Local Town Named One of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America

Local Town Named One of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America

Central Virginia is getting nationwide attention once again!



Congrats to Charlottesville, rated number FIVE on the list of 100 best places to live!


According to the Press Release:



The list is an exclusive, independent, editorial ranking by Livability.com. This year we are proud to have collaborated with our data partners EMSI and world-renowned urbanist Richard Florida and assistant clinical professor Steven Pedigo from the Initiative for Creativity and Innovation in Cities at NYU School of Professional Studies in shaping our methodology and the framework by which we rank the cities.


“This year’s Top 100 Best Places to Live list includes many first-time cities,” says Becky Henson, Livability spokesperson. “The fact is that each one of these cities on the list are a best place to live. Our data experts scoured thousands of cities and data points to build a list that truly encompasses the things that make a city ideal.”


Nicknamed C’ville, Charlottesville is home to Thomas Jefferson’s famed Monticello residence as well as the University of Virginia, and the city is graced with many impressive historic buildings. Two of the largest employers are University of Virginia Medical Center and Martha Jefferson Hospital, and Charlottesville offers a variety of independent restaurants, shopping opportunities and entertainment venues. Shenandoah National Park has excellent hiking trails, and city officials make parks and green spaces a priority.