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Retire to Charlottesville

According to 2019 rankings by Kiplinger, Charlottesville is the happiest place in the country to retire.

Charlottesville offers nationally recognized recreation, natural vistas & trails, dining, healthcare, championship college sports, academic excellence, lifelong learning, and convenient air, rail and highway access to the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and East Coast.

Relocate America: Best Place to Relocate
Money: 100 Best Places to Live
Number One City for Retirement –
Travel 50 & Beyond: Top Ten Great Places to Retire
Kiplinger: Top Places to Retire
AARP: Top 10 Healthiest Places to Retire
Best Places to Retire, Black Enterprise
Golf Digest: Best Retirement City for Golfers

Chamber members Anthony and Kathy Valente
Chamber members Anthony and Kathy Valente

Starting in 2020, we’re launching a special Chamber membership for retirees. We welcome your involvement, expertise, and perspective.

Questions? Contact the Chamber at 434.295.3141 or