A grand city exploding with restoration, renewal, and renaissance, Richmond can be defined not only as a popular tourist destination whose rich history is second to none, but as a financial center; a medical community with some of the country's most respected doctors; a corporate city where many companies have their national or regional headquarters; a town of nationally recognized lawyers; an appealing place to retire because of the moderate, four-season climate; and, with all the city has to offer in the way of theater, museums, indoor and outdoor concerts and festivals, parks, sport activities, and education, an ideal place to raise a family.
As the population of the Richmond metropolitan area approaches one million, there remains a sense of community in the many new as well as old-fashioned neighborhoods, from the city's Fan District which offers beautiful old homes and apartments, restaurants, outdoor cafes, shops, galleries, museums, parks, and markets to award-winning developments in the equally impressive neighboring counties.
The city's international airport is located minutes from downtown and is served by 15 air carriers with charter service as well. Educational opportunities include dozens of private schools, proprietary schools, special education day schools, residential schools, and of course award-winning public schools. Colleges and universities include first-rate liberal arts institutions, a medical college, several seminaries, and two excellent community colleges. Community service organizations number in the hundreds as do hobby and interest groups and support groups and programs for a myriad of situations. Richmond is also known for its wealth of research in the more than a dozen libraries, both public and private. Greater Richmond enjoys an extraordinary quality of life for all, where there truly is something for everyone. Learn more about living in Richmond, VA.
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