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Virginia Details

UVa Hospital To Add New Building

February 25, 2013

Newcomers to Charlottesville are often startled by the enormous size and scope of the University of Virginia Medical Center.  The UVa hospital buildings sprawl and loom over a good-sized section of the town near the university and the downtown mall.  Now we’ve learned that the a 30,000 square foot addition to the hospital is offically on their […]

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Charlottesville, Albemarle, and Virginia All Gain Residents

January 26, 2013

The Weldon Cooper Research Center located on the campus of UVa has just released its report on population growth in various parts of Virginia in 2010-2012.    They estimate that Charlottesville’s population increased from its 2010 count of 43,475 in the 2010 census …to 45,073 last July… which is approximately 3.7% growth. Albemarle County also grew in […]

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Measure Virginians By the Size of Their Hearts

January 10, 2013

If any potential buyers of property in Virginia are checking out our site, we want to make sure that we share some information about the amazing people who live in Virginia.   There’s an international organization called Operation Blessing based in Virginia that has approximately 300 volunteers who’ve given their time and efforts to help rebuild […]

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Charlottesville Airport Update

December 20, 2012

The Charlottesville VA airport (CHO) will be opening up a new.. and longer.. runway this week.  They’ve extended a runway to 6800 feet long, in order to accommodate larger airplane landings/takeoffs.  In addition they’re adding another security check lane to facilitate faster check-ins.  Airport officials say that these changes will allow larger aircraft to use the facility which […]

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Christmas in Virginia History

December 15, 2012

In some ways the weather in Virginia can make some unpredictable holiday activities.  I’ve attended the New Year’s festivities on Charlottesville’s downtown mall on New Year’s Eve…. comfortably dressed in a lightweight shirt.  I’ve also attended that same celebration another year… bundled against a cold wind in a turtleneck, scarf, sweater, and winter coat.  You […]

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Introducing Nelson County Properties For Sale

November 30, 2012

We are introducing our brand new website which is dedicated solely to the real estate of Nelson County VA.  Nelson is such a spectacular county… Blue Ridge Mountains, at least 4 scenic rivers, ski resort and golf course… and of course many farms.  Whether you’re trying to find the perfect spot for your vineyard, or whether you plan […]

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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.  MoneyRates.com 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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Charlottesville VA From The Air

November 2, 2012

We’ve often spoken about how much fun it would be to see our Charlottesville area from the sky with a little personal tour.  And for whatever reason, we just never pursued the idea.  But today I ran across a company which offers exactly that…. an aerial tour of Charlottesville, Monticello, UVa, and the vicinity.  They offer flights of […]

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Deer on Virginia’s Highways

October 30, 2012

It’s a dubious honor.  Once again Virginia has been ranked in the Top Ten states for auto-deer crashes.  The statistics are compiled by State Farm Insurance and you can learn more about it HERE.  They say that  1 in every 103 Virginians will be involved in a car/deer collision. In case you’re wondering, the state with […]

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Drive The Blue Ridge Parkway

October 28, 2012

You can’t drive over 45 miles per hour.  And it’s worth it.  We’re talking about a stretch of highway that is unlike any other place where you may have driven.   IN THIS LINK is one person’s accounting of the history and features of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The scenic highway which is part of our National Park system, runs […]

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