Location

A bustling college town situated within driving distance of the state and nation’s capitals, Charlottesville is a stellar community no matter what measurement is used.

In recent years, our city has been awarded dozens of accolades from a variety of publications and organizations, including:

  • Happiest Place to Retire in the U.S., 2019 - Kiplinger
  • One of the Healthiest Communities in America, 2019 - U.S. News & World Report, Aetna Foundation
  • The 13 Cutest Small Towns in the South, 2018 - Pure Wow
  • No. 5 Best Place to Live in the U.S., 2018 - Livability
  • No. 10 Best College Town in the U.S., 2018 - Livability
  • 15 Most Underrated American Cities Worth a Visit, 2018 - Reader's Digest
  • 20 Best Small Cities in the U.S., 2018 - National Geographic Traveler
  • No. 2 Best Small Town Main Street in America, 2017 - Country Living
  • No. 3 Best Small Towns in the South, 2017 - Southern Living magazine
  • No. 5 Healthiest, Happiest City in the U.S., 2017 - Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being Community Rankings
  • No. 5 Best American Foodie Town - South Atlantic, 2017 - Reward Expert
  • World Wonders Photo Gallery - Virginia: Renaissance Land (Slide 7) - National Geographic Traveler
  • 17 Places You Must Visit in 2017 - Expedia
  • 10 Best Road Trips in America, 2017 - Style Caster
  • Most Beautiful Towns in all 50 States - Crozet, 2017 - Expedia
  • America's Greatest Places You Absolutely Have to Visit During Spring - Shenandoah National Park, 2017 - Thrillist
  • The 10 Most Charming Cities in the U.S., 2017 - Invaluable
  • No. 35 America's Best City - A Ranking of U.S. Place Equity, 2017 - Resonance
  • 5 of the Most Gorgeous College Towns in America, 2017 - Make it Better

Our campus locations on Ivy Road and Faulconer Drive are easily accessible to major roads including Rt. 250, Rt. 29, and I-64, and allow for easy access to our neighbor, the University of Virginia. Close proximity to world-class speakers, major cultural events and performances, and NCAA athletics allows our students to complement their classroom learning with an array of co-curricular opportunities. Our boarding students in particular benefit from being able to walk to attractions in Charlottesville, and enjoy weekend excursions around the city and region.