Charlottesville, Virginia

Votes



2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

168 Votes - "Best For Food"
77 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
3 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
1 Votes - "Most Fun"
1 Votes - "Friendliest"

Description

Charlottesville boasts both the Blue Ridge Mountains and the University of Virginia in Thomas Jefferson’s hometown. Charlottesville’s dining is concentrated in the Downtown Mall where visitors can also find historic buildings, over a hundred shops and arts all accessible by a local trolley.

Our team sampled 12 of the 30 restaurants in one day, where the farm-to-table movement has taken over. Local chefs use ingredients right from the farmers market and nearby farms, wineries and ranches like Brookeville Restaurant’s fried green tomatoes, The C&O’s cheese and produce, and Tavola’s local wines. Our team additionally enjoyed Bizou, Positively 4th Street, Tempo, Belmont BBQ, and MAS.

At the University of Virginia, look for the Rotunda, The Lawn and Beta Bridge, local landmarks with significance among students. Tour Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe’s homes; visit the home and Gardens of Monticello and a number of historic markers; and attend a concert in a variety of venues. Visitors will also enjoy local parks, farms, vineyards and breweries.

Mountains, creeks and forests provide the perfect setting for any outdoor outing whether hiking, biking and camping, or taking on rafting, kayaking, tubing or canoeing. Ski and snow board in the winter, hike the Appalachian Trail, view nature in Shenandoah National Park, or golf on beautiful courses. See what else makes Charlottesville such a livable town in its reviews.

Always beautiful. Absolutely stunning in the fall.
Reviewed by cwollerton
on April 2, 2012
A little piece of heaven.
Reviewed by sfader
on April 2, 2012
Always gorgeous, so clean, well maintained and home!
Reviewed by christinamarie1
on April 2, 2012
Charlottesville is a gem of a city with mountain views to the west and north. At this time of year, flowering red buds, pear and dogwood trees line most of the streets, including the 250 by-pass.
Reviewed by joanhc
on April 2, 2012
Charlottesville, Virginia is a wonderful place to live-- it has fun people, beautiful scenery, delicious food, interesting history, and of course, amazing educational opportunities. It should win in all categories!
Reviewed by Chrissy523
on April 2, 2012
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