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The City of Charlottesville (founded 1762; charter) is located in Central Virginia in Albemarle County, approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia. Situated within the upper Piedmont Plateau at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and at the headwaters of the Rivanna River, the City is autonomous and entirely independent of any county or any other political subdivision.
Located in south-central Virginia along the North Carolina border, within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s population, Danville boasts historical landmarks, recreational opportunities and beautiful rolling countryside. Enjoy the City’s rare combination of small town charm and big city offerings!
Located on the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton is graced with miles of shoreline and breathtaking water views. The city is literally in the heart of the Hampton Roads region and the center of the East Coast.
Established in 1610, Hampton is one of America’s oldest cities and is also one of the fastest growing cities in the region…a city on the move! Rich in history with small-town charm, Hampton has been recognized by Money magazine as one of the best places to live, as well as a national model for youth development and civic engagement. Stroll the streets of our vibrant, waterfront community and you will quickly see what makes Hampton a great place to live, work and play.
Harrisonburg, Virginia is an independent city located in the central Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Harrisonburg is located right along Interstate 81 and is only two hours away from both Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Harrisonburg is recognized as the county seat for Rockingham County.
Hopewell is an independent, historic, riverfront city–adjacent to Prince George and Charles City counties, as well as the Fort Lee Military Installation, located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the July 1, 2015 census, the population was 22,378. Hopewell is centrally located and is only 21 miles south of Richmond, Virginia and approximately 130 miles south of Washington, D.C.
Lynchburg, Virginia is a city which remembers its past while focusing on the future – a vibrant central city fostering a strong sense of community, economic opportunity for all our citizens and responsive, results-oriented local government.
Lynchburg is a city of 50 square miles located near the geographic center of the state, bordered by the eastern edge of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. It is located approximately 180 miles southwest of the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
An economically progressive city and Virginia’s capital, Richmond offers a wealth of amenities not easily found among other East Coast municipalities.
Richmond’s complete livability can be measured in numerous ways:
- beautiful neighborhoods with striking architecture
- a vast cultural and educational heritage befitting its more than 200,000 citizens
- noted historic prestige tracing back to the early English settlers
Nationally recognized for its vitality and New Economy embrace, Richmond’s diversified employment base extends from chemical, food and tobacco manufacturing to biotechnology, semiconductors and high-tech fibers. The city consistently ranks among “Best Places to Live and Work in America” in several national publications.
Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, Staunton’s historic downtown delights visitors with its vibrant arts scene and great restaurants. And the amazing architecture and compact downtown make for great walking and exploring opportunities.
Winchester, founded in 1744, is the oldest Virginia city west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located at the northern entrance of the Shenandoah Valley, the City encompasses 9.3 square miles and is the medical, industrial, commercial and agricultural center for the surrounding areas. The City has a population of approximately 28,000 residents.