Living in Forest Lakes, Charlottesville, VA | Real Estate Overview | Long & Foster

Living in Forest Lakes, Virginia

Bordered by the Seminole Trail to the east and surrounded by the neighborhoods of Terrybrook, Chesterfield, and Hollymead, Forest Lakes is a planned community with 1,400 homes. It is divided into two sections: North and South. U.S. Route 29 provides residents with speedy access to downtown Charlottesville and the University of Virginia.

Things to Do in Forest Lakes, Virginia

Residents flock to Forest Lakes Farmer's Market, which runs on Tuesdays, April through October. The market sells local products, such as meat, herbs, flowers, and vegetables, and it attracts people from across the Charlottesville metropolitan area. The Forest Lakes Pavilion hosts regular events for local residents, including regular coffee meetups.

About four miles to the north, Chris Greene Lake Park spans 120 acres and has fishing and boating facilities. Another popular spot is the city's largest park, Pen Park, with a golf course and sports fields, and is about seven miles away.

Real Estate in Forest Lakes, Virginia

Forest Lakes consists of single-family homes, townhouses, and duplexes. Many addresses have mountain views and landscaped gardens. The Forest Lakes community has six lakes, biking routes, 10 tennis courts, two soccer fields, two basketball courts, two swimming pools, and a fitness center. There are also miles of wooded walking paths.

Transportation in Forest Lakes, Virginia

Although there are no bus or train services in Forest Lakes, the community is about 10 miles from downtown Charlottesville, where you can find an Amtrak and Greyhound station. The community is minutes from Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, which connects residents with major cities, including Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.


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  • With its many wooded paths, Forest Lakes is a great community for those who enjoy biking, walking, and running in the outdoors.
  • Residents enjoy shopping for fresh seasonal produce at the Forest Lakes Farmer's Market. 


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