The University of Virginia in Charlottesville is surrounded by shops, restaurants, breweries and outdoor attractions.
Home > 2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live > Charlottesville, VA
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Civics 77
Demographics 56
Economy 72
Education 63
Health 71
Housing 70
Infrastructure 60

#5. Charlottesville, VA

The great Edgar Allan Poe as well as Georgia O’Keeffe, Tina Fey and Katie Couric have graced the historic halls of the University of Virginia, a progressive academic institution that helped vault Charlottesville to this lofty place on the 2018 Best Cities list. Much of Charlottesville is comprised of well-educated young professionals, with many of them involved in civic causes that help make this community an even better place to live.

Amenities and attractions are abundant in Charlottesville, such as Thomas Jefferson’s architectural Monticello masterpiece mansion as well as fine restaurants, unique shops and wineries. Also available to residents and visitors is Shenandoah National Park with its spectacular hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, winter skiing and snow-tubing opportunities.

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