Over the last several years, Charlottesville has become a popular place to purchase a home and raise a family or plant your feet. Many have asked what has contributed to this small town’s popularity and there are many reasons why. With deep roots in American History, Charlottesville has been praised for their historical landmarks and sites but recently this town has received accolades such as America’s Happiest City by US National Bureau of Economic Research, Best Town for Food Lovers by Wine Magazine and Best College Town by Travelers Today.
Why wouldn’t you want to live in a town with one of the best colleges in the country (University of Virginia) or being surrounded by picturesque mountain views? Hungry? Spend a night out on the town at the Downtown Mall where you will find a plethora of restaurants to try out and maybe catch a concert at Fridays after Fives. Visit one of the many wineries and breweries in the area or enjoy apple picking during the fall at Carter Mountain Orchard.
For those sports fans, Charlottesville has fantastic collegiate sports teams through University of Virginia and games can be low cost to watch. The area boasts many hiking and cycling trails, such as the Rivanna River Park Trails, Shenandoah National Park for hiking, eleven golf courses, and various public and private tennis courts. For those who like to ski, Wintergreen Resort is located 45 minutes away in Nellysford or Massanutten Resort in Elkton, VA.
So not only is Charlottesville family friendly but there is something for everyone to enjoy during your free time. Property is reasonably priced to purchase, and in close proximity to Washington DC and other large metropolitan areas. Living in Charlottesville will prove to be enjoyable and action packed each weekend.