Richmond, Virginia 

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+14.1% since 2020

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

96.1 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

7.0 / 6.2

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia is a vibrant city with plenty of activities for everyone. Outdoor enthusiasts will love visiting Maymont Park or Belle Isle for some nature-filled fun. Meanwhile, art and history buffs can explore the exhibits at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts or the Virginia Historical Society. Sports fans can cheer on teams like the Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball team and the Richmond Spiders football team. Those looking to explore some local cuisine should visit Broad Street Market while music lovers can take in a show at The National. From outdoor adventures to cultural exploration, there's something for everyone in Richmond! Capital-city complex - East-central Virginia along the James River.
State: Virginia
County: Richmond City County
Metro Area: Richmond Metro Area
City: Richmond
Zip Codes: 23223, 23225, 23224, 23220, 23227, 23222, 23226, 23221, 23230, 23219, 11 total
Cost of Living: -3.9% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 177 ft above sea level

Richmond, Va Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Historic interest
Attractive housing
Strong economy
Growth and sprawl
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.


The unemployment rate in Richmond is 7.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Richmond jobs have increased by 1.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Richmond's cost of living is 3.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Richmond's Cost of Living

September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Richmond, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Richmond city county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 82.9% to 14.9%. More Voting Stats

Richmond's population is 225,676 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.5%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 21.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Richmond is $327,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.6%.

Richmond public schools spend $13,667 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.6 students per teacher in Richmond. More Education

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Housing Market in Richmond

It's a good time to buy in Richmond. Home Appreciation is up 13.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Richmond is $327,100.
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Reviews for Richmond   109 Reviews
Great for young families - 3/10/2022
Lived here for a year and it’s not perfect but it’s constantly improving now (areas redevloped, more businesses, job growth). Cost of living is great compared to... Read More

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RVA is the place to be - 10/25/2021
We love Richmond so much that when we talk about where we'd like to live if we could live anywhere in the US, we always come back to RVA. We live in the city proper... Read More

It's cool for what it is - 8/3/2021
I'm an out-of-towner but am coming up on 1 year in Richmond. I would summarize it this way: the best thing and the worst thing about Richmond is its location. I'll... Read More

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23223, 23225, 23224, 23220, 23227, 23222, 23226, 23221, 23230, 23219, 11 total


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