8 Things Only Charlottesville Residents Understand

Charlottesville is an incredible place to live. This city has a high-quality way of life, plenty of things to do, centuries of history, incredible scenery in nearby Albemarle County, and amenities that range from outdoor trails to award-winning wineries. If you’re a resident of this amazing Virginia community, even if you’ve only recently bought a home, there are a few things that only you can understand about living in Charlottesville.

1. Picking a Place to Eat is Always a Hard Decision

Whatever you’re in the mood for, Charlottesville has it: Southern comfort food, French cuisine, Asian fare, amazing food trucks, traditional American staples, you name it. If you’re trying to decide where you want to eat, check out this list of the best restaurants.

2. All of Your Favorite Drinks are Local

person sampling virginia wineChoosing what you want to drink at the bar is also a hard decision. Charlottesville has the best craft beer and wine in the country. We’re not called “Virginia’s Wine Country” for nothing!

If you’re trying to branch out, or if you’re moving to our area and want to know about the local vineyards, read our blog post about the best wineries near Charlottesville.

3. You Still Call Sprint Pavilion the “nTelos Wireless Pavilion”

The outdoor amphitheater in the Downtown Mall changed its name from “nTelos Wireless Pavilion” to “Sprint Pavilion” back in May 2016 because nTelos was acquired by Sprint. Even though it’s been almost a year since then, it’s still hard to get used to the name change.

4. You’re at the Downtown Mall Almost Every Weekend…

Charlottesville’s downtown has so many great restaurants, shops, art galleries, and activities that it’s impossible to explore them all in just a few days.

5. …But on Saturdays, You’re at Scott Stadium

It’s no surprise that the University of Virginia is a large part of life in Charlottesville. When there’s a football game, especially during homecoming, you’ll find most of your friends, neighbors, and coworkers in Scott Stadium cheering on the ‘Hoos.

fruits in baskets at a market6. Charlottesville City Market is the Best

Where else can you find fresh produce, homemade baked goods, and yummy treats but downtown on Saturday mornings?

7. You Brag About the Four-Season Climate

Seriously, the fall colors are the best.

8. You Love Living Near the Mountains

In about an hour you can be driving along Skyline Drive, skiing at Wintergreen Resort, or hiking through Shenandoah National Park. Plus, the mountain views from some Charlottesville neighborhoods, like Blandemar Farm Estates and Colthurst Farm, are unbeatable.

Are You Thinking of Buying a Home in Charlottesville?

Belvedere street with mountain viewsMaybe you’re relocating from another city and trying to understand the local lifestyle. Or maybe you’ve been a life-long resident and are looking for another home in a different part of the city. If you’re considering buying a home in Charlottesville, we can help you with everything.

Have you found a few homes you want to tour? Call us at (434) 296-9860 for a showing! Still looking for home buying resources, like information about popular neighborhoods or mortgages? Contact us and we’ll provide all the resources you need.