- The National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC): NGIC’s mission is to produce all-source integrated intelligence on foreign ground forces and support combat technologies to ensure that U.S. forces and other decision makers will always have a decisive edge on any battlefield.
- Charlottesville is benefiting in a big way from the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) progress, as many Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) organizations are moving/have relocated to this area at NGIC.
- MicroAire Surgical Instruments, with 130 employees; R&D and headquarters facility for surgical instruments manufacturer, located along Airport Road.
- CACI Enterprise Solutions, Inc., with 112 local employees; A global consulting firm, providing IT and network solutions to the federal government.
- NIITEK, with 130 local employees; A leading developer of robot and vehicle-mounted mine detection systems using advanced ground penetrating radar and metal detection technologies.
- Northrop Grumman, with 80 local employees; A global aerospace and defense company and the world’s largest shipbuilder.
- PRA International, with 360 local employees; Regional headquarters for full-service contract clinical research organization.
- Hollymead Town Center, with Harris Teeter Grocery, Target, Kohl’s (opening Fall 2011), and all sorts of national and local retailers and restaurants (5-10 minutes)
- Stonefield, with Trader Joe’s, Pottery Barn, Regal IMAX Theaters, and many restaurants
- Rio Hill Shopping and immediate area, with Kroger Grocery, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lowe’s, WalMart, and Sam’s Club (15 minutes)
- Albemarle Square, with a branch of the JMRL public library (15-20 minutes)
- Fashion Square Mall, the area’s only enclosed shopping center, with Sears, Belk, and JC Penney (15-20 minutes)
- Barracks Road Shopping Center, the area’s higher-end shopping, includes locally-owned boutique shops and gourmet-to-go, along with some of the national restaurant chains, Kroger and Harris Teeter grocery stores, an Old Navy, Michael’s, Barnes & Noble’s, and more (15-20 minutes)
- Charlottesville Downtown Pedestrian Mall, the best selection of restaurants in the area, art and craft galleries, unique and interesting retailers, and the best place to find entertainment in the area (20-25 minutes)
600 Ridgemont Road, Earlysville Heights
All-brick ranch at Earlysville Heights $250,000 with detached garage…
This new listing in Earlysville is such wonderful opportunity. 3 bedrooms and 2 updated full baths, beautiful living room with hardwood floors and the 15′ x 15′ family room features a masonry fireplace with (removable) woodstove insert. The updated kitchen adjoins a pretty, formal dining room.
There is a very special, bonus 24′ x 18′ detached garage, which could be anyone’s dream garage, potting shed and storage, workshop, studio, whatever strikes their fancy.
For details or to preview, call me! Virginia Gardner, 434-981-0871, or email email@example.com
We had a relatively drag-y sort of winter… you know, the type that seems to not want to end. We had just a couple of heavy snows, and the rest of the winter was dry and cold. A week ago, I was beginning to prepare the beds for upcoming vegetable planting, and I wondered if my Lilacs were dead. Two days later, after a bit of warmth and rain, and WOW… everything is popping out all over.
I’m often asked why we love Earlysville. We’ve lived in the Earlysville area for over twenty years, and we fully intend to stay here until we can no longer physically take care of our property. So… why? For us, and for many neighbors with whom I speak, it’s because Earlysville offers that rare combination of rural ambiance and the convenience to all levels of shopping and dining that one might expect in a more metropolitan area. Families can find neighborhoods in all price ranges (search all available homes in the Earlysville area), in a great variety of home styles, and all on larger lot sizes, from 1 acre to as many as you might like. Read More
Aside from showing real estate on Saturday morning, most of our Memorial Day weekend was spent working in our gardens. On Saturday, following installation of a deer fence, we enjoyed a cold beverage while we looked over the fruit of our labors. Our afternoon was made complete by the visit of three balloons, one of which we videotaped.
There’s nothing quite like the peace of a drifting balloon; yet another joy of living in the Charlottesville area.
The Beauty of Bleak House Road in Earlysville, VA
There are many beautiful spots throughout Albemarle County, and the Bleak House Road area of Earlysville is one of them. We enjoy long walks down a lovely rural road, one with beauty, peace and neighborliness.