Living in Richmond

Shopping in CarytownGreater Richmond, Virginia has something to offer for people of all ages and walks of life. Modern happenings like the cutting-edge shows at the CenterStage and the pop art displays at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts come together with historic sites such as the Edgar Allan Poe Museum and Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site to form a cosmopolitan region rooted in a rich cultural heritage.

The region also offers some of the best communities to live in. Richmond city was rated one of the best small cities in North America and the overall quality of life in Hanover County was rated as “excellent” or “good” by ninety-five percent of the residents. The village of Midlothian in Chesterfield County has been recognized as one of the nation’s 100 best places to live, while Grayson Hill, a townhome community in Henrico for people 50 and older, won four national awards.

The Richmond region offers the cultural and recreational opportunities of a large city with minimal traffic congestion and an average 24-minute commute. Not to mention Atlantic beaches, Blue Ridge mountain ski slopes and hiking, and Washington D.C.’s cultural amenities all within a two-hour drive.

Greater Richmond is the ideal place to raise a family, to grow a career and a business.


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