Charlottesville, Virginia

Eclectic neighborhoods surrounded by beautiful country and mountain scenery.

Welcome to Charlottesville

 
Eclectic neighborhoods surrounded by beautiful country and mountain scenery.
 
Charlottesville draws people to its temperate climate, beautiful backcountry surrounding, world-class cultural institutions, and sophisticated lifestyle. It’s nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which offers numerous recreational activities amid the scenic natural landscape. There’s endless hiking, biking, climbing, and rafting in the summer and skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing in the winter.
 
Charlottesville has over a dozen neighborhoods that feature a variety of living spaces. Martha Jefferson and Star Hill neighborhoods have renovated buildings and brand-new luxury condominiums near shops and restaurants. North Downtown and Locust Grove feature well-preserved and modern single-family homes that are still within walking distance of shopping and dining. Belmont is more of a modern-day neighborhood with larger homes and plenty of green space.
 

What to Love

 
  • Beautiful country and mountain landscapes
  • Well-preserved classic architecture and historical sites
  • Unique neighborhoods with diverse housing options
  • Burgeoning food scene and picturesque wineries
  • Year-round outdoor recreation

Local Lifestyle

 
Charlottesville is part metropolitan college town and part charming Southern countryside. This city has something for everyone. Great restaurants, breweries, and wineries coupled with the arts and culture and live music scenes give it a city appeal, while the surrounding countryside and mountains give it a small-town feel and draw those who love to be active and outdoors. The growing economy and proximity to Fairfax and Richmond attract professionals and even retirees. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 
Charlottesville has a burgeoning local food scene. Main Street in the University of Virginia neighborhood is lined with chic cafes and trendy eateries. A local landmark, The Virginian opened in 1923 and is Charlottesville’s oldest restaurant. They serve elevated American fare amid rustic decor. Menu highlights include the Virginian burger, their signature crab cakes, and their famous macaroni and cheese. The bar is a favorite hangout with college students and gets busy and crowded in the evenings and weekends. 
 
Right down the street, Inka Grill Peruvian Cuisine specializes in authentic Peruvian and Latin American cuisine. This restaurant is popular among faculty and students who come for internationally-inspired dishes such as lomo saltado and ceviche.
 
Located in the Charlottesville Historic District, C and O is a French restaurant that also serves classic American favorites and vegetarian options. There’s a formal dining room upstairs, a lively bistro below, and a heated outdoor patio. They pride themselves on sourcing local products, so the menu changes seasonally depending on what’s available. A curated wine list of over 300 bottles and handcrafted cocktails are also on offer. 
 
For shopping, Barracks Road Shopping Center is an open-air plaza with numerous shops and restaurants, as well as salons and services.
 

Things to Do 

 
Charlottesville has an active equestrian community. For over 40 years, Foxfield Racing has been hosting steeplechase races twice a year. It’s a long-standing tradition stemming from the University of Virginia, and they help raise funds for local causes. Another UVA tradition, Football Weekends, is complete with tailgate parties and pep rallies before each home game. Local residents come alongside students to cheer on the Cavaliers.
 
From spring to fall, Ting Pavilion hosts Friday After Five, a free weekly concert series. It features local artists spanning different genres of music. Concession sales go to help fund numerous nonprofits in Charlottesville. 
 
Located close to Crozet, King Family Vineyards hosts weekly polo matches from Memorial Day weekend until mid-December. Considered one of the best wineries in the state, they produce premium wines you can sample in their tasting rooms.


 
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Overview for Charlottesville, Virginia, VA

47,217 people live in Charlottesville, Virginia, where the median age is 35.6 and the average individual income is $39,711.69. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

47,217

Total Population

35.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$39,711.69

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Charlottesville, Virginia, VA

Charlottesville, Virginia has 18,814 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Charlottesville, Virginia do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 47,217 people call Charlottesville, Virginia home. The population density is 4,608.75 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

47,217

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.6

Median Age

47.96 / 52.04%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
18,814

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$39,711.69

Average individual Income

Marital Status

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Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Charlottesville, Virginia, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby Charlottesville, Virginia. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
2/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
First Baptist Preschool
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The International School Of Charlottesville
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
5th - 8th
No rating available
Charlottesville Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Burnley-Moran Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
St Anne's-Belfield School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available

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