Greenwood is one of the most attractive areas of Virginia and is renowned for its exquisite mid-19th-century plantation homes.
Three of the most exquisite Greenwood homes can be viewed on Rt 250. They are Mirador, Ramsay, and Tivoli. Lady Astor (the first woman in the House of Commons and once an American) lived at Mirador. Her sister, Irene Gibson (of The Gibson Girl Fame – America’s top model from the 1890s until World War I), lived next door at Ramsay with her talented husband Charles Dana Gibson. Tivoli, the exact replica of the White House, is currently owned by Music czar, Coren Capshaw.
Be sure to visit Emmanuel Episcopal Church. It’s a historic Virginia gem and was built in the 1850s to serve the owners of Mirador.
Once a railroad destination for those fleeing the big cities to hike, fish, and pick apples and peaches; today it is one of the top vineyard destinations.
Greenwood is located due west of Crozet off Rt 250 and shares an off-on I-64 exit. The little hamlet is home to a post office and a fun antique store. Mins from the hamlet, along Rt 50 is the extraordinary Greenwood Grocery where they offer the best of the best! A short distance is the new Greenwoods Garden Center.
There are never many homes for sale here as it’s mainly large farms and estates. From Jan 2021 to Jan 2022 only 6 homes in Greenwood were sold.
What I like about Greenwood living. The history and architecture are fabulous. I could never afford to live here but can only wish. The Western Albemarle Schools are minutes from Greenwood. I love picking strawberries and peaches at Chiles Orchards and attending Sunday polo matches at King Family Vineyard. The newest vineyard in the area is Septenary which is part of the fabulous Tall Oaks plantation (also visible on Rt 250).
I would be thrilled to be your Charlottesville realtor!