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See what Charlottesville, VA has to offer.

Who Lives Here

Charlottesville Demographics

Education

High School

18%

Associate's

14%

Bachelor's

19%

Master's

11%

Doctorate

38%

Family Size

2 people

46%

3 people

28%

4 people

17%

5 people

5%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

44%

50-100k

25%

100-150k

15%

150-200k

6%

200k+

10%

Age

0-10

9%

10-20

11%

20-45

48%

45-65

21%

65+

11%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Charlottesville?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Nov '23$1737$1597$1647-
Oct '23$1769$1605$1720-
Sep '23$2118$1625$1812-
Aug '23$2192$1617$1790-
Jul '23$2108$1625$1762-
Jun '23$1940$1597$1605-
May '23$1941$1615$1701-
Apr '23$2062$1597$1740-
Mar '23$2144$1554$1605-
Feb '23$2144$1552$1757-
Jan '23$2144$1570$1697-
Dec '22$2144$1552$1617-
Nov '22$2144$1532$1652-

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Charlottesville

Charlottesville Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

47%

15-30 Mins

39%

30-40 Mins

7%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4747

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 9 of 14 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 10 of 14 renters

Percentage: 4343

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 9 of 14 renters

Percentage: 3939

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 11 of 14 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 12 of 14 renters

Top Scores: Medicine, Grocery, Restaurant

Things To Do In Charlottesville

Top Score

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Charlottesville is not too bad for medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 27% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Charlottesville gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 25% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 15% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 29% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 12% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 18% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Charlottesville.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 13% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Charlottesville doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 6% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Charlottesville.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 13% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Charlottesville is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 25% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 14% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 49% more fine art centers than average
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Charlottesville Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 14 of 14 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 13 of 14 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 13 of 14 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 13 of 14 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 12 of 14 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 12 of 14 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 11 of 14 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 10 of 14 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 9 of 14 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 9 of 14 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 9 of 14 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 7 of 14 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 7 of 14 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 7 of 14 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 8 of 14 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 9 of 14 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 10 of 14 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 10 of 14 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 11 of 14 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 13 of 14 renters

Charlottesville Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Charlottesville

8/10
8/10
7/10

Brownsville Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

7/10

Baker-Butler Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

6/10

Broadus Wood Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

6/10

Hollymead Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

All About

Living in Charlottesville, VA

A small city in Virginia, Charlottesville has approximately 46,000 residents. Young adults aged 15-24 should feel right at home, as they account for an above-average percentage of the community, though young professionals also appear in large numbers. With an average age of just over 35, the city's residents skew younger than most cities in Virginia. Most Charlottesville residents rent, and 44% of residents own their homes, driven in part by a relatively reasonable average rent that is $131 a month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Charlottesville will save around $1,600 compared to the state average.

Averaging about 20 minutes, the commute time for Charlottesville residents is faster than the Virginia average of about 30 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the typical mode of getting to work, selected by 36% of workers, while public transit isn't used widely. Walking (7%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number is well above the national average.

There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Charlottesville, the most common five of which are education, healthcare, entertainment, retail, and scientific. Together, these industries make up 38% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in management, as 6% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Charlottesville workers bring in an average annual income of just under $73K, around $16,000 less than the state average. The city's average income, however, is nearly on par with the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Charlottesville has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 13% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 16% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.