Set on the eastern side of Charlottesville and at the foot of Pantops Mountain is an area with the same namesake, Pantops. This popular region features stunning mountain scenery, and the views from the top are even more appealing. The community is extremely accessible from the surrounding areas, as Route 250 runs right through Pantops, and Route 20 is located nearby. This district features a smaller population of under 3,000 residents; however, Pantops is undergoing rapid growth and a steady influx from surrounding areas.
When people think of Pantops, they think of shopping. The Pantops Shopping Center is a true centerpiece in the community and houses over 30 retailers. Boutiques, resale shops, apparel stores and service businesses give visitors plenty to choose from. Dining options also abound within the plaza, and one of Pantops' most popular eateries, Shanghai Chinese Restaurant, is set amongst the numerous shopping options. In recent years, there has been a great deal of development - both commercial and residential - throughout Pantops, which only adds appeal to the region.
Even though Pantops is set a little further away from the city, the community is still close to everything Charlottesville has to offer. The University of Virginia campus is located within 5 miles, so museums, galleries and campus activities are within easy reach. Additionally, the highlight of Charlottesville, the Downtown Mall, is only a 5-minute drive from Pantops. For those that desire other shopping opportunities, the Barracks Shopping Center is less than 10 minutes away. Medical professionals appreciate the close proximity to Martha Jefferson and UVA Hospitals.
The Rivanna River Greenbelt Trail is one of the best places to soak up the natural beauty of the area. Walking and biking are both popular on the trails, and there are plenty of places to stop and fish, see wildlife and much more. Bordering the River itself is Riverview Park, a 26-acre green space that provides direct access to the trails. The natural side of Pantops complements the modern development and creates a great environment for live, work and play.
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