Love The Place You Live

A dozen reasons why I love Charlottesville

1. Walk/bike-ibility.  I can get all of my commuting/errands/socializing done while breathing fresh air!

2. The weather.  Yes, summer gets crazy hot and sticky for a short time but overall it’s great.  The seasons are unique and each beautiful in their own way and there’s a good balance of sun and rain.

3. The women.  🙂  I have made amazing friends over the last year and feel very blessed to have been welcomed into this community so quickly.

4. It’s a small town.  At first this scared me a little; six degrees of separation shrinks down to 2 or 3 degrees in a town this size!  I’ve grown to love that everyone knows each other!

5. UVA.  I love that C’ville is a college town yet maintains a pulse throughout the summer and away from “The Grounds”.

6. The landscape.  Lush, green, rolling hills…

7. The running community.  I can go for a run day or night, sun, rain, or sleet and there will be others out pounding the pavement with me.  Seriously.  (Except I would never actually go running in the sleet.)

8. Proximity to (most of my) family.  After 10 years of living many flying hours and many $$$ away from my parents it’s great to be able to jump in the car and be there in 2-3 hours.

9. Activism.  Sometimes it seems like there are committees and meetings to discuss even the most trivial of matters but in the end I love living in a community that is determined to be involved in the decision making process.

10. Wine country.  The Virginia wine industry is booming and the vineyards around town are gorgeous .

11. The growing season.  Five months of frost free sunshine for all my garden goodies!

12.  I live here! One year ago I made this place home and I’m a love it or leave it kinda gal…

Do you love where you live?  If not, try making a list of the positive aspects of your home.  I could just as easily make a list of negatives about C’ville but considering that I don’t want to move any time soon it wouldn’t be very productive now would it?

Love where you live!

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