Located only two hours from Washington, D.C., Charlottesville combines the best of city life with the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlottesville offers an extensive array of restaurants that have been featured in national publications, such as The New York Times, as well as a burgeoning wine industry with award-winning vintages.
Live music and theater are community fixtures, and the area is home to the nationally-acclaimed Virginia Film Festival, Virginia Festival of the Book and the Festival of the Photograph. Nearby are the museum homes of four U.S. presidents, abundant cultural attractions and some of the finest golf courses in the country. The terrain is also perfect for the outdoor enthusiast, with the Shenandoah National Park just a short drive away.