The Village at Highlands

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, please contact the HOA your discreton.



ARB mtg. minutes. 7/6/22


The ARB met to complete plans for follow-up on front yard compliance in order to remain within our legal boundaries. We are grateful that so many made adjustments. Thank you!


ARB meeting minutes 7/6/2022 1pm in SJW’s garage:


Advanced notice was sent. No visitors attended.


Present: Sandy Wisco, Sandy Ross, Shirley Dow

Our next steps for front yard compliance with our covenants:


1. Remind all homeowners of our covenants and guidelines for our properties. - referred to our website with a link in a June memo to HOA via Email from the HOA President, Sandy Wisco. DONE


2. Create a sample list of things to keep in mind related to the front area of our homes that face the road. - briefly done in June memo to HOA via Email.  

Discussed how to be informative about required compliance to the HOA members.

  1. Provide a friendly verbal FYI message about something out of compliance. 

  2. Send a note to clarify violation and provide a correction ‘due by’ date, if necessary. Refer people to the HOA website for the legal documents that guide our community.

  3. An intentional review can be done 2x/yr. 

    1. Mechums River Rd - SJ Wisco, upper Gate Post - Sandy Ross, lower Gate Post - Shirley Dow.

    2. We anticipate Formal Contact won’t be necessary since we all agreed to compliance at the time of purchase. The legal aspects guide our requests and HOA cooperation.


3. Invite each homeowner to evaluate if they need to make some changes - in June memo to HOA via Email DONE.  Anecdotally, many have complied.


4. Remind homeowners of the ARB form using a link and offer some samples of when/why to submit a form and to whom - Discussed if additional information would be helpful to homeowners.

  1. In an email, provide several common reasons to submit an ARB form and when it is not necessary with a referral to review the complete information in the Covenants and Bylaws that we follow, and the ARB form found on the HOA website. We’ll attach the current ARB form for easy access.


A few questions arose about Common Property trees and their maintenance for SJW to discuss with the Grounds Committee and/or the BOD to find out about the policy if there is one.

--  from Sandy  Wisco -- 




Dear Neighbors,

The building committee is issuing a recommendation to completely replace any smoke detectors that are over 10 years old, and smoke/carbon monoxide detectors that are over 7 years old. 

This is not just a battery change; the whole unit needs replacement. This is the recommendation of the "National Fire Protection Association". Homeowners might want to look at hard wired models which have Lithium batteries that are good for the life of the detector, and which preclude the need for interim battery replacements ( and that crazy chirping which drives you nuts!) Unfortunately. this hard-wired model will require the help of a professional. 



 We urge everyone to update as necessary, their personal information on this website.

Parking:  The Grounds Committee would like to thank you for your vigilance in keeping cars off the grass.