Rugby Road & University Circle

University of Virginia

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  • Average rating
  • $362.79

    Average rent

The Neighborhood

The hub of greek life and close to central UVA Grounds, the Rugby Road/U-Circle area is home to many upperclassmen.

The nexus of all Greek Life at UVA, the Rugby Road/U-Circle area is populated predominantly by Upperclassmen, most of whom are involved in fraternities and sororities. Though this area is farther away from the Corner's shops, bars, and restaurants, much of this neighborhood is very close to major buildings in the College of Arts & Sciences and the Batten School. It is the closest area to the Schools of Architecture as well as both visual and performing arts.

You'll fall in love with:

Quaint, charming apartments and houses, as well as a strong sense of community underscored by UVA Greek Life.

What to expect

Older, generally less-expensive properties than the Corner. Less glitz and glam—more old-school Virginia charm. Many of the properties on University Circle were built in the traditional Jeffersonian Neo-Colonial style. Also expect a short walk to the College and virtually non-existent walk to the Architecture and Art Schools.

The neighbors

A community of predominantly third- and fourth-year UVA students from all schools within the University, most of whom are involved in Greek Life.

The market

Though the Rugby Road/U-Circle area is less expensive on average than the Corner, it is still an expensive place to live—especially if you want to live in sought-after buildings such as Rugby Apartments or Raleigh Court. For cheaper rents, go further down U-Circle or onto Grady and Gordon Avenues.


Walk to

  • The College of Arts & Sciences, UVA Libraries, Central Grounds: 13 minutes
  • The McIntire School of Commerce: 16 minutes
  • The Engineering School: 18 minutes
  • Schools of Architecture & Art: 5 minutes
  • The Corner's Bars and Restaurants: 14 minutes
  • Rugby Road Fraternities & Sororities: 5 minutes
  • The Downtown Mall: 25 minutes
  • North Grounds (Darden, UVA Law): 25 minutes

Around the block

GOING GREEK: The Rugby Road/U-Circle area's proximity to fraternities and sororities makes it an ideal fit for members of UVA Greek Life.

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