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What it's Like to Retire in Richmond

Richmond is the capital of Virginia with a population over 200,000.  It has a diverse economy, many wonderful institutions and a vibrant downtown. The University of Richmond is one of the most beautiful campuses anywhere and adds a healthy boost of cultural offerings to an already interesting and lively cultural city. The historical presence is strong here, and one of the city's biggest tourist draws. Photo of the city from an observation deck courtesy of Wikipedia and CoredesatChikai, picture of the Virginia State capital designed by Thomas Jefferson courtesy of Wikipedia and Varmin.

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Where to Retire in Richmond and Home Prices

There are many active communities in the Richmond area. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median home price in the second quarter of 2015 was $231,900, up significantly from the first quarter report of $212,500.

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What is special about Richmond

Richmond is bursting with history, is the political heart of Virginia, and it is also a relatively affordable city.
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What is not special about Richmond

The crime rate is well above average in Richmond.
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Who will like retirement in Richmond

Those who like a good dose of culture in a charming, pretty Southern setting retire here.
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Local economy is driven by

Tourism
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Climate and Physical Environment

Richmond has a humid subtropical climate and is tucked among low, rolling hills. The average January temperature is about 38 degree. July's average temperature is about 78 degrees.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Richmond is well known for its arts scene, which includes a symphony, opera and ballet.
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Crime

Crime in Richmond is high.
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Medical facilities

Bon Secours-Richmond Community Hospital

Richmond VA Medical Center

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Transportation

The greater Richmond area is served by the Richmond International Airport and an intercity bus service.  Amtrak serves Richmond, as the city is on the passenger rail system's primary north/south line between the northeast and Florida.  Richmond is served by Interstates 95, 85, and 64.

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Valuable Links

Richmond on Wikipedia
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Facts about RICHMOND
  • State: VA
  • Environment: Urban,Suburban,College Town,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: heritageoaks

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