Crozet homes are wonderful for many reasons…and the lifestyle here is youthful, healthy, safe, and relaxed.
Crozet is located at the base of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in Western Albemarle County 18 mins from the city of Charlottesville. The views are spectacular!
Crozet borders the Shenandoah National Park and offers wonderful hiking and mountain biking.
The ancient Blue Ridge Mountains surround the entire valley so everywhere you look you’ll see pastoral, verdant farms and the bluest of mountains.
Crozet’s newer homes were built with majestic views in mind. Most offer exceptional views of the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains which are only minutes from town by hike, bike, or car.
Old Trail is also located in Crozet. Old Trail is a large multi-use subdivision offering every amenity including a fabulous public golf course.
The ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center is open in Old Trail and offers a fine workout facility including yoga.
Western Albemarle High School is across the street and school buses drop the kids off there.
Who buys Crozet homes? Mostly young families and doctors who work at the University of Virginia and downtown Charlottesville. The commute to Charlottesville is a straight shot and effortless.
Interstate 64 goes by Crozet and offers an on/off ramp for easy access east to Charlottesville, Richmond, and west to the Shenandoah Valley.
While Old Trail is the largest development, there are many other wonderful Crozet new homes to be found in Old Trail Creek V, Western Ridge, The Highlands, Grayrock, Bargamin Park, Le Parc, Chesterfield Landing, Browns Cove, Crozet Crossing, Fairhill Mountain Estates, Forest Glen, Wickham Pond, Glenbrook at Foothills, Pleasant Green, and Westlake at Foothills.
Old Trail is Albemarle County’s biggest development and offers the newest Crozet homes. About 87% of the planned Old Trail homes are complete. Old Trail Golf is a major plus.
If you purchase an Old Trail home you also will have access to their Olympic-sized pool and numerous walking trails.
The majority of Crozet’s new homes have 3-4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths and sit on a .25 acre lot.
The Grayrock and Western Ridge subdivisions are my favorite ‘affordable’ Crozet homes.
If you are considering purchasing a Crozet home, then allow me to help you.
I feel the Western Albemarle School District is one of the best in Virginia. The elementary schools are Brownsville & Crozet Elementary; the middle school is Henley Middle School and then Western Albemarle High School.
The Miller School is wonderful. It was built in 1873 and is a historic, family-oriented, private boarding school located just south of Crozet.
Crozet is tiny but it is a happening place. The biggest employer is MusicToday.com which handles most of the merchandising for many of the rock bands in the world including the Rolling Stones and Dave Mathews Band (who also live here!).
There are coffee shops and 5 restaurants in this tiny hamlet. There is a fabulous new public library and two, clean parks including a swimming pool in Claudius Crozet Park.
The Crozet Park Pool features an 8-lane, 25-meter outdoor swimming pool with a zero-depth entry area.
Nearby are numerous soccer fields managed by SOCCA (Charlottesville’s well-run soccer association), little league baseball fields.
Mint Springs (a public fishing lake), mountains for hiking, peach and apple orchards, and alas a Dairy Queen.
There are many farms in Crozet including the fabulous King Family Vineyard which offers polo matches on Sunday.
Other Crozet vineyards include Stinson Vineyards, Septenary Winery, Pollak Vineyards, Knight’s Gambit Vineyards, Grace Estate Winery, Glasshouse, White Hall Vineyards, and Pippin Hill.
Crozet breweries include Starr Hill and Pro Re Nata.
Crozet homes are highly desired by young families because of the superb public schools. The air is fresh and you’ll hear the moos of dairy and beef cows at dawn and dusk in this bucolic, verdant valley of Western Albemarle.
Crozet, Virginia was named for Claudius Crozet, Napoleon Bonaparte’s chief engineer.
When Napoleon was defeated at the battle of Waterloo and banished to Elba, the United States contacted him about heading the fledgling Army Corps of Engineers.
Crozet agreed and the rest is history.
Crozet engineered the numerous tunnels through the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains opening up the Shenandoah and Ohio Valley to new settlements.
Today, Crozet is known across America for its sweet peaches and tasty apples. The Albemarle Pippin originated here and was the favorite apple of King George III.
What I like about Crozet living. it’s extremely family-oriented; the schools are excellent and all schools are located in Crozet. So easy for moms!
The location is spectacular and it’s a safe place to live.
Wintergreen Ski Resort is a mere 30 mins southwest.
I would be thrilled to be your Charlottesville realtor!