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If you haven’t been to Crozet recently to see The Lodge at Old Trail, you’re missing what may be the one of the biggest privately-built buildings in the area. I spent the morning there talking with David Hilliard, the owner of the Lodge at Old Trail.
Simply put, both the building and the mission are impressive – it’s so much more than an assisted living facility. From a pub to gardens to residential living to a dance floor to a secure area for those who need a bit more assistance. Continue reading
A spirited crowd of Crozet residents was on hand at a public forum Thursday to challenge the notion that western Albemarle is a prime location for expanded industrial development. The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has asked for consideration of a new light industrial business park in the Crozet Master Plan’s first five-year update.
“We’ve been waiting for this meeting and don’t know if the Board of Supervisors has already made a preliminary decision or not,” said Meg West, a Crozet resident for over 25 years who is opposed to the new park.
…At its meeting Monday, the ARB told the applicant’s representative, Jo Higgins , that the Re-Store’n Station plan had not improved enough over the past year and still had a negative impact on the adjacent neighborhood and historic area of Free Town. Continue reading
There’s a place for print media, and advertising homes for sale in Charlottesville ain’t it.
Branding a brand – or brokerage – consistently in print gives readers the impression (and illusion as the case may be) that a brokerage is viable and successful.
“Have you heard of Google? Search “Gourmet”! There’s a ton of sh*t.
For those unfamiliar with Gary Vaynerchuk:
But in less than three years, Vaynerchuk has built an audience of 80,000 for his daily podcasts on wines good, bad and mediocre. That’s enough people
The Google folks drove through Crozet – likely just before Memorial Day weekend this year.
Bumped back to the top because the conversation at RealCrozetVA is pretty good.
And now, rather than eighteen months after the fact, is the time to voice your opinion, rather than eighteen months or three years from now.
With the adoption of the plan in December 2004, community leaders believed they had a twenty-year plan that would cap Crozet’s population at a maximum of 12,000. Crozet is estimated to have a population of 5,336 people today.
However, Crozet residents began to ask questions after the approval of the Old Trail Village development (up to 2,200
I’m wondering … will the opening of the Mudhouse in Crozet increase surrounding property values? My bet is yes.
I have long believed and argued that being "close to stuff" is valuable for buyers, sellers – people – both from a quality of life and from a property value point of view. With the opening of the Mudhouse, Crozet inches closer to having a real urban core – and that is valuable – economically and sociologically.
One question that I ask all of my clients who are interested in walking or biking to "stuff" is, "what does that … Continue reading…
Disclosure: my firm, Nest Realty Group, is marketing Bundoran Farm in conjunction with three other firms in the Charlottesville area. I would be posting about them regardless of any affiliation I might have; I was talking about them in 2007, long before I was with Nest. I was then and am now genuinely interested in and intrigued by the project (it’s hard to call it a "development").
The New York Times says today in Growing With the Crops, Nearby Property Values:
And in more rural areas, developers are buying big tracts of ranchland and selling small lots