About Charlottesville

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Greater Charlottesville:  A Place to Re-locate You, Your Enterprise, Your Next Adventure

Greater Charlottesville is a thriving, beautiful community in which to live, work, build enterprise and enjoy, what can only be called – life’s next great adventure.

Over the past 20 years it seems the world has discovered our community.  If there was a trophy case to display Charlottesville’s national awards as a “Best Place” to live, work, build a business, raise a family, retire, stay healthy, whatever – ours would be full.

In 2004, in a comprehensive analysis of nearly 400 metropolitan areas, our Greater Charlottesville community was ranked as “America’s Best Place to Live” in Frommer’s landmark publication “Cities Ranked & Rated.”  That’s right — the Best Place to Live!

What makes a place so special?  What are folks and businesses looking for in a community?

The top communities check list starts with economic vitality; then excellent health care; quality education – from early childhood through college; accessibility to markets and workforce opportunity; affordability – everything from housing and taxes to groceries; and, of course natural beauty.

Greater Charlottesville?  Check, check, check, check, check and check!

Click here to read more information on why you should retire to Charlottesville!

If you are looking to start a second career, retire, locate an enterprise and enjoy “America’s Best Place to Live,” contact us at cvillechamber.com or call us at 434.295.3141.

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Our Mission

The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to representing private enterprise, promoting business, and enhancing the quality of life in our Greater Charlottesville communities.