Charlottesville golf communities are one of the most popular places to buy a home in the Charlottesville Virginia area. With the popularity of the game of golf buying a golf course home is always in demand. the oldest golf community in Charlottesville and Albemarle County is Farmington.
Farmington is located in Albemarle County just about one mile west of Charlottesville Virginia. This highly desirable location adds to the community's popularity.
Farmington which is the grand dame of the Charlottesville golf communities centers around the historic Farmington Country Club. Farmington was a 4,000 acre estate dating back to the mid 1700s. The origional ssection of the club house boasts an octagonal addition which was designed by Thomas Jefferson. In 1929 what was then a 1000 acre estate was developed into a country club with the origional manor house at its heart.
Farmington as any Charlottesville golf community is centered around its excellent golf course. The club boasts 27 holes of golf with its origional 18 hole course and a newer less challenging additional 9 holes which is popular with beginners or those desiring a more casual experience.
Tennis is also a priority at Farmington with 15 outdoorcourts, 6 of which are lighted, 3 indoor courts and 3 platform tennis courts. A fitness center and an aquatic center with a 25 meter lap pool and a 12 foot diving well round out the athletic venues.
Farmington Country Club has the destinction of being one of the oldest private clubs in Virginia. In addition to the sporting events the club has a complete and varied social calendar and even includes a ballroom. Dining opportunities abound in the Farmington Grill, Terrace Room, main dining room, and pool snack bar.
Farmington is a community of stately, classically designed homes situated on large lots. Many of the homes were built in the fifties and sixties and often have been updated since then. However they are known for quality construction and craftsmanship.
At this time there are two Farmington homes actively listed on the Charlottesville Virginia real estate market. The homes are priced at $1,450,000 and $1,999,000 and sit on 1.8 acres and 2.3 acres.
During the past 12 months Farmington homes sold. The homes sold for $1,465,000, $1,950,000 and $2,247,250 and the lots ranged in sixe from 1.2 acres to 3.85 acres.
If you would like a home in a Charlottesville golf community, you might want to consider looking at a Farmington home.
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First published on Charlottesville Real Estate Talk.