Charlottesville and the surrounding Albemarle County have a combined population of approximately 120,000 and provide an environment that is cosmopolitan and rich in cultural opportunities such as concerts, art galleries, and restaurants. Nearby historical and recreational sites include Thomas Jefferson's Home (Monticello), and the Skyline Drive that passes through the Shenandoah National Park. The nearby Blue Ridge Mountains provide ample opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and camping. Cultural opportunities are enhanced by our close proximity to Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia. Virginia Beach and the Chesapeake Bay are also within easy driving distance. Charlottesville takes great pride in its hospitality. Take a moment to browse these excellent websites and get to know the area.