Location, Location, Location: 11 Reasons Why We Like Richmond

  1. Richmond is the state capital of Virginia.
  2. City Data reports that Richmond’s population has grown 10.1% since 2000.
  3. The Richmond Metropolitan area has an estimated population of 1,234,058.
  4. The Interstate-95 runs through Richmond and carries over 140,000 vehicles through the city each day.
  5. US News and World Report ranked Richmond the 28th best place to live.
  6. Named one of the “10 up and coming cities for Entrepreneurs” by Forbes.
  7. Eight Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Richmond and 11 Fortune 1000 companies.
  8. People in the city are approximately a 2 hour car ride away from Washington DC.
  9. 8th best historic destination in the USA- US News and World Report.
  10. Richmond’s rich American history draws more than 7 million tourists every year. Attractions include the Maymont Estate, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Virginia historical society.
  11. Richmond is home to 5 colleges and universities with a total of over 50,000 students.

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