I’m cheating this week. The City’s “In our Backyard – Newsletter for our Neighborhoods” (PDF) has just been released, and it features Fry’s Spring, located very close to the University of Virginia, in the South/South West part of the City of Charlottesville.
Fry’s Spring neighborhood is an area rich in history and overflowing with architectural and natural beauty. From its springs to its streetcars, the neighborhood has contributed greatly to the character and integrity of our city.
Today this neighborhood is still largely residential and boasts a variety of housing types and architectural styles. The old rail lines now lay beneath lush, green medians at the center of the neighborhood’s main corridor, Jefferson Park Avenue. While most properties contain single-family units, some homes have been converted to rental properties for students, due to the neighborhood’s proximity to the University.
Centered around the Fry’s Spring Beach Club, the neighborhood is mature with something that is all-too rare in this day and age – trees.
Much of the Fry’s Spring area is in the Jackson Via elementary school district, which can be highlighted at the City’s decent school district map. Generally, single family houses in the area range from $250-$400k.
You can read about all of the neighborhoods in the Neighborhood Series here. So far, the following have been covered:
The next neighborhood will be Martha Jefferson on Monday.
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