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Charlottesville, Virginia was founded in 1762 by Colonel Thomas Walker, a close friend of Thomas Jefferson, who would later become one of the city’s most famous residents. Originally established as a trading post and hub for the region’s tobacco industry, Charlottesville quickly grew into a thriving community due to its prime location in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. During the American Revolutionary War, Charlottesville played a crucial role as the site of the Virginia General Assembly and as a supply center for the Continental Army. In 1825, the city became home to the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson as a public university that emphasized the principles of religious freedom and intellectual inquiry. Throughout its history, Charlottesville has been at the center of significant events, including the Civil War, when it was occupied by both Union and Confederate forces. Today, Charlottesville is known for its rich history, vibrant cultural scene, and as a hub for education, healthcare, and technology in Central Virginia.

1- The top 10 industries that are hiring locally:

  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Transportation

2- The top 10 recreational activities the area is known for:

  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Golfing
  • Wineries tours
  • Horseback riding
  • Rafting
  • Rock climbing

3- Average low and high temperature for the month:

  • Low: 50°F
  • High: 80°F

4- Average precipitation for the month: 2 inches 5- Elevation: 2000 feet 6- Average home price: $300,000 7- Average household income: $60,000 8- The top 10 tourist points of interest:

  • National Park
  • Historical Museum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Zoo
  • Waterfall
  • Scenic Lookout
  • Amusement Park
  • Local Market
  • Art Gallery
  • Performing Arts Center

The top 10 restaurants:

Petit Pois Restaurant

201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Pull up a chair on Petit Pois’ charming shady patio for a lunch that transports diners to France with dishes like P.E.I. mussels in butter, white wine, and garlic and skate wing with roasted potatoes, green beans, and tomato. Open for lunch and dinner in Charlottesville’s downtown mall, this is the perfect place to gather with friends who share your interest in a midday bottle of rosé. For an even more elegant variation on the theme, visit sister restaurant Fleurie, just a block away.

Umma’s

200 W Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Umma’s brilliantly combines Japanese and Korean influences with an updated American twist. Think Korean fried chicken and Japanese karaage—both crispy and satisfying—or a silken kimchi carbonara tteokbokki. The restaurant sources their vegetables from their own farm just up the road. Don’t miss the small fridge loaded with banchan to take back home.

C & O

515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Its humble exterior belies the sophisticated white tablecloth dining at one of Charlottesville’s most beloved restaurants. Stop off at the sprawling, well-stocked bar for a classic cocktail before flying through chef Dean Maupin’s seasonal, globe-trotting menu with roots in the French countryside. Perfect for a candlelit dinner with someone special, try the truffled beef sirloin carpaccio, the glazed duck breast with parsnip-potato puree, and the sticky toffee pudding with medjool dates.

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