Charlottesville Living

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Why Charlottesville…

Perfectly situated in the heart of the mid-Atlantic, Charlottesville, Virginia is more phenomenon than place. A unique combination of history, arts, culture, entertainment, and education attract the masses to live, work, and play in Jefferson’s Virginia. Urban amenities in a suburban setting with a small-town feel is one way to describe it.

Vibrant neighborhoods, collegiate energy, a diverse offering of locally-owned and big box businesses, leading health care, and a plethora of employment opportunities add to the mix of what continually earns Charlottesville high praise. And let’s not forget about the weather. Thomas Jefferson himself remarked, “On the whole I find nothing anywhere else in point of climate which Virginia need envy to any part of the world…” (1)

And the world has taken notice. Recent accolades include:


#5 Best Place to Live (2018) / Livability

https://livability.com/best-places/top-100-best-places-to-live/2018

Best Small Cities in the U.S. (2018) / National Geographic Travel

http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/16/national-geographic-travel-names-the-best-small-cities-in-the-u-s/

The 7 U.S. Wine Regions Giving Napa a Serious Run for its Money (2017) / Architectural Digest

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/new-us-wine-regions

And there are many more where those came from. Visit our local CVB website to learn more.

https://www.visitcharlottesville.org/about/accolades/

Reference: (1) https://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/quotations-albemarle-county


Local Flavor

The best part of learning about a new city is hearing what the locals love. And trust us, there’s a lot to love about Charlottesville. So, check back as we share our favorite everything when it comes to living in Charlottesville

More history of the Downtown Mall:

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DOWNTOWN MALL

Live music, performing arts, shopping, and restaurants galore attract residents and visitors alike to what many call the heart of Charlottesville. Designed and constructed in 1976, the Downtown Mall is one of the longest pedestrian malls in the United States, totaling 8 blocks.

The History of the “Brick”