The city of Charlottesville is in the heart of Central Virginia, nestled at the base of the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains. A two-and-a-half-hour drive southwest from our nation’s capital, the city is home to over 40,000 residents. It hosts a vibrant cultural scene, outdoor and athletic recreation, as well as restaurants to satisfy both the average diner and gourmand. Charlottesville is the quintessential college town.
Whether your interests are music, sports, dining, or outdoor adventure, Charlottesville offers something for everyone. The city’s Downtown Mall boasts an eclectic variety of restaurants and shopping, while wine enthusiasts can visit one of the many local vineyards of the area. Sports fans can root on the University's Cavaliers or participate in a variety of intramural sports, while outdoor adventurists can take advantage of running trails, mountain biking, fishing, skiing, or hiking at a nearby state or national park.