North Downtown

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About Our Neighborhood
North Downtown includes the Downtown Mall and the areas north of the Mall, including the Park Street area and the McIntire Road area. The neighborhood is situated between the CSX railroad and the 250 bypass. Ridge-McIntire Road and the Norfolk Southern railroad form the western edge of North Downtown. In addition to the Downtown Mall mixed commercial/ residential area, the city and county courts and government buildings are located in North Downtown. This neighborhood also contains a regional library, a post office, many churches, parks and public open spaces and McGuffy Art Center. North Downtown offers a variety of housing opportunities, including single family homes, condominiums, and apartments. Single Family homes characterize the streets north of High Street, while condominiums and apartment buildings a scattered throughout the southern portion of the neighborhood and surrounding the Downtown Mall. Many historic homes have been lovingly restored for residences throughout the neighborhood and upper stories of commercial buildings have been renovated for apartments.

At the center of the North Downtown neighborhood is historic Court Square, the oldest portion of the City of Charlottesville. Settled around the Albemarle County Courthouse, some of the buildings date to the 1800's. Court Square was the first commercial center. The contemporary heart of the community is the Downtown Mall, a 9 block portion of Main Street which is closed to automobiles. The Downtown Mall, designed by Lawrence Halprin, was constructed in the early 1970's. The Downtown Mall today is home to financial institutions, a variety of restaurants, and an eclectic array of specialty shops and entertainment opportunities. Community festivals and concerts are conducted in the amphitheater at the east end of the Downtown Mall.

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News, Entertainment and Special Events

Charlottesville City Market
Charlottesville Municipal Band
Charlottesville Pavilion
Fridays After Five
Live Arts
The Paramount

Board Meetings Scheduled
Meetings are held at 7pm on the last Thursday of the month at the Central Library
on East Market Street.


The NDRA welcomes all residents of North Downtown as members.
Annual dues are $20 per household. Make checks payable to NDRA, and send to:

North Downtown Residents Association
PO Box 1739
Charlottesville VA 22902

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