Charlottesville, VA

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Homes for Sale in Charlottesville

Homes for sale in Charlottesville range from small bungalows to large historic mansions.   Charlottesville is located in central Virginia approximately 60 miles west of Richmond, Virginia and 90 miles west of Washington DC.  Charlottesville was established as a town in 1762 by the Virginia General Assembly, and was incorporated as an independent city in 1888. As a result of eight annexations, the most recent of which was in 1968, the City is 10.4 square miles.

The City is autonomous and entirely independent of any county or any other political subdivision. It does not have the same boundaries with or is not subject to taxation by any county or school district, and is not liable for any county or school district indebtedness.  It is home to the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. UVA is known for it’s large medical hospital where patients come from around the state.  The City limits Charlottesville is relatively small with a population of about 45,000 people.  Charlottesville is surrounded by Albemarle County, home to many vineyards.  One of Charlottesville’s best attractions is its Historic Downtown Mall. The Downtown Mall is filled with  boutiques, restaurants, ice creams shops, live music and the Intelo’s Pavilion.   Views of the Blue Ridge Mountains frame our landscape and can be seen throughout the Charlottesville area. 

Charlottesville is continually ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States.  Some of the accolades we have received are listed below

AAA Bond Rating by Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s, Moody’s has ranked City AAA since 1973, S & P since 1964

  • GFOA Certificate of Achievement Reporting
  • One of America’s Best Small Cities for Foodies – Travelocity 2016
  • 15 Best Places to Live in the U.S. (#3) – NY Post 2016
  • Healthiest Small Town in the U.S. – Health Line 2016
  • 50 Best College Towns (#7) – College Rank 2016
  • Top 50 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs (#4) – Entrepreneur Magazine & Livability.com 2016
  • Top 100 Best Places to Live (#21) – Livability.com 2016
  • 10 hippest Mid-Sized Cities in America – gogobot 2016
  • Five Great Places to Visit in 2016 – Off Metro NY
  • 10 U.S. Towns with Incredible Christmas Celebrations – Huffington Post/Fodors 2015
  • 8 Southern Cities for Your Bucket List – Visit South 2015
  • #2 Most Exciting City in Virginia – gogobot 2015
  • Top 10 Best Places to Retire – Livability.com 2015
  • 12 Cutest Small Towns in America – Huffington Post 2015
  • USA’s 12 Best Places for Book Lovers -The Culture Trip
  • #7 Best College Town in America for Food and Drink – Thrillist 2015
  • 22 Best Small Town  Family Weekend  Destinations – Vacationidea.com 2015
  • Most Exciting Place in Virginia (#1) – Movoto Real Estate
  • Top 5 New American Foodie Cities – Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2014
  • America’s Favorite Mountain Towns (#9) – Travel + Leisure Magazine 2014
  • 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 (#26) – Livability.com 2013
  • America’s Smartest City – Luminosity.com 2013
  • Top Ten Book-Loving Cities (#4) – Livability.com 2013
  • Best Small Cities For Working Women (#4) – nerdwallet.com 2013
  • Most Romantic Cities (#4) – Livability.com 2013
  • One of “America’s Best Intergenerational Communities” – Met Life & Generations United 2012
  • Tastiest Towns in the South (#5) – Southern Living Magazine April 2012
  • Small Community City for Overall Well-Being – Gallup 2012
  • Top Beer City (#8) – Livability.com 2012
  • #1 City to Live in the Country – Yahoo Real Estate/Sperling’s Best Places – 2011
  • “Locavore” Capital of the World – Forbes Magazine – 2011
  • Most Walkable City in Virginia – Walk Score – 2011
  • TripAdvisor – Top 10 Charming Towns – 2010
  • Best College Football Town – Associate Press Readers
  • Top “Brainiest” Metropolitan Areas – The Atlantic
  • Number One City for Retirement – Kiplinger.com
  • Healthiest Place to Live – Men’s Journal magazine 2010
  • Top Place to Retire – Kiplinger magazine 2010
  • 4th Best Place to Live in the Country – Kiplinger’s Magazine 2009
  • 11th Best Town to Find a Job – Forbes Magazine 2009
  • One of the 30 Coolest Neighborhoods, Belmont – Men’s Health Magazine June ’09
  • 18th Safest Mid-Sized Cities in the Country (populations between 150,000 and 500,000), Farmers Insurance
  • AARP, Top 10 Healthiest Places to Retire, 2008
  • Best Places to Retire, Black Enterprise Magazine, 2nd in 2008
  • Best City for Living and Launching a Business by Fortune and Money Magazines – 18th Place in 2008.
  • Best Small Market for Business by Forbes Magazine – 9th Place in 2008.
  • 2008 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award, Gold and Flag Award in the Environmental Program (Government) category
  • USGBC LEED Gold Certification, Downtown Transit Center, 2008, 1st LEED Gold municipal designation in the state.
  • Top Ten Digital City, Center for Digital Government, 3rd 2005, 4th 2006, 6th 2007, 5th 2008, 4th 2009
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation, Distinctive Destination, 2007
  • 2008 Bicycle Friendly Community at the Bronze Level from the League of American Bicyclists
  • Southern Business & Development Magazine: #1 on the list of 10 “Really Cool Small Southern Markets”
  • Life magazine: Charlottesville region “The Best New Place to Drink Wine.”  Charlottesville area – one of 10 superlative locales cited in Life’s write-up of “10 Perfect Weekend Escapes.”
    2007 Businesses for the Bay Environmental Excellence Award ”Outstanding Achievement for Pollution Prevention, Local Government”
  • Money Magazine: Best Places to Live
  • Outside Magazine: One of the Best Places to be Found 1995 & 1999, also one of Seven Dream Towns That Have it All, Best Town to Live 2006, 2008
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: #2 Healthiest Place to Live in America
  • Men’s Journal: #3 Healthiest Small City to Live in America
  • Reader’s Digest: Top Ten Places in the Country to Raise a Family (#7 out of 50)
  • American Health: Top Ten Healthiest Cities for Women (#6)
  • Golf Digest: Best Retirement City for Golfers (#1)
  • Tennis Magazine: Best Tennis Town (#1)
  • Arts and Entertainment Television: One of the Best Places to Live in America (#6)
  • #1 Best City to live in in USA & Canada (Cities Ranked & Rated 2004)
  • E-Podunk.com: Best Small College Town (#1)
  • Modern Maturity Magazine: Most Alive Places to Live (#2 College Town)
  • Forbes/Milken Institute: Best Small Places for Business and Career 2001 (#12)
  • Travel 50 & Beyond: Top Ten Great Places to Retire 1999
  • Best Trail Running, Outside Magazine 2006
  • Cottage Living Magazine, Great Place to Live
  • Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Awards, Outstanding Achievement for Pollution Prevention, 2007
  • Top Five Green Cities, Blue Ridge Magazine, 2006
  • City Parks and Recreation Department accepted Tree City USA
  • Best Place to Relocate, Relocate America, 2006
  • Dozen Distinctive Destinations – Charlottesville – National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2007
  • Best Workplace for Commuters, US Department of Transportation, 2006
  • Department of Social Services, USDA recognition for outstanding customer service, 2005
  • City Ranked the Top “Really Cool Small Southern Market”
    • By Southern Business and Development Magazine, (April 2005)
  • Money Magazine 100 Best Places to Live – August 2004
  • Forbes Magazine – Best Small Places to Do Business – Rank 22
  • Business Journals – Best Places to Work – June 2005

If you are looking for a home for sale in Charlottesville, Virginia our team would be happy to assist you.

 

School District’s

Elementary School: Burnley-Moran Elementary School

Middle School: Buford Middle School

High School: Charlottesville High School

 

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