The City of Charlottesville, where UVA Health System is located, is in Central Virginia located within the rolling hills of the Piedmont Plateau and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Albemarle County borders the city.
Charlottesville is accessible to major cities such as Richmond, VA and Washington, D.C. The city is within driving distance to major points of interest: Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach.
The city has diversified light industry. Agricultural crops are abundant, especially peaches and apples. Albemarle County, just outside the city is nationally known for fox hunting and it's horses.
Charlottesville has an appealing climate. Winter is mild and the last frost is usually in the first week of May. The dogwood trees introduce the coming of Spring. Summers are generally hot and humid. An autumn excursion down the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway can make Fall everyone's favorite season.
University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. It is also selective; the students who come here have been chosen because they show the exceptional promise Jefferson envisioned. Learn more about UVA: http://www.virginia.edu/aboutuva.html
University of Virginia Health System
UVA Health System is routinely ranked as one of the nation's Top 100 Hospitals. UVA is a Magnet Nursing hospital as well as a level I trauma center, serving the entire Commonwealth and surrounding states. For those of you who would like to visit the UVA Medical Center, please click here.