Charlottesville Welcome Book Spring 2018

Becoming a Local

Charlottesville is a fabulous place to live with excellent schools, health care and arts. We're in central Virginia, surrounded by gentle rivers, green pastures, mild seasons and an easy drive to Washington, D.C., or the Atlantic coast. Charlottesville is a small city - just over 10.4 square miles, with 45,000 residents - but it has the trappings of a big one. Musical acts and dramatic performances, fine dining, lovely shops - all are available in abundance. Charlottesville is home to diverse job-generating enterprises, from large employers and the government to start-up companies. 

Charlottesville Catholic School

Charlottesville Catholic School is a nationally recognized school offering pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, and is welcoming to all faiths. We are a regional Catholic School under the auspices of the Diocese of Richmond, serving the families of Charlottesville and the surrounding counties of Central Virginia. We value excellence in education, as evidenced by our standardized testing scores ranking among the highest in the country. We believe that nurturing Christian values of faith and community, along with excellence in education, fosters character, leadership development, and citizenship.

Charlottesville Newcomers Club

If you are new to the Greater Charlottesville area or starting a new phase in life, such as retirement, check out our website to see the wonderful opportunities that await you. For more than 50 years, our mission has been to provide hospitality to new and transitioning residents. There are special events and monthly activities throughout the year and with more than 400 members, there is something for everyone.


International School

The International School of Charlottesville offers the best in preschool education within a foreign language environment. The language center in the brain undergoes the greatest development in the first years of life. Exposing a child to a second language at an early age broadens cognitive ability in later years. Learning and thinking in another language also encourages multicultural awareness. At The ISC, the new language is not introduced as a separate subject but is an intrinsic part of the environment.

Little Neva's Bakery

Find "a little taste of Heaven in every bite!" Distinctively classic baked goods made with traditional recipes that have stood the test of time. Our products are simple, unique and bursting with flavor. Local delivery is available. 

Mann, Kevin/ State Farm

Insurance Agency offering insurance and financial services products to the greater Charlottesville area. Located in the Forest Lakes Shopping Center.

Martha Jefferson Hospital

Sentara/Martha Jefferson Hospital has a singular mission: to make the people of our community healthy. Since its founding more than 100 years ago, Martha Jefferson has constantly evolved to meet the diverse healthcare needs of patients who trust us with their care. Today, our vision is as clear as it was to our founders. We will continue to set the standard for clinical quality and personalized healthcare. To that end, we commit to a distinctive combination of cutting-edge technology and a tradition of care and human touch.

Med Spa of Virginia Total Wellness Center

At Med Spa of Virginia Total Wellness Center you'll experience a holistic approach to beauty and wellness, focused on personalized results. Our services offer high quality, medical-grade treatments and products in a premiere spa setting. We blend medical expertise, innovative technology and classic spa-style pampering to meet your specific needs. Whether you visit us for the "medical" or the "spa," you will find our therapies rejuvenating, luxurious and memorable.

MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law

Relocating to a new area is one of the primary reasons to review your estate planning documents. There are some significant differences among state laws so it is a prudent time to review, amend or establish your documents. An estate planning attorney serves as a valuable counselor to advise you on the best means to achieve your testamentary goals. It is particularly important to review titling of assets and beneficiary designations since they affect the disposition of your assets at death. An attorney assists you in understanding your options, helping you make the best decisions for your family's security.

Mountaintop Montessori

Progressive education in Charlottesville begins at Mountaintop Montessori for over 200 students from tiny toddlers taking their first steps away from home to middle school students preparing to take on the world and make it a better place. Come see this lush sanctuary where children learn at a natural pace, cultivating plants and animals across the 9-acre campus on Pantops and discovering the interdependency of every living thing. Students' learning experiences extend into the vibrant community around them promoting their growth as scholars, artists, volunteers, entrepreneurs and stewards of the environment. Mountaintop is accredited by AMS and VAIS.

Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville

Welcome to Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville, where you'll find healthcare professionals and staff dedicated to providing you with the highest level of quality care... personal, considerate, sensitive, and knowledgeable. Our highest priority is you. Your comfort. Your well-being. Your total health. We want to bring you the best in healthcare services. One way we do that is by offering you, our patient, this website to get to know us better and access health services and information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Covenant School

Founded in 1985, The Covenant School offers a non-denominational Christian Liberal Arts and Sciences education for day students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Covenant serves families throughout the wider Charlottesville region as well as a limited international population, promoting students’ moral, intellectual, and physical development in an environment which is both stimulating and nurturing. To learn more, we particularly encourage a personal tour and introduction to the school which can be arranged by calling the Admissions Office: (434) 220-7330.
(434) 220-7330
175 Hickory Street

UVA Health System

UVA Health System includes a 570-bed hospital, level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia. We rank among the nation’s top hospitals because of our doctors, nurses and others who make every effort to push the envelope of healthcare. UVA Health System includes five components: the UVA Medical Center, which includes the hospital, trauma center and primary and specialty care locations throughout Central Virginia; the UVA School of Medicine; the UVA School of Nursing; the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library and the UVA Physicians Group.