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Pros

-Historic interest
-Attractive housing
-Strong economy

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Entertainment
-Air service


What Bert Has To Say About Richmond Metro Area


The former capital of the Confederacy, Richmond is an attractively-sized, livable capital city with a strong sense of history. The downtown area mixes unremarkable modern buildings with some historic features. On the whole, the area has a considerable base of historic sites, museums and neighborhoods. Outlying suburbs have sprawled concentrically, especially to the west towards Tuckahoe and south towards Petersburg.


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Quick Facts About Richmond


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Richmond is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Richmond jobs have Increased by 3.73 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Richmond's cost of living is 4.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Richmond's population is 205,348 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.83 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Richmond is $133,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.80 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Richmond public schools spend $13,065 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.6 students per teacher in Richmond.

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Nothing good
I never had a negative a word to say about Virginia since I moved here 13 years ago, until this last year when I moved to Richmond. In a nutshell; rude and mean people,... (read more)
Update -- Negative Vibes
This is the original poster of the February 2016 review, and I'd like to give an update after several months. After reading over my initial review, I realize it's... (read more)
2015 - Negative vibes and a culture of mediocrity
I've lived in Richmond for 7 months now after being forced to move here from Dallas-Fort Worth due to health issues. Before that, I lived in Los Angeles-Orange County... (read more)
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