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Charlottesville Accolades

Charlottesville is a Favorite

July 20, 2014

The praise almost makes us blush.    In the past few weeks Charlottesville has ranked high on more than 5 lists of “Best Of”. According to Travelers Today, Cville is among the top college towns in the country. At Orbitz they recommend that Charlottesville is in their top 5 of places that everyone should visit. We love this […]

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Charlottesville Among Best College Towns

November 25, 2013

The American Institute of Economic Research has released their report for the Best College towns in the United States and not surprisingly, the University of Virginia and Charlottesville came in as number nine.

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Charlottesville Residents Among Thinnest

April 15, 2013

On one hand this seems like good news.  But on the other hand it makes me squeamish for some reason. According to a recent Gallup Healthways Wellbeing Index poll, Charlottesville ranked as the 3rd best city in the U.S. for thin people vs. obese people.  It bothers me to even report this, because I have personal […]

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Virginia Schools Among Top Honors

January 12, 2013

Recently Virginia’s governor released news that the Education Week’s Quality Counts has put Virginia schools in the top 4 in the nation.  The Quality Counts ranks performance in six areas: (1) the usual look at student academics grades K-12;  (2) how the state’s education promotes the students’ success in other stages of life;  (3) the quality excellence of academic standards […]

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Charlottesville Area Woman named Military Spouse Of The Year

November 16, 2012

This holiday season will be extra special for Tricia and Jeff Ross who live in Crozet near Charlottesville.  Tricia has just been honored as the Navy 2012 Spouse of The Year by Military Spouse Magazine, and she will be recognized by the Oprah Winfrey network as well.  In addition to raising 4 children of her […]

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Virginia is Tops for Retirement

November 6, 2012

Virgnia is one of only two states east of the Mississippi to earn recognition as an ideal retirement state in a recent poll. voted Virginia in the Top 5 of best retirement places, based on criteria like economic conditions, low crime and climate. But then….. we already knew this.   We routinely win awards as […]

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More Accolades for Charlottesville

October 8, 2012

Travel Or Move is an online location where you can begin planning your next trip, or even research areas of the country and the site will match your preferences with your next locations so that they’re compatible with your next move.   TravelOrMove has selected Charlottesville as a Super Cool City, and they’ve given us a […]

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Charlottesville Downtown Mall Honored

October 4, 2012

Today the American Society of Landscape Architects in Virginia are meeting to commemorate Charlottesville’s downtown pedestrian mall as one of their designated “2012 Iconic Landscapes”.    They will present an award to honor architect Lawrence Halprin’s design for the highly successful downtown mall design.  It’s hard to imagine Charlottesville without its downtown mall!  From unique retail […]

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How To Be The Best -The Inn at Little Washington VA

September 20, 2012

There’s great.  There’s superb.  There’s The Best.  And then there’s The Best of The Best.  For decades, we’ve been fortunate that Central Virginia’s Inn at Little Washington has been acknowledged as The Best of The Best. Excellence doesn’t happen by mistake.  It doesn’t happen without a lot attention to detail,  a few battles, a bit […]

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VA Appalachian Trail Named Best For Hikers

August 28, 2012

Another accolade for Central VA.   Men’s Fitness magazine has include the Virginia Appalachian Trail in its Top Ten National Park Hiking Locations.   Here are DETAILS of how you can get a park permit for hiking, and how to arrange a weekend hike of 27 miles along the gorgeous Appalachian Trail.  Information just in time for autumn […]

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