Greene County, Virginia Real Estate
The real estate in Greene County, Virginia is attracting many people from Charlottesville, Harrisonburg and Culpeper. Contact Virginia Estates for the expertise you want while searching for your future home in central Virginia.
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Located just north of Albemarle County off of 29 North, Greene County offers an array of home-owning opportunities. Whether you are a current local, Charlottesville commuter or even looking for a pristine vacation property to escape to. Standardsville can offer a unique family oriented neighborhood coupled with large, beautiful, affordable homes. Ruckersville is a fantastic option if you are looking for an area that is smaller, but expanding. If you are looking to buy a home and/or a large tract of land, Ruckersville is an ideal location. Barboursville is a 30 minute drive to Charlottesville, and is part of Virginia wine country, with five existing wineries. These are just a few of the areas within Greene County real estate.
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History of Greene County, Virginia
The modern day history of Greene County begins in August 1716. This is approximately when Governor Spotswood and his knights made their way through the Blue Ridge Mountains on a historic expedition. It is, as tradition has it, that the governor gave his followers golden horseshoes right outside of Standardsville.
Greene County was named after Nathanael Greene. Greene earned his reputation in the Revolutionary War, in which he began as a militia private, the lowest of the low, and emerged at the end as an officer. Not just any officer, it was said that Greene was one of George Washington's most gifted and dependable officers.
Since then, over 14,000 acres of county land has been acquired by the State and given to the Federal Government for the creation of the Shenandoah National Park. This acreage is located in and around the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park displaced just under 300 people, but now has become a popular hiking and camping destination that stretches along through several counties.
Cities, towns, and Communities in Greene County
The largest communities in Greene County are Standardsville, Ruckersville and Twin Lakes. Standardsville, though not that largest, is the county seat and is home the Greene County Courthouse. Ruckersville lies in the rural outskirts of Charlottesville. Ruckersville lies amidst mountains and farmland, and is the perfect place to buy a home for those looking for a place to live and commute to work in Charlottesville. Twin Lakes is known for the Twin Lakes State Park and offers the full array of swimming, hiking, mountain biking and equestrian activities.
The other communities in Greene County include:
- St. George
- Shady Grove
- Simmons Gap
- Upper Pocosin
- Williams Fork
Parks and Recreation in Greene County, Virginia
Beauty in the great outdoors is something that Greene County has an abundance of. Being located in and near the Blue Ridge Mountains certainly has its perks. No matter what activity you want to get into, Greene County has a large variety that can suit every desire and season and age.
- The Highlands Golf Park
- The Greene Hills Golf Club
- Pirate Pete's Mini Golf
- Greene County Community Park
- Shenandoah National Park
- Rapidan Wildlife Management Area
- Skyline Drive
- South River Loop
- Bacon Hollow Trail
In addition to outdoor activities, Greene has a plethora of activities to keep you entertained. Explore Greene is a great site to visit to check out all there is to do. To give you an idea, here is a quick list of things to keep you occupied: antiques, artisans & pottery, dining, historic sites, lodging, shopping, farms, inns, and wineries.
Schools in Greene County, Virginia
If you have a family or are thinking about starting a family, schooling is something that will at one point be of importance in your life. Greene County is fairly small, so there are not many schools to choose from within the county.
Greene County Public Schools is complete with six schools. Three of these are elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and one technical education center.
Private schools exist in and around Greene County, here are a few of them: Blue Ridge School, Free Union Country School, Grymes Memorial School, and Woodberry Forest School.