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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
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Population
216,773

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$199,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$916
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%

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
    283
  • Murder
    19
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    221
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    727
    500
  • Theft
    2,795
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    395
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,187
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

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Richmond 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.
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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.
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.