Frommer’s “Cities Ranked & Rated” named Charlottesville the Best Place to Live in the United States in 2004. Since then, it has only gotten better! Charlottesville is a vibrant, lively community — not just for students at the University of Virginia. Charlottesville is a great place for active adults offering the best in arts, culture, restaurants, shopping, nature and more. Our residents love taking day trips to discover everything this unique, cultural and entertaining community has to offer. Living in Charlottesville offers something for everyone!
What is the community like at The Independence?
As a resident, you’re a valuable and integral part of our Charlottesville 55+ community, which is why you’ll also be a voting member of our Resident’s Association. The Resident’s Council, the association’s executive body, is made up of nine resident members who meet monthly and who are instrumental in interacting with management on many facets of life at The Independence.
Our community residents get together in our game room, outdoor patio, fitness center, community room, and more. Life at The Independence can be as social and full as you want it to be.
- Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and gardens
- University of Virginia
- The Paramount Theater
- Award-winning wineries and breweries including the Nelson 151 and Monticello Wine Trails
- Golf courses
- Art & antique galleries
- Parks & recreation
- Martha Jefferson Hospital
- UVA Hospital
- Grocery stores
- Hair salons
- Fine Dining
- Professional services
- Social Security Office
- Contact us to learn more about Charlottesville’s best community.