Family Life in Charlottesville

Charlottesville has been rated one of the best places to live in the US over and over again. Why you ask? Not only is it a perfect place to start a business, but it also has great schools, tons of parks, community activities on a weekly basis, history around every corner, and so much more. This beautiful city is at the tip top of the list when you are searching for a place to live in Virginia, and for this reason, homes go quickly. If you looking to buy a home for you and your growing family in the gorgeous Central Virginia region, look no further than this highly sought after city.

Virginia’s moderate climate make every season appealing for family activities. The Historic Downtown Mall is blocked off for pedestrians and welcomes you at any season. Phenomenal locally owned restaurants sprinkle their way down the walk, winning over hearts every step of the way in this foodie town. If you love supporting small businesses, this is your one-stop shopping spot. From a super fun toy shop, Alakazam, to a stunning home goods store, Roxie Daisy, and even a quirky gift shop, O’Suzannah, you could easily spend an entire day shopping and eating. All of this while your kids meet up with their friends and head to the ice rink, the pavilion, or the park! In the spring, summer and early fall you will find the Farmer’s Market just one block over parallel to the downtown mall.

Want to make sure the whole family stays active? Prenatal yoga or yoga with your kids? Bend Yoga will easily become a favorite spot! Hot yoga? Don’t worry we have you covered too. Marathons are frequent in Charlottesville as well, if you want to support a cause while you get your cardio rising. Charlottesville is also situated about 20-30 minutes out from some extremely beautiful hiking spots, many can be found off of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. There are plenty of spots to check out a new one every weekend the weather allows.

The schools in Charlottesville are top contenders in the state as well and are perfect jumping platforms for the wonderful in-state schools Virginia has to offer. The University of Virginia can be found right in Charlottesville and is a highly respected school in the nation. The campus can easily be strolled through if you and your family want to peek at what Thomas Jefferson began so long ago and is filled with ambition and hope for a brighter future. James Madison University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and William & Mary are all a stone’s throw away, just in case your kids don’t want to be too close to mom and dad, but a weekend trip is certainly not out of the question.

Charlottesville has a low crime rate, low unemployment rate, and is a place you will fall in love with the moment you step foot there. The variety of homes and neighborhoods ensures that you and your family don’t have to sacrifice your needs and desires to live in Charlottesville. Virginia Estates is dedicated to helping you and your family find the home of your dreams in this magnificent city.