Charlottesville Halloween 2018

With Halloween about a week away, many houses around town are already sporting skeletons, cobwebs and other decorations, but there is still time to pick up a pumpkin and candy for the trick or treaters.  It’s time once again for a fun annual tradition in Charlottesville, even though it’s on a Wednesday evening this year. Here are some upcoming events to help you ease into the sugar … [Read more...]

Private Schools near Charlottesville

Private Schools near Charlottesville Our area has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. For those who feel like they want their children to be in an atmosphere that offers the smaller class size not commonly seen these days in the public school systems - both city and county - there is a slew of Charlottesville private school options to fit any requirement. Here is a complete list of private … [Read more...]

New Charlottesville County Schools on the horizon?

The Charlottesville/Albemarle County area has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade. This has led to some growing pains for the county schools, in particular, Albemarle High School, and many developers are taking that into account, especially in the popular Rt. 29 North corridor. As of Sept. 2016, Albemarle High School had a student population of 1,987, which is over its official … [Read more...]

Preschools in Charlottesville

Preschools in Charlottesville This is the time of year when parents in our area are making plans for enrolling in preschools for the next school year - which typically starts in early September. While it can seem that all of the options you’re interested in have already filled up for the year by January, there are actually many excellent choices for all age groups - and there are even … [Read more...]

Charlottesville City Schools

Schools are an essential part of learning about any area and Charlottesville City Schools are no exception. Tour homes - Tour schools When looking at real estate, touring homes is important, but it is also extremely important to learn about and tour the schools in that area. This is true in any area you are considering. My Journey to Charlottesville Many of my clients know my personal … [Read more...]

Finding a Charlottesville Home or Finding a Charlottesville School?

Great question! As a father who relocated his family to the Charlottesville area over 12 years ago, I can tell you that I started by looking at schools first. The neighborhood and homes were second and third on my priority list. Many agents will give you the mantra, Location, Location, Location. This is certainly important, but when you are considering location, schools play a very important … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Real Estate can be a little Fishy

Several months ago I started the house hunt with a young couple and their two children. They were familiar with Charlottesville but also had some specific requirements. They wanted excellent schools, a neighborhood and privacy (all within budget). Sometimes a neighborhood and privacy are a dichotomy. Well the hunt was on and we soon found the perfect home, in the school district my clients … [Read more...]

Hollymead School and Homes

We currently (as of this post) have 41 Homes in the Hollymead School area for sale. This is a lot of homes, but they does cover a large area and price range. Hollymead School When looking at real estate in any area it helps to start by evaluating the schools. This is something that all my clients fully understand. Not all schools are alike and just looking at school rankings is not … [Read more...]

Henley Middle School

We currently (as of this post) have 335 Homes in the Henley Middle School area for sale. This is a lot of home, but it does cover a large area and price ranges. Henley Middle School - Home of the Hornets When looking at real estate in any area it helps to start by evaluating the schools. This is something that all my clients fully understand. Not all schools are alike and just looking … [Read more...]

Back to School soon in Charlottesville

School will be starting again soon and most of the kids are excited. When choosing an area to live it makes good sense to consider the schools. This is why I have a direct link to homes by school in the Charlottesville area on our Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions website. Great to have so many choices! … [Read more...]

Western Albemarle-America’s Best High Schools

When looking at Charlottesville Real Estate knowing about schools is very important. Read this column from our local news discussing schools in the area - Newsplex Link This was news to me: "WAHS had a student-teacher ratio of 12.0, the lowest of any Virginia school on the list. "   … [Read more...]

Hollymead Elementary School

We list homes in the Charlottesville Real Estate market and we also add school rankings from greatschools as a reference to our clients. Below are a few of the current listings in Hollymead Elementary School  area. … [Read more...]

announcement – School Closed

Charlottesville School Closing My kids are very excited that School is Closed due to weather.This extended their Christmas Vacation (no reference to the movie) by 2 days and it is a great time for some quality family time! I am also taking the day off of showing homes, got a little paper work to do, but then we are having a family movie! … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Real Estate and Homes with Charles McDonald – School Starts today!

My kids are off to the School Bus as we are starting another exciting year in Charlottesville. The kids are excited and so is Mom and Dad! Searching for a home by school has never been easier … [Read more...]

So why is my Agent so Vague???

It seems like my agent is dancing around my questions. Why is this? Schools – It may sound vague when an agent talks about schools but Buyer and Listing agents can not “steer” a client to or from a school. Crime – I hear it all the time, how is the crime in this area. Again … [Read more...]

Charles I want to find all homes for sale in Henley Middle School, can you help?

Of course I can help. Some time ago, I seat up the capability to do a one-click search based on schools and here is a link for homes in Henley Middle School If you want to see home searches for other schools, just click on the photo above. I also have additional information available. I was asked to do a home search from a client and added it to my site. If you want any additional features, … [Read more...]

Meriwether Lewis Homes to Consider! Stunning Charlottesville Real Estate

Here are all the listing in Meriwether Lewis School District    … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Private Schools

Part 2 of 2 of Charlottesville Schools When you are buying a new home schools are one of the most important decisions. T hey say "Location, Location, Location" but the truth is that location is usually based on schools! Now Private Schools do not have "borders" but you have to take into consideration, driving distance, costs, etc... Each has it's own pluses and minuses... When … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Schools

CHARLOTTESVILLE SCHOOLS When you are buying a new home schools are one of the most important decisions. They say "Location, Location, Location" but the truth is that location is usually based on schools! When discussing schools agents need to keep in mind that we can not "steer" you to or from a school. What we can do is be sure you are armed with enough information to make an "educated" … [Read more...]

Homes in Henley Middle School District – from Charlottesville Real Estate

Looking for that perfect home in the Henley Middle School District? Here is a direct link that is constantly updated.  Give it a try: Homes in Henley Middle School Try setting your own price range … [Read more...]

So you want to know more about the schools in the Charlottesville area?

First of all let me say that you are on the right track. When you are looking to relocate to any area, schools should be a major part of the decision. Some clients will say to me that schools do not matter because they either have no kids or their kids are grown. My response is the same. Schools matter because they drive property values. As long as you are aware of this fact and then you … [Read more...]

The International School of Charlottesville

The International School of Charlottesville The International School of Charlottesville offers preschool education within a foreign language environment. They say that  "The language center in the brain undergoes the greatest development in the first years of life. Exposing a child to a second language at an early age broadens cognitive ability in later years." We all want the best for … [Read more...]

So you want to know more about the schools in our area?

First of all let me say that you are on the right track. When you are looking to relocate to any area, schools should be a major part of the decision. Health for the Americas: Cleanliness Brings Health full movie Pursuit to Algiers video Some clients will say to me that schools do not matter because they either have no kids or their kids are grown. Bulletproof hd My response is the … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Private Schools

Part 2 of 2 of Charlottesville Schools When you are buying a new home schools are one of the most important decisions. T hey say "Location, Location, Location" but the truth is that location is usually based on schools! Now Private Schools do not have "borders" but you have to take into consideration, driving distance, costs, etc... Each has it's own pluses and minuses... When discussing schools … [Read more...]

UVA JAG School

UVA - JAG School (your Real Estate Advocate) Located on the North Grounds at The University of Virginia - UVA is the Judge Advocate General's Legal Center. This is adjoining the University of Virginia School of Law. This legal center is authorized by Congress to award a Master of Laws degree. Judge Advocates from all five armed forces of the United States attend the annual Judge Advocate … [Read more...]

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