Welcome to our little corner of the world... a small piece
of heaven... and certainly one of the best places to live
in the world. We admit to not being particularly objective
in this matter, but one visit to Charlottesville, Virginia
and you will agree with The Times article that extols Charlottesville
as the place where "privacy is respected, where Southern
gentility, even chivalry still thrives, and, perhaps above
all, where the land rolls away toward the mountains in the
west with a beauty that snatches the breath at the top of
each crest and the bottom of each vale." It's what we
like to call home. Join us here for a tour of our community.
We hope to see you soon for a more personalized journey into
The Best Place to Live
Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the surrounding area
make up Virginia’s Piedmont, which sits at the foot
of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in the center of the
state. It is here that Thomas Jefferson built his magnificent
estate, Monticello and wrote "I am as happy nowhere else
and in no other society, and all my wishes end, where I hope
my days will end, at Monticello". His friend, James Monroe,
came soon after to live at his beloved home of Ashlawn Highland.
Their memories live on here where Jefferson’s architectural
hand is seen at the University of Virginia and Ashlawn Highland
hosts operatic productions on sultry summer nights. A quiet,
gentle lifestyle lives on as well.
"Charlottesville has been discovered by those who
seek a setting where privacy is respected, where there is
a good balance of intellectual stimulation and lazy-dog relaxation,
where the nation’s early history seems to come alive,
where Southern gentility, even chivalry, still thrives and
perhaps above all, where the land rolls away toward the mountain
in the west with a beauty that snatches the breath at the
top of each crest and the bottom of every vale." The New York Times
"WHERE’S THE BEST PLACE to raise a family?
The most important requirements for a family are a friendly
area, an absence of crime, low rates of drug and alcohol abuse,
good public schools, first-rate health care, a clean environment,
an affordable cost of living and strong economic growth. Charlottesville
is ranked #7 in the country." Reader's Digest
"Charlottesville offers the chance to own bucolic
estates and horse farms in the shadow of the Blue Ridge but
only two hours from Washington." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Charlottesville residents were tops for: reading,
attending cultural events, engaging in civic and career activities,
collecting antiques and records, playing tennis, having home
computers. They ranked in the top 10 for: traveling abroad,
politics, photography, running, racquet-ball, investing, wine
testing... The University of Virginia gives the city a lively
cultural scene of museums, libraries and theaters, set in
historic horse country just two hours from Washington, DC...
This combination attracts some of the rich and famous, including
Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek and author John Grisham." USA Today
"Albemarle County, Va. is rated #1 as the best U.S.
county for golfers to retire to. What draws retirees to the
area is a combination of golf, weather, economics, health
facilities and cultural opportunities." Gold Digest
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