Life in Charlottesville

Life in Charlottesville

Our Department and our Residency Program are strong enough to be a draw anywhere, but our location in Charlottesville is a definite bonus for quality of life.  If you love books, or bikes, or business--or any number of other things--this is a great place to be.  The City maintains a whole webpage of recent awards and rankings extolling our virtues.  (We also invite you to come see for yourself.)

Charlottesville is a small city, with only 40,000 people in the city itself, anchoring a metropolitan area of 200,000.  Our downtown pedestrian mall and thriving local arts scene give it a small town feel, while the variety and quality of offerings are typical of a much larger city.    With walking trails, University and city bus systems, and designated bike paths, there's easy access to work, recreation, and shopping. 

Here are some links to help you start exploring the area--

  • Monticello Avenue hosts non-profit organizations and links to commercial organizations in a wide range of community resources.  It's always a good place to start.


Like so many people who call Charlottesville home, you may come for an education and never want to leave.