Living in Charlottesville: A Guide to Charlottesville
for New Law Students
Includes information on housing, finding your way around town, setting up utilities, entertainment, dining, community service, family activities and shopping.
Charlottesville is a city of contrasts. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains two hours southwest of Washington, D.C., the city is cosmopolitan and relaxed. A picturesque and thriving metropolitan area of more than 200,000, Charlottesville has kept its small-town feeling. Area restaurants are featured in publications such as Gourmet magazine and the New York Times, and an impressive array of local wineries offers award-winning vintages.
The hometown of the Dave Matthews Band, Charlottesvilles many nightclubs and music festivals create a thriving scene for live music. Free concerts are a staple of warm Friday evenings in the historic downtown and the Dogwood Blues Festival is another herald of the areas gorgeous spring season. In 2004, Charlottesville was named the best place to live in America by Frommer's "Cities Ranked and Rated."
Cultural opportunities abound. Theater, opera, art galleries and music are community fixtures. Jeffersons Monticello and the nearby homes of James Madison and James Monroe feature classic architecture and rich history. Each fall the University hosts the nationally acclaimed Virginia Film Festival and in the spring gathers the nations literary luminaries for the Virginia Festival of the Book.
Law students seeking a community in which they can relax, find plentiful entertainment and appreciate abundant natural beauty to balance the intense rigors of law study will find a home in Charlottesville.
GRADUATE STUDIES OFFICE
University of Virginia School of Law
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-1738
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Telephone: (434) 924-3154
Fax: (434) 982-6682
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