The beauty of the Southern countryside serves as the backdrop for the city of Ruckersville, Virginia. Small in population but big in heart, the city is located just a short drive from the metropolis of Charlottesville. This makes it a rural region with a connection to an urban environment, though this is not without its contention. While many residents appreciate the urban center's proximity, there is a sense of identity and pride that has led to many projects between the two being squelched by local pressures and influences. The heart of Ruckersville, however, is the beautiful sprawling mountains, small streams, and Southern way of life that permeates throughout the small city.