Living in Charlottesville


Charlottesville Facts

A Great Place to Live and Work

“America’s Happiest City”, 2014
“Among America’s 5 New Foodie Cities”, 2014
“No. 9 America’s Favorite Mountain Towns”, 2014
“No. 6 Best College Towns for People Who Aren’t in College”, 2014
“No. 4 Best (Small) City for Working Women”, 2013
“No. 2 Overall Well-Being, Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index”, 2011
“Healthiest Place to Live, Men’s Journal”, 2010

Settled in the 18th century on a hill overlooking the Rivanna River, Charlottesville was named in honor of Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III. The scenic Blue Ridge Mountains serve as a backdrop to the city, 110 miles from Washington, D.C. and 70 miles from the state capitol, Richmond.

There’s something here for everyone.¬†Whether visiting, interviewing, or moving and settling in, we hope you’ll explore the many attractions and services of our area. Please see the links below for more information.


Getting Here & Around

Places to Stay
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport
Ground Transportation
UVA and Health System Maps
Medical Center Visitor Information


Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors
Chamber of Commerce
UVa Graduate Guide

About Town

Albemarle County
City of Charlottesville
Charlottesville Online Guide
Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Exploring UVa and C’ville
Monticello Avenue Community Network
Publications – Daily Progress | C-ville (weekly)

Performing Arts

Arts at UVa
Charlottesville Pavilion
Fridays After Five
John Paul Jones Arena
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum
Paramount Theater
Virginia Film Festival


Health System Employment
Health System Human Resources
Resources for Finding a Job
Local Businesses

Local Attractions

Ashlawn-Highland (James Monroe)
Monticello (Thomas Jefferson)
Montpelier (James Madison)
Dining Out


Aquatic & Fitness Center
Birdwood Golf Club at Boar’s Head Inn
Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Hot Air Ballooning
Outdoor Adventure Social Club
Outdoors at UVa