The Fry’s Spring neighborhood is a very popular place to live in the city of Charlottesville and is named after the original owner of its two natural springs.

The Fry’s Springs neighborhood is made up of .7 square miles with a population of 3,377 as of 2022.

Originally Azalea Hall Plantation, the owners began selling off lots near the two springs after the Civil War, as Charlottesville was pretty much a broken southern town.

The springs are still used today to fill the pools at the 100-year-old Fry’s Spring Beach Club (which is private but has no admissions hassles).

Click here to view a wonderful Youtube video of Fry’s Spring Beach Club’s history.

Located due southwest of and within easy walking distance to the University of Virginia.

The 23-acre Azalea Park is nearby.

Always hungry? Check out the great pizza at Fry Spring Station, or the renowned fried chicken at Wayside Chicken.

My favorite hangout is Durty Nelly’s Pub!

Check out the Fry’s Spring Neighborhood Association’s Resource page here.


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It runs parallel to the Jefferson Park Avenue Neighborhood.

The Fry’s Spring neighborhood consists of both single families and privately-owned student housing (usually grad students).

The majority of the homes in Fry’s Spring neighborhood were built between 1940-1970.

Numerous restaurants are nearby on Fontaine Ave and you’ll be sure to hear the cheering from Scott Stadium on football weekends.

Investors closely watch our CAAR MLS, as any home in the Fry’s Spring neighborhood is a good long-term investment.

According to

1) Fry Springs neighborhood has a Livability Score of 85/100, which is considered exceptional
2) Fry Springs’ crime rates are 59% lower than the Charlottesville average
3) Cost of living in Fry Springs is equal to the Charlottesville average
4) Fry Springs real estate prices are 3% lower than the Charlottesville average
5) Rental prices in Fry Springs are 10% higher than the Charlottesville average

I agree with 50% of that, especially on the great rentals.

I would be thrilled to be your Charlottesville realtor!

Toby Beavers Realtor