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Charlottesville is a city in Central Virginia. It covers 10 square miles within Albemarle County and is the county seat. It is located northwest of Richmond along Interstate 64, and Interstate 81 runs just to the west. The city is the home of the University of Virginia and was also home to Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe.
Charlottesville was first settled in the early 1700s. It became a town in 1762 and was named for King George III’s wife, Charlotte, Queen of England. In 1819, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia. In 1850, the railroad arrived. Charlottesville became a city in 1888 after annexing 800 acres of surrounding land. During the 1900s, the city saw additional railroads and trolley lines drive its growth. After World War II, the University of Virginia became the city’s largest employer with its growth driven largely by an influx of students due to the G.I. Bill.
Things to Do
- Monticello was the home of Thomas Jefferson. Guided tours of the house, surrounding grounds, and museum are offered throughout the year.
- Ash Lawn-Highland was the home of James Monroe. In addition to tours similar to those offered at the Jefferson house, it offers educational workshops teaching 18th century skills such as candle making and open hearth cooking.
- Charlottesville Downtown Mall is a collection of over 150 shops and restaurants located in historic buildings near Charlottesville’s old main street. The area is walkable, and garage parking is available.
- Jefferson Theater calls itself the home of the best live music in Charlottesville. It has multiple live performances each week across all genres.
Charlottesville’s population is just under 44,000. It bears the unusual distinction of being a relatively middle-aged city with the percentages of children under the age of 18 and senior citizens over the age of 65 both falling below the state averages at 15 percent and 10 percent of the population, respectively. The median household income is about $45,000, and nearly half of the city’s residents over the age of 25 hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. The median value of a home is $286,400, and the homeownership rate is 40 percent. 70 percent of households have lived in the same home for one year or longer.
Charlottesville has four distinct seasons, but relatively moderate weather throughout the year. July highs average just 87 degrees, and winter lows average 27 degrees. There are about 21 inches of snow each year. The average annual rainfall is 47 inches, and there is an average of 122 days with precipitation each year. Charlottesville has an average of 219 sunny days per year.
Charlottesville, VA, Air Conditioning Repair, Maintenance, and Installation
Some Charlottesville residents might try to go without air conditioning, but it is needed to remain comfortable during summer heat waves. Having a solid heating system is in no way optional due to the regular freezing temperatures in the winter. No matter what HVAC systems you choose to use, you should always keep them well-maintained to avoid wasting money on high energy bills and costly repairs.
At W. E. Brown, Inc., we provide a full range of heating and air conditioning services. Our emergency hotline is open 24 hours per day for any repair needs. We also offer routine maintenance, energy efficiency upgrades, and new heaters and air conditioners. Contact us today to learn how you can make your home more comfortable.
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