Fry's Spring Neighborhood
Located in the southwest corner of Charlottesville, the Fry’s Spring neighborhood was named for its two resident natural springs and its original owner James Francis Fry. Fry constructed his mansion, Azalea Hall in the mid 1800’s. The estate was famous for both architectural and landscape features, and included apple orchards, vegetable gardens, and tobacco fields.
Today this neighborhood is still largely residential and boasts a variety of housing types and architectural styles. Some homes have been converted to rental properties for students, due to the neighborhood’s proximity to the University. Jefferson Park Avenue and Harris Road serve as primary entrance corridors. The neighborhood’s major facilities include Fry’s Spring Beach Club, Azalea Park and several prominent churches.