A Home at the Foot of the Blue Ridge
Situated at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains is the close-knit community of Greenwood. Less than 30 minutes away from the City of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, Greenwood homes are an easy commute to central Virginia’s largest employers, yet it boasts spectacular mountain views in all directions.
Greenwood is steeped in the history of both the nation in general and the Commonwealth of Virginia in particular. The Greenwood Tunnel was constructed by Claudius Crozet during the construction of the Blue Ridge Railroad and was one of the arteries used to open up passage through the Blue Ridge Mountains in the late 19th century.
Greenwood is part of the Greenwood-Afton Historic District, a national historic district that encompasses 839 contributing buildings, 55 contributing sites, 68 contributing structures, and 2 contributing objects. In addition to the historic district, ten historic Greenwood homes are listed separately on the National Historic Register: Emmanuel Church, Mirador (the childhood home of Nancy Astor), Seven Oaks Farm and Black’s Tavern (which was frequented by Thomas Jefferson in the pre-revolutionary era), The Cedars, Casa Maria, Blue Ridge Farm, Piedmont, and Ramsay. These historic homes are from all periods of American history, from colonial to Civil War to the turn-of-the-century.
Greenwood is convenient to both Wintergreen, a year-round resort that offers outdoor recreational activities and sports instruction, and Shenandoah National Park, home to Skyline Drive which overlooks the Blue Ridge, as well as to over 500 miles of hiking trails and 200,000 acres of federally protected forest.
Easy Living, Easy Commuting
Properties for sale in Greenwood have perfect mountain views in all directions and in some cases feature nearby streams and ponds. The homes include classic manor designs and are perfect for single families. The land is suitable for planting crops and raising livestock and features easy access to over 300 miles of hiking trails. Residents have quick and easy access to Charlottesville and Crozet, plus the junction of US 64 and 81 is mere minutes away, allowing Greenwood residents easy travel to Richmond and Staunton.
A Taste of Everything
Greenwood is at the heart of the ever-growing Virginia food and beverage industry. Pollak Vineyards is located in the heart of Greenwood and boasts 31 acres of French vinifera on a 98-acre farm. Other highly regarded wineries, including Veritas Vineyards, Grace Estate Winery, and Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards, are all less than 10 miles away. Area breweries such as Starr Hill, Pro Re Nata, and Basic City are also mere minutes away.