This is my first post in my Albemarle Horse Country blog.
Albemarle County is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is the county surrounding Charlottesville, Virginia. This is an area of rolling hills and pastoral scenery set in front of a mountain backdrop. There are numerous horse farms and large and small estates. There are also residential developments in a country setting with varying lot sizes.
The largest employer in the area is the University of Virginia which makes for a stable economy. The presence of the University also provides for a wealth of cultural activities. In addition opportunities abound for enjoying the outdoors from horseback riding, foxhunting, hiking, cycling, golf, tennis, soccer, lacrosse…the list goes on.
The area also has an extensive historical tradition and boasts being the home of three presidents.
Cental Virginia has a moderate climate with four distinct seasons and is a region of great natural beauty.
In succeeding posts I will explore the many features and events that life in Charlottesville, and Albemarle County has to offer.
Come home to Virginia.