Afton VA real estate offers Spectacular Valley views from the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains. (Photo courtesy of Rob Scharetg).
Most of Afton rests on Afton Mountain however there is some bucolic, rolling land at the base in the Rockfish Valley which is perfect for horses and raising vines.
Afton was built as a railroad depot for the C&O. It was also where Napoleon’s chief engineer, Claudius Crozet, performed one of the world’s most amazing engineering feats from 1850-1855: The Blue Ridge Tunnel (now a public park).
The views and lovely summer breezes made homes for sale in Afton VA a popular destination for those fleeing the big cities.
Located in the far west of Albemarle County, Afton is a mere 20-minute drive to UVA and downtown Charlottesville via I-64 or even Rt 250. It’s more or less a straight commute and very scenic.
Afton is a gateway to both the Shenandoah National Forest and an entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Cyclists and hikers love the spectacular wild scenery and tough hills.
Please note: Afton sits in 3 counties. Albemarle, Augusta, and Nelson so your public schools will all be different depending on where you live.
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Looking to purchase Afton Virginia real estate in a community?
Look into these Afton neighborhoods: Signal Hill, Afton Village, Countryside, Castle Rock Mountain, Swann Ridge Estates, Windy Acres, Evergreen Estates, Pauls Creek, Lodebar Estates, Afton View Manor, Herons View, Magnolia Acres, Spring Valley, Swannanoa Estates, Blue Ridge Acres, Blundell Hollow, River Trails, Handley Farm Estates, Ennis Mountain, Afton Orchard, Taylors Creek, Apple Orchard, Lookaway Hills, Miran Forest, Rockfish Orchard, Saddleback Farm, Sunnyside Farms, Wavetreehall Farm, and Westmont.
And here’s where to get your vino: Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery, Pollak Vineyards, Brent Manor Vineyards, Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Afton Mountain Vineyards, Flying Fox Vineyard, Valley Road Vineyards, and Cardinal Point Vineyards.
And your grog at Blue Mountain Brewery, Brewing Tree Brewery, and WildManDan.
Thanks for reading along…
I would be thrilled to be your Afton realtor
Toby Beavers – Afton realtor since 2003
You may call or text me at 434-327-2999