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Albemarle County

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Things to Know about Albemarle County Helpful information and links to the many wonderful things to know about beautiful Albemarle County, the surrounding areas and available homes for sale.

Albemarle County is a beautiful home to approximately 106,000 residents.  The county encompasses over 700 square miles surrounding the City of Charlottesville.  It is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, close to the amazing Shenandoah National Park and the Skyline Drive .    Albemarle County is located approximately 110 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles west of the Virginia state capital, Richmond.

The area is home to the much-loved City of Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Pedestrian Malland to  the University of Virginia The Charlottesville area has two award-winning hospitals, the University of Virginia Hospital and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.  Both have extensions throughout the county as well.

The area is also very rich in history, with, among other places of interest, the homes of three US Presidents. In the area or close by are   Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Monroe’s Highland, and James Madison’s Montpelier.

It’s easy to assume that the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County are one in the same, but they are two distinct entities, with their own governing bodies, taxes, etc. 

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Major Businesses and Industries in Albemarle County
Here you will find links to largest employers in the area.
And here, our Chamber of Commerce.

Albemarle County Neighborhoods and Communities

Here you will find a listing of neighborhoods throughout the county of Albemarle.  

ALBEMARLE COUNTY AT-A-GLANCE, three pages of info about Albemarle, from where to take your trash to taxes.

Albemarle County 2017 Neighborhood Improvement Initiative

Albemarle County STORMWATER Issue Update

A-Mail: News from Albemarle County – Broadband

Where Do I Vote in Albemarle County?

Learn About Local Schools:

Albemarle County Schools  

This page links to schools throughout the county, including pre-schools, public schools, private schools, and higher education.

Charlottesville Area Schools