About Charlottesville

UVA is located in picturesque Charlottesville, Virginia. This mid-sized city in the rolling foothills of the historic Blue Ridge Mountains offers many of the cultural, educational and professional advantages of a large metropolitan area.

Charming for both its academic and recreational and leisure opportunities, including hiking, biking, canoeing, rappelling, golf and other athletics, as well as theater and music, Charlottesville is consistently acclaimed by publications as one of the most livable cities in the country. Shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as convenient proximity to the beach or Washington DC, make Charlottesville an ideal place for families, singles and active adults.

Charlottesville consistently ranks high on quality-of-life assessments:
  • Charlottesville, Virginia recently named #1 Best College Town in America (Traveler's Today magazine)
  • Best City to Live in USA & Canada (Frommer's Cities Ranked & Rated)
  • One of the Best Places to Live (Money magazine)
  • One of the Best Places to be Found and Seven Dream Towns That Have it All (Outside magazine)
  • Healthiest Place to Live in America (Kiplinger's Personal Finance)
  • Best Place in the Country to Raise a Family (Reader's Digest)
  • Healthiest City for Women (American Health)
  • Best Tennis Town (Tennis magazine)
  • Best Place to Live in America (A&E Television)
  • One of the Best Small Places for Business and Career 2001 (Forbes/Milken Institute)