Charlottesville named 'dream' city
As if we weren't already full of ourselves and concerned enough about increasing traffic, TheStreet, an online financial magazine that's been around since 1996, named Charlottesville one of ten cities that embody the American Dream. In addition to being history-rich, walkable (thanks to the Downtown Mall and our bus system), and a business-friendly place with good schools and natural beauty, food and drink gave us an edge. Most notably were the "bars and college-food greasetraps in The Corner district," the wineries that line the Blue Ridge Parkway, and our budding "Brew Ridge Trail" with the likes of Blue Mountain Brewery, Devil's Backbone, South Street, Starr Hill, and a newbie in Nelson called Wild Wolf. Oh, there's a shout-out to our music, book, and film festivals as well, which "keep the city awake and alive for much of the year."
Okay, now it's time for a nap.