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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.

Easy access to Washington, D.C 100 miles north and pleasant residential settings have attracted businesses. Future job growth is among the highest in the state. Retailers Circuit City and CarMax and financial services giant Capital One make their headquarters in Richmond. The area is spread out and there are some traffic problems, but growth seems to attend to aesthetic considerations and most suburbs are more attractive than in other comparable areas. The University of Richmond adds college-town amenities, including sports.

Richmond is located along the James River in a mostly wooded area at the border of the Coastal Plain and Piedmont Hills. The Blue Ridge Mountains lie about 90 miles west and the Chesapeake Bay is 60 miles east. Elevations range from a few feet above sea level along the river to over 300 feet in western sections of the city. The climate is modified continental. Summers are warm and humid, among the warmest in Virginia, and winters are generally mild. The mountains to the west act as a partial barrier to winter cold and storms. Precipitation is uniformly distributed through the year. Dry periods, especially in autumn, create periods of pleasant, mild weather. Snow usually remains on the ground only 1 to 2 days at a time and ice storms occur occasionally. Late summer and fall hurricanes along the coast can cause flooding.


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Quick Facts About Short Pump


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Short Pump is 4.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Short Pump jobs have Increased by 3.73 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Short Pump's cost of living is 22.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Short Pump's population is 26,081 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 61.69 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Short Pump is $279,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.70 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Short Pump public schools spend $10,398 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.4 students per teacher in Short Pump.

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