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Charlottesville, Virginia 37 Reviews | Leave a Comment


-Historic interest
-College-town amenities
-Attractive setting


-Rising home prices
-Air service
-Rapid growth

What Bert Has To Say About Charlottesville Metro Area

The city is one of many in Virginia set attractively in agricultural land against mountains, in this case the Blue Ridge. It is home to the dignified University of Virginia, which was founded and designed by Thomas Jefferson in the 18th century as an architectural model for a university. The city possesses a special mix of college-town and historic amenities. The commercial downtown area is separated from the campus and a small commercial area by a railroad grade; that small commercial area and the campus could star in any film about college life. Streets all through town, including the residential districts near campus, are shaded with abundant magnolias and other shade trees. Most of the town is easily accessed by foot or bicycle.


Quick Facts About Charlottesville

    The unemployment rate in Charlottesville is 3.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Charlottesville jobs have Increased by 2.20 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Charlottesville's cost of living is 23.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Charlottesville's population is 43,223 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -3.99 percent.
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Charlottesville is $290,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.60 percent.
    Charlottesville public schools spend $13,797 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 11.7 students per teacher in Charlottesville.

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Life Quality
C'ville is one of the best areas I've lived in. As a father and business owner, the quality of life is far superior to Upstate NY, Chicago, NYC and anywhere in NJ I've... (read more)
Saying I live in Charlottesville is a little bit o
I've lived in Virginia my whole life. After attending school in Richmond and beginning my professional life there (VCU, Virginia Museum), I moved to Charlottesville in... (read more)
Arrogance is truly thy name!!
I completely agree with the review from BigD that the people here have an entitlement I have not quite encountered elsewhere having lived in plenty of big cities... (read more)
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