Whoever you are and whatever you like, this is the place to be. Whether you’re a student or a retiree, rural, urban and urbane, Central Virginia has the means to keep you happily busy.
Take a week hiking the Appalachian Trail, a day trek in the Shenandoah National Park or a morning’s jog along the Rivanna Trail.
Groove to the vibrant local music scene at the area’s multitude of breweries, wineries and night spots or let your hair down with the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia. Rock, roll or scoot-boot and boogie at the Sprint Pavilion, local venues, the John Paul Jones Arena or a restored historic theater.
Swim, bike, hike and kayak at Albemarle County’s Walnut Creek Park or get in touch with your inner tube on the James River in Scottsville. Hit the slopes at the region’s ski resorts, Massanutten and Wintergreen, both less than an hour from Charlottesville.
You can make it in the long run by entering top-notch long-distance races from the Women’s Four-Miler to the Charlottesville Ten Miler and the Charlottesville Marathon. And if you’re into watching, check out first-class sports at UVa.
Shop until your heart’s content at malls, both indoor and downtown, big boxes and numerous locally owned stores.
Take your heart home to a stunning multi-acre horse farm, a 2,000-square-foot, three-bedroom ranch, a condo or an apartment.
If your heart breaks, take it to the UVa Medical Center or Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, where you can ease your disease and soothe your trauma.
Expand your mind at UVa or Piedmont Virginia Community College, enjoy worldly cuisine from Thai to Indian to Cuban.
Everything you want to be and all that you are is here in Central Virginia.

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