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Charlottesville Relocation Guide

Moving to a new city is both exciting and frightening. You’re leaving everything, and sometimes everyone, you know behind and arriving at a new, unfamiliar location. But moving also opens up the possibility for new adventures, new experiences and new friends. When it comes to moving, there is a lot you’ll have to do on your own, but before that happens The Standard will like to give you insight and tips on moving to Charlottesville, VA.

The City's Main Neighborhoods

Charlottesville, VA, may be a compact city, but within its 10 square miles it holds an abundance of culture and diversity, it is rich in food, music, the arts, and education.


Belmont is located just south of downtown Charlottesville and offers a diverse range of architecture, homes, and businesses. Given its close proximity to downtown, the area has seen a recent revitalization and now offers a mix of downtown Charlottesville apartments and homes surrounded by coffee shops, convenience stores, and restaurants. The area is in the perfect location to enjoy the surrounding mountains and the local nightlife scene.


Midtown, located on Main Street is the center of student life. The area is filled with restaurants and bars and is situated within walking distance from grounds. If you are looking for apartments for rent near UVA, this is as close as you get. Not to mention that midtown also offers one of the widest arrays of student apartments in Charlottesville, VA.

North Downtown

If you’re looking for a neighborhood in Charlottesville with character and within walking distance of the downtown life, then North Downtown is for you. The area offers a variety of real estate opportunities for just about everyone, including houses, condominiums, and apartments. The apartments found in North Downtown are some of the best off grounds apartments in Charlottesville for their location. North Downtown has a regional library, the McGuffey Art Center, parks and the Downtown Mall. The Downtown Mall is the largest pedestrian mall in the world and contains some of the finest restaurants in Charlottesville.


Just north of the UVA grounds is the Rugby neighborhood. The southern side of Rugby is home to mostly UVA fraternities and sororities, while the north side is made up of residential neighborhoods. Rugby offers a variety of beautiful homes with tree-lined streets and is just minutes away from UVA, The Corner and Scott Stadium. Because of its location, however, Rugby’s real estate tends to be on the higher end.

Tips For New UVA Students

Student Housing In Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville is a great city with a lot to offer students. Each neighborhood provides its own unique atmosphere and things to do to keep you entertained. At The Standard, we provide students with options for apartments in downtown Charlottesville, VA, that best match their needs. Contact us today to learn more about the luxurious features available at our apartments.

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