Charlottesville, Virginia 

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+10.0% since 2020

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8.2 / 5.9

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Best Places to Live in Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia lies between Richmond & Washington D.C., making it an ideal spot for those who want access to urban life without actually living in a big city environment. Home to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate, Charlottesville boasts gorgeous architecture plus numerous wineries & eateries where you can sample some amazing local cuisine. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound here too: take your pick from hikes through beautiful mountain trails or canoeing down Big Run Creek - both will leave you with lasting memories! College town - West-central Virginia at base of Blue Ridge Mountains, 75 miles northeast of Richmond.
State: Virginia
County: Charlottesville city County
Metro Area: Charlottesville Metro Area
City: Charlottesville
Zip Codes: 22903 22901 22902
Cost of Living: 7.3% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 480 ft above sea level

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Charlottesville, Va Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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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.


The unemployment rate in Charlottesville is 4.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Charlottesville jobs have increased by 3.7%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Charlottesville's cost of living is 7.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Charlottesville's Cost of Living

September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Charlottesville, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Charlottesville city county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 85.5% to 12.8%. More Voting Stats

Charlottesville's population is 46,597 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 10.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 17.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Charlottesville is Real Estate: $429,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 15.0%.

Charlottesville public schools spend $16,484 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.4 students per teacher in Charlottesville. More Education

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Housing Market in Charlottesville

It's a good time to buy in Charlottesville. Home Appreciation is up 15.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Charlottesville is $429,400.
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Reviews for Charlottesville   44 Reviews
Not a good place anymore - 3/29/2021
I have lived in Charlottesville, Albemarle County for 25 years. It USED to be a decent place but in the past 10 years has gone downhill. Rent is TOO high, landlords are... Read More

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Nothing positive - 3/27/2021
Loved here for 7 years, lots of parks and close proximity to Shenandoah, but that’s where the positives end. High cost of living with extreme income inequality,... Read More

Good luck! - 3/20/2021
Charlottesville resident for 7 years. Plenty of parks, the Rivanna River and trail, and a short drive to Shenandoah National Park means plenty of opportunities for... Read More

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