Students get swanky gated community
A putting green. A movie theater. A billiards room. Three swimming pools with babes in bikinis... It sounds like a resort, and it is– a resort for students who can afford the many upscale amenities of Woodlands, a new 300-unit paradise that makes it unnecessary ever to leave its gated grounds near Old Lynchburg Road– except for those pesky classes.
Dovetail Companies apparently has done this before in Athens and Statesboro, Georgia; College Station, Texas; and Knoxville, Tennessee; and decided Charlottesville was ripe for the most luxurious accommodations a UVA student could ever wish to throw up on.
French doors open to a balcony in every unit, perfect for undergrad hijinks. Kitchens boast granite counters just the setting for whipping up a perfect mojito. And the 7,000-sq-ft clubhouse holds the stadium-seating movie theater and state-of-the-art cardio studio, according the the Woodlands of Charlottesville website. There's even a tanning bed. And for parental peace of mind, besides controlled access, some units have solid wood doors with insulated glass. Try kicking that in, frat boy.
So our question is: do you have to be a student to live there?
How much for all this opulence? We're still working on getting that information at blog time. Located on Sunset Avenue near Azalea Park, Woodlands is available for summer and fall 2007.