Gooner91 wrote:I am curious about the mountain. Looking at the map I am guessing the mountain is around the national park, which is west of the law school? So as long as I am east of the national park I would not have to commute over the mountain? Say for instance Crozet (if you have ever heard of it) would be good? I mean in the sense I would not be commuting over the mountain.
Okay, Crozet is a really nice small town (much smaller than Charlottesville), particularly now that it has a decent grocery store. Probably most of the residents who live there commute into Charlottesville. And you don't have to cross the mountain, so it is much better than Waynesboro. You are also fifteen minutes closer to the national park, which is now only 8 miles away from your doorstep.
As you will see on Google Maps, there's a good interstate connection, and the 250 bypass links into the law school on the commute in. The commute back out is slightly worse because there's no direct connection to the bypass in that direction.
I only know one student who lives in that direction. Unsurprisingly, they have a family - that's probably the best reason to live further out, so you can enjoy more space. Equally, with a bit of work it is possible to rent a 3 bedroom townhouse in Charlottesville proper for $1,100/month or so, and I don't imagine Crozet is that much cheaper.