Becoming a Local Welcome, Newcomers!
N ewcomer ’ s S pecial S ection
Congratulations on choosing Charlottesville as your new home! Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, your new community is known for year-round natural beauty and small-city sophistication. Charlottesville has received countless accolades in recent years for a variety of reasons, from its delicious, locally-sourced restaurants to its active, sports-centric community. USA Today featured Charlottesville as a great place to invest in a home. “Take one of the nation’s Photo credit: Aaron Watson Photography quintessential college towns, throw in a big slice of American history, add golf courses and wineries, set it all in prime horse country, and the result is Charlottesville,” says Larry Olmsted for USA Today. We couldn’t agree more! We are in the center of Virginia, surrounded by gentle rivers, rolling pastures set amongst a beautiful landscape, mild seasons and an easy two-and-a-half-hour drive to Washington, D.C. or the Atlantic coast. Charlottesville’s geographic proximity allows residences to enjoy a mild climate with four distinct seasons. Now that you know a little more about all the great local offerings, turn to page 64 for details on how to get settled in your new home. We welcome you! The UVA Corner is where students, tourists and townspeople meet!
The Corner is a thriving business district located directly across from the Lawn at UVA. Visit thecorneratuva.com for information about The Corner and the restaurants, shops and parking available to all who visit this unique and historic part of Charlottesville.
If you are new to the Greater Charlottesville area or starting a new phase in life, check our website to see all the opportunities to meet new people, work with nonprofits and engage in a wide range of fun-filled activities. Our mission, for more than 50 years, is to welcome new members to this region and to provide interesting activities for all Newcomers Club members. In addition to interest groups, there are special events throughout the year. The Newcomers Club has something for everyone. Join us! Become a member.
Check us out: cvillenewcomers.com Facebook.com/cvillenewcomers www.meetup.com/cvillenewcomers