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Top 10 Cities for Families


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Charlottesville, Va.
The University of Virginia gives Charlottesville the small-town feel many college campuses provide.
The University of Virginia gives Charlottesville the small-town feel many college campuses provide.
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The hometown of Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville is close enough to our nation's capital for a convenient day trip, but far enough away to have its own unique personality and style. If you're into academia, art, or just plain Southern hospitality, this historic city delivers. With a good student to teacher ratio and a dedication to providing quality education to its children, Charlottesville is a Southern belle that puts family first.


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