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Woolen Mills

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Woolen Mills

One of the oldest neighborhoods in all of Charlottesville, Woolen Mills offers an exciting mixture of rich history and modern innovation. This neighborhood is bordered by the Rivanna River and was founded in the late 1800s as a community for workers of the Woolen Mills – one of the region’s largest employers from the 1840s until the 1960s. While the mill itself is no longer in operation, it and the surrounding properties have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Read More


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Incoming residents have the opportunity to own one of the single-family, worker-built homes in the historic district or one of the more modern homes a little further out. In fact, homebuyers have many options for housing in Woolen Mills, with older homes built as early as the 1880s, mid-century homes built in the 1950s and 1960s and even new construction properties. The vast majority of the residences in Woolen Mills are single family; however, there are some multi-family options near the industrial and commercial center of the neighborhood.

No matter which housing option incoming residents choose, the perks of living in Woolen Mills are vast. There is a charming chapel, which was built in the 1880s as a place of worship for the mill workers, as well as more modern facilities, such as locally owned markets and restaurants. Residents have quick access to all of the amenities of Meade Park, including its state-of-the-art water park, the Onesty Family Aquatic Center. Further, Woolen Mills is located just a few blocks from Charlottesville’s beloved Downtown Mall where a vast array of eateries, boutiques and entertainment opportunities await exploration. There is so much to love about Woolen Mills – come see.