Amira Posted February 10, 2012 Share Posted February 10, 2012 We're deciding about a job offer in Charlottesville and since I think there are a lot of people here from around there, I'm hoping to learn a little more about C-ville since it's been years since I've been in Virginia. Our main concern is housing. The salary the first year would be pretty low, so that really restricts where we can live. We'd certainly rent, either a house or an apartment, but since we'd have one car we need to live in a walkable area. I'm used to being able to walk to the library, post office, grocery store, and other things and not use a car at all during the week. My husband is willing to commute up to 30 minutes if it's not in traffic. The job is north of C-ville. While there are some options in northern C-ville that look like they'd work, it appears that 29 isn't a pedestrian-friendly road, so we're wondering if Stanardsville or Gordonsville would be a better option, especially since the housing looks much less expensive there. How would it be to live there? I'd probably rather live in C-ville since it looks more diverse and liberal, but cheaper housing is a major attraction. The schools don't matter. Aside from housing, I'd love to hear what it's like to live in that part of Virginia. Like I said, I haven't been in VA in a long time, although we have a lot of friends around DC. TIA Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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