There are several housing options in Charlottesville. While most students tend to live off-Grounds, U.Va. offers limited housing options for students who want to live on campus.

Use the guide below to learn more about neighborhoods around Charlottesville and find student recommended housing.

You can also view available housing opportunities from Darden alumni and trusted members of the community on the Admitted Student Blog.

Close to Darden

Distance from Darden: 5 minute walk

Ivy Gardens, Huntington Village and The Pavilion at North Grounds are home to the vast majority of Darden students. They offer a range of options from dorm-like accommodations to larger townhomes. There are several housing options on or near Barracks Road and Lewis Mountain Road.

Rugby Road/Preston Avenue/The Corner

Distance from Darden: ~5 minute drive

Centrally located between the Downtown Mall and Darden, this neighborhood offers several house, townhouse and apartment options. Please note that there are a lot of undergraduates living in this area, so it is potentially noisy at times dependent upon your exact location.

Hospital/Jefferson Park Avenue (JPA)

Distance from Darden: ~5 minute drive

This area includes a variety of housing options that put you in close proximity to the football stadium. Undergraduates rent houses in this area, but it tends to be a bit quieter than the Rugby Road and Corner areas.

Downtown Mall/Midtown/Belmont

Distance from Darden: ~10 minute drive

Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, Main Street and Belmont areas have numerous restaurants, shops and music venues. Undergraduates do not tend to live here, so this area feels more mature and more cosmopolitan than the areas closer to UVA.

Charlottesville Countryside

Distance from Darden: ~10-30 minute drive

You can’t go wrong in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Charlottesville! Options range from renting or buying houses to complexes, such as the Woodlands and Jefferson Ridge Apartments.

U.Va. Student Housing

Distance from Darden: ~5 minute walk

The University offers limited housing at Copeley III, Copeley Hill and University Gardens. The economical price makes for great demand and a waiting list. U.Va. expects four people to occupy each 2-bedroom apartment in Copeley III. Copeley Hill and University Gardens are available only to students with children.

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