A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$285,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$998
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    233
    273
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    39
    41
  • Robbery
    104
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    407
    525
  • Theft
    1,996
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    113
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,775
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Charlottesville Reviews

86 reviews
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There is nothing not to like about Charlottesville, Virginia. Located in Central Virginia, it has absolutely everything. Charlottesville, despite it's large population, has a very communal feel. Every night, there is always something going on within the community, and anyone is welcome, whether you're a resident or from out of town. There are many great concert venues, my personal favorite being the Sprint Pavilion, which offers free concerts in the summer months every Friday. Along with this, the food is stellar. Charlottesville puts a lot of emphasis on buying local, and it definitely shines through. Finally, if you're looking to get outside, there are many great areas in and out of town. The Downtown Mall, one of my favorite spots, is pedestrian mall with many local shops/restaurants, and is very historical and scenic. Right outside of town, there is the Shenandoah National Park, with endless hikes with gorgeous views. Charlottesville really does have it all!
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The growing town of Charlottesville is an area in central Virginia and home to many families. As a small college town, the University of Virginia is one of the reasons so many students were attracted to the area. Charlottesville, Virginia is a historical area full of events from the past and beautiful scenery. From this small city, we get a view of the elegant Blue Ridge Mountains. Although Charlottesville is undergoing construction at the moment, passed all of that we receive a wide variety of activities in the area. Charlottesville has a wide variety of education including the well-known University of Virginia. Public schools in the area are also known for their hard work and student-first ideals. Charlottesville, being in the middle of the state, is in a great position. The town is about a two hours commute to Washington, D.C. and a one hour commute to Richmond. Overall, Charlottesville is a great town for the entire family.
Nice city with nice people! The schools are alright, it depends on where you attend. There's an amazing variety of restaurants too, so that's always fun. Overall, it is just a great place to live, work, and learn!