a place to live & learn
Nestled amid the foothills of the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains and about a hundred miles south of Washington, D.C., the greater Charlottesville region offers visitors a thriving community of arts and culture that's both boldly innovative and grounded in rich tradition. Just beyond city lines, quiet rolling hills and family farms complement city life within Albemarle County's more than 700 square miles of vibrant natural beauty, including Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive and abundant history and heritage.
At the same time, Charlottesville is an enclave of academia as home to the University of Virginia, consistently ranked one of the nation's top public universities, with world-leading programs in business, law and English and a leading medical center. More than 20,000 UVA students infuse the area with youthful energy, new ideas and culture. (*All photographs and copy provided by Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau)