Rose Hill

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Rose Hill
Rose Hill Neighborhood
County Area Albemarle
Size 0.18 sq miles
Housing Single-family

Middle Burley Middle School

Other Attributes

*Confirm attendance boundaries for individual homes with school divisions

The Rose Hill neighborhood is located in the center of Charlottesville and was annexed by the city of Charlottesville in 1916. [1] It is home to Washington Park. Most of the properties in the neighborhood are single-family homes.


The neighborhood was once part of the Rose Hill Plantation which was bought by John H. Craven in 1820. After his death, the property was divided into three tracts. In 1867, several lots were sold to newly emancipated slaves as well as the Piedmont Industrial and Land Improvement Company. Eventually the Charlottesville Industrial and Land Improvement Company purchased the property and laid out a street grid in 1891. A farmhouse on the property was destroyed around 1930. [2]


On July 16, 2012, Charlottesville's City Council voted to deny a rezoning request made by developer Rosanna Danna LLC, citing a concern that the six-unit apartment complex plan was not in keeping with the area's single-family home preference. Following the decision, the developers stated their intention to pursue single-family homes for rent on the land instead.[3]

Historic Survey

Charlottesville is conducting a historic survey of nearly 180 structures in the area, the first step in a potential historic conservation district for the neighborhood. [4]


  1. Web. Rose Hill Neighborhood Page, City of Charlottesville, retrieved September 22, 2011.
  2. Web. Rose Hill Neighborhood Historic Survey Charlottesville VA May 2017, Grant application, City of Charlottesville, May 2017, retrieved September 21, 2017.
  3. Web. Council denies rezoning for infill development in Rose Hill neighborhood, Courtney Beale, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, July 11, 2017, retrieved July 18, 2012.
  4. Web. Council approves funds to conduct Rose Hill historic survey, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, September 18, 2017, retrieved September 21, 2017.