61 reviews
  1. City in Virginia
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$195,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$893
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      279
      264
    • Murder
      19
      5
    • Rape
      18
      37
    • Robbery
      263
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      777
      575
    • Theft
      2,754
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      339
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $41,331
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    16%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      14%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      21%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      24%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      23%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      18%
      14%

    Richmond Reviews

    61 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.
    Richmond is a great place to live! I've been here over 15 years and I am constantly finding new things to try around the city. The city itself is culturally rich and there is tons of history everywhere you look: from the Canal Walk, to the Black History Museum, to the Confederate White House, there are dozens of different museums related to history that you can take a look at in order to find out the origins of the city.

    Not into history? That's fine! There's lots of art museums, pop-ups that can tickle your fancy. Every first Friday of the month you can enjoy First Fridays, and walk along Broad Street while enjoying good food from any number of food trucks that line the street.

    With the mountains and beach two hours a day, there's never a dull moment and you're bound to find something that will make you want to stay here.
    I love the Museum district in which i currently live in. It's quiet and well lit. It's definitely one of the best locations in the city you can live in. There is always something going on every night of the week in Richmond. Richmond is known for holding some of the best festivals too! It's a short drive to Belle Isle. Here you can walk 1 mile across the civilian and pet friendly bridge to reach the island and enjoy sun bathing on one of the many large flat rocks that are exposed around the island. Richmond is so convenient to live in as well. You're two hours in either direction to Virginia Beach, Mountains, and Washington, DC. I would recommend Richmond to anyone who likes versatility.