Richmond, Virginia

Vibrant arts and culture and a thriving dining and brewery scene in one of the country’s oldest cities.

 Welcome to Richmond


Vibrant arts and culture and a thriving dining and brewery scene in one of the country’s oldest cities.
 
As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is rich in history, culture, and modern affluence. It’s one of the oldest settlements in the U.S., second only to Jamestown. You’ll find over 300 historical markers all across the city. Today, it’s a hub of government, industry, entrepreneurship, law, and finance, so it has a very strong economy. It’s a major metropolitan area, yet it also offers plenty of green space and natural surroundings.
 
Richmond’s neighborhoods are eclectic and full of character. Downtown Richmond alone has numerous distinct areas, including the Arts District, the Financial District, historic Monroe Ward and Jackson Ward, and the newer, more residential Manchester neighborhood. You’ll find everything from luxury condominiums and townhouses to converted warehouses and penthouse lofts downtown. In the suburbs, such as Ginter Park, Brandermill, and Bon Air, you’ll find master-planned communities and streets lined with single-family homes, some featuring classic Victorian architecture from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
 

What to Love

 
  • Growing government, finance, and industrial sectors
  • Beautiful and luxurious homes in quiet and affluent neighborhoods 
  • Great railway and public transportation systems
  • Vibrant food and brewery scene
  • Outdoor recreation and water activities on the James River
  • Fantastic art scene with art galleries and mural

Local Lifestyle


In part a college town, Richmond is a bustling cosmopolitan city full of culture and history. Its strong economy attracts professionals, while its thriving arts scene appeals to creative types. As one of the first cities in the U.S., there are also long-time residents whose families have lived here for generations, and they help foster a strong sense of community. The abundance of outdoor recreation also makes it an ideal destination for those who want a more active lifestyle.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping


With its thriving and diverse dining scene, Richmond has become a premier foodie destination. Set in a historic tobacco warehouse that dates back to 1866, The Tobacco Company Restaurant is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. They serve elevated Southern-inspired cuisine in an elegant supper club atmosphere. The restaurant boasts two distinct dining spaces, a cocktail bar, and a nightclub, and hosts live music in the evenings and weekends. 
 
At Short Pump Town Center Shopping, you’ll find several popular restaurants, including the Boat House, which serves seafood, and Texas de Brazil, an upscale steakhouse serving meat tableside. The open-air plaza also features well-known brands such as Banana Republic, Lululemon, and an Apple Store. 
 
In the charming Westhampton neighborhood, Libbie and Grove is a shopping and business district with chic boutiques, trendy cafes, top-notch restaurants, and unique shops selling everything from specialty gifts to small-batch wines. 
 
In the more Bohemian area of Richmond, Carytown’s main street is lined with shops and eateries that feature farm-to-table cuisine and cater to the more health-conscious diners. You’ll find colorful murals all over the neighborhood, and most businesses here are locally owned and operated. 
 

Things to Do 


One of Richmond’s best-preserved Victorian estates, Maymont Park is a museum and public park with formal gardens, an arboretum, and wildlife exhibits. It can be rented for weddings and private events. For baseball fans, the San Francisco Giants' beloved minor league team, Richmond Flying Squirrels, plays at The Diamond Arena.

To kick off the holidays, the Dominion Energy Christmas Parade features an exciting lineup of floats and marching bands from local schools. It usually begins at the Science Museum of Virginia and ends near the Richmond Coliseum. Other popular annual events include the Irish Festival, the Folk Festival, and the Strawberry Festival.


 
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Overview for Richmond, Virginia, VA

225,676 people live in Richmond, Virginia, where the median age is 34.4 and the average individual income is $38,132. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

225,676

Total Population

34.4 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$38,132

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Richmond, Virginia, VA

Richmond, Virginia has 98,821 households, with an average household size of 2.19. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Richmond, Virginia do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 225,676 people call Richmond, Virginia home. The population density is 3,765.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

225,676

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.4

Median Age

47.54 / 52.46%

Men vs Women

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Education Level

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  • High School Degree
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98,821

Total Households

2.19

Average Household Size

$38,132

Average individual Income

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Schools in Richmond, Virginia, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby Richmond, Virginia. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Trinity Episcopal School
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
J.B. Fisher Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Southampton Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Good Shepherd Episcopal School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Richmond Preparatory Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Metropolitan Day School
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Richmond Waldorf School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The New Community School
PRIVATE
5th - 12th
No rating available
Orchard House School
PRIVATE
5th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
5th - 8th
No rating available
Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
All Saints Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Catherines School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Amelia Street Sp. Education
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
St Gertrude High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Central Montessori School Of Virginia
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Virginia Treatment Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Martin Luther King Junior Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Overby-Sheppard Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Woodville Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
George W. Carver Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Linwood Holton Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Thomas Jefferson High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Martin Luther King Junior Early Learning Center
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
Swansboro Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
John B. Cary Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Mary Munford Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Bellevue Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Miles Jones Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Franklin Military Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
3/5
Blackwell Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Fairfield Court Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Ginter Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Chimborazo Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Elizabeth D. Redd Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Yvonne B. Miller High School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Barack Obama Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Westover Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Lucille M. Brown Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Maymont Pre-K Center
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Henry Marsh III Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
William Fox Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Patrick Henry School Of Science And Arts
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Richmond Career Education and Employment Charter School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Cardinal Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
J.L. Francis Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Oak Grove/Bellemeade Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Broad Rock Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
G.H. Reid Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Thomas C. Boushall Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Summer Hill Preschool Center
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available

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