The City of Charlottesville is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia which has hosted two Presidents, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. Monticello, Jefferson's plantation manor, is located just a few miles from downtown. We can see on side of mountain that Monticello rests up from Tinkersmiths Makerspace. The nearby Shenandoah National Park offers recreational activities and beautiful scenery, with rolling mountains and many hiking trails. Skyline Drive is a scenic drive that runs the length of the park, alternately winding through thick forest and emerging upon sweeping scenic overlooks.
We are located a few blocks from Charlottesville's downtown mall. This is the center of business for Albemarle County along with being one of the longest outdoor pedestrian malls in the nation, with stores, restaurants, and civic attractions. The renovated Paramount Theater hosts various events, including Broadway shows and concerts. Local theatrics downtown include Charlottesville's community theater Live Arts, Virginia Discovery Museum and a 3,500 seat outdoor amphitheater. Court Square, just a few blocks from the Downtown Mall, is the original center of Charlottesville and several of the historic buildings there date back to the city's founding in 1762.
Charlottesville is host to the annual Virginia Film Festival in October, the Charlottesville Festival of the Photograph in June, and the Virginia Festival of the Book in March. The city and surrounding areas has more than 200 independent restaurants which make it a great city for foodies. We several breweries, several dozen wineries, a couple of distillaries so even our spirits are produced locally. The accolades always run high from year to year for putting C'ville as one of the top cities in the US. We are in the top ten for both entrepreneurship and startup venture capital. This is a city that makes self employment an easy life style choice.
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