Named the 2015 Happiest Place in America, Charlottesville, VA is a city that speaks to almost everyone. Nestled in the rolling green hills of the Shenandoah Valley, Charlottesville is a city most noted for its sense of community, as the home of the University of Virginia, a pleasant climate, choice of public health facilities, great selection of restaurants, arts and culture, and outdoor activities. Located on the outskirts of the Shenandoah National Park, the combination of area's natural and manmade beauty gives Charlottesville's residents plenty to boast about.
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Homes in Charlotte may seem a bit different from other surrounding communities. As a college town, there are a fair number of student housing and rental properties throughout the city. The student population aside, Charlottesville is a city for professionals. Nearly 90 percent of local residents work in white collar jobs. Those in the market for a new home will find a selection of single-family homes. The majority of houses are located in established neighborhoods and feature a bit of local history with nearly 75 percent of local homes built between 1940 and 1999. Many of the homes are medium-sized featuring two to three bedrooms. Browse the latest real estate listings in Charlottesville.
Students in Charlottesville attend public school in the City of Charlottesville Public School System. The district operates seven elementary schools, one middle school, andone high school. There are also several private schools in Charlottesville and the surrounding county, including religious-based schools, a Waldorf school, and a school for autistic students.
Charlottesville offers opportunities attractive to young professionals as its home to The University of Virginia. Some of the major industries in Charlottesville and the surrounding Albemarle County include health care, government, science and technology, construction and manufacturing. With the large number of college students inhabiting the area, retail sales and food service are also major, local industries. The top six employers in Charlottesville are The University of Virginia-Blue Ridge Hospital, University of Virginia Medical Center, County of Albemarle, Martha Jefferson Hospital, UVA Health Services Foundation, and The City of Charlottesville.
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