LifestyleCharlottesville - America's Happiest City from Fran
Published Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Updated on Monday, December 7, 2015

Charlottesville - America's Happiest City from Fran

When Thomas Jefferson drafted the words "Life, liberty and the pursuit ofhappiness" he wasn’t intentionally describing his hometown of Charlottesville,Virginia. Charlottesville, however, encapsulates each of those three inalienablerights, and it comes as no surprise to its citizens that it was recently named America’s happiest city by the US National Bureau of Economic Research.

The city has a lot going for it: a high standard of living, a top university (theUniversity of Virginia), great weather, even better food (it was named the best town for foodies by Wine Magazine), and excellent public health facilities. It is located just two hours away from Washington D.C. making it a perfect home for commuters, or city folk who just trying to get out for a weekend.

Charlottesville is surrounded by some of America’s greatest landscapes such as Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge mountains. It boasts historical connections to founding fathers Thomas Jefferson and James Madison—you can still tour their homes. The blooming live music scene is the cherry on top of what some may consider an American paradise. If you are interested in property in Charlottesville area, please contact Frank Hardy Sotheby's International Realty today.

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