The town's rich history dates back to the 18th century, when it served as a bustling agricultural hub.

Welcome to Scottsville

Quintessential small-town charm with a dash of riverfront elegance

Scottsville, a village located just south of Charlottesville, offers an escape to a classic American small town with modern conveniences. Scottsville is enveloped by the tranquil beauty of the Virginia countryside, providing residents with a peaceful setting complemented by easy access to shops and essential services. The scenic views and open spaces afford a relaxed lifestyle, perfect for those looking to retreat from the city's rapid pace without forgoing its amenities.

With its charming downtown and friendly community, Scottsville captures the essence of rural sophistication. Here, one can enjoy the slow rhythm of daily life while being surrounded by nature's bounty. The town provides a picturesque backdrop for both living and leisure, where history blends with the present in a seamless tapestry of community pride and neighborly warmth.

What to Love

  • Affordable housing with access to nature and recreation
  • A downtown bustling with shops and restaurants
  • Commutable distance to Charlottesville
  • Spacious living with Blue Ridge views
  • Less populated for a more intimate community feel

Local Lifestyle

Scottsville's lifestyle is one of comfort and community, offering a suburban-rural mix that appeals to those seeking a quieter existence. The town provides a sense of spacious living with picturesque views of the Blue Ridge Mountains while still maintaining a close-knit community atmosphere. Downtown Scottsville is the heart of the town, where locals gather for coffee, meals, and community events, fostering a strong sense of belonging.

Dining and Entertainment

Scottsville's vibrant dining scene beautifully captures the essence of the town's distinctive charm and warm hospitality. Tavern on the James stands as a highlight, offering a serene riverside dining experience where exquisite meals are enjoyed against a backdrop of picturesque views. Adding to the town's culinary mosaic, The Batteau presents a menu full of enticing flavors, perfect for those seeking both comfort and innovation in their dishes.

Amici's Italian Bistro is a haven for Italian cuisine enthusiasts, where each dish is a celebration of authentic flavors and homely ambiance. Not to be overlooked, Baine’s Books & Coffee offers a unique combination of literary and gastronomic pleasure, making it a beloved spot among both residents and visitors. Together, these establishments weave a rich tapestry of dining experiences in Scottsville, each contributing to the town's reputation as a delightful destination for food lovers and casual diners alike.

Things to Do

The town's event calendar is marked by local favorites such as the Bateau Festival and the vibrant 4th of July Festival, which bring the community together in celebration. For outdoor enthusiasts, rafting on the James River offers an exciting adventure right on the town's doorstep. Those interested in local history will find the Scottsville Museum a treasure trove of insights, while Bruce Park, Totier Creek Reservoir Park, and Dorrier Park offer green spaces for recreation and relaxation.


Overview for Scottsville, VA

624 people live in Scottsville, where the median age is 40.8 and the average individual income is $30,589. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Scottsville, VA

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

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Farmstead Ferments, Baine's Books & Coffee, and James River Brewery.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 0.54 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.48 miles 19 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.46 miles 35 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 0.54 miles 6 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 0.47 miles 29 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining 0.55 miles 3 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Scottsville, VA

Scottsville has 266 households, with an average household size of 2.35. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Scottsville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 624 people call Scottsville home. The population density is 409.93 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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