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Charlottesville, VA

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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.

Key City Stats
The average age of Charlottesville, VA is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 11.52%
  • 7.25%
  • 5.91%
  • Female
  • 10.04%
  • 6.1%
  • 5.75%
$967
is average rent in Charlottesville, VA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 4.44%
  • 4.81%
  • 4.3%
36.92%
of units are available for rent in Charlottesville
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 628
  • 138
  • 402
Getting Around in Charlottesville, VA

66
Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
40
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in Charlottesville is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 3.26%
  • 5.63%
  • 1.05%

Southern Comfort Food

You can find numerous great places to eat in Charlottesville very easily. Start your day at the Bluegrass Grill and Bakery, which has some of the best pancakes anywhere. There are plenty of ethnic cuisines to choose from, and many are locally owned. Zocalo is a wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by while you have very good food. For more upscale dining, Ristorante Al Dente gets all-star reviews for their food and wine list. Hamilton's and Fleurie also rank right up there, too. No matter what style you, your family, and friends prefer, you can find it in Charlottesville.

Coupe DeVille

At night, the scene in Charlottesville can be whatever you want. Because it is a college town, you will find plenty of cheap, lively places to drink. Coupe Deville's and the White Spot are two good places to start. If your taste runs more toward live music, Miller's Restaurant presents some of the best music in town as do some of the city’s coffee houses. Michael's Bistro is the local artsy dive bar and a lot of fun. Live performances of music and theater are offered by both the Jefferson Theater and Southern Café and Music Hall.