By UVA - Darden October 27, 2017 Leave a Comment

Why do ‘Hoos love Charlottesville?

  • It’s a natural playground, with more than 25 parks and trails for students and residents to enjoy.
  • It’s a home that welcomes not only students and faculty, but also refugees. Since the Internal Rescue Committee office opened in 1998, the city has welcomed more than 3,500 refugees from 32 countries.
  • It centers around a unique pedestrian Downtown Mall, with more than 120 shops and 30 restaurants, along with several theaters and music venues.
  • It’s a small business haven, with more than 2,400 businesses with 500 or fewer employees.
  • It’s a foodie’s paradise, ranking among the top 15 cities in the country in restaurants per capita.
  • It’s a growing wine region, with approximately 40 wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries, and that number seems to increase each year.
  • It’s an artistic powerhouse, proudly serving as home to artists from Georgia O’Keeffe to Dave Matthews – who recently organized the star-studded Concert for Charlottesville – and authors such as William Faulkner, Rita Dove and John Grisham.
  • It’s a living museum, with abundant reminders of the powerful role the city and the Commonwealth of Virginia have played in American history. The University’s Academical Village, together with Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello are listed together as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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