Charlottesville, Virginia, located on 10.3 square miles in the central part of the state, was voted “Best Place to Live in the United States” by the book Cities Ranked and Rated by Bert Sperling and Peter Sander in 2004. With a population of 40,437, Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia.
With Shenandoah National Park located nearby, Charlottesville is a visitor’s paradise. The state is rich with history and thousands come to see Jefferson’s Monticello each year. Wine tours, ballooning, hiking and world-class entertainment are among the fun things to do in Charlottesville. Foxfield races steeplechase in April and October, Virginia Film Festival in October, among other festivals provide entertainment for visitors and residents alike. In addition, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory headquarters is located in Charlottesville.
Transportation is available via Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, Amtrak and Greyhound.