If you speak with a Darden student, faculty or staff member, you might get the sense that Charlottesville, Virginia is a truly great place to be! The Charlottesville-Albemarle County Visitor’s Bureau recently joined Senior Director of Admissions Whitney Kestner to discuss just a few of the reasons that Charlottesville (C-ville) is a great place to call home for two years.

Restaurants, wineries, microbreweries, outdoor activities, music and arts scene, proximity to transportation gateways and metro areas — there’s many more than just 8 reasons to love C-ville. It’s been named No 3. Happiest City in the United States AND it’s won numerous awards for being a top foodie destination. Charlottesville also received designation as the No. 5 Best Place to Live in America by Livablity.com.

Be sure to check out Black C-ville for Black-owned businesses and historic sites.

Ready to learn more about Charlottesville? Join a panel of current students for an I ♡ C-ville webinar on 10 December!

Two presidents called Charlottesville, VA home — Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe — but that doesn’t mean you have to be a history buff or a politician to take advantage of all this diverse city, affectionately nicknamed C’Ville, has to offer. Presidential significance aside, Charlottesville also hums with the creative and intellectual energy of the University of Virginia, multiple concert venues and theaters, farm-to-table restaurants, local wineries, and parks and open spaces. With 50,000 residents and proximity to Richmond and Washington, D.C., Charlottesville is just the right size for getting to know your neighbors while still being connected to major metropolitan areas.

- Livability.com

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