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Why Richmond

Welcome to Richmond. Welcome home.

We’re hip. We’re artsy. But we’re down to earth, too. We’re an eclectic group of folks bound by a common goal to make our city and surrounding areas the very best place to call home.

    RVA at a Glance

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    Metro Richmond Population:
    1,260,029 awesome neighbors

    2 hours to Washington, DC, 2 hours to Virginia Beach, 1 hour to Charlottesville, and 15 minutes to Ashland, Virginia, the Center of the Universe!

    Average Commute:
    Just 24.7 minutes.

    Just right. With an average high of 70°F and an average low of 48°F, you’ll experience all four seasons and not too much of any one of them.

    Cost Of Living:

    Average! (This is a case where average is good.) RVA < Charlotte, NC < Washington, D.C. < New York, NY

    Food & Drink

    • In-Demand Eateries

      In-Demand Eateries

      With James Beard-winning chefs and restaurants garnering gushing write-ups in pubs including Southern Living Magazine and Conde Nast Traveler, you’re probably going to need to make a reservation.

    • Well-Crafted Beverages

      Well-Crafted Beverages

      More than 25 craft breweries, a meadery, and more, Richmonders (and visitors alike) also appreciate that we have both Uber and Lyft. Cheers!

    • Endless Aisles

      Endless Aisles

      Grocery shoppers never settle in RVA, with Whole Foods, Kroger, Lidl, Aldi, Wegmans, Publix, Food Lion, and independent stores such as Ellwood Thompson’s representing. Plus, farmer’s markets offer endless local, fresh ingredients and more.

      Out & About

      • A Storied History

        A Storied History

        While RVA is a forward-thinking city, make no mistake that Richmond is history. With top-notch museums, historic churches, and landmarks recognizing everything from Edgar Allen Poe’s early career to Patrick Henry’s famous “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech, RVA has a story to tell.

      • A Fit For Everyone

        A Fit For Everyone

        Why stick to the traditional gym scene when you can bike the Capital Trail, kayak across the James River, or train for the wildly popular Monument 10K. You can also watch the pros battle it out at a Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball game or catch soccer match with the Richmond Kickers.

      • Creative Flair

        Creative Flair

        Maybe your thing is walking through the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ world-famous Fabergé Egg collection. Or maybe it’s pounding the pavement to pore over our growing street art scene. Either way, you’re in luck.

      • A Festive Atmosphere

        A Festive Atmosphere

        Festivals and street fairs are everyday experiences in RVA, including Dominion Riverrock Festival (On Brown’s Island), Oktoberfest, Greek Festival, Folk Festival, Easter on Parade, and the Carytown Watermelon Festival.