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Professionally managed community ... 6 minutes from downtown ... Convenient to Wal-Mart, Target, Martin's ...
Richmond VA, 23225
Welcome to Seven Gables, a USRG Community!
Richmond VA, 23223
Decent sized house with one room for rent. Fenced yard and personal parking available. One price, all utilities included.
Richmond VA, 23223
Where home is just around the corner and life is at your doorstep! Spacious apartments with hardwood floors, central air conditioning, plenty of parking, landscaped grounds, a sparkling pool, and a central location. We are an oasis you will love coming home to!
Richmond VA, 23234
Professional management company... Friendly and dedicated staff... Convenient location.
Richmond VA, 23224
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Overview of Richmond
Richmond may be one of the oldest cities in America, but it sure doesn't act elderly. Even with its extensive-and impressive-Colonial and Confederate history, Richmond keeps the kids on their toes. This is a city of active intellectuals, alternative styles, and modern sensibilities. Those qualities don't distract from Richmond's rebel history however; they flavor it. So if you want some old Southern charm mixed with new ideas and forward thinking, you want a Richmond apartment.
Living in Richmond
Europeans first tried to settle in the Richmond area in 1609, but local tribes proved tenacious. When Fort Charles was built in 1645, those willing to live along the frontier tried again. It wasn't until 1737 that the town was laid out and the name "Richmond" came into use. The British burned Richmond during the Revolutionary War. Then this city served as the Confederate capital during the Civil War. Retreating Rebels burned Richmond for the second time-accidentally-when Union troops came calling. This city has been an economic force to be reckoned with since those days. Where it once prospered off tobacco and the slave trade, now it turns to finance and law.
Because of its intricate history, Richmond neighborhoods have developed particularly distinct identities. Jackson Ward is one of the pioneering African American neighborhoods in the country. The Victorian townhouses and excellent restaurants in The Fan make it sing to everyone from old money to newlyweds. Woodland Heights, on the south side of the James River, blends urban and suburban elements to please a diverse group of Virginians. Oregon Hill is funky and Carrytown is where you should head to get your shop on.
Work & Study in Richmond
If you're heading to Richmond for work, law, finance, and government are the three key sectors of the local economy. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is here, as is one of the Federal Reserve Banks. International companies such as Philip Morris USA, Genworth Financial, and CapitalOne call Richmond home as well. Advertising and biotechnology companies also keep people employed in this city.
Students headed to Richmond have a wealth of choices. The University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Union University are all in town, along with other schools. Twenty miles south, you'll find the campus of Virginia State University.
Cost of Living in Richmond
Richmond Virginia comes in just above the national average when it comes to cost of living. The vacancy rate in the city is relatively high at 11 percent, and that helps keep rental prices down. For a two-bedroom Richmond apartment, expect to pay around $867 on average.
Richmond Attractions & Entertainment
Having a good time in Richmond can be problematic, but only because you'll have a hard time choosing what to do. History buffs may choose to tour Maymont, the Virginia State Capitol Building, or the Museum of the Confederacy. The Edgar Allan Poe Museum is also a popular pick. If it's more active amusement you're after, the Kings Dominion water and theme park is only about a half hour away. The James River runs wild through Richmond, as well, making this an urban area with occasional Class IV rapids. Go rafting with a guide if you're game!
Richmond Special Events
Richmond special events focus on everything from food to folk music. The Annual Greek Festival is in May. Richmond Jazz Festival comes along in August. Historic Garden Week offers you an opportunity to smell the roses and the annual Dragon Boat Festival runs racers down James River rapids. Mark your calendar and don't miss out.
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