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Nelson County, VA

Experience the scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains here at Nelson County. Its rugged landscape and vivid colors will captivate anyone who sets foot in its dramatic terrain.

But the county has more than just natural beauty going for it – anyone who has lived in its towns and cities will attest to the strong community spirit that can be found here.

Get ready to block your calendar for festivals and community events like the James River Batteau Festival, the Rockfish Valley Foundation Kite Festival, and more. Joining these events will make you feel like you’ve lived in the county your whole life.

Real estate in Nelson County, VA

Nelson County is made up of the following cities and unincorporated

  • Lovingston
  • Schuyler
  • Afton
  • Arrington
  • Faber
  • Gladstone
  • Montebello
  • Nellysford
  • Norwood
  • Piney River
  • Roseland
  • Shipman
  • Tyro

The housing market consists mostly of single-family homes and condos.Vacant land is also available.

Most homes have 3 to 4 bedrooms, enough to accommodate a growing family.Carpet flooring, cherry wood cabinets, granite counter tops, and stainless steelappliances are common features.

It’s also typical for condo complexes to have shared amenities like swimmingpools, saunas, tennis courts, basketball courts, and clubhouses.The most coveted homes command stunning views of the mountains, as well as of putting greens in golf course communities like Devils Knob in Roseland.

If you think your next home should be in Nelson County, feel free to get in touch with Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate at 804-288-1400 or

Led by the top four agents in VA, SRMFRE is here to modernize the buyingand selling process in Central and East VA.

Attractions and activities in and around Nelson County, VA

  • George Washington National Forest

    Named for the first US president, this forest sprawls across 1.8 million acres of public land holdings, some of which can be found in Virginia and West Virginia.

    The national forest offers numerous hiking, camping, picnicking, horsebackriding, and fishing opportunities. Recuperate from the long work week by reconnecting with nature here at George Washington National Forest.

  • Rockfish Valley Loop Trail System

    The natural surface trails in the Rock Valley Loop span six miles and are idealfor hiking and bird watching. The trails also provide access to Reid’s Creek and the Rockfish River’s South Fork – let nature’s beauty engulf you as you enjoy spectacular views of the water.

  • Rockfish Gap

    This wind gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains offers seasonal hawk-watchingopportunities. Admire these majestic birds from one of the most scenic placesin Virginia.

  • Humpback Rock

    This large greenstone outcrop is located near the peak of Humpback Mountain. It lies along the Blue Ridge Parkway and encompasses 800 miles.At an elevation of 3,080 feet, it’s the perfect spot for sightseeing. It also has ahistoric significance, having served as a landmark for wagon trains in the 1840s.

  •  Crabtree Falls

    Hikers can enjoy views of the cascading waters of Crabtree Falls from anoverlook of just about 700 feet. The more adventurous ones can venture toother overlooks, such as the one at the peak of Crabtree Meadows andanother one at the Appalachian Trail, which is roughly half a mile from
    Crabtree Meadows.

    The falls are made up of five large cascades and several smaller ones thatplummet from a distance of 1,200 feet, making it the highest vertical drop eastof the Mississippi River.

  • Nelson County Farmers Market

    Buy fresh produce, cheese, baked goods, and coffee at the farmers market, which traditionally takes place on Saturdays from May to October.Participating vendors include Big Arms Farm and Caromont Farm.

Living in Nelson County brings you close to all these recreational opportunities. Contact SRMFRE today for unmatched service as you explore the localhousing market.

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