Welcome to fabulous Fluvanna County! Located in Piedmont Plateau and characterized by gently rolling hills and mature forests. Centrally located just 25 miles east of Charlottesville, 60 miles west of Richmond and 120 miles south of Washington DC.
Centrally located in the heart of Virginia, Fluvanna County is about 25 miles east of Charlottesville, 60 miles west of Richmond, 120 miles south of Washington, D.C. and within 45 miles of the famous Skyline Drive. Fluvanna County is bounded on the south by the James River, which separates it from Buckingham and Cumberland Counties. It is bounded on the west by Albemarle County, on the north by Louisa County and on the east by Goochland County.
Fluvanna County is located in the Piedmont Plateau Physiographic Province and is characterized by gently rolling hills. Covering 282 square miles, two-thirds of the county’s land is forested, with most open land devoted to farming and grazing. Elevations above sea level range from around 200 feet at the Town of Columbia to about 550 feet at Zion Crossroads.
The number of new businesses in Fluvanna County is growing faster than anywhere else in Central Virginia. Its population is growing more than four times faster than the state’s is, making it the second-fastest growing county in Virginia. Fluvanna is one of the few counties in Virginia that doesn’t levy a Business, Professional, and Occupational License (BPOL) tax, also known as the gross receipts tax. In close proximity to major markets, Richmond is 54 miles to the east; Charlottesville is 25 miles west; Washington, D.C., is 100 miles northeast; and the port city of Norfolk is 147 miles southeast.
While forestry and agriculture are still important components of Fluvanna County's economy, a growing retail and service sector is emerging. Commercial activity within the county-strategically positioned on the I-64 corridor between Richmond and Charlottesville-centers on Fork Union, Lake Monticello, Palmyra, and Zion Crossroads.
Lake Monticello maintains the rural character of Fluvanna County and enhances the “country suburban” character of the community, promote a vibrant quality of life for residents, and plan for the future.
Lake Monticello is served by enhanced commercial areas that are actually village-scaled communities. There are several existing commercial areas just outside of the Lake Monticello gates including Piedmont Village, Crofton Plaza, and Jefferson Center.
Charlottesville and Albemarle County have a combined population of around 117,000, with higher education, tourism, light manufacturing, agriculture, and retail trade constituting their economic base. Over the years, community leaders have done much to preserve the natural beauty and character of Albemarle County. The countryside, especially in the springtime, ranks among the most beautiful sites in the nation.
The countryside offers numerous Civil War sites and historical road-markers detailing more than two hundred years of history. Beautiful estates, bounded by split-rail fences and cedar trees, dot the rolling-hill landscape.
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