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A wonderful place to live and raise a family. Plen Posted On: 2/18/2011 8:55:42 PM
I moved here 7 years ago from Northern Virginia and initially hated it. Now that I've been here a while, I love Richmond!
For those who say there is nothing to do, there several music venues, tons of historical landmarks, downtown fine dining, a 5 star hotel and restaurant, and more shopping per capita than any other city in the united states! 7 theatre companies operate in the area from children's theatre to Shakespeare. The Virginia Opera, the Richmond Symphony, the Richmond ballet all perform in the heart of the city.
For those who like the outdoors there are several parks and of course, the James River. It's also not far from some of Virginia's best wineries.
Spring through fall there are out door festivals, film festivals and free concerts, farmers markets, local art walks and more!
While the city does not have the best reputation for schools the surrounding area is packed with high ranking schools. And for higher education there are several community colleges, smaller colleges and of course the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Richmond is becoming a younger, more eco-conscious city with lots of support for local businesses and local art.
The city has a long history, not all of which can be looked upon favorably.But it's a city that is clearly trying to grow and develop.
You could not pay me enough to move back to the DC area after having lived here for nearly 10 years. It's been a great place for me and to raise my children and gets better every year.