Jefferson View spans 583± acres of prime real estate less than 20 minutes south of Charlottesville. The varied topography features multiple potential homesites that capture views of the surrounding mountains, Monticello, and the Rivanna floodplain. In the wintertime, the slopes of Wintergreen can be seen in the west. The property is minimally improved, but the land’s potential is readily apparent. The acreage is primarily wooded and gently rolling pines are punctuated by steep hardwood draws, creating a well-balanced property waiting to be explored. There are 60± open acres that are primarily located in the central, elevated portion of the property.
Private yet convenient, Jefferson View is perfectly located to take full advantage of nearby Charlottesville. The property is under conservation easement and the easement allows for the creation of seven parcels, each with a house and associated improvements. Jefferson View is an excellent opportunity for a buyer looking to create a retreat or recreational property in central Virginia.
Just the Facts
- 583± acres
- Under 20 minutes to Charlottesville
- 60± open acres
- 523± acres of hardwoods and pines
- Untapped recreational potential
- Scenic views of surrounding mountains and Monticello
- Under conservation easement, with 7 divisions possible
- 35 minutes to Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, 1 hour 15 minutes to Richmond International Airport
Jefferson View is a primarily wooded property with a rolling topography. The wooded acreage is a mixture of pine and hardwoods of varying age classes. Spread throughout the property are three small intermittent streams, which are mostly buffered by mature hardwoods. The topography lends itself well to recreational pursuits, and land lies in such a way that makes it feels much larger than its 583± acres would suggest.
The upper elevations of the property are home to a series of open fields, any of which would make an excellent home site. These elevated locations afford views of the surrounding mountains, and with selective clearing along the field edges, these views could be even more pronounced. All in, the open ground totals 60± acres. The property’s elevations range from 300 to 500 feet.
A two-mile road traverses the center of the property and connects the property’s two entrances, one on Garland Lane and another on Thomas Jefferson Parkway. The property’s convenient access and proximity to Charlottesville are standout features. There are also two miles of roads and trails in varying conditions that provide a solid framework for a future trail network.
Jefferson View is an excellent opportunity to purchase a sizeable landholding with convenient access to Charlottesville. With minimal improvements, this property provides the next owner with wide-ranging opportunities and an enviable chance to chart their own future.
Jefferson View is 20 minutes south of Charlottesville, a small, dynamic city that’s home to the University of Virginia. Richmond and Washington, D.C. are within easy driving distance and can be reached in one hour and fifteen minutes and two hours, respectively.
Options for air travel are wide-ranging, with multiple commercial airports under two hours away. Charlottesville-Albemarle is located 35 minutes away and offers multiple daily nonstop flights to hubs throughout the eastern U.S. Richmond International Airport and Dulles International Airport can be reached in under two hours, and together offer nonstop access to 103 domestic and 52 international destinations.
Distances to Towns/Cities:
- Charlottesville: 10 miles (20 minutes)
- Richmond: 70 miles (1 hour 10 minutes)
- Washington, D.C.: 117 miles (2 hours)
Distances to Airports:
- Charlottesville (CHO): 22 miles (35 minutes)
- Richmond International (RIC): 77 miles (1 hour 15 minutes)
- Dulles (IAD): 104 miles (1 hour 50 minutes)
Southern Albemarle County is a beautiful corner of Central Virginia known for its rural character and deep history. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, a UNESCO world heritage site, is only seven miles from the property, and James Monroe’s home, Highland, is a similar distance. Other nearby attractions include Jefferson Vineyard, Trump Winery, and Dave Matthews’ Blenheim Vineyard. The Charlottesville area is also home to numerous golf courses and a wide range of outdoor activities, all set against the backdrop of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park.
The regional hub is Charlottesville, a lively university town with vibrant music, art, and food & wine scenes. It routinely tops “best of” lists and has a well-deserved reputation as a highly desirable place to live and work. Jefferson View’s proximity to Charlottesville offers a coveted balance of convenience and country living.
For larger cities, Richmond and Washington D.C. are easy day trips from the property. Both are engaging small cities that continue to evolve. Washington D.C., in particular, has shed its reputation as a government town and is increasingly known as a vibrant city, business center, and cultural destination.
Central Virginia enjoys an agreeable four-season climate. Summers are warm and humid, and average temperatures in July and August are in the upper 80s and low 90s. Winter temps are generally in the 40s, although they frequently dip lower for short periods in January and February.
Spring and fall showcase Virginia at its best, and the brilliantly green countryside in May and stunning foliage of October are hard to compete with. During these seasons, temperatures consistently reach the 70s during the daytime and cool off into the 50s at night. Average annual rainfall is 43 inches and average annual snowfall is 19 inches.
Acreage (Deeded & Leased)
An approximate breakdown of the acreage and land use is as follows:
Open and Semi-Open Ground: 60± Acres
Forest (Mixed Hardwoods): 518± Acres
Other (Driveway, Farm Roads, etc.): 5± Acres
Total Deeded Acreage: 583± Acres
Jefferson View is mostly unimproved, providing an excellent opportunity for the next owner to implement their own unique vision for the property.
Annual property taxes are approximately $2,050.
One of Jefferson View’s greatest assets is its topography. Expanding the existing road and trail network would provide ample opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, running, and horseback riding. Jefferson View is also home to healthy populations of whitetail deer and eastern wild turkey, and black bear sightings are increasingly common in the area. The steep draws, multiple water sources, and variety of land cover translate into productive wildlife habitat. Several areas with established, well-spaced pines would be ideal locations for food plots and warm season grasses. Lastly, doves are prevalent in this area, and there are several suitable locations for a dove field.
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