Crashes on 64 Between Charlottesville & Crozet – More on Less in 2015?

That felt like a common theme in 2015, particularly in the second half of the year.

64 between Charlottesville (118) and Crozet (107)seemed to have had a lot more crashes in 2015 than in previous years.  Maybe this feeling came from more traffic or more awareness via facebook, twitter, and waze,  Either way, I wanted to find the answer to this question:

“have there been more crashes on 64 recently?” I’d like to see the last 5 years data between 118 and Crozet …

As of right now, it looks like 2015 had the fewest crashes in years.

Keep in mind that the 2015 data is preliminary; I’ll provide an update once they send me the final data.

I asked Albemarle County Police, then the State Police, then the County Police, then the DMV, then the State Police, then the DMV. Sigh.  And the DMV came through!

Totals -- Rockfish Gap Turnpike (~mm 107) to Monacan Trail Rd (~mm 118) 2011 through 2015*
Totals — Rockfish Gap Turnpike (~mm 107) to Monacan Trail Rd (~mm 118) 2011 through 2015*

 

Rockfish Gap Tpke (~mm 107) to Monacan Trail Rd (~mm 118) 2011 through 2015*
Rockfish Gap Turnpike (~mm 107) to Monacan Trail Rd (~mm 118)
2011 through 2015*

 

Rockfish Gap Tpke (~mm 107) to Monacan Trail Rd (~mm 118) 2011 through 2015*
Rockfish Gap Turnpike (~mm 107) to Monacan Trail Rd (~mm 118)
2011 through 2015*

 

The * means “preliminary data.” I’m going to check back with the DMV in late February to see how/if the numbers have changed.

 

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Median Home Prices in Crozet Continuing to Rise

We’ve been doing our Crozet real estate conversations for the past few months; each time we do them we tend to have some interesting data-based-conversations. This month, a friend asked me about median home prices in Crozet.

Looking at real estate data is always fun, so I pulled a bit of information from the Charlottesville MLS and came up with this (* “Crozet” for this purpose = Brownsville + Crozet Elementary school districts):

Crozet Homes' Prices and Sales Volume since 2015
Crozet Homes’ Prices and Sales Volume since 2015

 

  • Red line is the number of single family detached home sales in Albemarle County.
  • Green line is the number of single family detached home sales in Crozet.
  • Blue bars are the median sales prices for single family detached homes in Crozet.
  • Thanks to Keith for the help with the graphs.

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Crozet snow day(s)

It’s Going to Snow! (Hopefully) #SnowMaGeddonPocalypse2016

It’s going to snow, Crozet.

I’ll try to post any updates I get (roads closed, power out, Mudhouse open …) on the RealCrozetVA Facebook or Twitter pages. Quick updates will start on Twitter (the app is easier on my phone battery, for starters)

If you want, send me updates through Twitter, Facebook, email or, if need be, text/call – 434-242-7140.

The following is a useful press release about preparing for this – or any – storm.  (But hey, after the derecho, we’re all better prepared, right?)

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CCAC Meeting – 20 January 2016

This should be interesting. Restore n’ Station wants a drive-through, more gas pumps, and an auto repair component. Updates from Adelaide proposed development, and an update about Downtown Crozet redevelopment.

Make some time, if you can. The meeting is at the Meadows this month, so no wi-fi. Darn it.

via emails:

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Meadows, Crozet

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Agenda

1. Agenda Review. (David Stoner – CCAC chair)

2. Approval of Minutes.

3. Project Updates/Information:

a. Public Meeting – ReStore-n-Station Phase II (RS-n-S Representative, Bill Fritz Planner)

b. Discussion & Update – Proposed Rezoning for residential development – Adelaide (Kyle Redinger)

c. Update – Milestone Partners Update for Former Barnes Lumberyard Development (Frank Stoner) and DCI Update (Tim Tolson, Paul Grady)

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What Are Our Legislators Doing?

It’s the time of year when the Virginia General Assembly is in session.

Now is a good time to track the bills our legislators are sponsoring.

And for fun, I like to see who gives how much to each legislator … it seems that the Dominion Political Action Committee, per Richmond Sunlight, has given $2,500 to each. Good fun.

Even more information on the money each has received can be found at VPAP.

Dig in.

Crozet Real Estate Conversation – January 2016

Median sales price, where are new homes selling, what neighborhoods are coming online in Crozet? We love questions!

Our experiment continues. David and I love to talk about real estate. We thought the Crozet Real Estate Conversation series would be a good place to talk about real estate and share some of our thoughts and insights about life in Crozet & the Crozet real estate market.

  • “Crozet” for these purposes is defined as “Crozet Elementary + Brownsville Elementary” 
  • 2015 Median price for Attached & Detached homes in Albemarle County: $340K  (1,471 homes).  (1,374 homes)*
  • 2015 Median price home in Crozet: $400K (285 homes sold) Median price home in Crozet in 2014: $373K (253 homes sold).
  • New construction in Crozet is up 50%(!) in 2015 over 2014.
  • Small builders are holding their own, holding 20% of the new construction market.
  • 50% of new construction in Crozet is in Old Trail.
  • 26 of sales in Crozet last year were in Old Trail (also, Old Trail is seeking a downzoning)
  • 28% of new homes sold in Crozet last year were under $400K.

Read/comment more at the facebook post.

David and/or I are at the Crozet Mudhouse on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Please stop by to chat; we pulled (and know) a lot more real estate data and information than we shared in the video.

Ask us questions anytime!

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January 2015 Crozet Gazette