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Greater Richmond, Virginia, has something to offer people of all ages and walks of life. Modern happenings like the cutting-edge shows at Richmond CenterStage and the pop art displays at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts come together with historic sites such as the Edgar Allan Poe Museum and the American Civil War Center at Tredegar to form a cosmopolitan region rooted in a rich cultural heritage.

The region also provides outstanding residential. Richmond city was rated one of the best small cities in North America and the overall quality of life in Hanover County was rated as “excellent” or “good” by 95 percent of the residents. The village of Midlothian in Chesterfield County has been recognized as one of the nation’s 100 best places to live, while Grayson Hill, a townhome community in Henrico for people 50 and older, won four national awards.

With a cost of living right around the national average, you’ll probably discover your housing dollars go much farther in Richmond than in many other communities — without sacrificing the amenities and options you expect. Locally, average commute times are only 24 minutes. Area residents find this as a relief since it means that new home choices can be based on important factors aside from proximity to work. Interested in a quick getaway? Atlantic beaches, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Washington D.C. are all within a two-hour drive.

Greater Richmond is the ideal place to raise a family, grow a career, and locate a business.