Living in Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

You work hard for a reason to enjoy the rewards and benefits of a quality lifestyle. And nowhere else is life more agreeable than in Charlottesville. Here you will enjoy a modern and progressive city, filled with old-world elegance and charm, nestled contentedly in the unspoiled beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a population of over 100,000 people, Charlottesville is a highly livable city that offers many of the same advantages of towns twice its size- museums, a resident theatrical company, a community orchestra, international performing artist’s series- without the disadvantages. Charlottesville has a thriving culinary environment with dozens of unique restaurants centered on a half-mile pedestrian mall downtown, and four performing arts venues including the new John Paul Jones Arena.

Charming, picturesque, thriving and modern. That’s what makes Charlottesville unique, and it’s the reason we’re consistently ranked near the top of the most livable cities in the country. The secret’s out, so there’s nothing else to do but invite you to come see us for yourself.

Recent Accolades

  • One of America's Best Small Cities for Foodies - Travelocity 2016
  • 15 Best Places to Live in the U.S. (#3) - NY Post 2016
  • Healthiest Small Town in the U.S. - Health Line 2016
  • 50 Best College Towns (#7) - College Rank 2016
  • Top 50 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs (#4) - Entrepreneur Magazine & 2016 
  • Top 100 Best Places to Live (#21) - 2016
  • 10 hippest Mid-Sized Cities in America - gogobot 2016
  • Five Great Places to Visit in 2016 - Off Metro NY
  • 10 U.S. Towns with Incredible Christmas Celebrations - Huffington Post/Fodors 2015
  • 8 Southern Cities for Your Bucket List - Visit South 2015
  • #2 Most Exciting City in Virginia - gogobot 2015
  • 12 Cutest Small Towns in America - Huffington Post 2015
  • USA's 12 Best Places for Book Lovers -The Culture Trip
  • #7 Best College Town in America for Food and Drink - Thrillist 2015
  • 22 Best Small Town Family Weekend  Destinations - 2015