Southern Albemarle County
A place where history and natural beauty collide, Southern Albemarle County is a study in some of the best of Virginia. The homes are built into the rolling landscape, and lush forests frame the towns and subdivisions. There are landmark sites that date back hundreds of years, vineyards, orchards and fantastic parks to explore. Southern Albemarle County is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the city; however, as far-removed as this region seems, all the conveniences of the rest of the county are just down the road.
Albemarle County is located in the Piedmont Region of central Virginia and offers a fantastic mixture of liveliness and serenity, country and city. Charlottesville is located at the heart of the county and is renowned for its culture, history and opportunities. There are incredible shops and award-winning restaurants. The University of Virginia is located in Charlottesville, as are an abundance of Albemarle Country’s major employers, including Martha Jefferson and UVA Hospitals. For residents of Southern Albemarle, these attractions are 30 minutes away or less. Commuters have easy access to Route 29, which leads right into the city and also connects drivers with Interstate 64, Route 250 and many of the region’s other major byways.
Staying in Southern Albemarle has its perks, too. In Scottsville, there is a charming historic district with over 100 old buildings. Antique stores and a fantastic dining scene draw in visitors, as does the premier access to the James River. Moving a little further north, Covesville is another rural gem. This town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, thanks to its great dose of history. The homes in Covesville are situated on large plots of land and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Still closer to Charlottesville is North Garden, at approximately 20 minutes from the city, this town offers small-town charm and a great variety of real estate options, ranging from grand estates and historic farmhouses to new construction homes. Some other quaint towns to explore throughout Southern Albemarle include Esmont, Alberene and Woodridge. Find your rural escape in the southern half of Albemarle.