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5 Reasons to Live in Richmond, VA

March 10, 2022

When we are deciding where to build, so many factors come into play. Richmond, VA was such an easy choice because it is such a unique and popular place to live! With so many “pros” to calling this area home, we’re going to try to break down the top 5 reasons you should consider moving to Richmond, VA.

Out of 150 metro areas, US News ranked Richmond the 50th best city to live in in the country and the 66th best city to retire to! We are proud to build gorgeous new single-family homes and townhomes in the Richmond, VA area. If you’re considering a move to this bustling metropolis, check out our community page here!


The Cost of Living

Currently, the average cost of living in Richmond, VA is 4% below the national average.

Additionally, Richmond’s housing expenses are 11% lower than the national average making the median home price for the area right around $307,000.

Now, of course, this all ties into the job market that Richmond offers. The city is a major financial district and is also the home of the Virginia state government. With two colleges downtown including Virginia Commonwealth and the University of Richmond, there are plenty of opportunities for both experienced workers and those that are just entering their fields.



Everyone knows location is key in real estate for a reason! Interstates 64 (East/West) and 95 (North/South) connect the Richmond area with the rest of the country, while the Richmond International Airport offers direct flights to key locations including New York City, Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, and many more. With short drives to both the beach, the mountains, and our nation's capital, Washington, DC, it gives residents and visitors the opportunity for a vast amount of scenery! Looking for a quick beach day? In less than two hours, you can be at popular Virginia Beach, or if you’d rather visit the mountains you can get to the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains in less than three hours’ time! It really is the best of both worlds.

Outdoor Oasis

If you love the outdoors, then you will have plenty of activities to choose from! Richmond has more than 100 public parks scattered across the area that offer a range of activities and hosted events. Enjoy other outdoor attractions like Johns River, Pony Pasture Rapids, Pocahontas State Park, and so much more! With the four gorgeous seasons Richmond has to offer, residents can enjoy hiking, white water rafting, fishing, mountain biking, and trails throughout the area year-round!


Things To Do in Richmond, VA

Performing Arts

Richmond is rich in history, arts, entertainment, and more. It is home to the Carpenter Center which hosts the Richmond Ballet and Virginia Opera. The theater also hosts popular Broadway shows and musicals throughout the year.


The fun doesn’t stop with the arts though, Richmond is also home to some great sports teams like the Richmond Kickers, and the Richmond Flying Squirrels!

Amusement Parks

If you’re looking for a thrill, head over to three, yes three, nearby amusement parks that include Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens, and Great Wolf Lodge! There is truly something to do for everyone!


Foodie Lovers Unite

Richmond is currently home to more than 32 different breweries and the number keeps growing! They have become so popular that there is now a downloadable map to the “Richmond Beer Trail”. Throughout the small pocket neighborhoods, you’ll find different breweries like Triple Crossing Brewery, Ardent Craft Ales, and more! Not into the craft beer scene? That’s ok! There are plenty of great-eat restaurants scattered around the city. From fancy 5-star steakhouses to small mom-and-pop shops that we’re featured on Diners Drive-Ins & Dives, you’re sure to find something delicious around every corner!


Take a personalized quiz to find the best home community for you in Richmond, VA!

If you’ve been thinking about a move to the Richmond area, consider us your experts on your new home. Our internet team can direct you to a community that best fits your location needs, or our on-site New Home Specialists can give you the scoop on all specifics of a particular area, we are here to help! Start the conversation by calling us at (804) 409-3177 or emailing us at [email protected].

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