Why live in Downtown Charlottesville?
This area focuses on neighborhoods within walking distance to Downtown as well as Downtown itself. Recognized as an attraction in itself, the Downtown Mall offers myriad dining and entertainment choices, art galleries, festivals, people watching, a bustling seasonal farmer’s market, and more.
Adjoining Downtown are areas such as Belmont, an earthly, local neighborhood that is home to some of the most popular restaurants in town. On the other side, find easy access to shops and popular drinking venues along Preston Avenue. The centrally located West Main St. is an ever-growing corridor of dining and boutique shopping.
Preston Avenue Amenities
Integral Yoga Natural Foods
Kardinal Hall brewery
Random Row Brewing Co
Three Notch’d Brewery
Settle Tire Co
Rudy’s Dry Cleaners
Booker T Washington Park (and public pool)
Burley Middle School
Albemarle High School
The Village School (private girl’s school)