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Albemarle County – Information about this Central Virginia County

Things to Know about Albemarle County                
See also City of Charlottesville, Greene County, Fluvanna County

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 Mall and 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. 

  Information about Albemarle County, Virginia      

(See also City of Charlottesville, Greene County, Fluvanna County)

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

Farmers Markets throughout the area. 🙂

Albemarle County Neighborhoods and Communities

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

Albemarle County Schools 

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

Homes for Sale in Albemarle County

You can search for homes in different ways, by neighborhood, by school district, or search all of the homes listed for sale in Albemarle County.


See also:
Information about the City of Charlottesville
Information about Fluvanna County
Information about Greene County


If you are considering purchasing or selling a home in the Charlottesville area, please allow me the opportunity to help you put the pieces together.  Virginia Gardner, Roy Wheeler Realty Co., (434) 981-0871Email Virginia