Located in the western part of Albemarle County, Crozet began as a whistle stop town in the 1870s and has grown to one of the most popular areas in Albemarle. Best known for its small town feel and Blue Ridge views, Crozet features close proximity to golf courses, multiple parks, vineyards, and biking trails. Crozet is perfectly situated at the midway point between Charlottesville and Waynesboro – giving its residents easy access to major shopping, dining, and employment centers in either direction. Designated as an Albemarle County ‘growth area’, the county implemented an award winning Crozet Master Plan in 2001, which has helped to organize residential and commercial growth in Crozet. With several master-planned neighborhoods, multiple new shopping districts, and plans for a new park and library, Crozet is poised for future growth. However, the town hasn’t lost its charm – Downtown Crozet features sidewalks, lamp posts, and local restaurants, including the world famous Crozet Pizza. Crozet offers a wide variety of housing options – from planned neighborhoods to rural farmland. Other towns in the Crozet area include White Hall, Batesville, and Greenwood. These three areas offer countless rural housing options – from historic farms and estates to homes on acre-plus parcels. The Crozet area includes popular destinations such as Beaver Creek and Mint Springs Park, but is just a few miles from Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive.