Charlottesville has something for everybody. Situated at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it offers access to countless hikes, canoeing and kayaking on the Rivanna River, and skiing and snowboarding the slopes at Wintergreen. Student service organizations provide a variety of ways to give back to the community. Local entertainment venues bring world-famous performers year-round. If food is your thing, Charlottesville ranks among the nation’s cities with the most restaurants per capita. Casita offers hundreds of rooms throughout the city. You can browse our options for a wide range of room types, student accommodation alternatives or private rentals. Whatever your preferences and budget are, you’ll find your room on Casita.
Why Book Student Accommodation in Charlottesville?
Charlottesville is steeped in history and natural beauty. The small city has one of the largest pedestrian malls in the US and the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Virginia. Scenic roads and surrounding towns showcase a passion for agriculture, food, and cider.
The city is also home to the prestigious University of Virginia, an iconic public institution of higher education. It boasts nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse, and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical centre and proud history as a renowned research university. The community and culture of the University are enriched by active student self-governance, sustained commitment to the arts and a robust NCAA Division I Athletics program.
Universities in Charlottesville
Casita’s accommodation options are within walking distance to the university.
There are six bus stops surrounding the university; McCormick Rd at Clark Hall (Night Stop) is just a minute walk away.
Both The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia and Leander McCormick Observatory are within walking distance from the campus.
Our accommodation options are all within walking distance of the campus.
Blue Ridge Sanatarium and Kemper Park are close to the university.
Is Charlottesville a good place to live?
Charlottesville is a very good place to live. It has become a favourite home in recent years for young professionals, families, and retired people who are drawn to its college-town vibe, great restaurant scene, vineyards, history, and celebrated intellectual and cultural life. The city ranked high in nearly every measure of what makes a great community but especially shone in the areas of amenities, education, health, and infrastructure.
What are students like in Charlottesville and the University of Virginia?
Students in Charlottesville dress for success. It can be really nice because it shows that they actually care. You almost will never feel out of place. In the political realm, there are many conservative and liberal students, which leads to rich political debates. For the most part, the students tend to be friendly and outgoing. They also study a lot and work hard, but like to have fun on the weekends.
Is Charlottesville expensive to live in?
Charlottesville's cost of living is 8% higher than the national average and the housing expenses are 9% higher than the national average. However, the utility prices are 5% lower than the national average and the transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 14% lower than the national average.
Must-Visit Places in Charlottesville
Charlottesville offers active adventures along the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as scenic gardens, renowned Neoclassical architecture, great museums and art installations such as IX Art Park, as well as numerous important Civil War sites. Along the way, you'll discover one of the longest pedestrian malls in the USA, the Downtown Mall, a brick-paved people-friendly thoroughfare covering eight blocks of boutique shops and restaurants. The "little mountain" of Monticello was chosen by Thomas Jefferson as a home for his expansive plantation, working farm, and homestead upon completing his term as the third President of the United States. Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Monticello tops must-see places to visit lists for good reason: the site houses thousands of artifacts and rare Jefferson ephemera.
Transportation in Charlottesville
The Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) bus system serves the city of Charlottesville daily and due to COVID-19, CAT is fare-free. You can get your bus passes (including reloadable smart cards) at the Downtown Transit Station and your extended passes by phone. All CAT buses are accessible to people with disabilities. Bikes and strollers can also be transported on these services. You can also get around using The Charlottesville Free Trolley. It operates seven days a week and it’s fun for families and a great option when traveling between the University of Virginia area and Charlottesville's Downtown Mall.
Nearby Student Accommodation In Virginia
Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Charlottesville, Casita also offers student accommodation in other Virginia cities.