Richmond (zip 23230), VA

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Richmond (zip 23230), VA

About Richmond (zip 23230), VA

Living in 23230 Richmond, VA is a great experience. The city offers an array of cultural activities and attractions, from the ever-popular Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to the lively downtown area full of shops, restaurants, and entertainment. There is also an abundance of outdoor recreation with parks, trails, and riverside spots for fishing or boating. The neighborhoods are all quite diverse and provide a sense of community within the larger city. And with its convenient location just outside of Washington D.C., it's easy to get around and explore even more of what this area has to offer. Capital-city complex - East-central Virginia along the James River.

Zip Codes: Richmond (zip 23230)
Cost of Living:
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 177 ft above sea level

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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Richmond Cost of Living

Historic interest, attractive housing, and strong economy make Richmond a great place to live.

-0.4% lower than avg
-6.2% lower than avg
$1,030 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-11.5% lower than avg
Richmond Crime
66.8 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Richmond
   Historic interest
Growth and sprawl
   Attractive housing
   Strong economy
Air service
Cost of Living