From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the countryside, Charlottesville and Albemarle County VA is filled with history, horse farms and vineyards. The homes of three great presidents—Jefferson, Monroe, and Madison—remain beautifully preserved. And at its heart, lies the picturesque city of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, one of the nation’s great public universities and a world-renowned architectural masterpiece. But the past is only part of the story. Stroll on the Historic Downtown Mall and you will experience a thriving community. Charlottesville & Albemarle County is a foodie destination with a myriad of world-class restaurants, unique shops, various hotels, live music, theater, art, sports, and outdoor recreation options.