I'd go for one of the elegant, new construction townhomes downtown. Nice views, excellent access (walking) to everything downtown. Check out The Downtown Mall--artsy-craftsy, restaurants, boutiques. http://www.charlottesville.org/index.aspx?page=177
And then, of course, you've got the University right down the road with all of its offerings. http://www.virginia.edu/
And you can get around easily either by the free trolley service http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=668
or the Charlottesville Transit System http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=661.
More info on my web site. Feel free to browse. Give me a call or e-mail and we can talk some. No big woop...I'd look forward to sharing and getting to know you.
All my best,
Fulton @ Keller Williams Realty
300 Preston Ave. near the Downtown Mall
Charlottesville VA 22902