As part of Virginia's Piedmont region, Charlottesville is nestled at the base of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. Home of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, the president once noted, "I am as happy nowhere else''.
Ranked number 13 in Forbes' "Best Places to Raise a Family", farmland blankets 723 square miles of Charlottesville along with the undulating green hills and vineyards. The city itself is a hub of academia, technology and business with a wealth of medical and health care options.
Warm in the summer and mild in the winter, the area offers a plethora of outdoor activities. The local trails are optimal for avid hikers and historians will revel in the significant architecture within the area: the University of Virginia grounds, Montpelier, Michie Tavern and of course, Monticello.
Within close proximity to the capital city of Richmond, DC is also reachable within two hours. For further destinations, Charlottesville Airport offers connections nationally and internationally via US Air, American Eagle, or United Express.
Charlottesville boasts an impressive school system; Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) serve more than 13,200 students in grades pre-K through 12 in Albemarle County, Virginia. ACPS offers community-based elementary schools, state-of-the-art secondary schools, two charter schools, a STEM magnet school operating at Albemarle High School, and the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC). For students who require a non-traditional learning environment there are specialized services available.
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