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County Area Charlottesville

Middle Buford Middle School
High School Charlottesville High School

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*Confirm attendance boundaries for individual homes with school divisions

Fifeville is a city-designated neighborhood in southwest Charlottesville. Many of its residents have called for a small-area plan to be conducted to guide future development. [1]

There is a Fifeville Neighborhood Association.

Welcome sign on Cherry Avenue


Nearly triangular in shape, the northeastern corner is the intersection of the CSX east-west railroad tracks and Ridge Street. From this point, the southeastern border is Ridge and 5th Street Extended until it meets Rock Creek at the neighborhood's southernmost point. Rock Creek is the southwestern boundary, back to the northwestern corner at the CSX tracks, which form the northern boundary.

The city further divides Fifeville into the Forest Hills, Orangedale, and Greenstone on 5th neighborhoods.[citation needed]


The neighborhood contains Tonsler Park, Forest Hills Park, and Fifeville Park.


Fifeville students attend Buford Middle School. Other resources for neighborhood kids include the Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center and the Boys and Girls Club.


Cherry Avenue is the main corridor, running approximately east-west. Prospect Avenue also carries traffic at peak hour. [citation needed]

The railroad tracks to the north create a significant barrier to pedestrians between the neighborhood and UVa just across these tracks. [2].

Development and redevelopment

Parts of the neighborhood are part of the Fifeville-Castle Hill Historic District.

Planning studies

A Cherry Avenue redevelopment plan was passed in 2005, and the Grove Square development was the first site plan approved to take advantage of the rezoning. [4]

The city was the Priority Neighborhood in the city's Community Development Block Grant and funds were spent on a partial streetscape. [5]

In the summer of 2016, the Charlottesville Planning Commission toured many areas for a potential small area plan. They visited Cherry Avenue on June 28, 2016. [6]

A Cherry Avenue Small Area Plan has been developed by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission.


  1. Web. Fifeville neighborhood wants small-area plan for Cherry Avenue, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 20, 2016, retrieved January 11, 2017.
  2. Web. Track marks: These lines change lives, Wesley Hottot, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, May 30 2002, retrieved May 2 2011.
  3. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, April 1, 1991.
  4. Web. Mixed-use development near UVA medical center moves forward, Staff Reports, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, July 28, 2008, retrieved January 22, 2021.
  5. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, January 3, 2012.
  6. Web. Planners tour Cherry Avenue in advance of hotel groundbreaking, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 29, 2016, retrieved February 21, 2021.

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