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Albemarle County Neighborhoods: Forest Lakes set the standard for Charlottesville area planned neighborhoods

Forest Lakes

The lovely Forest Lakes neighborhood just north of Charlottesville is a planned development area consisting of 1400 homes. This community has pretty smaller neighborhoods with mature streetscapes. Recreational amenities include swimming pools, ball courts and fields, 6 lakes and miles of walking/biking trails.

The Forest Lakes neighborhood is a lovely Planned Unit Development of 1400 homes, located in northern Albemarle County, close to the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport and the Hollymead Town Center. It is divided into two main sections, North and South. In each of these neighborhoods are smaller neighborhoods. Furthermore, it is a highly desirable area for home buyers. The smaller neighborhoods are designed to be walk-able and “playable” by residents, with quiet, connecting cul-de-sac streets.  Also, each individual neighborhood is designed with similar house sizes and styles, so pricing is similar as well.

Recent Home Sales

There were 49 home sales in Forest Lakes in 2019. Prices ranged from $200,000 to $599,500. For more information, please visit here: Details of 2019 Home Sales in Forest Lakes

There were 6 home sales in 2019 in the Arbor Lake area of Forest Lakes. The prices ranged from $235,000 to $279,000. Please visit here for more information: Details of 2019 Home Sales in Arbor Lake area of Forest Lakes

Forest Lakes South had 27 home sales in 2019. Prices ranged from $240,000 to $583,000. For more information, please visit here: Details of 2019 Homes Sales in Forest Lakes South

Check out 2019 Home Sales in nearby Bentivar Neighborhood

Information About the Forest Lakes Area

First of all, the community enjoys six beautiful lakes and miles of walking/biking paths. Two large swimming pools, two basketball courts, 10 tennis courts (8 lighted), two soccer fields, and a fitness center are available to residents. It is also a wonderful place to walk, run, and cycle.

Search for homes for sale in Forest Lakes and homes for sale in Forest Lakes South neighborhoods with Realtor Virginia Gardner 434-981-0871Of special note, the Forest Lakes neighborhood was not the first residential subdivision to be developed in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area. However, it was the beginning of residential excitement. At first, there was one central developer and four builders. It was the first time that a development had a sales center!  Also,  well-trained salespeople and high quality marketing materials made growth possible. It’s hard for me to imagine today, but many of us were cautious about Forest Lakes.  Today, it is really quite beautiful, with mature streetscapes, pretty neighborhoods, and wonderful recreational amenities. Finally, there is also pretty Arbor Lake.

Schools and Location

Search for Homes for sale in Forest Lakes neighborhood with Realtor Virginia Gardner 434-981-0871  Elementary schools are close by, Baker-Butler for the North section, and Hollymead Elementary for the South. Sutherland Middle School, which is located adjacent to Hollymead Elementary, serves the entire community. High School students attend Albemarle High School.

Learn about all public and private Albemarle County Schools and/or all Charlottesville Area Schools.

The Forest Lakes communities have seen many changes since the beginning of the developments. Other planned and mix-use developments have come into play. Also, in contrast to twenty years ago, the availability of shopping at Forest Lakes has gone from next-to-nothing  to WOW! This is because Rte. 29 North has become the fastest growing area near Charlottesville in recent years.

And, not only has the commercial area at the entrance to Forest Lakes North been developed nicely, but today, there is the Hollymead Town Center (rather astounding by Charlottesville standards). Here you will find Target, Kohl’s, good restaurants, quality grocery shopping and healthcare services. As a result, the Forest Lakes areas have become very desirable. This is because folks who want to have all amenities close by and yet to still be near Charlottesville.

To find out more about this wonderful community, visit the website for the Forest Lakes Community Association.  To truly discover Forest Lakes, call me for a tour of the neighborhoods and available homes for sale; I’ll be your guide!


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