Welcome to Ashcroft!

We hope you enjoy living in such a beautiful spot. To help you learn about the community, the Ashcroft Neighborhood Association Board of Directors is delighted to provide you with this overview.

Ashcroft offers a range of amenities. For example, we hope you’ll delight in using the community pool, playground area, tennis court, volleyball court and basketball court.

In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy walking, hiking or biking along trails covering more than 200 acres, offering panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, downtown Charlottesville and Monticello. For trail information, check out the Trail Map on ashcroftneighbor.com/resources/.

We also hope you’ll enjoy working out in the recently renovated Fitness Center inside the Ashcroft clubhouse. For social activities, residents can reserve the clubhouse or pool for use.

To reserve Ashcroft facilities, including the clubhouse, Fitness Center, tennis court and pool for events such as birthday parties, please visit ashcroftneighbor.com/resources/. To gain access to the online reservation system, please register by completing the form at ashcroftneighbor.com/userrequest.

To promote security, residents access Ashcroft amenities such as the pool, Fitness Center, tennis court and clubhouse by using a key fob. To gain a key fob, please complete the Assumption of Risk form and the Agreement for Using Key Fobs form at ashcroftneighbor.com/resources/ and email the forms to the Association’s property manager, Brian Gallagher, at Ashcroft Manager@gmail.com.

The chair of our Hospitality Committee, Ida Lee Wootten, will contact you soon to offer to introduce you to the clubhouse area and use of the key fob. If you would like to reach her to arrange such an introduction, please email ildwootten@gmail.com.

Ashcroft provides a community email system to allow the Association and residents to communicate with each other. We encourage you to sign up. Topics covered in emails are far-ranging including notices about neighborhood meetings and items of community-wide interest. To gain access, please enroll at ashcroftneighbor.com/listserv-signup/.

Residents can also connect informally and share community news through an Ashcroft Neighborhood site on Facebook – an online community created by residents for residents. To gain access, register your email address on the web site. The Facebook site is not sponsored by the Association.

There are numerous ways residents work together to preserve and enhance the neighborhood’s facilities and amenities. For example, residents serve on the Ashcroft Neighborhood Association Board of Directors, which seeks ways to improve facilities and amenities while promoting the safety and health of residents and meeting the Association’s fiduciary responsibilities and obligations. Elections to Board positions are held at the Association’s annual meeting in January.  Meeting notices and agendas are posted in the ANA Board of Directors section at ashcroftneighbor.com/resources/.

Another way to work together is by volunteering on the Architectural Review Committee (the “ARC”). In an effort to preserve and promote Ashcroft’s beauty and to maintain and enhance property values, ARC reviews residents’ plans for exterior changes to their property including proposed modifications of, or new, structures; property maintenance; major landscaping changes and tree removal. Please review the ARC Guidelines that you should have received when you purchased your property. The guidelines can also be found at ashcroftneighbor.com/resources/ within the section titled “Architectural Review Committee Information.” ARC members encourage homeowners to view the committee as a helpful resource in planning projects.

Residents can also volunteer on special-interest committees that assist the Board of Directors while working together to promote social engagement and/or enhance amenities. Such efforts include the Social Committee, ANTS & Fams (the Ashcroft Nature and Trails Engagement for Families Committee), the Trails Committee, the Playground Committee, the Pool Committee, the Technology Committee, the Traffic Task Force and the newly formed Nature and Landscape Committee. Information about such efforts can be found at ashcroftneighbor.com/about/.

To learn more about the neighborhood, residents can view Ashcroft’s governing documents by visiting ashcroftneighbor.com/resources/.

We hope this overview serves as a helpful introduction to Ashcroft.

With warm best wishes,

ANA Board of Directors