Charlottesville, Virginia 

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Population

46,597

16% Growth

Unemployment Rate

3.4%

Median Income

$47,218

Avg. Home Price

$290,800

Best Places to Live in Charlottesville, Virginia

College town - West-central Virginia at base of Blue Ridge Mountains, 75 miles northeast of Richmond
Pros
-Historic interest
-College-town amenities
-Attractive setting
Cons
-Rising home prices
-Air service
-Rapid growth

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What Bert Has To Say About Charlottesville Metro Area

The city is one of many in Virginia set attractively in agricultural land against mountains, in this case the Blue Ridge. It is home to the dignified University of Virginia, which was founded and designed by Thomas Jefferson in the 18th century as an architectural model for a university. The city possesses a special mix of college-town and historic amenities. The commercial downtown area is separated from the campus and a small commercial area by a railroad grade; that small commercial area and the campus could star in any film about college life. Streets all through town, including the residential districts near campus, are shaded with abundant magnolias and other shade trees. Most of the town is easily accessed by foot or bicycle.


QUICK FACTS

City: Charlottesville
Zip Codes: 22903 22901 22902
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 480 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Charlottesville is 3.4% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Charlottesville jobs have increased by 1.90%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Charlottesville's cost of living is 18.90% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Charlottesville's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Charlottesville's population is 46,597 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 15.51%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Charlottesville is $290,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.92%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Charlottesville public schools spend $16,484 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.4 students per teacher in Charlottesville. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Charlottesville

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Reviews for Charlottesville   39 Reviews
Did not want to leave! - 3/18/2018
I went to UVa in the late 70's and spent nearly 6 years there as an undergrad and afterward as a townie. Probably the best years of my life. I only left to pursue... Read More

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loved it here and sick missing it. - 3/7/2017
Want to start by saying we have lived in Boise, San Francisco, Seattle, Corvallis-Oregon, Yakima-Washington, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Manhattan-Kansas, Enterprise-Alabama,... Read More

Not for seniors - 1/6/2016
Nice downtown mall but parking is expensive. If you plan on doing activities at U of Virginia parking is awful and expensive and expect lots of walking and stairs due to... Read More

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22903 22901 22902
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