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Living in Raintree, Virginia

Raintree is a small community 4.2 miles north of downtown Charlottesville. Just off Seminole Trail, a major thoroughfare that connects locals with the University of Virginia, Raintree is a popular area with students and young families.

Things to Do in Raintree, Virginia

Raintree is close to the Monticello Wine Trail—an area with 30 wineries. Local grapes are grown in the region, and bottles of wine from here are sold around the world; the area is also known for its mountains and forests. Only 3.9 miles from Raintree, sports fans can visit John Paul Jones Arena, home to the Virginia Cavaliers men's and women's basketball teams.

Raintree is a short drive from several famous attractions in Charlottesville, including Historic Downtown Mall—a huge city-center shopping hub with restaurants and bars—Shenandoah National Park, and Carter Mountain Orchard. Nature lovers can also check out Ivy Creek, Pen Park and McIntire Park, three large green spaces with picnic areas and wildlife observation areas. Raintree residents come here to spend time with their families and enjoy the stunning scenery.

Real Estate in Raintree, Virginia

Raintree is largely made up of single-family detached homes and townhomes with lavishly landscaped gardens and driveways. Many families live in the community, and lots of residents commute to work. Major employers in the Charlottesville metropolitan area include the UVA Health Services Foundation, State Farm Insurance, the U.S. government, and Martha Jefferson Hospital. Raintree is also located close to several schools, such as Charlottesville High School and Woodbrook Elementary School.

Transportation in Raintree, Virginia

Raintree is about 6.5 miles from Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, which connects residents to Philadelphia, Chicago, and other major hubs. No bus or train services operate in Raintree, but nearby Charlottesville has both an Amtrak and Greyhound station. U.S. Route 250, which is located south of Raintree, provides residents with speedy access to Fluvanna and Goochland counties, as well as the city of Richmond.


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  • Raintree is a pet-friendly community with many quiet roads that are appreciated by both dog walkers and nature lovers.
  • Many retail outlets and restaurants are located on Seminole Trail, including fashion flagships and independent stores, as well as burger bars, fast food chains, and Italian eateries. The bulk of these businesses are within walking distance of Raintree.


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