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What Makes the Charlottesville Area Such a Great Place to Live?

Charlottesville Is A Great Place to Live Because....

The following information lists some of the reasons why Charlottesville is a great place to live. Also included are links to more related articles.

What makes the Charlottesville Area such a great place to live? That's a Realtor question if I've ever heard one. However, although the answer is easy, it comes in many forms to fit anyone's lifestyle.  Our area is rich in art and culture, beautiful scenery in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, education, history, medical facilities, and outdoor recreation. Also, we have many choices for Seniors who are retiring. (Plus we have fabulous shopping and entertainment for all ages.) Please visit the following links for more detailed information.

Art and Culture

Charlottesville Area Public Art
Public Radio and TV in Our Area

Beautiful Scenery

Here is just one of many examples around the Charlottesville Area:

Mountain View in Advance Mills Farm Neighborhood

Advance Mills Neighborhood near Charlottesville









Charlottesville Area Schools - public and private: everything from Pre-School to Higher Education
University of Virginia- a valuable resource in education, medicine, research and community employment


The Rotunda at the University of Virginia

The Rotunda at The University of Virginia

Charlottesville was founded in 1762, named in honor of Queen Charlotte, the consort King George III of Great Britain. It is important to note that some of our famous founding fathers lived in the area. Today their homes are historical landmarks open to the public. Also, they offer many year round events. 

James Madison's Montpelier
James Monroe's Highland
Michie Tavern
The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
The University of Virginia

Communities of Interest and History:
Crozet - a rapidly growing rural community near Charlottesville
Earlysville - a beautiful rural community in the Charlottesville area

Medical Facilities

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital - including regional extensions
UVA Medical Center and Health System

Outdoor Recreation

Mint Springs Park Sign

Mint Springs Park in Albemarle County near Crozet

Albemarle County Parks and Recreation
City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation
Enjoying Fall Outdoor Recreation Activities Around Charlottesville - also valuable in other seasons
Enjoying Water Sports Around Charlottesville
Golf Communities Around Charlottesville
Great Trails to Visit in Virginia
Hiking Crab Tree Falls
Ivy Creek Natural Area - Hiking Trails and Nature Programs for all ages
Kayaking the Rivanna River
Parks and Trails in the Earlysville Area
Rivanna Trails


Senior Living in the Charlottesville Area
Services for Seniors

More Helpful Articles for Seniors

Shopping and Entertainment

Charlottesville Area Entertainment
Downtown Charlottesville
Food Sources in Charlottesville - We Have It All! - markets, restaurants, and more
Shopping in Charlottesville


If you are considering purchasing or selling a home in the Charlottesville area, rely on me to help you put the pieces together.  Virginia Gardner, Roy Wheeler Realty Co., (434) 981-0871 Email Virginia

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