North Downtown Charlottesville Homes For Sale

Recently Sold North Downtown Charlottesville Homes

Exceptional opportunity to experience the best of Downtown Charlottesville Living.  Nestled on a quiet street in the established NORTH DOWNTOWN neighborhood, this like-new home is an easy 10 min walk to the vibrant Downtown Mall restaurants, galleries, shops, festivals + more!  Custom-built by Element Construction in 2012, this 4 bed, 3.5 bath home combines timeless elegance w/ modern conveniences + today’s energy efficiencies. Gracious foyer welcomes you w/ 10’ ceilings, heart-pine floors + extensive trimwork extends up the staircase, while owners enter a bright corridor from 2-CAR GARAGE complete w/ laundry, powder room + built-in bench. The main level floor plan has a great flow + versatile layout from spacious living room w/ coffered ceilings + stunning fireplace to cozy study w/ built-ins to gorgeous gourmet white kitchen w/ inset cabinets, high-end appliances + large island. Upstairs feat. primary suite w/ walk-in closet, dual vanities, soaking tub plus 3 more bedrooms, hallway bath + landing w/ built-in window seat. Retreat downstairs to rec room w/ ceiling beams, fifth fireplace, full bath + lots of storage.  Breath-taking SCREENED PORCH overlooks a private level yard feat. garden boxes + play space. $1,950,000 Sold


4 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,056 SqFt 0.250 Acres

This Amazing, Fully Renovated Home with a Premier Location in North Downtown has been completely re-designed for livability and comfort. Everything on the main two floors has been replaced with top of the line fixtures, doors and windows, custom blinds and appliances.  Step into the Gourmet Kitchen with Quartz Counters & Island, Recessed Lighting, Dining Area & Butler's Pantry. Family Room leads to the Screened Porch. Relax in the Cozy Den with a Gas Fireplace & Custom Built-ins. Second Floor Addition features the Primary Suite & Bath with Zero Clearance Shower with Linear Drain & Heated Flooring. Jack and Jill Bedrooms between the 2nd Bath has a 5.5 ft. Soaking tub. 2nd Floor Laundry Area with Storage. The two car garage is accessed from the rear Alley off Lyons Ct with additional storage. Terrace Level has a Legal Basement Apartment with LVP Flooring, separate Water Heater and Laundry. Property has been wired for a partial generator, has Ting Internet and Solar Panels to create your oasis in the City. $1,660,000 Sold


4 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,450 SqFt 0.270 Acres

Classic Virginia architecture circa 1828-1860, The 'Leitch-Munday House' is located in the Courthouse Historic District, listed on both the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places. This is a rare opportunity to restore the  residence to its former prominence or to utilize the Mixed Use Zoning status for your vision.  Remaining original details include Flemish bond brickwork, beveled glass windows, carved moldings and doors. Property is offered 'as is where is'. $905,000 Sold


4 Beds 3 Baths 3,216 SqFt 0.130 Acres

Revived Folk-Victorian home in desirable North Downtown location. Positioned among blocks of timeless well-kept homes, treasured Lexington Ave lies just footstep from the Historic Downtown Mall and other Charlottesville attractions. Owners have successfully maintained many elements of historic charm like original hardwood floors, custom built-ins, and intricate doorknobs, all while elegantly refreshing the kitchen and baths, adding natural stone elements and ornamental fixtures throughout. The main floor flows from foyer to living to kitchen in a uniquely open design with 2 fireplaces, bamboo cabinetry and marble countertops. On the top level you will find a master oasis with oodles of natural light, lush green views, vaulted ceilings, a sizable dressing room, and updated en-suite with striking marble tile work. The fenced in back yard includes a custom play structure, is level and generous in size for the neighborhood. There is ample space for parking, gardening, or possible future detached garage. Recent extensive renovations include a freshly painted exterior, refurbished front porch, new roof, gutters & downspouts, new rear steps & encapsulated cellar. You must see this distinctive residence with endless character! Ting Wifi! $895,000 Sold


4 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,871 SqFt 0.200 Acres

Quintessential, rare stone cottage in the heart of downtown. One of the few stone cottages that adorn Charlottesville. Beautiful property on a corner lot, steps from the downtown mall. Gorgeous exposed stone highlighted throughout the home, even in the basement & garage. This inviting home melds together convenient city living with the feeling of being in quaint countryside. The private garden is a picturesque and fragrant oasis, filled with the scent of gardenias and surrounded with lush greenery, curated trees and plants. Schedule a viewing today! $895,000 Sold


3 Beds 1.5 Baths 1,882 SqFt 0.120 Acres

North Downtown Gem! Live your urban dream in this historic home that is walking distance to the Downtown Mall, Ting Pavilion, restaurants and more. The original charm has been preserved in this 1930s home-original hardwood floors, wrap around porch, original hardware-while the essentials have been updated. In the kitchen, granite countertops, cherry cabinets, heated tile floors, vaulted ceilings and skylights were added for beauty and function. The main floor features a large living room with generous windows, formal dining, mudroom, half bath, kitchen and eat in dining. The 4 bedrooms with 2.5 baths with an additional living space in the walk out basement make this an attractive home for any season of life. Enjoy the screened in porch off of the kitchen overlooking the private backyard oasis. Don't miss the opportunity to live on one of the most beautiful and desirable streets in Charlottesville! $836,000 Sold


4 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,240 SqFt 0.160 Acres

Charming North Downtown two-story with both residential and commercial zoning in immaculate condition.   Off street parking and on-street permit parking.  Currently set up as two residential units, however can be converted to one residence or one office space, or two office spaces. Live in one, work in the other.  New roof, new water heater, refinished beautiful oak flooring, gas furnace, ductless mini split HP units throughout. French drain in basement, covered soap stone front porch.  Gas fireplace in first level living room.  Remodeled bathrooms and rewired.  This is truly a unique Downtown property! $725,000 Sold


4 Beds 2 Baths 1,536 SqFt 0.080 Acres

Charming north downtown cottage tucked in on a quiet street. Three short blocks to the historic downtown mall, two parks are nearby. The The main level features a living room, dining room, kitchen, full bathroom and laundry. Two additional bedrooms and a second full bathroom are located on the second level. Level fenced backyard for entertaining or just enjoying some quiet time. Off street parking. $705,000 Sold


3 Beds 2 Baths 1,434 SqFt 0.110 Acres

This special NORTH DOWNTOWN property features a winsome c. 1941 cottage + newer detached 16x32 STUDIO/workshop set amidst a quarter-acre oasis of beautifully LANDSCAPED lawn + gardens, only 15 min stroll to the vibrant Downtown Mall. Curb appeal abounds: exquisite cottage gardens (native plants, hummingbirds) + charming brick patio greet you from a quiet residential lane among character-rich homes that have been lovingly expanded as this one could be. Light streams in the glass-front door to an opened-up living room w/built-in shelves + wood-burning fireplace. The floorplan delights w/ many sweet surprises inc. nooks + series of steps leading you to rooms such as the vaulted dining room overlooking private backyard gardens, patio + stone wall or the kitchen feat. gourmet appliances, high beadboard ceilings, recessed lights + large window. Upstairs, 3 bedrooms + full bath (half bath in the basement). Elevated at the back of the lot + easily accessed from a city alley is a fantastic accessory building w/ SO MUCH POTENTIAL (think guesthouse, office, gym, workshop). Current owners have made many improvements inc. new roof (2021), A/C heat pump (2021), water heater (2019), blown-in insulation. $700,000 Sold


3 Beds 1.5 Baths 1,879 SqFt 0.270 Acres

A wonderful place to call home.  Come visit this peaceful Lexington Avenue cottage with so much to offer.  Constant care plus several significant updates & enhancements performed by the owner have created this comfortable and modern home located  just North of downtown. A main level addition (2014) added a great room w/ vaulted ceilings; kitchen updates include quality appointments in cabinetry and appliances. The partially finished lower level includes, home office, laundry/half Bath, large recreation room, workshop (includes tools), plus an additional walk-up basement located below the great room addition; a surprising amount of space once you have the opportunity to explore it.  The remarkably large parcel is a joy to behold with a manicured front yard and a back yard that extends all the way to St. Charles Ave., which forms the lot frontage to the East.  Call agent for an appointment $700,000 Sold


2 Beds 1.5 Baths 1,248 SqFt 0.290 Acres

 North Downtown Charlottesville Real Estate is Where It’s At…For Those Under 40

Note: North Downtown is home to the Charlottesville Downtown Mall, the court houses including historic Court Square.

The North Downtown Charlottesville neighborhood extends from South Street and the historic Charlottesville Downtown Mall to the Rt. 250 Bypass, and from McIntire Road and Birdwood Road in the west to Kelly Avenue in the east.

Nestled in the heart of the city of Charlottesville lies the vibrant and eclectic North Downtown neighborhood.

Bursting with history, culture, and a unique charm, this ‘happening’ neighborhood offers residents a delightful mix of old-world charm and modern amenities including fine dining and several music venues.

Click here to view the North Downtown neighborhood statistics on City Data.

One of the most appealing aspects of North Downtown is its rich historical significance. The neighborhood is home to several architectural gems, including historic homes dating back to the 19th century.

Strolling along its tree-lined streets, one can’t help but feel transported to a bygone era, where each building tells a story of the city’s past.

From quaint Victorian cottages to grand Georgian mansions, North Downtown showcases the architectural diversity that defines Charlottesville’s heritage.

In addition to its historical allure, North Downtown boasts a thriving cultural scene.

The area is dotted with art galleries, boutique shops, and cozy cafes, making it a haven for artists, intellectuals, and creatives. The vibrant atmosphere is palpable, with live music performances, art exhibitions, and community events regularly taking place throughout the year.

The North Downtown neighborhood is a great place to live and it has its own North Downtown Residents Association.

The neighborhood is also conveniently located near several parks and outdoor recreational areas.

Residents can enjoy leisurely walks along the Rivanna River Trail or spend a sunny afternoon picnicking in Lee Park.

The abundance of green spaces provides a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of city life, allowing individuals to reconnect with nature without venturing far from home.

North Downtown’s appeal extends beyond its cultural and recreational offerings; it is also a thriving hub for education and innovation.

The neighborhood is home to the University of Virginia, a prestigious institution renowned for its academic excellence and groundbreaking research.

The university’s presence infuses the area with a youthful energy, attracting students, scholars, and professionals from diverse backgrounds.

This synergy between academia and the local community fosters a dynamic environment ripe for collaboration and intellectual exchange.

Despite its many charms, North Downtown is not without its challenges.

Like many urban neighborhoods, it grapples with issues such as affordable housing and gentrification.

As North Downtown Charlottesville property values rise and development projects proliferate, there is a growing need to ensure that the neighborhood remains accessible and inclusive for residents of all socioeconomic backgrounds. In other words, there are many homeless.

Community-led initiatives and grassroots organizations play a crucial role in advocating for equitable development and preserving the North Downtown Charlottesville neighborhood’s unique character.

In conclusion, North Downtown Charlottesville is a vibrant and dynamic neighborhood that captures the essence of this historic city.

With its rich history, diverse culture, and thriving community spirit, it offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you’re strolling along its historic streets, savoring gourmet cuisine, or engaging in intellectual discourse, North Downtown Charlottesville homes for sale offer the best that a small historic city can offer.

Note: The North Downtown neighborhood is one of the best neighborhoods in Charlottesville and…most expensive neighborhoods in Charlottesville.

PS – Looking for North downtown Charlottesville homes for sale Zillow? Don’t…Zillow has the mapping all wrong and you’ll end up in a different neighborhood. And their listings are 24 hours behind the Charlottesville MLS.