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Retirement Living in Greater Charlottesville - Virginia

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Area Description

Greater Charlottesville consistently ranks among the top communities in the nation. Among numerous accolades, Charlottesville was selected by Frommer's "Cities Ranked & Rated" as "The Best Place to Live" in America; "Best Place to Live" -- Money; "Best Place to Relocate" -- Relocate America; "Top Places to Retire" -- Kiplinger; and many more.

Includes Cities/Towns: Charlottesville, Keswick.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Charlottesville is best known as home of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello and his lasting academic legacy at the University of Virginia. A walking tour of downtown Charlottesville offers a look into early-American history.

Charlottesville has developed a rich arts and entertainment scene, especially when it comes to live music. Historic theaters feature legendary blues artists, rockstars and internationally acclaimed musicians who bridge genres from folk to classical.

There is plenty for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy, kayaking the James or Rivanna, hiking miles of wilderness trails or pedaling miles of bike trails and quiet country roads where farmers work land that's been in their families for generations.

Enjoy visiting the orchards along those roads, with you pick strawberries, and cherries, peaches and apples along with over 20 vineyards to see.

Cultural Activities

Numerous and wide-ranging; year-in; year-out

Public transportation

Charlottesville Area Transit -- region wide

Medical Facilities

The University of Virginia Health System and Martha Jefferson Hospital are both nationally acclaimed


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  26.3  35.2  44.0  2.9 "
 Feb  28.3  38.2  48.0  3.1 "
 Mar  35.7  46.2  56.7  3.8 "
 Apr  45.3  56.3  67.3  3.4 "
 May  54.0  64.3  74.7  4.5 "
 Jun  63.0  72.8  82.7  4.1 "
 Jul  67.0  76.8  86.7  5.4 "
 Aug  65.0  74.8  84.7  4.1 "
 Sep  57.7  67.7  77.7  4.8 "
 Oct  47.3  57.5  67.7  3.7 "
 Nov  38.3  48.2  58.0  4.0 "
 Dec  29.3  38.2  47.0  3.2 "

Virginia weather is temperate all year round during four changing seasons.

Natural Disaster Areas

Cost of Living for Greater Charlottesville, VA

Greater Charlottesville, Virginia cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Senior Assistance in Greater Charlottesville, VA

Greater Charlottesville, Virginia offers the following assistance for seniors:

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Wide-ranging and numerous

Additional Information

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