About Charlottesville


The Savage Team are experts in the Charlottesville area and surrounding Counties.  They sell more resale homes in Charlottesville and Albemarle County than anyone else.  Call them with any question you might have about the area.

Charlottesville has best ranked one the best places to live in the US according to many polls.
Recent Accolades

  • Most Exciting Place in Virginia (#1) – Movoto Real Estate
  • Top 5 New American Foodie Cities – Wine Enthusiast Magazine
  • Top 5 Destinations Every American Should Visit – Orbitz Worldwide 2014
  • Best College Town in America (#1) – Traveler’s Today  2014
  • America’s Healthiest Small Cities (#6) – Daily Finance 2014
  • Top 100 Places to Live (#21) – 2016
  • America’s Smartest City – 2013
  • Top Ten Book-Loving Cities (#4) – 2013
  • Best Small Cities For Working Women (#4) – 2013
  • Most Romantic Cities (#4) – 2013
  • For more accolades click here

Besides being home to the University of Virginia the town also is proud to have been the home to Thomas Jefferson.  Jeffersonian architecture is evident throughout the area.  Be sure to visit his home at Monticello and while you are there be sure to stop for lunch at Michie Tavern for some of the best fried chicken you’ll find south of the Mason Dixon line.

The historic downtown mall is another can’t miss places here in town.  The main street of Charlottesville was closed off and made into a pedestrian mall over 30 years ago.  Now it is lined with trees the form a beautiful canopy over the street where restaurants serve lunch and dinner. At one end of the mall is the Omni Hotel and the other is the nTelos  Wireless Amphitheater. Where in the spring and summer we are treated a variety of musical performances from every type of musical genre you can imagine.  Also, on Friday’s it is home to Friday’s After Five where there is a free concert and has become a real gathering place for all ages.

Albemarle County has become home to many fine vineyards in recent years like Trump Vineyards, King Family Vineyards, Pippin Hill Vineyards and Jefferson Vineyards just to name a few.  A map of all Albemarle County vineyards can be found here. Any season is the perfect time to appreciate and enjoy the bounty of Albemarle’s thriving farm wineries. Make your wine choice count for our community’s rural economy and sip and savor as you discover your Albemarle crush!

Then there are the mountains!  We are blessed to live in an area surrounded by beautiful scenery and only a short drive to the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Mountains.  Views of the mountains can be seen from all over the Charlottesville aea.  We are only a 45 minute drive to Wintergreen ski resort.

According to the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau “Falls in Charlottesville are simply famous.  With fall foliage in full effect and high temperatures in mid-November Falls in Charlottesville are simply famous.  With fall foliage in full effect and high temperatures in mid-November

still averaging in the 60s, autumn yields a wonderful opportunity for travelers to visit our historic region.  The surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains can been seen radiating red and orange during the transition to the colder months.

Winters in and around Albemarle County are typically mild.  The area averages only seven inches of snow a year and snowstorms tend to be more of a beautiful spectacle than an inconvenience.  By the time mid-March rolls around, high temperatures are once again averaging above 60 degrees and the vegetation woven through and around the community springs to life.  April and May produce picturesque weather and colorful displays of flowers, both highlighted during the community’s annual Garden Week Celebration.

Summers, like the rest of the east coast, tend to be hot and humid.  However, a cool valley breeze often breaks up the heat when temperatures cross above the 90 degrees mark.  Visitors often find themselves lucky to witness the unforgettable scene of a strong afternoon thunderstorm spilling over the surrounding mountains.”

With great school systems, beautiful scenery, mild weather and outstanding  health care available we can’t think of a better place to live.