Zoning laws have become laxer as the crowds continue to flow into Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Today, as in every sought-after area of the United States, there are few new homes actively listed in the CAAR MLS. And as the Charlottesville new home market continues to boom more large developers are coming down from Northern Virginia looking for cheaper land to develop. But these new homes are long sold before they are even built.
The two, major, Charlottesville new home builders are Ryan Homes and Stanley Martin Homes.
On a scale of 1-10, I would rank Stanley Martin Homes a 7, and Ryan Homes a 4. Both new home builders offer competitive, in-house financing. (Note – if you have a specific amount to spend then go with Ryan Homes, as they do find attractive locations to build on. But, if you have more money to spend, then go with Stanley Martin Homes).
These builders are merely the biggest, not the best Charlottesville new home builders.
Craig Builders, Southern Development, Arcadia, Southland, and Evergreen are all local builders and have more pride in their work, as their reputation is all they have.