Fluvanna County is centrally located in the heart of Virginia—approximately 10 miles east of Charlottesville and 60 miles west of Richmond, with Interstate 64 running east and west. County recreation includes abundant natural resources, including the James River, the Hardware River, and the Rivanna River—all providing ample opportunity for hunting, fishing, boating, hiking and other outdoor activities. The current population is 25,000, including Lake Monticello.
Lake Monticello is a private, 3,600 acre community of approximately 4,600 lots with more than 4,000 single-family homes and 15 condominium units. The community—approximately 14 miles east of Charlottesville is located on a 350 acre manmade lake (fed by some 200 springs) with 22.5 miles of shoreline. Home sites are connected by 60 miles of roads and served by central water and sewage. All utilities, including telephone, electric, and cable television are underground.
There is a volunteer fire department and rescue squad, and the community is patrolled 24 hours a day by the Lake Monticello Police Department. Access to the lake is limited to property owners and tenants, their family members and guests, associate members, and authorized groups for special activities. The lake is ideal for boating, waterskiing, and fishing. There is a clubhouse, swimming pool, softball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds, and a marina, five beaches with picnic areas, and an 18-hole 72-Par PGA golf course.