Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is one of America's oldest major cities. The role Richmond played in both the revolutionary and Civil Wars makes it a hub of historical tradition. However, in recent years, Richmond's budding food, music, and craft beer scene put it on the map as one of the hottest places to live. Richmond was recently featured in both the New York Times and Forbes as one of the coolest U.S. cities to visit.
Richmond combines big city amenities with southern charm. History buffs will enjoy visits to St. John's Church where Patrick Henry gave his famous "Give me Liberty or Give me Death" speech. Museums include the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Virginia Historical Society, Children's Museum of Richmond and the Virginia Holocaust museum. Music and dance enthusiasts will enjoy the Richmond Symphony, Richmond Ballet and Virginia Opera.
Two major colleges, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond provide the area with a variety of opportunities for theatre, music and impressive sports teams to cheer on!
Richmond's appealing climate and location (2 hours to the beach, the mountains and Washington D.C.) make this city an ideal choice for families.