The 133-acre Lewis Mountain neighborhood in Charlottesville is one of my favorite places to live.
Known for its attractive homes and narrow quiet lanes it sits at the base of Lewis Mountain (a private mountaintop retreat built-in 1909) and makes it one of the priciest areas within the city of Charlottesville.
Lewis Mountain was built in 1909 and sits on the National Historic Register. The home is situated on the most visible and spectacular knoll in Charlottesville with a 360-degree view overlooking the University of Virginia, the City of Charlottesville, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The stone manor is a stone’s throw from the Rotunda at the University and is surrounded by dry-laid stone retaining walls on its 42+ acre site with grand rooms, 14’ ceilings, fireplaces in every room, and moldings beyond belief.
Living in the Lewis Mountain neighborhood feels as if you are living at the University of Virginia. I know because I lived on Kent Rd before purchasing my farm in Ivy and always enjoyed taking long walks around the neighborhood.
The majority of homes offer mature landscaping and well-manicured lawns.
I found the neighbors to be exceptionally friendly and they can usually be seen at dusk walking their dogs.
The neighborhood backs up to Albemarle County to the north and sits within the University of Virginia grounds.
Lewis Mountain is extremely tranquil except on UVA football games days, as Scott Stadium is a simple jog away.
With a population of 923 residents, most of the Lewis Mountain homeowners work at UVA or are retired.
The public schools for the Lewis Mountain are Venable Elementary, Buford Middle, Walker Upper, and Charlottesville High.
The scrumptious Foods of All Nations is located on Ivy Rd just outside of the neighborhood and offers some of the yummiest foods in Virginia.
The average price is $800,000 in 2022.
On a scale of 1-10, I give the Lewis Mountain neighborhood a 10!
For those with patience, click here for a Youtube video about Lewis Mountain history.
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