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Southampton is a neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia. Living in Southampton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Southampton tend to have moderate political views.
About Southampton...
Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$284,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$82,026
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%

Southampton Reviews

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A local company sells shirts that read "Richmond Virginia, a pretty o.k. place" and that is the truth. The river is beautiful (though a bit polluted) and the trees and parks are the city's best asset. The public elementary schools are nice and there are good gifted and talented programs, but after that they schools are terrifying--which I think is what caused all the private schools to take root here. There are tons of options in that area. There are also several colleges in town. Crime is pretty bad, but Bon Air is a relatively affluent area and there aren't too many issues. Jobs are not enormously difficult to find and there are lots of big employers within a 45 minute drive (Ehem. Amazon.). It's an okay place to live. It's an okay place to raise kids. It's a pretty okay place all around.
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Crime is pretty bad. Don't watch the news. We're not on the most dangerous cities list, but there is a significant crime rate, especially as you get closer to the fan and some of the lower income areas--just as anywhere else in the world. It's not a huge deal overall, but the schools are not safe and that's what scares me the most.
Cost of living in Bon Air is pretty high, but I think worth the investment--it's generally safer and cleaner and it has less traffic than the rest of the city. The houses near the river are expensive, but the area is beautiful and even without a house right on the river access is pretty easy.