I grew up in this growing city for 12 years. Went to middle and high school. Would say there high school needs a new look. I think it 40+ years old now. I would have to disagree with there crime rated grading. I felt that this place is very safe and protect. Near Fort Lee. and a 20 min drive north to the state capital Richmond. Go 2 hours east and your at the beach. The is no night life in colonial heights. Many chain restaurants through the city. A major high way run through the city north to south(I-95).
I now live in Italy and would go back to live.