If you’ve been thinking about moving to the capital of the Commonwealth, let us sway you in the right direction. Richmond was declared one of the “3 best places in the world” by Frommer’s, an authority on cool places. Are you a foodie? Richmond has officially become a foodie town, rich with unique restaurants to satisfy any palette. Awaken the historian in you with a plethora of landmarks and artifacts throughout the city from the church steps where Patrick Henry declared, “Give me liberty or give me death” to the neighborhood dubbed the “Harlem of the South” that was once the home of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and Maggie Walker, the first female bank president in the United States. The cobblestone streets of Monument Avenue and East Cary Street speak to the city’s storied history, as does Richmond’s famous 17th Street Farmer’s Market that has been going strong since 1737, making it one of the oldest farmer’s markets in the nation.
Richmond is also a home for the arts, bringing you the grace and beauty of the Richmond Ballet, the Latin Ballet of Virginia, and the Richmond Symphony as well as the stunning creativity of the Richmond Mural Project, displaying murals from artists all over the world. Our museums, from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and its stunning sculpture garden to the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU, called one of the “Most Anticipated Buildings of 2018” by Architecture Digest, are world class. And, of course, we can’t forget the beauty of the James River that winds through the city, providing spectacular views and scenery year-round and watersports in the summer. Have we convinced you yet?