The secret is out. Since first appearing in Money magazine’s “100 Best Places to Live” in August 2004, the Charlottesville-Albemarle area keeps finding its way onto seemingly every list of the top U.S. places to live, to work and to visit.

Of course, this comes as no surprise to long-time residents. We are well aware of our area’s endless opportunities for outdoor adventure (“America’s Favorite Mountain Towns,” Travel + Leisure magazine, 2014); education and culture (“Best College Town in America,” Traveler’s Today, 2014).

If you’re new to our area, we welcome you to see for yourself by exploring our community via the links below.