The Barracks Rugby neighborhood of Charlottesville is located in the north-central part of the city of Charlottesville and is one of the most attractive areas of the city, and one of the priciest.
The Barracks Road/Rugby neighborhood is made up of many smaller tight-knit communities with numerous narrow residential lanes winding through the neighborhood giving one a good glimpse of the lovely landscaping surrounding many of these pre-war brick homes.
Known as the Barracks Rugby neighborhood because that is the name of the two streets.
The Barracks Rugby neighborhood is .8 square miles and has a population as of 2022 of 2,563 who own and live in their own single-family homes.
Rugby Road begins at the University of Virginia and continues through the middle of the UVA ending at the Rose Hill neighborhood.
The Rugby Road neighborhood is highly sought after by UVA teachers due to its close proximity to the University’s main grounds. It’s also where the majority of UVA frat and sorority houses are.
Public Schools for the Rugby Road district are Venable, Walker Upper Elementary School, and Charlottesville High.
The Rugby Road neighborhood scores a 10 out of a score of 1-10.
The Barracks Road neighborhood was named for the nearby army barracks that housed captured Hessian mercenaries who were fighting with the British during the American Revolution.
Barracks Road neighborhood is not similar to the Rugby Rd neighborhood. The Barracks Road neighborhood is affordable.
The Barracks Road neighborhood begins where Preston Ave ends and continues northwest out of the city of Charlottesville crossing both Rt 29 & Rt 250 into Albemarle County until it changes to Garth Road.
As Barracks Road moves into Albemarle County, many of the newer homes are priced over $750,000 and offer spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Yet the Barracks Rd neighborhood of Albemarle County is literally minutes from the chic Barracks Road Shopping Center.
The two most popular places to live on Barracks Road are Hessian Hills condos (popular with UVA graduate students) and Huntwood townhomes (popular with young first-time homebuyers).
The Hessian Hills condominium community is located .25 of a mile from Barracks Road Shopping.
Huntwood began in the mid-1980s and offers sixty-two 2-3 bedroom townhouses with an average price of $250,000 in 2022.
Those looking to purchase the best and newest townhouses in Charlottesville (near Barracks Road Shopping Center) should look in the Out of Bounds community located in the northeast end of the Canterbury Hills neighborhood.
Once a small farm located just outside the city limits, the original farmhouse still stands today and has been incorporated into the attractive development.
Out of Bounds Charlottesville is a Craig Builders development with 44 quality villas and townhouses.
The larger villas sold between $800-850K while the townhomes were priced from $600-700K.
All have garages while some have elevators.
Public Schools for Hessian Hills are Greer Elementary, Jouett Middle, and Albemarle High.
I give the Barracks Road neighborhood a score of 7 out of 10.
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