The Village at Highlands

The Village at Highlands is an independent subdivision with its own homeowners association (HOA) within the division of Highlands at Mechums River near Crozet, VA. The Village consists of 50 attached homes built by Craig Builders between 2006 and 2012.  All but six of the 50 homes provide one-floor living.  See floor plans of the three most frequent types of homes.  Most homes have views of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains or of wooded areas.

The Village at Highlands is section 57A-2B  in the Albemarle County real estate tax map 57A.

Information on other subdivisions of Highlands at Mechums River is here.

This Web site is the official site for the Village at Highlands Owners Association.  It provides information about the HOA and about how the HOA interacts with the buildings, grounds, architectural review, HOA finances, and hospitality.  The site also provides a page for news from homeowners.  Your comments and questions are invited. Contact our HOA President, Robbie Whitestone.

We are grateful to Debra Weiss of drw Design for designing and implementing this Web site.


Annual HOA Members Meeting:  The annual meeting of HOA members will be held on Saturday, February 16 at 9:30 am in the cafeteria of Western Albemarle High School.  A packet of information for the meeting is in the mail to owners.  The agenda and other documents for the meeting are also available in the Member Area under “Current Meeting Documents.”  Log in to the Member Area and scroll down on the left to "Current Meeting Documents."

Thank You.

Robbie Whitestone, President, Village at Highlands HOA

Volunteers needed for HOA Board of Directors and Grounds and Building Committees:  Each year at the annual HOA meeting an election is held for the HOA Board of Directors.  This year there will be four openings.  Three of them are for two-year terms, and one is for one year.  The two-year terms are currently held by Rochelle Larson, John McGowan, and Kendon Stubbs, all of whom will be seeking re-election to another two-year term.  The one-year opening is the second year of office for Libby Hobbs, who is leaving the Board.

Owners interested in serving on the Board should contact Robbie Whitestone no later than Sunday, January 13, 2019 in order to have their names added to the ballot. Please indicate what term of office you wish to be nominated for, one or two years.

The Board is also seeking volunteers for its committees, including Grounds and Buildings.  If you are interested, please let Robbie or the committee chairs know.

Robbie Whitestone, President, Village at Highlands HOA

2019 Quarterly Dues, Budget, and Maintenance Reserve Update:

Dear Village at Highlands Homeowner,

At the Board of Directors meeting on November 7, 2018, the Board approved the Annual Operating Budget for the upcoming 2019 calendar year.  As part of the budget process, the Board reviews all of the income and expenses for the HOA and sets the following year’s HOA Quarterly Fee. The HOA dues rate for 2019 will be $502 per quarter, as compared with $491 per quarter in 2018.  Everyone will be receiving their new coupon books in the mail in the near future. 

This small increase in the quarterly fee is due to the maintenance work that Albemarle County is requiring the HOA to perform on the drainage basin/spillway, located behind the homes on lower Gate Post Lane.

Also approved at the November 7 Board meeting was an updated maintenance reserve report by Criterium.  This report discusses the drainage basin/spillway in detail and explains the funding needed to pay for the basin and other future maintenance specified in the Covenants (pages 1 and 8-9 of the Appendix).

Copies of the maintenance reserve report and the 2019 budget are available in the Member Area of the Web site.

Please let either myself or any other Board member know if you have questions.             

Thank You. 

Robbie Whitestone, President, Village at Highlands HOA

HOA Board of Directors Elections:  At the annual members meeting on February 17, 2018 Karen Christiansen and John McGowan were elected to the Board of Directors to fill the unexpired terms of Bob Nelson and Michael Sinclair.  Re-elected to the Board for two-year terms were Jim Doull, Libby Hobbs, Barbara Kelly, and Robbie Whitestone.  Continuing on the Board are Rochelle Larson and Kendon Stubbs.

At a meeting of the Board, also on February 17, the following officers were elected:  President -- Robbie Whitestone; Vice President -- Rochelle Larson; Secretary -- Barbara Kelly; Treasurer -- Kendon Stubbs.  Robbie will continue to coordinate the Building Maintenance Committee, and Karen Christiansen willl coordinate the Grounds Maintenance Committee.

2019 HOA Dues and Budget:  Scroll down on the Finances page.

"For Sale" Signs:  "For Sale" signs are now permitted in front yards when Village homes are for sale.  Details are here.