The Top 5 Luxury Farm & Estate Communities Close to Charlottesville

The Charlottesville area may be best known for its luxury farm and estates. These communities typically offer more space, more privacy, and more custom features than the neighborhoods in town, which is why luxury home buyers often search for their grand estate homes in nearby Keswick, Ivy, or Crozet in Albemarle County.

Looking for the best of these grand rural neighborhoods? Here are our 5 favorites.

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5. Hyland Ridge — Charlottesville, VA

Hyland Ridge is one of the newest communities to be built in the Charlottesville area. It’s located adjacent to the Fontana luxury neighborhood and just 10 minutes from Downtown Charlottesville. Lots range anywhere from half an acre to 21 acres, with more luxuries available in The Reserve at Hyland Ridge subdivision.

Why It’s a Top Pick: It has the ideal location of a neighborhood in town but all the space of a community in the country.

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4. Frays Grant — Earlysville, VA

Frays Grant offers even more space than Hyland Ridge: 2 to 65 acres! This new residential development offers all types of home styles, from farm houses to French Provincial, and an array of attractive home features. Soapstone countertops, dual vanities, and recessed lighting are just some of the luxuries available.

Why It’s a Top Pick: Blue Ridge Mountain views and privacy. But despite its seclusion, anything you need is just a short drive away.

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3. Keswick Estate — Keswick, VA

Million-dollar estate homes are prevalent in this gated community. Along with the views and privacy of the Albemarle County countryside, Keswick Estate features the Pete Dye-designed Full Cry golf course, spa services, a state-of-the-art fitness center, outdoor trails, and more.

Why It’s a Top Pick: It has the charm of the English countryside with the enjoyments of a resort.

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2. Ragged Mountain Farm — Charlottesville, VA

What’s not to love about a luxury farm and estate community with 3- to 100-acre lots, idyllic views, luxury finishes, and a location close to the best wineries in Albemarle County? Ragged Mountain Farm is the perfect picture of an upscale rural neighborhood in our area.

Why It’s a Top Pick: With just 40 lots, Ragged Mountain Farm is the ultimate country retreat.

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1. Handley Farm Estates — Afton, VA

Handley Farm Estates is a brand new luxury farm and estate community that is nestled against a large conservation easement. Charlottesville’s best attractions and Albemarle County’s best wineries are nearby for easy access. There are just 9 remaining lots available for sale.

Why It’s a Top Pick: You can still create your dream home in the Albemarle County countryside.

Let’s Make Your Move Much Easier

There are many farm and estate communities in the Charlottesville area that have the space, luxury features, and location you desire. But we can help you narrow your search and choose your favorite home.

Call us today at (434) 296-9860 or email and let’s talk about what you are looking for in your dream home.