Again, most of this is for my reference… Feel free to skip.
In our last episode:
Woodmont Duplex – Not terribly surprising. This was a favorite going in, and seeing it didn’t change our minds at all. The location is good, it’s not a bad neighborhood to get into our out of, just traffic wise. Also, neighborhood is good, area is nice, we’d be near a good grocery store, etc. Lots of things going for it.
12th Street – This has the advantage of being less than a mile from where we are now. We wouldn’t be changing any of our habits for shopping, etc… Still very close commute to David’s job. Space makes us a bit nervous, as the street it’s on is very narrow, and there’s not a lot of room for parking.
Cling Ln – A surprising favorite. Crozet is a 20 minute drive to David’s work to the west, and as we were driving into Crozet proper, it looked kinda… sketchy. But the neighborhood is nice, the house is *adorable* and it’s got a lot of the things we really like. Downsides being the price being a bit higher than we want, so it would be depending on the seller accepting a lower offer, as well as the fact we’d need to do things like shop in Charlottesville. (Sorry, Crozet ValU-Mart, you’re not where I want to do the majority of my grocery shopping..)
Woodlands Rd – Mostly to take a look at. It’s cute, it’s a bit out of town, and we’re both bummed there’s no interior pics.
Orangedale – Need to see mainly for the neighborhood. It’s very near our last house, and the neighborhood could either be shady or fine… we don’t know enough to tell just by google maps.
Rosa Terrace – THIS has a major dose of the cutes. It’s tiny, and would definitively only be a starter home, but the neighborhood is one of the better ones in the downtown area, mainly filled with people in our situation and retired empty nesters. And there’s just something so inviting about the awesome garden and the HOUSE FULL OF BOOKS.
Main St Scottsville – The one thing that would convince David to take 30+ min to his commute… a 35 min commute for a house with a NAME and on the historic registry.