Home to a number of historical sites, including the Ruckersville Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Welcome to Ruckersville

A country lifestyle steeped in scenic charm

Ruckersville offers a scenic, country lifestyle yet is close to Charlottesville's vibrant offerings. Here, residents savor the scenic tranquility that only rolling hills and expansive pastoral views can provide. This town combines the accessibility of nearby shopping with the beauty of a picturesque landscape, creating a harmonious blend of convenience and serenity.

The community in Ruckersville is known for its peaceful environment, where the spaces are generous, and the vistas are inspiring. It's a place where the rustic charm of the countryside meets the thoughtful development of residential areas, offering a retreat for those seeking a quieter way of life without straying far from urban amenities.

What to Love

  • Scenic views with spacious and affordable homes
  • Suburban-rural mix offering a tranquil lifestyle
  • Short drive to Charlottesville along the Route 29 corridor
  • Less densely populated for a more relaxed pace
  • Close to wineries, breweries, and outdoor recreation

Local Lifestyle

Ruckersville is characterized by its suburban-rural blend, where the allure of the countryside is enhanced by the proximity to Charlottesville's cultural and commercial centers. The area's less dense population allows for a more relaxed pace of life, with the stunning Blue Ridge Mountain views serving as a daily backdrop. Residents here enjoy the larger home lots, fostering a sense of privacy and space that's hard to find in more urban settings.

Dining and Entertainment

Ruckersville's dining landscape is a delightful blend of flavors and experiences, offering something special for every diner. At Jack's Shop Kitchen, you'll find a unique fusion of creativity and culinary expertise, serving dishes that are as visually stunning as they are delicious. Nearby, the Blue Ridge Cafe & Catering offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere where classic comfort food meets a touch of modern flair. For a more nostalgic dining experience, Rylie’s Diner is the place to be, offering a cozy ambiance perfect for savoring timeless American favorites.

Beyond its culinary delights, Ruckersville is also a haven for antique enthusiasts. The Ruckersville Gallery invites visitors to explore an impressive collection of vintage treasures, each piece holding its own story and charm. The Wooly Lam adds to the town's allure by offering a delightful selection of antiques and collectibles, perfectly embodying the area's rich history and rustic elegance. This blend of exceptional eateries and distinctive shopping experiences makes Ruckersville a captivating destination where every visit holds the promise of a new discovery.

Things to Do

Ruckersville's location near the gateway to Skyline Drive provides residents with easy access to one of the nation's most beautiful scenic byways, perfect for drives that showcase Virginia's natural splendor. The town also hosts the Vietnam War Foundation Museum, offering educational exhibits and a poignant reminder of the country's military history.


Overview for Ruckersville, VA

1,325 people live in Ruckersville, where the median age is 44.3 and the average individual income is $39,141. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Ruckersville, VA

There's plenty to do around Ruckersville, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Taqueria El Monchis, Easy Street Bakery, and Bittersweet Java.

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Dining 0.33 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.38 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.36 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.49 miles 20 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 4.17 miles 25 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 4.18 miles 27 reviews 4.4/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Ruckersville, VA

Ruckersville has 465 households, with an average household size of 2.85. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ruckersville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,325 people call Ruckersville home. The population density is 480.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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44.15 / 55.85%

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Schools in Ruckersville, VA

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