Forest Lakes homes for sale are a popular choice for those seeking an affordable, townhome or a single-family home in a friendly community with excellent amenities.
Forest Lakes Charlottesville is a wonderful place for people of ALL ages to meet people. It has a strong sense of community kind of like Lake Wobegon where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.
Forest Lakes real estate is a beautiful, planned, green community of 1,455 homes made up of townhomes, duplexes, and single-family detached houses of similar style and size to keep it all looking attractive and clean.
Forest Lakes homes for sale have 1-2 car garages and offer both finished and unfinished basements.
Single-family homes range in size from 1,700 square feet up to 3,100 sq ft and have 3-5 bedrooms.
The median price for homes in Forest Lakes Charlottesville VA is $535,000 in 2023.
As of 2023, there are 5,500 residents.
Although not a gated community, it seems like one. The neighborhoods have been well-thought out and the placement of amenities has been a primary aim.
Forest Lakes real estate is truly a model community and other developers have been quick to try and copy it.
It’s very peaceful and relaxing and shopping is just outside the perimeter.
Kids and retirees love it here with its quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sacs and homes of similar size and style.
As of Jan 1 of 2023, 50 single-family homes have sold in Forest Lakes North, Forest Lakes South, and Hollymead.
The high was $750,000; the low was $365,000, and the median price was $535,000.
Forest Lakes townhomes for sale.
Since Jan 1, 2023, 52 Forest Lakes townhomes were sold. They average 2-3 bedrooms and 2.5-3.5 baths. The highest price paid was $460,320. The low was $265,000, and the median price was $380,500.
Forest Lakes townhomes for sale average 1,600 square feet with 2-3 bedrooms and 2.5-3.5 baths.
Location: Forest Lakes is bordered by Rt 29N to the east and surrounded by the Chesterfield and Terrybrook neighborhoods.
The Charlottesville/Albemarle Airport is 4 mins away. Target, Harris Teeter, Kohl’s, Starbucks, and many other stores are across Rt 29.
Forest Lakes Charlottesville homes for sale are perfect for those working at Crutchfield, GE, NGIC, and in the UVA Business Park.
Forest Lakes Charlottesville VA homes for sale are affordable and attractive.
Forest Lakes real estate is divided into two main sections, Forest Lakes North and Forest Lakes South, and then divided again into 38 separate, smaller neighborhoods (Worth Crossing, Arbor Lakes, Gateway Circle, Ravenswood, Ravenscroft, Willow Bend, Timberwood Square, and Springridge).
Lot sizes average 60 to 90 feet wide.
Homes are smartly spaced, sheltered for privacy in many cases by hills and woods
Forest Lakes North began development in 1989, while Forest Lakes South began in 1993.
The last home built in Forest Lakes was 1530 Burgundy Lane in 2015.
Hollymead sits between Forest Lakes North and Forest Lakes South. So you drive through Hollymead to get to each other. Apparently, the developers could not motivate the homeowners in Hollymead to sell out.
Hollymead is more affordable than the other two.
Therefore we have included Hollymead homes for sale here too.
Note – Hollymead offers condominiums, townhomes, and single-family homes. The development began in 1973 so the homes are older.
8 single-family homes for sale in Hollymead have been sold since Jan 2022. The highest price paid was $495,000. The lowest paid was $365,000. And the median price paid was $421,000.
Only one Hollymead townhome was sold in 2022 for $340,000. It was 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths and was located at 1133 Somer Chase Ct.
Hollymead HOA Fees are $194 a month (2022) and cover area maintenance, the master insurance policy, the play area, road maintenance, snow removal, trash pickup, and yard maintenance.
Location Located off Rt 29 North in Albemarle County and 9 miles from UVA and Downtown Charlottesville.
There are no condos in Forest Lakes Charlottesville VA.
But there are condos in Hollymead which again sits between Forest Lakes North and Forest Lakes South.
Forest Lakes Amenities (some do cost extra) include:
Six scenic lakes. The lakes and streams, and the fish in them, belong to all members of FLCA.
Swimming, wading, and ice skating are not permitted for safety reasons. Boating is permitted but at the boat owners’ risk.
Bass, sunfish, and carp can be caught and kept except for carp which are stocked to control vegetation in the lakes.
Miles of biking trails.
Two pools, one at the North Recreational Facility and another at the South Recreational Facility. Pools are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Forest Lakes has its own swim team for boys and girls, the Forest Lakes Hurricanes Summer Swim Team, that’s part of the Jefferson Area Swim League and competes weekly.
Forest Lakes has 4 lighted hard surface tennis courts at the South Recreational Facility and 6 (4 lighted) clay surface courts at the North Recreational Facility.
There are 2 dedicated pickleball courts and two dual-purpose courts that are lined for both tennis and pickleball at the South location.
The Fitness Center, located at the South Recreational Facility, is available for resident use from 4:30 am-midnight and offers group and fitness classes.
2 athletic fields in each the North and South used for soccer and lacrosse.
A sand volleyball court is located at the South Recreational Facility.
4 basketball courts are located across from the Cove Point neighborhood.
There are miles of paved and unpaved trails throughout Forest Lakes South and Forest Lakes North.
Gardeners – you can have your own garden plots.
A book club.
Santa visits Forest Lakes Charlottesville VA with cookies and milk and
reads Twas the Night Before Christmas to the resident children. He usually sleds into the Pavilion on December 13th or 14th from 5:30-7:30 pm.
And finally, there is the weekly Forest Lakes Farmer’s Market, which runs on Tuesdays, April through October.
Note: There are NO Forest Lakes Charlottesville VA apartments for rent.
However, there are rentals in Hollymead at The Greens at Hollymead Apartments. The Greens at Hollymead offers Our 1-3-bedrooms with faux wood floors, a private patio or balcony, and spacious closets.
Forest Lakes HOA Fees
2022 annual dues are $1,144.00 per year or $286.00 per quarter and cover trash pickup as well as liability insurance, common area, and facilities maintenance, landscaping, signs, security patrols, postage, bookkeeping, management fees, and other community expenses.
If you are in a sub-association such as Worth Crossing, Arbor Lakes, Gateway Circle, Ravenswood, Ravenscroft, Willow Bend, Timberwood Square, or Springridge you will have additional sub-association dues.
Forest Lakes HOA is managed by Real Property.
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Forest Lakes North kids attend Baker-Butler Elementary, Sutherland Middle School, and Albemarle High.
Forest Lakes South kids attend Hollymead Elementary, Sutherland Middle School, and Albemarle High.
Hollymead kids attend Hollymead Elementary, Sutherland Middle School, and Albemarle High.
The schools are very close which is a major draw.
Forest Lakes homes for sale are for those who desire loads of amenities and to be near Charlottesville but not paying city taxes or living in a city neighborhood.
Thanks for reading along…
I would be honored to be your Forest Lakes realtor.
Toby Beavers- Forest Lakes realtor since 2003.