Charlottesville offers a unique combination of natural beauty, rich history, and cultural attractions. The city proper has a population of more than 42,000 with a metropolitan population nearing 200,000.

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Where students go

The Corner: A collection of student shops, bookstores, cafes and night spots, known as “the Corner,” stretches along University Avenue.  The Corner is a hub of student life.

West Main: The street that connects the university and downtown with a variety of good restaurants all along the way. The train station is right off West Main, and there’s also a free trolley that runs between the university and downtown.

Downtown Mall: Downtown Charlottesville is the legal, financial and social hub of the community. The Downtown Mall, a tree-lined pedestrian walkway connecting the convention center and ice-skating rink with the city’s new municipal amphitheatre, offers restaurants and pubs, boutique shops, coffee houses, art galleries and a multiplex theater.

Location and Travel
Despite being in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is incredibly accessible to major U.S. cities on the East Coast.
Amtrak Downtown •
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport, Route 29 North •
Greyhound Bus Lines Downtown •
Starlight Express C’ville to the Big Apple •