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Lake Monticello

Welcome to Lake Monticello

Lake Monticello is a private community on the hillside of Central Virginia, not far from Charlottesville. This community sits on a gorgeous 350-acre lake formed by a dam on the Rivanna River. It wasn’t until 1965, when Hurricane Camille swept through the area, that the lake was filled. Today it’s the perfect spot for boating, fishing, water skiing, and swimming, with several beaches, picnic areas, boat docks, and a marina. There’s a separate pond in the community, Tufton Lake, specifically for fishing. Its proximity to Charlottesville and Richmond makes it perfect for commuters.

This gated community has more than 4,200 homes, all custom-built. Lot sizes range from a quarter-acre to one acre and offer custom landscaping options. Those interested in purchasing a home and joining this exclusive community will contribute to the Lake Monticello Owner’s Association dues. These dues help provide maintenance to the community. Between the stunning beauty of the area and the luxury amenities and homes found here, it’s easy to see why residents love living in Lake Monticello.



What to Love

  • A variety of luxury amenities
  • A gorgeous lake
  • Stunning, custom-built homes
  • Access to high-end shopping and dining



Local Lifestyle

Residents of this 3,500-acre community love the amenities, which include tennis courts, a swimming pool, playgrounds, picnic areas, softball fields, and an expansive clubhouse. Those who love golf will also enjoy the 18-hole, 72-par PGA championship golf course on-site. The 22 miles of shoreline along the lake provide ample outdoor recreation for those who enjoy fishing, sailing, water skiing, and swimming. There are also five sandy beaches for swimming, as well as picnic sites and barbecue areas. Access to Charlottesville offers various shopping and dining options, historical sites, and natural beauty.



Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Just outside of Lake Monticello are various locally-owned restaurants, boutique shopping, fitness centers, salons and spas, and historical attractions to enjoy. Access to Charlottesville offers upscale shopping and fine dining with the Downtown Mall.

The golf club features Lakeside Restaurant, a refined place with a simple menu and unique local touches. In addition to their delightful menu, they offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere, live music, monthly wine dinners, and holiday events.

Nearby in Charlottesville, Mas is a lovely upscale option offering Spanish tapas and wine. The eclectic atmosphere and lively music make this a fun choice for any occasion. C & O is an excellent spot for refined French food. The serene setting features brick walls and barn wood, exceptional service, and food like nothing you’ve ever tasted.



Things to Do

Since Lake Monticello is in the heart of Virginia wine country, residents have an excellent selection to choose from. Nearby you’ll find Trump Winery, an expansive estate on the Monticello Wine Trail with tours, dining, and tastings. 

The Lake Monticello Golf Course is a semi-private establishment known as the “shot maker’s golf course” because it requires strategic shot placement and accuracy. Residents and visitors love this stunning 18-hole course despite the tight fairways and strategically placed bunkers. If you’re looking for a challenge, this is the perfect place.

Residents also enjoy the Ashlawn Clubhouse with a pool, snack bar, swimming lessons, and a championship swim team. This community-exclusive spot has casual and formal dining options and daily activities. You’ll enjoy book clubs, dance lessons, painting classes, and more. If you prefer to be outdoors, the ample recreation with the lake and parks will suit you.

If you enjoy history, you’ll enjoy Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville. This wonderfully resorted historic location offers self-guided and guided tours where you can explore the expansive grounds and gardens.




Residents of school age in Lake Monticello attend the Fluvanna County Public Schools. Other notable schools in the area include:

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