Charlottesville (meaning: Charlottesville + Albemarle) is a great place to live, and a great place to retire as well.
Neil Williamson poses a great question, highlighted by one of the better opening sentences I’ve read in some time:
Rather than asking if they aspire to be Austin or Aspen, the real question for Albemarle County is a choice between fostering job growth or becoming a land of newlyweds and nearly deads?
Great question that speaks to the dearth of “ladder jobs” and the need for the County to actively seek out employers who will provide said ladder jobs. For an example of how Albemarle is competitively outmatched, look no further than how they were completely outmaneuvered (so I’m told) in the recent battle to woo Stone Brewery to Crozet.
Part of the conversation should also be – how can the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle cooperate to bring businesses that will benefit all parties (residents, local coffers, tourists).
One of the best parts about living in “Charlottesville” is Albemarle County. #bicycling