Charlottesville

A charming city nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, United States.

Welcome to Charlottesville

Refined living in a historical and cultural hub


Charlottesville is a quintessential college town infused with a vibrant mix of academia, culture, and commerce. The city, home to the prestigious University of Virginia, is a thriving community that boasts an exceptional array of restaurants and shopping opportunities. Known for its walkable streets and engaging neighborhoods, Charlottesville offers the perfect blend of small-town accessibility with the amenities of a larger city.

History and modernity coexist gracefully in this city, providing residents and visitors with an experience rich in tradition yet brimming with contemporary convenience. From bustling markets to serene parks, every corner of Charlottesville is a testament to its unique character — a place where community and quality of life are paramount.
 

What to Love

  • Small-town charm with convenient access to larger cities
  • Abundance of outdoor activities and proximity to skiing and Shenandoah National Park
  • College town ambiance with sports, arts, and a vibrant restaurant scene
  • Top-notch medical facilities at UVA and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospitals
  • Diverse arts scene with frequent big-name concerts and performances
  • A historically rich area brimming with early Virginia historical sites and museums

Local Lifestyle

A seamless blend of urban amenities and small-town charm characterizes the local lifestyle in Charlottesville. The city's rich tapestry of cultural and outdoor activities ensures that there is always something to discover or a new adventure to embark on. The accessibility of natural beauty, from mountain trails to river paths, underscores the city's commitment to a lifestyle that values the great outdoors as much as the comforts of urban living.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Charlottesville's food scene is an epicurean's delight, with restaurants like C&O, Fleurie Restaurant, and Duner’s bound to satisfy the most discerning palates. Each establishment offers its unique atmosphere, from The Ivy Inn Restaurant's homely charm to Hamiltons’ at First & Main's sophisticated flair. The dining experience in Charlottesville is not just about the food; it's about the ambiance, the service, and the memories created around the table.

Charlottesville's entertainment options are just as diverse as its culinary offerings. The city hosts a variety of events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Virginia Film Festival, which showcases both classic films and contemporary cinematic works, and the Festival of the Book, an annual celebration of literature that attracts authors and readers from across the nation.
 

Things to Do

Charlottesville residents have a plethora of exciting attractions at their fingertips. Nestled in the heart of the city, the John Paul Jones Arena, affectionately known as JPJ, stands as a beacon of entertainment and sports in Virginia, offering an unparalleled experience for basketball fans and concert-goers alike.

Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, located near Charlottesville, Virginia, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a notable American landmark. The estate offers a window into Jefferson's world, with meticulously preserved rooms, gardens, and grounds. The Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall, on the other hand, is a vibrant cultural and commercial district in Charlottesville, VA. This pedestrian-only area is known for its historic charm blended with modern vitality. It features a diverse range of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues housed in beautifully preserved buildings that echo the area's rich history.

A short stroll from Charlottesville’s bustling downtown streets, IX Art Park emerges as a kaleidoscope of art, culture, and community. This open-air gallery is not just a space but a living, breathing canvas where creativity knows no bounds. Open 24 hours a day, the park invites everyone to immerse themselves in its ever-evolving tapestry of murals and sculptures. It's a place where art is not confined to galleries but spills out into the open, accessible to all who seek inspiration.
 

Schools

Overview for Charlottesville, VA

46,597 people live in Charlottesville, where the median age is 32.5 and the average individual income is $42,474. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

46,597

Total Population

32.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$42,474

Average individual Income

Around Charlottesville, VA

There's plenty to do around Charlottesville, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
84
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
43
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Totally Baked, Jam According To Daniel, and Caked Up Cville.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.74 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.4 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.74 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.48 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.74 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 0.74 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville has 19,312 households, with an average household size of 2.28. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Charlottesville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 46,597 people call Charlottesville home. The population density is 4,548.24 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

46,597

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

32.5

Median Age

48.22 / 51.78%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
19,312

Total Households

2.28

Average Household Size

$42,474

Average individual Income

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60+ Minutes

Schools in Charlottesville, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby Charlottesville. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
First Baptist Preschool
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The International School Of Charlottesville
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
5th - 8th
No rating available
Charlottesville Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Anne's-Belfield School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
2/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
Burnley-Moran Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
1/5
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
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