Spring Creek, an all-inclusive community with something for everyone, is just 15 minutes from downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. Conveniently located in central Virginia, Spring Creek offers wonderful vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Everyday essentials are nearby, and shopping, dining, entertainment and education are all within easy reach. Spring Creek’s excellent location also offers easy access to some of the best healthcare in the Commonwealth.
There is always something to do in and around Spring Creek’s sprawling 900+ acres. It offers the best of all worlds. The community has miles of walking trails, nationally recognized golf, and exceptional amenities. And there's plenty for active adults to do in Charlottesville, VA and the surrounding region. This area has world-renowned historic sites, scenic parks, and waterways for outdoor fun, family-friendly activities, arts and culture everywhere, guided tours, and accessible experiences for those with different abilities and needs. Active adults who love the great outdoors should feel right at home in Spring Creek. The vibrant local economy and excellent healthcare facilities make this a perfect retirement choice.
Right outside your doorstep is the fast-growing town of Zion Crossroads. As the literal intersection of U.S. Route 15, U.S. Route 250 and Interstate 64, this area is a great jumping-off point for a variety of adventures. Green Springs National Historic Landmark District, a U.S. National Historic Landmark, is about 2.5 miles north. Less than an hour away is Lake Anna State Park, offering camping, hiking trails, boating, fishing, swimming, and much more.
Charlottesville and its surrounding counties have the largest concentration of wineries in Virginia. The Market at Grelen, just 30 minutes away, is set on a 600-acre tree nursery in nearby Somerset. It features a year-round nursery, hiking trails, pick-your-own fruits and veggies, as well as local beer, wine, and cider. Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall is considered one of the finest urban parks in the country. It features a vibrant collection of shops and restaurants located in historic buildings on and around old Main Street in Charlottesville.
And of course, Charlottesville’s two most famous sites are Monticello and the University of Virginia (UVA). Monticello is one of the South’s best museums, with stunning gardens and grounds, an incredible home, and more. Founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, UVA is consistently ranked among the best public universities in the U.S.
Zion Crossroads and Charlottesville are located to the east of the Shenandoah Valley, which begins at the top of Virginia and is approximately 140 miles long. With the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Allegheny Mountains to the west, this region is one of America’s original frontiers. The Shenandoah Valley is closely associated with Shenandoah National Park. Opened in 1935, the park encompasses nearly 200,000 acres along the Blue Ridge Mountains and can be accessed through the towns of Waynesboro, Luray, and Front Royal. The famous Appalachian Trail winds through the region, including a long stretch within Shenandoah National Park. There are also options to float through the Shenandoah Valley in canoes and kayaks.
Just 45 minutes or so from Charlottesville is one of America’s treasures - the Blue Ridge Parkway. It starts near Waynesboro, just outside Shenandoah National Park, then heads through Rockfish Gap, Virginia. The Parkway is 469 miles long, and takes you all the way to Cherokee, North Carolina, close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The slow-paced and relaxing drive is ideal for a 55-plus adventure, offering a continuous parade of stunning vistas of the rugged mountains and the pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands. The drive can vary throughout the year, as can the activities such as hiking, bicycling, picnicking, and camping. The Blue Ridge Parkway connects Great Smoky Mountains National Park with Shenandoah National Park, and encompasses some of the oldest examples of both prehistoric and early European settlements.