Charlottesville, Virginia

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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.

Charlottesville is a fantastic place to live. I love walking around and seeing gorgeous foliage everywhere! The old architecture is beautifully made and adds much to the small town charm.
Reviewed by jecamendez
on April 2, 2012
Beautiful place, beautiful school. A little piece of heaven!
Reviewed by alloperry12
on April 2, 2012
A beautiful town with a charming pedestrian mall, historic university, and the home of Thomas Jefferson - all surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian foothills!
Reviewed by AlleyL
on April 2, 2012
The town's small but it has a lot to offer. Miyako Japanese Cuisine is one of my favorite places to eat.
Reviewed by gspivak
on March 27, 2012
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Population

43,475

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