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Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the greater Charlottesville area is centrally located in the heart of Virginia. Charlottesville and Albemarle offer stunning mountain views, a vibrant live music scene, award-winning restaurants, easy to access outdoor and family-friendly activities, and a strong sense of community. Recognized as the "Happiest City in America" by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research, discover how you can begin your next adventure here.

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Outdoors

  • Charlottesville / Albemarle Outdoor Recreation Guide photo of a male hiking with great mountian views
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  • Shenandoah National Park logo
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    https-www-nps-gov-shen-index-htm
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  • Skyline Drive logo
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    https-visitskylinedrive-org-
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  • Blue Ridge Parkway logo
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    https-www-blueridgeparkway-org-
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  • Wintergreen Resort - skis and snowboards in front of a snowy chalet
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    https-www-visitcharlottesville-org-listing-wintergreen-resort-273-
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  • Golf course in Charlottesville with greens, water, and mountains in the distance
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    https-www-visitcharlottesville-org-visitors-things-to-do-golf-
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  • Runners in Charlottesville on a mountian road course
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    https-www-visitcharlottesville-org-visitors-things-to-do-running-
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  • A male cyclist in Charlotesville biking on a road with lots of green grass and tress around.
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    https-www-visitcharlottesville-org-visitors-things-to-do-cycle-
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  • Rivanna River Company logo
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    https-rivannarivercompany-com-
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  • Rivanna Trail logo
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    http-www-rivannatrails-org-
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  • An ochard in bloom in Charlottesville
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    https-www-visitcharlottesville-org-visitors-things-to-do-orchards-and-farms-
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