Combining early american history with high tech business, a growing economy, unsurpassed natural beauty and a wealth of educational and artistic opportunities, the Charlottesville area is unique to Virginia and the country as a whole. Encompassing the city of Charlottesville along with the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Nelson and the incorporated cities of Scottsville, Columbia and Standardsville, the Charlottesville MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) boasts a population of nearly 200,000. On breathtaking lands that reach towards the Blue Ridge Mountains, there is a wonderful mix of urban, rural, commercial and agricultural areas where parks, rivers, the homes of two U.S Presidents, museums, malls, art galleries and the members of the Monticello Artisan Trail ( a group dedicated to the art of the handcrafted), dot the

The region is within an hour’s drive of the metropolitan city of Richmond. It is less than twenty minutes to the Skyline Drive, three hours to the ocean and within an easy day’s drive of the entire east coast from New York to Atlanta. Its transportation and digital infrastructure are
in a class with regions that are much larger. With major rail, air and highway networks at your fingertips, as well as a well educated workforce that numbers nearly 108,000, the Charlottesville region is a beautiful and vibrant area to open, move or expand an existing business. Its people and its government are both pro-business and pro-art – a combination which is rare in
today’s world.

Accolades abound when discussing the world class resorts, history, education hospitals,
shopping and restaurants found within the region. Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia which has been voted by U.S. News and World Report as either the #1 or #2 public university in the country for over 15 straight years. The city is also home to the downtown walking mall which boasts over 120 unique shops and 30 restaurants and has taken its place as one of the great urban parks in America. The counties of the region also have their unmistakable importance as large centers of agratourism mainly centered in the wine and farm-to-table sectors. So important is this area that Wine Enthusiast Magazine voted the region to their 2012 Top Ten Wine Travel Destinations Worldwide. This distinction puts the region on a par with the household names of regions in France, Italy and the Napa Valley. The ski resort of Wintergreen and the golfing and equestrian resort of Keswick are both within the region as well.
Words alone cannot describe the beauty, history, vitality and promise that exists within
this region. Because of this, there are many options for someone looking for commercial
real estate that can range from a single small office space to strip malls and warehouses. The region is a special place that requires a special understanding. If you are looking for a commercial real estate firm that knows the area, the people and the market, Dominion Commercial would welcome the opportunity to be your real partner in real estate.

The region is within an hour’s drive of the metropolitan city of Richmond, less than twenty minutes to the Skyline Drive, three hours to the ocean and within an easy day’s of the entire east coast.


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