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%

Richmond Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    248
    0
  • Murder
    19
    0
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    221
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    727
    1
  • Theft
    2,795
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    395
    0

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%
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Richmond Reviews

207 reviews
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A wonderful balance between a big city and peaceful suburb. Richmond isn't a large city, but offers all of the amenities of one. Within the "downtown" area, restaurants, bars, retail, and more business are all easily within walking distance. The Virginia Commonwealth University is located in the heard of the city, and offers diversity to the city with all walks of life coming in for school. I will admit, the traffic can be frustrating, especially when construction is occurring. I recommend avoiding Broad Street at all times! Take Monument Ave if you can.
Review Richmond
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.
The City of Richmond in the State of Virginia is a very ethnical and festive capital city...home of the Federal Reserve. That's right! Our US National Bank that somewhat controls the US Economy. Other than that, we host food & ethnical festivals every year such as the upcoming June Vegetarian Festival. The schools are very important to. Richmond City has very academic and college-prep schools such as St.Christophers and George Wythe High School. Other than all of what was said about the city, it is a great place to live and a great place to build relationships.