Rating 4.02 out of 5 91 reviews
This is a good small town that is growing steadily. I like that it has potential for a lot more growth with the land available as opposed to land locked cities that have run out of space. Unfortunately I do not think that housing availability has caught up to student demand. It is difficult to find well kept and affordable apartment agencies. There are many personally owned leasing available but it is riskier. Downtown is fairly safe but still has some sketchier areas.
There isn't much to do here besides walk around Walmart or go out to eat. It is pretty boring, but super pretty.
I moved here 6 years ago to find more work. This is a small town but has everything you will ever need. Great schools Restaurants.
Richmond is a quiet and peaceful town for the most part, and has a great campus that allows students a range of possibilities. If I had to change one thing, the crime rate in some areas would be a great starting point. Along with that, the town itself could be more incorporated with the campus life. It almost feels like two different worlds sharing the same area, when instead it would be great if we could all come together. This town was more than I expected it to be, and I've fallen in love with it. So much so, that I've even thought about staying here for long after my career at Eastern Kentucky University is over. I've made friends and met a lot of amazing people, even our mayor is so enthusiastic when it comes to learning and the possibilities for all EKU students.
Richmond is such a homey town. Everyone doesn't know everyone, but we all treat each other like we do. Drivers wave when you let them over and people wave when you drive by.
The place here is great. Even though the weather is not really good. It has a small town feel even though it’s not really a small town. It has eastern Kentucky university which is a great school And they are good at sports so that’s another plus.
Job opportunities. Home of one of the best colleges in Kentucky. Eastern Kentucky University. Beautiful Campus.
Small town containing the necessities needed for every day life. Relatively quiet. Affordable. Home to Eastern Kentucky College, but doesn't make it overpopulated.
It is a nice college town, that has a lot of family oriented opportunities. Handful of job opportunities and very nice schools.
I have thoroughly enjoyed Richmond so far! There's a variety of entertainment all around town, such as thrift stores and local shops, tons of restaurants, and all kinds of other things to find in a college town! It's a town located right off of Lake Reba, so there's tons of outdoor activities to take part in as well.
Richmond is a place where everybody gets along with everybody; it's a mid-sized town with approximately 60,000 people. There are lots of ways to get around town, so it is always easy to avoid traffic. The education here is pretty good, as we have many people that attend college after high school. The police do a good job of protecting us, and there aren't TOO many crazy drivers here, but those are everywhere nowadays. It is very affordable, and lots of comfortable and cozy homes that are being put up and waiting for people to move in. Overall, you will enjoy it very much if you move to Richmond for the long haul.
I grew up in Richmond, Ky and it is still my permanent residence until I graduate from college. I had a typical family lifestyle in Richmond and had neighborhood friends to play with and hang out with. I had a great childhood and teenage years. I still come home in the summers and meet up with my friends that I’ve had since I was in preschool because their families still reside in Richmond. You can be in the countryside, city, or the lake in no time a all. Richmond is a very family friendly city.
I just love the people and the atmosphere. The town is very homey and the people make me feel like I am with my family so no matter where I am at I'm always with them.
I truly love the duality of Richmond, with its big-city resources and its small town feel. Richmond, Kentucky is truly a town for everybody!
There are Lots of things to do in Richmond, from number of local stores to things to do like bowling and movies, golf, park, fishing etc.
I love Richmond Kentucky. Richmond has been my home for 34 years. I am raising my family here and plan to continue my career here.
Plenty of sights to see and amenities. A good college town, I just don't know the degree of safety yet: on paper it's fairly safe but I don't have any real experience with " bad areas" that locals know of and that would make me feel more comfortable.