Willoughby – located in the southern part of the City is the only development that I am immediately aware of that straddles the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle. This unique aspect necessitates a decidedly more deliberate verification of school districts, as many families are want for their children to be located in either City or County schools. This development is representative of the relationship between the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle – one of symbiosis. Individually, each is a fine product, but combined they are far better and more marketable.
Architecture – traditional that one would expect of homes built in the mid-1980s and 1990s, all well-kept three- to four- bedrooms with average to large yards.
Garages/Basements – some of the homes here have garages, and/or basements. More have basements than garages.
Home prices – generally range from ~$250k-$350k for single-family and $190-$230k for attached homes
Topography – gently rolling hills with more trees than one will find in a new development that has been clear-cut and the landscape leveled.
Location – for those who are seeking proximity to the Downtown Mall area (~1 mile) or any of the University of Virginia schools – UVA Medical Center, UVA Grounds, etc – (on average ~1-2 miles) this neighborhood offers an exceptional location for those who don’t mind a relatively short bike ride, with very few hills!
From a current resident (not Resident as far as I am aware):
In the 3-1/2 years we’ve been there, I’ve personally known at least two UVA-affiliated doctors who’ve bought and moved in. We’ve also had our law student move in this past summer. The neighborhood gives those who work at the hospitals easy access.
Here are a three homes in Willoughby that are currently on the market.
Update 19 January 2009: These are homes for sale in Willoughby: