Nestled amid the foothills of the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains a few hours’ drive south of the nation’s capital, Charlottesville’s rich diversity due to its’ juxtaposition of urban and rural culture. The city is the home of the University of Virginia, one of the most prestigious and most beautiful universities in the country. Charlottesville was also home to Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, whose impressive neoclassical estate, Monticello, is a major tourist attraction.

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