The picturesque and family friendly community of Lake Monticello is located about 25 minutes South East of Charlottesville in Fluvanna County. Lake Monticello is a 352 acre lake with 22 miles of shoreline surrounded by scenery that is beautiful year round.
Lake Monticello offers all the amenities of a vacation destination within a short commute to Charlottesville. The beautiful main lake may be used for boating activities, including fishing and water skiing and offers lake front and golf front homes. Most of the homes are full time residences but the lake is also a wonderful spot for a vacation home or a weekend retreat.
The community offers the privacy and security which comes from living in a gated environment. There is a full time security force as well as fire and rescue on site. Located right outside the gates you will find many necessities such as, groceries, gas, hardware, and pharmacy, as well as amenities like restaurants and salons.
Lake Monticello Activities and Attractions
The community at Lake Monticello offers numerous opportunities for activities all in a beautiful, well maintained and friendly setting, a most see when looking at Charlottesville Real Estate.
The golf course is a semi-private course of excellent design that is perfect for golfers of all skill levels. Tennis memberships are available for members of the community and give you access to six tennis courts. The Clubhouse is an excellent spot for social events and meetings and offers both casual and formal dining. And of course, the main attraction, the lake itself. The lake is used for boating, fishing and water skiing. Members of the community can enjoy a day at the beach and a picnic at one of the five beaches. Add to all this basketball courts, a baseball field, picnic facilities, walking trails and even horseshoe courts and you may never want to leave.
The James, Hardware and Rivanna Rivers run through Fluvanna County and these rivers as well as Ruritan Lake and abundant natural areas offer excellent opportunities for outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking.
Located half way between Palmyra and Fork Union, is Carysbrook Performing Arts Center which is host to concerts, community theater productions, lectures and other events.
Lake Monticello History and Historical Attractions
Lake Monticello is located in Fluvanna County. According to the Fluvanna Chamber of Commerce website the area which is now Fluvanna County was part of one of the original shires of the Virginia Colony. The county was named for the Fluvanna River, which is the name given to the James River west of Columbia. Fluvanna means “Annie’s River in honor of Queen Anne of England.# of Views : 5131