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Albemarle County, Virginia, is part of the vibrant Charlottesville metropolitan area. The name of the county reflects its long history, since it was dubbed Albemarle County in 1744 after the Earl of Albemarle who was the governor of Virginia at the time. President Thomas Jefferson was born in the county, and his well-known home of Monticello and the University of Virginia are popular tourist destinations. Our new homes in Albemarle County are near the Shenandoah National Park, which features a scenic roadway that winds through the natural area. The picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains are also close to our homes for sale in Albemarle County.
Walking in Jefferson’s Footsteps
Our new homes for sale in Albemarle County are near Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site by the United Nations, this architectural masterpiece sits atop a mountain and reflects the personality of its owner. Visitors are invited to tour the home, the outdoor gardens and the plantation. Less than five miles from Monticello, the original grounds of the University of Virginia, called the Academic Village by Jefferson, include a terraced green space known as the Lawn, two parallel rows of buildings called the Pavilions and the Rotunda. This domed structure is a half-scale version of the Pantheon found in Rome, and is open to the public for free guided tours.
New Homes in Albemarle County Near Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall
The vibrant Downtown Mall in historic Charlottesville is a mix of restored buildings that hearken back to another era. Visitors enjoy brick pedestrian walkways leading to boutique shopping and dining destinations. The collection of more than 120 shops and more than 30 restaurants are clustered around charming, old Main Street. Outdoor dining areas and flowing fountains add to the appealing atmosphere of this historic area. Our new homes in Albemarle County are also near the interactive Virginia Discovery Museum and an ice park, the ideal spot to cool off on a warm summer day.
Living in Scenic Albemarle County
Those seeking a residence in scenic Albemarle County will find the opportunity to live in a traditional single-family home or enjoy easy townhome living. Ryan Homes’ Riverwood community offers mountain views and a desirable Albemarle County location within the Northern Albemarle County School District. Riverwood is directly across from the National Ground Intelligence Center offices. Riverwood’s single-family homes offer Craftsman architecture with up to four bedrooms. Another community of our new homes for sale in Albemarle County, the Pavilions at Pantops, offers luxury townhome living with sidewalks, bicycle paths, playgrounds, walking trails and ponds. A tennis court is planned. Homebuyers will have a choice of six spacious floor plans at the Pavilions at Pantops.