B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Population
213,735

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$193,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$896
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    248
    273
  • Murder
    19
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    221
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    727
    525
  • Theft
    2,795
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    395
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,758
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Richmond Reviews

121 reviews
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Richmond, the capitol of Virginia, offers a variety of experiences. Downtown Richmond offers historic museums, such as the Edgar Allen Poe museum, great concert halls, and the college Virginia Commonwealth University with all of its college-town experiences. This includes a great night life scene on Broad Street! Richmond also houses beautiful scenery as you can see at local parks like Byrd park. There is also the James River, where you can go fishing and canoeing. Richmond is a great place for foodies, as there are Carytown Burgers and Fries, Mellow Mushroom and so much more! One thing you want to watch out for are the 8am and 6pm traffic. It can be extremely heavy! The housing market is booming especially in the newly renovated Church Hill area. Richmond Public schools are revamping themselves from the inside out but there are great private school options. Nonetheless, the people are friendly and the culture is amazing.
Review Richmond
Richmond is a city full of many things to do for all ages. Whether you are looking for a college or a place to eat, Richmond is always the place to go. Richmond includes 3 well-known schools which are VCU, Virginia Union, and University of Richmond. Richmond also offers mainly attraction sites such as Uptown Alley, Breakout Games, and many putt putt locations. Many people come to eat at the finest restaurants including BoneFish Grill, Texas de Brazil, and Flemings. Whether you are exploring a night on the town or maybe looking for a place to stay. Richmond is the city!
Richmond is a city full of people who only look out for themselves. They do not accept outsiders easily. This city is slowly becoming the new Portland, Oregon; the pretentiousness is uncanny. Visiting craft brewery's are these city dwellers favorite past-time-- where they can speak loudly of their knowledge of hops and bourbon-aged brews! Despite richmonds' overall lack of compassion for others, the restaurants are divine!