About Charlottesville, VA


Charlottesville, located in central Virginia, has a population of 47,000 and has been rated as the No. 1-ranked place in the United States to live. It is easily walkable, has a great cost of living, is family friendly, and has a temperate climate. It sits on the Rivanna River, and the Smoky Mountains are just 20 miles to the west. It played important roles in both the Revolutionary War and Civil War, yet its architecture was unaffected by either one.


  • Fifeville

    Fifeville has tons of the nicest rentals in Charlottesville that beautiful bedroom (or whatever your dream interior looks like) is waiting for you on MyNewPlace! The MyNewPlace apartment blog can help you not only learn about living in apartments in Fifeville but also other neighborhoods throughout Charlottesville. Want to learn more about Fifeville? Take a look at MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information. You can get a lot of answers to your Fifeville apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • Rose Hill

    Try Charlottesville's Rose Hill neighborhood for some of the city's nicest rental apartments, and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • Barracks-Rugby

    Try Charlottesville's Barracks-Rugby neighborhood for many of the city's most cost effective apartments for rent, make sure to check out all the options listed on MyNewPlace! The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you look for the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints. You can also use our apartment guide to learn more about apartment living in general. Barracks-Rugby is a fine place in which to find your new Charlottesville apartment. Want insider info on Barracks-Rugby? Check out MyNewPlace for local tips and information about Barracks-Rugby Charlottesville.
  • Woolen Hills

    Some of the best apartments for rent in Charlottesville can be found in the Woolen Hills neighborhood. MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you search for that ideal Woolen Hills apartment.
  • Fry's Spring

    The apartments in Fry's Spring are lots of the prettiest in Charlottesville, make sure to check out all the options listed on MyNewPlace! Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs. You can learn about roommates, landlords and other apartment issues in Fry's Spring as well as Charlottesville's other neighborhoods in our apartment guide. Think this is the only Charlottesville neighborhood for you? Check nearby neighborhoods below to see all your options.
  • Jefferson Park Avenue

    Charlottesville's Jefferson Park Avenue neighborhood has many of the city's cutest rentals. Let MyNewPlace help you find that perfect apartment that meets both your needs and your budget.
  • Greenbrier

    The rental apartments in Greenbrier are many of the best in Charlottesville, make sure to check out all the options listed on MyNewPlace! The MyNewPlace apartment blog can help you not only learn about living in apartments in Greenbrier but also other neighborhoods throughout Charlottesville. Want to learn more before deciding if Greenbrier is the neighborhood for you? Get started now.
  • The Meadows

    Try Charlottesville's The Meadows neighborhood for many of the city's prettiest apartment rentals, make sure to check out all the options listed on MyNewPlace! Let MyNewPlace help you search for that spotless apartment that meets both your needs and your budget. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Charlottesville's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Lewis Mountain

    Charlottesville has several great rental apartments and lots of the most cost effective can be found in Lewis Mountain, that green entryway (or whatever your dream interior looks like) is waiting for you on MyNewPlace! Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you locate that unequaled Lewis Mountain apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. Our apartment blog can also help you learn more about the in's and out's of apartment living. Lewis Mountain is a perfect neighborhood in which to find your new Charlottesville apartment. Want info on Lewis Mountain? Look at MyNewPlace for local tips and information about Lewis Mountain Charlottesville.
  • Johnson Village

    The rental apartments in Johnson Village are a lot of the best in Charlottesville, let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect living room you've been looking for. Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Charlottesville's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • 10th and Page

    Tons of the cutest apartment rentals in Charlottesville can be found in the 10th and Page neighborhood and MyNewPlace can help you find ones with a variety of great interiors such as a green kitchen! Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you locate that spotless 10th and Page apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. Our apartment guide can also help you learn more about the in's and out's of apartment living. 10th and Page is a perfect neighborhood in which to find your new Charlottesville apartment. Want to learn more about 10th and Page? Read MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • Venable

    Charlottesville has a ton of great rental apartments and lots of the prettiest can be found in Venable, and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs.
  • Martha Jefferson

    Charlottesville has several great rentals and tons of the best can be found in Martha Jefferson, just use MyNewPlace to find the perfect one! Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you locate that unequaled Martha Jefferson apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Charlottesville! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Star Hill

    Charlottesville's Star Hill neighborhood has tons of the city's cutest apartments, let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect foyer you've been looking for. Let MyNewPlace help you look for that impeccable apartment that meets both your needs and your budget.
  • North Downtown

    Many of the nicest rentals in Charlottesville are in the North Downtown neighborhood, let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect bathroom you've been looking for. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Charlottesville's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Barracks Road

    The apartments in Barracks Road are many of the most cost effective in Charlottesville. Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you find that impeccable Barracks Road apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • Ridge Street

    Charlottesville has several great rentals and many of the most cost effective can be found in the Ridge Street neighborhood. Let MyNewPlace help you look for that spotless apartment that meets both your needs and your budget. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Charlottesville! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Locust Grove

    Locust Grove has many of the prettiest apartment rentals in Charlottesville regardless of whether you want a white pantry or a hall closet. The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you locate the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints. Apartment living in neighborhoods like Locust Grove is just one of a lot of things you can learn about from the MyNewPlace's apartment blog. Want to learn more about Locust Grove? Look at MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information.
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus PVCC apartment? Perhaps the options available from the Piedmont Virginia Community College housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the PVCC campus. If so, you can search for off campus Piedmont Virginia Community College apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although Piedmont Virginia Community College student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    PVCC apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Charlottesville, Virginia . Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the PVCC games and make it to class on time.

    We can help you find off campus PVCC apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search Piedmont Virginia Community College apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.

    Have more questions? Check out our articles with renter tips in our apartment guide and search through http://www.pvcc.cc.va.us/.

  • University of Virginia

    Virginia is a magical place where blue mountains form, unicorns roam, fairies fly overhead, and glitter falls from the clouds instead of rain. In this utopia there could only be one perfect school—The University of Virginia.

     

    Perfection

    Though Virginia might not actually consist of mythical creatures, its natural beauty does make it feel like a veritable heaven on Earth. University students here are given the opportunity to choose between a variety of schools and programs, and with the help of academic guidance counselors, students can narrow their options to find the major that suits them best. Developing a relationship with professors also helps students feel comfortable asking questions and actively engaging with the material. Though lecture halls might be huge and professors might seem inaccessible, by being assertive, going to office hours, and choosing smaller classes students will find that most professors are actually very approachable and willing to help. UVA Cavaliers shine not only in academics, but in athletics as well. There is nothing like the bond that forms over football, and the school’s special traditions surrounding the sport create an atmosphere of pride and fun. Before games, students gather outside of Scott Stadium, girls in pearls and boys in ties, for tailgating parties.

    Ooh, Heaven is a Place on Earth

    Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth? Ooh, heaven is a place on Earth--and it’s called Charlottesville, Virginia. What makes this place so magical and heavenly? It is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, rivers, ponds, hiking trails, and green, green grass. In addition to the unparalleled landscape, the town is home to many activities and cultural attractions. The Downtown Mall is a great place to listen to music, see art, find study cafes, and test out good restaurants and bars. Charlottesville is artsy and funky, but still retains that small-town conservative feel. Because the town has something for everyone, 57% of UVA undergrads choose to live in the city. Most tend to rent in areas like Rugby Road or 14th and 15th Street. The farther away from campus, the cheaper the rent, and with a simple meow you can catch the CAT (Charlottesville Area Transit) to class. For more help searching for an affordable and convenient off-campus apartment, visit our apartment search guides!

    Bars Just Around The Corner

    Virginia isn’t all angelic and innocent. It has a wild side that comes out at night. The Corner is the main area where students frequent bars like Baja Bean, where you can enjoy karaoke and trivia nights. For dancing, try Club 216; for beer pong, check out the Greek scene around campus. House and apartment parties are regular weekend pastimes, so the underage crowd doesn’t ever have to feel left out!