Watch as the lights and excitement of the city fade into the distance and the romance of the Virginia countryside comes into view on the Southside of Charlottesville. It is here that you will find diverse neighborhoods, beautiful parks and quick access to all the conveniences the region has to offer. Those that live in the Southside enjoy close proximity to Interstate 64 and the Route 250 Bypass and can commute to points of interest, such as the University of Charlottesville, Downtown Mall and Martha Jefferson Hospital, within 15 minutes or less. Even better, the business scene is booming within the Southside. With the addition of Fifth Street Station, residents no longer have to drive downtown to get what they need. Fifth Street Station is anchored by grocery giant Wegmans and Dick’s Sporting Goods and also includes favorites, such as Krispy Kreme Donuts and PetSmart; local businesses, including Timberwood Tap House; and entertainment options, much like the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
The neighborhoods in the Southside of Charlottesville are as diverse as the region itself. If you are looking for stunning mountainscapes and an exclusive community environment, look no further than Redfields. Foxcroft and Mosby Mountains offer much of the same, with lovely views highlighting the natural beauty of the area’s forests and mountains. Longwood and Old Fifth subdivisions are made up entirely of townhouses, whereas Brookwood offers a mixture of attached villas and single-family homes. All of these neighborhoods put residents within walking distance of the amenities of Charlottesville.
Being in the Southside is more than just being close to everything, though; instead, being in this part of Charlottesville puts you within minutes some of the region’s best-loved locales. Azalea Park is a favorite of residents and visitors alike, with its dog park, hiking trails, swimming holes, playgrounds and public garden plots. Residents will soon have another incredible park to enjoy, with Biscuit Run well under way. This once-private 1,200-acre property is set to have both hiking and biking trails through its wooded landscape, adventure courses, camping and picnicking areas and so much more. Further, residents from all over Charlottesville come to the Southside to swim at Fry’s Spring Beach Club. Whether it is convenience or amenities you seek, look no further than this ever-growing region just south of Charlottesville’s city limits.