The City of Charlottesville may only be 10 square miles, but it packs a lot of punch. Consistenly featured as a small town with big city options, Charlottesville is full of culture, entertainment, and fantastic food. The University of Virginia serves as one of the area’s major employers and also as the cultural hub of Central Virginia. About a mile from UVA, the rejuvenated Downtown Mall is an outdoor pedestrian mall lined with eclectic shops, wine bars, music venues, and top-notch eateries. Charlottesville real estate options are diverse and ever-expanding. With the City’s resurgence in popularity, new in-fill developments of single family, town homes, and condominiums are popping up in select areas where land is still available. However, the majority of Charlottesville real estate consists of established, classic neighborhoods with mature trees and traditional architecture. Several neighborhoods are within steps of either the Downtown Mall or UVA, but convenience comes at a price. If you are willing to walk (or bike) a mile, then prices become much more affordable. The City also offers a wonderful array of services – from public transportation to curbside recycling. Nature lovers feel at home in the City with numerous scenic trails, including the 2.3 mile Rivanna Trail, and over 25 City parks. If you are looking to be in the heart of it all (geographically and culturally), then the City of Charlottesville is the place to be.