Many people consider Charlottesville to be America’s #1 community because of the city’s top-tier schools, rich history, and four-season climate. So it’s no surprise that Charlottesville has received numerous awards and accolades over the years, including “Fastest-Growing Cities in Virginia” by NerdWallet and “One of the Seven Dream Towns That Has It All” by Outside Magazine.
We can add another ranking to the growing list in 2017: “Best Place to Live in America.” On Livability’s 2017 Top 100 Best Places to Live list, Charlottesville earned a #5 spot!
Why Charlottesville Continues to Rank Well
Charlottesville is a city that truly appeals to all ages. The local school districts and the University of Virginia provide a quality education and favorable job prospects for students, Charlottesville’s top-rated restaurants and vineyards appeal to foodies and wine aficionados, and the ease of access to historic sites and outdoor attractions (as well as Wintergreen Resort) means residents never run out of fun things to do.
Here are a few more reasons why Charlottesville is the best place to live.
Charlottesville Boasts a Favorable Business Climate
Charlottesville has earned praise because of the support the community gives to entrepreneurs. Out of 50 cities in the United States, Charlottesville earned a #4 spot on Livabilities “Best Cities for Entrepreneurs” list last year, in part because of UVA. Major employers represent a wide range of industries, including:
- Education: University of Virginia, Charlottesville City Schools
- Healthcare: Sentra Martha Jefferson Hospital, UVA Health System
- Investing: CFA Institute
- Manufacturing: Northrop Grumman Corporation
- Military: National Ground Intelligence Center
Charlottesville Offers Countless Things to Do
Whether you love arts and culture or exploring the great outdoors, Charlottesville has an activity you’ll love. Visit Charlottesville’s best vineyards, peruse the shops and restaurants downtown, enjoy free summer concerts at the Sprint Pavilion, or spend hours discovering hidden gems along the Rivanna Trail. Of course, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the rolling hills of Albemarle County are always top sight-seeing picks!
Charlottesville is a Great Place to Call Home
Charlottesville is a destination for all ages, so it’s only natural that the city boasts real estate options for all lifestyles. You can find condos in great locations, homes just steps from downtown, houses with all the space you need, and beautiful farms and country estates with the peace and quiet you crave.
Searching for a neighborhood you’ll love? Explore these popular Charlottesville communities, which range from amenity-rich subdivisions like Belvedere (pictured) to luxury home communities like The Rocks.
Looking for Your Next Home in Charlottesville?
Whether you are relocating to Charlottesville or searching for your next house in your home city, we can help you find your ideal home. Learn more about purchasing real estate in Charlottesville by reviewing our home buying resources, and learn about the local lifestyle by reading our Charlottesville Visitor’s and Resident’s Guide.
As Charlottesville real estate experts, we can make your home search and home purchase effortless. Call us today at (434) 296-9860 and let’s talk about your plans.