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Best Places To Live In Richmond, VA

  • Richmond, VA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 216,773
  • I moved here from Alabama (known for racism). When I came to Richmond, I expected this place to be less racist and more tolerant but I have had many racist experiences here from white people. In fact, I…[read more]


Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Short Pump, VA
  • 12.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,099
  • I have been living in Short Pump, Va for almost 11 years. It's a picturesque little suburb of Richmond with a low crime rate and some of the best schools in this part of the country. After having lived…[read more]
  • Woodlake, VA
  • 15.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,172
  • Innsbrook, VA
  • 11 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,707
  • Brandermill, VA
  • 13.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,616
  • I love Virginia and Brandermill is the perfect place for us to live. Out here on the southwest side of Richmond, we are far enough out to have a country feel and at the same time are close enough to take…[read more]
  • Manchester, VA
  • 2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,927
  • Living in Manchester, VA city has made me experience the best kind of lifestyle ever. The area is entirely the best to settle, there are a few neighborhood activities, but still, it’s a very fantastic…[read more]
  • Rockwood, VA
  • 7.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,882
  • Bon Air, VA
  • 7.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,957
  • Bon Air has a variety of fun activities that you and your loved ones will enjoy. The area is also known of its quality restaurants, so you can take friends out for a great meal while they're in town. …[read more]
  • Edgewood, Richmond, VA
  • 2.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 780
  • Stratford Hills, Richmond, VA
  • 5.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,786
  • University Of Richmond, Richmond, VA
  • 6.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,839
  • Mary Munford, Richmond, VA
  • 3.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,463
  • Carillon, Richmond, VA
  • 2.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 560
  • Colonial Place, Richmond, VA
  • 3.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,098
  • Tuckahoe, VA
  • 8.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 47,997
  • Three years ago I moved from Tuckahoe, VA to New York. I absolutely loved Tuckahoe. It still remains to be my home. I am making a point to return soon with my family. I loved almost everything about…[read more]
  • Malvern Gardens, Richmond, VA
  • 3.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,494
  • Mechanicsville, VA
  • 7.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 37,201
  • Mechanicsville, VA is safe. No activities/events. Lots of farm land. People are not friendly if you were not born local. Houses overpriced. No real good restaurants or shopping. Good schools ~20…[read more]
  • Sauer's Gardens, Richmond, VA
  • 3.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,042
  • Ginter Park, Richmond, VA
  • 3.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,164
  • Willow Lawn, Richmond, VA
  • 4.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 997
  • Cherry Gardens, Richmond, VA
  • 4.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 85
  • Mosby, Richmond, VA
  • 1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,584
  • Three Chopt, Richmond, VA
  • 5.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,235
  • Monument Avenue Park, Richmond, VA
  • 4.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 631
  • Enon, VA
  • 16 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,981
  • The Museum District, Richmond, VA
  • 2.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,902
  • Laurel, VA
  • 7.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,756
  • LIving in Laurel, VA allows me to work within a reasonable distance of work, own a reasonably priced home and feel safe with my family. Laurel, VA is never going to be compared with the larger suburban…[read more]
  • Sherwood Park, Richmond, VA
  • 2.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 813
  • Glen Allen, VA
  • 9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,524
  • I relocated here to Glen Allen, Virginia over three years ago and thus far the experience has been good. Glen Allen, is a suburb of Richmond which makes it easy for me to commute to work. My commute to…[read more]
  • Westover Hills, Richmond, VA
  • 3.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,031
  • Bellevue, Richmond, VA
  • 3.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,672
  • The Fan, Richmond, VA
  • 1.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 13,216
  • The Fan is without question the best community in America. There is a “Mayberry” feel to this neighborhood while being smack dab in the middle of a very vibrant and multicultural city. Richmond, VA…[read more]
  • Willow Oaks, Richmond, VA
  • 4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 610
  • Chester, VA
  • 13 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,564
  • Chester is an historic town with fun activities for kids and adults alike. If you'll be visiting the city soon, or live in Chester and want to plan a fun trip for your loved ones and friends, here are…[read more]
  • Gravel Hill, Richmond, VA
  • 4.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 577
  • Laburnum Park, Richmond, VA
  • 3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,265
  • Capitol District, Richmond, VA
  • 0.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 288
  • Country Club Of Virginia, Richmond, VA
  • 5.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 560
  • Northern Barton Heights, Richmond, VA
  • 1.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,503
  • Carytown, Richmond, VA
  • 2.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,965
  • Wilton, Richmond, VA
  • 4.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 743
  • Oregon Hill, Richmond, VA
  • 0.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,330
  • Scott's Addition, Richmond, VA
  • 2.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 566
  • Westover, Richmond, VA
  • 4.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,917
  • I recently moved to Boroughbridge Road in Westover and LOVE it. It is a beautiful neighborhood with nice sized backyards. The neighbors are great and it is an neighborhood full of diversity. There are…[read more]
  • Woodland Heights, Richmond, VA
  • 2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,160
  • Lakeside, VA
  • 5.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,806
  • I call Lakeside, Virginia home and enjoy living in this area. This area is close to the downtown area of Richmond, but with a population of less than 13,000, this community still provides a small-town…[read more]
  • Windsor Farms, Richmond, VA
  • 3.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,597
  • Forest Hill, Richmond, VA
  • 2.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,061
  • Wyndham, VA
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,097
  • The best areas in Wyndham, VA are near Wyndham Lake and the restaurants near Twin Hickory Road. Food variety is nice, with a great sushi restaurant, amazing Mexican food, great Chinese food, and great…[read more]
  • Gilpin, Richmond, VA
  • 0.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,645
  • Church Hill, Richmond, VA
  • 1.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,389

Richmond, VA: Large Economic Base

Richmond is the capital of the state of Virginia. At least 220,000 residents call this gorgeous southern city in central Virginia home. Richmond is approximately 98 miles south of Washington, DC and just over 65 miles east of Charlottesville, VA. Full of monuments, tree-lined streets, and antebellum houses, this beautiful city has plenty of history and southern charm. Richmond is home to several museums and has a number of important historic buildings, battlefields, and memorials.

Part of the Richmond Metropolitan Area, the area has a large economic base. Employers in the region include the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and a number of Fortune 500 companies. Other corporate giants are located in the surrounding counties. McGuireWoods, Media General, and Cherry Bekaert & Holland are also headquartered in the city.

The Greater Richmond Transit Company operates busses in the city of Richmond. Coverage in nearby suburban areas is limited.

The city has a warm temperate and humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid and you'll definitely need a warm winter coat for the winter. Spring and fall are without a doubt the best seasons in this beautiful part of the country. Fall brings warm days, crisp nights, and beautiful colors to the leaves in the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains.

The cost of housing in Richmond is substantially lower than in nearby Washington, DC. Those moving to the area from Austin, TX or Minneapolis, MN will also be pleasantly surprised at how far their housing dollars can go in Richmond. Transportation costs will also decrease for those moving to Richmond from Washington, DC, Austin, TX, or Minneapolis, MN. Housing in Virginia Beach, VA is more expensive than in Richmond, although transportation costs are slightly lower.

With so many great neighborhoods and homes in Richmond, it can be difficult to find the best places to live. We're here to help. We've done some research and come up with a list of the best places to live in Richmond. We know there are specific things that you're looking for in a new home. What's most important to you? Start with our list and then narrow down your choices and create your own list of the best places in Richmond. We allow you to search using geographic radius, population size, and housing budget. You can filter your results based on metrics such as employment, amenities, crime, education, cost of living, housing, and weather.

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