemarle County Courthouse, features meticulously restored homes, some of which date back to the 1800s. Many of North Downtown's most significant historic homes are located on the Park Street side of Court Square. Urban living is also available in the neighborhood, with many apartments located over commercial businesses. The average home price throughout the area is approximately $470,250.
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