There aren’t many towns more appealing to people of all age groups than Charlottesville, VA. With all the awards and accolades to prove it, Charlottesville is an amazing place to visit, but an even better place to live.
The US National Bureau of Economic Research dubbed Charlottesville America’s Happiest town. This study was conducted across the United States and questioned subjects about how happy and content they were in their current situation. Charlottesville residents even went as far as to say they would turn down a higher paying job if it meant they had to move!
Arts & Music Focused
From big name music acts to historical art, Charlottesville has something for every type of art lover. The art scene is comparable to any major U.S. city, with dozens of art galleries and concert venues both big and small.
Check out venues such as the Pavillion, the Jefferson, the Southern Cafe, or The Garage to listen to favorite artists or discover new, up-and-coming musicians.
The Downtown Mall
If you love to hit the mall on the weekends, you’re in luck! Charlottesville is known for its downtown mall where you can find many boutique shops, restaurants, and small music venues. There’s a good chance you’ll even pass by some live music during your stroll on the mall!
If you’re a fan of American History, you’ll love discovering the rich history of Charlottesville through tours and other special events held all over the city. Thomas Jefferson’s legacy can be found throughout the city; most notably at Monticello, which was Jefferson’s primary residence and was designed by Jefferson himself.
The Food Scene
The local food scene here in Charlottesville is constantly growing and offers a taste of something for everyone. Charlottesville also supports the local economy, as local farms provide the ingredients for most of the menu items in town.
The League of American Bicyclists has recognized Charlottesville as silver-level for overall biker friendliness, meaning Charlottesville has high marks for overall biker safety and education. Whether you use a bike for commuting or exploring with the kids on the weekend, you can feel safer knowing you are in a bike-friendly community.
Charlottesville truly has something for everyone. Other accolades include:
• Best town for food lovers -Wine Magazine
• Best college town in the country -Traveler’s Today
• Most exciting place in Virginia -Movoto
• Top five destinations in the country -Luxury Travel
• One of the country’s favorite mountain towns -Travel & Leisure
• One of the happiest and healthiest -Business Insider
• Second most friendly small city –Movoto
Visit Charlottesville today to see if it should be your next move and check out our beautiful new townhomes now selling at the The Towns at Stonefield.
Sources: onlyinyourstate.com, visitcharlottesville.org, dailyprogress.com, bikeleague.org