About Our Neighborhood
The neighborhood was originally a suburb of the City, until it was annexed in the 1960’s. The area has many ornate homes on large lots. It is primarily single-family residential, but has other prominent features including schools and recreation areas.
Constructed in 1962, Greenbrier Elementary School is located in the neighborhood and serves as the primary school for children in the northern neighborhoods in Charlottesville. The neighborhood also includes Charlottesville High School and the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center, which serve the educational and cultural needs of young adults in the community.
Charlottesville High School was built in 1974 to replace Lane High School, currently the Albemarle County office building. Greenbrier Park, located near the Elementary school, is a natural recreation area for residents of the neighborhood and has become an important recreation area for the entire city. McIntire Park, located north of the 250 Bypass, also serves as a recreation area for residents as well as the Charlottesville High School grounds.
McIntire Park contains softball fields and picnic areas and serves as the fireworks site for regional festivals. Residents use Charlottesville High School grounds after hours for many types of recreational activities. Seminole Square Shopping Center borders the neighborhood and offers a variety of retail and grocery venues.