There is an awful lot of information that can be found online. Maps are plenty, but being able to fold one up and take it with you is something that the internet has not yet accomplished. All of the relocation packages I send out have color-coded (courtesy of Crayola) maps that highlight some of the most important landmarks and sub-regions of the Charlottesville/Albemarle area. While talking this week to a potential client who may be relocating to the area, I was trying to convey this without the use of visual aids. When I hung up, I had a revelation – why not make a map online?
When searching for homes, I have found it useful to work from a process of elimination. The quicker we can eliminate at least two of these areas, the better the search results will be. An important note is that from virtually every part of our area, commute times are under 45 minutes, which is a tolerable commute for many, especially those who are coming from larger metropolitan areas.
The CharlAlbemarle area is becoming more and more segmented, and I break it down like this –
– 29 North
– 29 & 20 South
– Crozet (West)
– Pantops (East)
– City of Charlottesville
Each section has its own grocery store, (most) have a Starbucks, elementary schools, etc. Frequently residents of Crozet never have occasion to go to 29 North – why would they?
Also, I have a “Town Center” map.
While it’s pretty neat to have this resource – is it helpful?