Fry's Spring neighborhood

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Fry's Spring

County Area Residential Area
District City of Charlottesville
Size 488.64 acres [1]

Elementary Jackson Via
Middle Buford and Walker
High School Charlottesville HS

Other Attributes
Water Public
Sewer Public
Bus Route Yes
Gated No

Neighborhood Features
Southern Rail Road, Fifth Street Extended and Moore’s Creek bound the neighborhood [1]

Neighborhood Recreation
Fry's Spring Beach Club

Natural Amenities
Azalea Park

HOA Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association
Website FSNA

*Confirm attendance boundaries for individual homes with school divisions

The Fry's Spring Neighborhood is located in the south-west corner of the City of Charlottesville.

For planning purposes, it is one of 18 neighborhoods officially designated by the Department of Neighborhood Development Services.

Landmarks include the Fry's Spring Beach Club, Azalea Park, a bridge carrying Jefferson Park Avenue Extended over the railroad tracks, as well as the service station in the northeast corner of the intersection of JPA/Fontaine Avenue/Maury Avenue.


The neighborhood is a mix of single-family residential and student housing, and many in the Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association feel their community is under attack from growth in Albemarle County. However, the City's rezoning in 2003 also created a demand for in-fill development. It is known for its unique architecture[2].

Parts of the neighborhood are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [3]

The median on JPA Extended is the former alignment for a railway that carried a trolley to the Fry's Spring Beach Club. [4]

Notable events

  • November 11, 1955 – A Southern Railway conductor was fined $10 for blocking the railway crossing at Shamrock Road. At the hearing, the trainmaster for Southern Railway said the company had offered to build a bridge across the railway but City Council had declined and asked for signal lights instead. Residents at the time had not wanted the bridge. [5]
  • November 13, 1961Charlottesville Planning Commission meets on a rare Monday night in order to make quorum. They consider a request from R.E. Lee and Son to allow building and masonry contractors in B-2 business zones. They wanted to build a garage and tool room at its offices at the corner of Preston Avenue and Tenth Street. They also took up a request to add 66 lots to the Azalea Gardens neighborhood south of Harris Road. [6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Featured Neigborhood: Fry's Spring" In Our Backyard (Feb. 2007). City of Charlottesville. Retrieved 11 June 2009.
  2. Web. A look at some the area's interesting, unusual homes, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, October 10, 2010, retrieved October 11, 2010.
  3. Web. Current Announcements, Board of Architectural Review, City of Charlottesville, retrieved December 7, 2014.
  4. Web. [ Fry’s Spring Neighborhood Historic Survey], Maral S. Kalbian, Preliminary Information Form, July 2010, retrieved February 1, 2020.
  5. Print: Trainman Fined for Blocking R.R. Crossing at Shamrock Road,, Daily Progress, Lindsay family November 11, 1955, Page 3.
  6. Web. Planning Body Will Take Up Zoning Change, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, November 11, 1961, retrieved November 11, 2022. Print. November 11, 1961 page 9.

External links

Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association website

Surrounding neighborhoods