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Charlottesville OVERVIEW
In the past 20 years, Charlottesville has exploded from the little town that Jefferson built into a diverse culture center and a real city in its own right.  But like any southern town, C-ville holds tight to its roots. The area’s rich history is so much more than just Thomas Jefferson, though you will find TJ’s influence everywhere you go, and even almost 200 years after our 3rd president’s death, he remains Charlottesville’s main tourist draw. Virginia is known as the Mother of Presidents, and many of those and other well-known figures—like Dave Matthews and Sissy Spacek—have called Charlottesville home. Come to Charlottesville to see some of our nation’s earliest history and architecture. Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway and hike in the Shenandoah National Park. Sample Virginia wine on a vineyard tour, stroll the beautiful Grounds at UVA, and fill your belly with 5-star cuisine, or chat up friendly students and townies at a hip greasy spoon. The local flavor is as varied as that of ...See More a much larger city, but without the high prices and crowds. Several publications have named Charlottesville the best or among the best places to live in the US and if it's one of the best places to live full time, you know it's a great place to visit. See Less
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