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Life in Charlottesville

Year-round natural beauty, historical sites, spectacular arts and music, and small-city sophistication  Charlottesville has it all.


Centrally located in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, Charlottesville offers something for everyone.

Foodies will enjoy the city’s renowned and high concentration of restaurants, wineries and breweries. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the rivers, lakes and beautiful parks. The area boasts several championship golf courses designed by leading industry architects and a vibrant equestrian culture.

The city’s historic attractions, such as Monticello, the Grounds of the University of Virginia and James Monroe's Highland, have played a unique role in the history of the nation.


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