Ranked in the 84th percentile


  • Richmond is ranked #238 in Virginia
  • Richmond is ranked #4,467 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Sunny Weather
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Richmond, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mary Munford, Richmond863.71,463
Stratford Hills, Richmond865.32,786
Sauer's Gardens, Richmond863.51,042
Three Chopt, Richmond855.62,235
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Monument Avenue Park, Richmond854.1631
Colonial Place, Richmond853.72,098
Willow Lawn, Richmond844.2997
Stonewall Court, Richmond844.4942

Best Cities Near Richmond, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Short Pump, VA8812.927,099
Innsbrook, VA86117,707
Woodlake, VA8615.67,172
Brandermill, VA8413.913,616
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mechanicsville, VA847.237,201
Tuckahoe, VA848.947,997
Rockwood, VA847.17,882
Bon Air, VA837.516,957
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Richmond's main attraction is the quality of life available. I live outside of the city on acreage, but can be anywhere in a half hour drive. We have many of the benefits of a big city with less of the hassles. LOTS of things to do on weekends....activities on the James River,Monument 10K, Shamrock the Block, Folk Festival, food trucks at Hardywood Brewery, summer concerts at Innsbruck. Plus we are a short drive from beach, mountains, or DC. Easy train ride to DC or NYC. The restaurant scene in the city is outstanding. And not just high end places...lots of delicious offerings for all budgets. Plenty of variety and creativity in the dining here. Affordable housing both in city limits and outside. New places right in the city popping up every day. Warehouses turning into very cool loft apartments. All the shopping you could need.One of my favorite parts of Richmond is the diversity. It's a great town for millennials and families. Fantastic churches where we all come together. Come visit Hill City Church.....not just old white people. Mainly young people of all different races. Love it.That being said, anyone who lives in Richmond should read "Richmond's Unhealed History." This is the former capitol of the Confederacy and the racial wounds are deep. The economic disparity lives on. Poverty in Richmond is real and small pockets of Richmond contain some of the mostly deeply impoverished people in the U.S. Of course, this isn't unique to our city. Finally, traffic around Richmond on I-95 is a bear during the summer. I-95 connects the entire East Coast so woe to you if you have drive on it on a Sunday afternoon. My family strategically avoids it as much as possible. And Richmond is 100 percent a driving culture. It would be difficult to live here without a car.
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Source: The Richmond, VA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).