Beyond being an exceptional city in its own right, Charlottesville is also conveniently located two hours south of the nation’s capital by car and just over one hour from Richmond, VA, to the east. The Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway can be reached with a 30-minute drive from Grounds. And the city is served by a growing airport as well as by Amtrak.
A Place Like No Other
Partners in a Vibrant Community
In 2014, the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville, VA, the “happiest city in America” and for good reason. Located in Central Virginia just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville offers stunning beauty, extraordinary culture and an inexhaustible list of things to do. From world-class restaurants to cultural events like the Virginia Film Festival to hiking and kayaking along the scenic Rivanna River, Charlottesville offers a quality of life, community feel and natural beauty that few cities can match.
Happiest City in America (U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research)
Best College Town in America (Travelers Today)
U.S. community for well-being (Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index)
Location Is Everything