About Charlottesville Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia - A Charming City with an Urban Feel and A Wonderful Place to Relocate

You should feel great about moving to the greater Charlottesville area. After all, Charlottesville has been named by Money magazine as one of America’s “Top 100 Cities” and ranked by Frommer’s* as “The Best Place to Live in America.” We don’t like to boast, but Charlottesville has also received the following accolades:

  • Outside magazine: One of Seven Dream Towns That Has it All
  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance: #2 Healthiest Place to Live in America
  • Men's Journal: #3 Healthiest Small City to Live in America
  • Reader's Digest: Top Ten Places in the Country to Raise a Family
  • American Health: Top Ten Healthiest Cities for Women
  • Golf Digest: Best Retirement City for Golfers
  • Tennis Magazine: Best Tennis Town
  • A&E Television: One of the Best Places to Live in America
  • Modern Maturity magazine: Most Alive Places to Live
  • Forbes/Milken Institute: Best Small Places for Business and Career 2001
  • Travel 50 & Beyond: Top Ten Great Places to Retire 1999

What is it about Charlottesville that has everyone so excited? It’s a combination of our thriving economy, spectacular scenery, four-season climate, superb arts and recreational activities, the surrounds of Albemarle County, and the University of Virginia. Outdoors lovers have a host of choices from hiking the Appalachian Trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains to rafting the Rivanna River to snowboarding at Wintergreen Resort. There are a dozen golf courses nearby, as are miles of biking and walking trails.

The city (think very small) appeals to people in every stage of life, from singles to young families to downsizers and retirees. Our public school system is world class, and the University of Virginia brings a vibrant young population into the area, along with the cultural and educational opportunities associated with one of America’s premier universities. Entrepreneurs have discovered Charlottesville’s hospitable climate for start-up businesses, and history buffs can choose from numerous attractions including Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Madison’s Montpelier.

Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the surrounding areas boast a variety of residences from quiet and stately country elegance to historic farms and estates, to city-center condo living and everything in between. Choose a property that suits your lifestyle and let us be your guide.

If there’s anything else you’d like to know about the greater Charlottesville, Virginia real estate market, please do not hesitate to contact The Chase Team.

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