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ecovillage

At EcoVillage, we’re carefully arranging the 38 new homes on our 6.5 acres to preserve a central, common green space for relaxing and entertaining, and working in community gardens. We’re envisioning a vibrant, age-friendly community with planned footpaths connecting people and homes. We’re creating a neighborhood that you’ll love coming home to. Being just above the Lochlyn Mill House on Rio Road, we’re near everything that makes this area delightful.

Charlottesville

1.5 miles away, the Downtown Mall is a pedestrian mall where you can attend concerts, movies and plays, eat out, shop at the City Market or meander with friends. Folks can Buy Local by visiting one of the City’s many farmers markets. Hallmarks of a bustling city, public libraries, parks, museums, and several public and private schools are close by. Being centrally located, we plan to bike, walk, hop on the CAT bus, and carpool to get to appointments, run errands, and volunteer at local nonprofits.

Image via Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau

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nearby attractions

The Rivanna Trail, a wooded circuit trail that encircles the City, runs along our property’s edge. Floating down the Rivanna River, playing at Pen Park or golfing at Meadowcreek Park….all are within a few miles of EcoVillage. You can hike, fish, mountain bike and swim at the County’s Sugar Hollow Reservoir, Walnut Creek, Chris Green Lake, and Mint Springs Parks.

 
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Central Virginia

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County offer abundant opportunities to get out and explore. History buffs enjoy visiting Monticello, Montpelier, Highlands, and the University of Virginia, while nature enthusiasts love hiking, biking, and camping. Many vineyards, pick your own orchards, and breweries are nearby, too. By car, the Shenandoah National Park and Appalachian Trail are a 30 minute drive away. Charlottesville is 100 miles southwest of Washington, DC, and 70 west of Richmond.

getting around

The CAT bus line runs throughout Charlottesville and into Albemarle County, and the CAT bus stop is a short walk from EcoVillage. We already have a car share program on-site to minimize our carbon footprint. Here is a link to learn more about the car share. The Amtrak train and Greyhound bus stations on Main Street and the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO), offering a variety of transportation and travel options to and from EcoVillage.

The ELF, a pedal and solar powered vehicle, is part of the bicycle share program. Our team member Dave Redding is on the board of Community Bikes. Learn more about the bicycle share partnership with Community Bikes  here.

The ELF, a pedal and solar powered vehicle, is part of the bicycle share program. Our team member Dave Redding is on the board of Community Bikes. Learn more about the bicycle share partnership with Community Bikes here.

For some residents, sharing the use and care of a car just makes so much sense.

For some residents, sharing the use and care of a car just makes so much sense.