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Living in Richmond

ri019_sr Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is a diverse cultural city, surrounded by historic neighborhoods, parks and the thriving James River. The city ranks among the best places to live and work in several national publications such as Forbes, Money magazine and Inc. In December 2013, Frommer's' named Richmond one of the Top Destinations for 2014 in the world. Richmond is one of three locations in the U.S. that made the international list.

So whether you and your classmates gather for dinner at local restaurants, explore the city’s history and parks or kayak through the heart of downtown on Class IV rapids, you’ll quickly find there’s plenty to do and plenty to see in Richmond.

History

From St. John’s Episcopal Church—the host to the Second Virginia Convention in 1775 where Patrick Henry made his famous, “give me liberty or give me death” speech—to the statues of Monument Avenue, history continues to be a major draw to Richmond for visitors and residents alike. Learn more at All About Richmond – If you like history...

Places to Stay

Planning a visit to Richmond? Choose from hotels along the scenic, bustling James River to quieter options in the city’s suburbs. Learn more at All About Richmond – Places to Stay.

Places to Live

From historic row houses to award-winning planned communities, Richmond and its surrounding counties offer a multitude of unique and affordable places to live. Learn more at All About Richmond – Places to Live.

Getting Around Town

Whether you’re visiting Richmond for the first time or are a long-time resident, several resources are available to help you navigate through the city. Learn more at All about Richmond - Getting Around Town.