Best Places to Live

Charlottesville, VA

Population: 45,084
LIV
SCORE
687
Photo: Jane Haley

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 Livability.com 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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Charlottesville, VA Ranking Data

Civic
77
Demographics
56
Economy
72
Education
63
Health
71
Housing
70
Infrastructure
60