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Overview of Richmond

In a city steeped in rich history and character, Richmond VA apartments offer a unique living experience that perfectly blends the past and present. As the capital city of Virginia, Richmond welcomes many travelers throughout the year and was the site of numerous historic events. But it's not all about the past in Richmond, as this city is home to a dense art and culture community. Blending a small-town atmosphere with big-city living, Richmond apartments are a relaxing retreat amongst the hustle and bustle. Summers here are filled with music festivals and community events, while the nearby outdoor recreation options are perfect for a weekend nature getaway. This charming Southern town literally has a little something to offer everyone seeking to make Richmond, Virginia their home.

Richmond Apartments and Cost of Living

People looking for apartments in Richmond VA will enjoy the overall cost of living, which is only 1 percent higher than the national average and lower than other cities such as New York and Miami. According to PayScale, the cost of housing is 10 percent lower than the national average, but healthcare is 13 percent higher. Residents will also pay slightly more for transportation, groceries and utilities.

Living in Richmond

Many of Richmond neighborhoods have a diverse demographic; for example, the Museum District and The Fan are both welcoming to everyone from "starving" students to wealthy families. These urban neighborhoods boast tree-lined streets, Victorian townhouses, converted Richmond apartments and duplexes. People who like a suburban-feel within an urban environment may prefer Woodland Heights, just across the James River in Southside. Hugely popular among artists, Woodland Heights is known for its diverse architecture and quiet parks. Bellevue has a similar atmosphere, and is located at the very edge of the city limits.

Richmond has become more welcoming for bikers in the past few years, and is home to one of the best urban mountain bike systems in the southeast. However, those who prefer to walk may want to look at Richmond apartments for rent in the Monroe Ward, City Center, Jackson Ward, Carver or VCU neighborhoods.

Apartments in Richmond-Study

Students looking for apartments in Richmond will be near some of the area's best colleges and universities. University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Union University and Bryant & Stratton College are a few of the area's schools.

Apartments in Richmond-Work

People who are making the move to Richmond will also find the city has a prosperous and diverse business economy. Some of the area's top private employers include Capital One Financial Corp., VCU Health System, HCA Inc., Bon Secours Richmond Health System, Dominion Resources Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. The city is also home to 10 Fortune 500 companies.

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Mechanicsville, VA 23111

$889 and up

2-3 Beds2 Baths

Mechanicsville, VA

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$889 and up

2-3 Beds2 Baths
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Mechanicsville, VA 23111

$895 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Mechanicsville, VA

(59)

$895 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Henrico, VA 23228

$940 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Henrico, VA (Laurel)


$940 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Mechanicsville, VA 23111

$930 and up

2-3 Beds2 Baths

Mechanicsville, VA

(20)

$930 and up

2-3 Beds2 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23236

$825 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Manchester)


$825 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA 23294

$795 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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Richmond, VA 23234

$699 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

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Richmond, VA 23294

$1,005 and up

2 Beds1-2 Baths

6

North Chesterfield, VA 23235

$875 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

North Chesterfield, VA

(6)

$875 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23294

$925 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10

Richmond, VA 23294

$775 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

13

Glen Allen, VA 23060

$960 and up

2-3 Beds2 Baths

30

Henrico, VA 23294

$873 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

53
7

Glen Allen, VA 23060

$1,067 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

8

Highland Springs, VA 23075

$680 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Highland Springs, VA

(8)

$680 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Mechanicsville, VA 23116

$999 and up

2 Beds1-2 Baths

25

North Chesterfield, VA 23237

$560 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

North Chesterfield, VA (Bellwood)


$560 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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North Chesterfield, VA 23237

$900 and up

2-3 Beds1-2 Baths

North Chesterfield, VA (Bellwood)


$900 and up

2-3 Beds1-2 Baths