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:

  • 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
  • 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 and Rt. 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.