Most of Afton rests on Afton Mountain however there is some bucolic, rolling land at the base in the Rockfish Valley and 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 Afton 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.
Please note: Afton sits in 3 counties. Albemarle, Augusta, and Nelson. So if it is public schools you are concerned about you need to check our available Afton Virginia homes for sale on our CAAR MLS.
Looking to purchase an Afton home in a community?
Look into these 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.
Here’s where to get your vino:
Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery, Pollak Vineyards, Brent ManorVineyards, Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Afton Mountain Vineyards, Flying Fox Vineyard, Valley Road Vineyards, and Cardinal Point Vineyards.
And your grog at:
Blue Mountain Brewery, Breing Tree Beer, and WildManDan,
I would be thrilled to be your Afton realtor!