"Life should be greater rather than longer" B.R. Ambedkar

Life expectancy in Virginia is 78.5 years, the national average. Charlottesville metro area residents, however, are expected to live even longer, or on average, 79.1 years - one of the longest life expectancies in the country. Longer lives in Charlottesville may partially be due to the relative scarcity of at least one bad habit - smoking. Only 16.1% of metro area adults smoke, significantly less than the 20.0% of adults nationwide who admit to smoking. Beautiful scenery, a great university, vibrant social scene - C'ville it is!