The saying goes, Virginia is for lovers. And once you purchase your new home in the Richmond, Virginia area, you'll know why. With a quality of life that rivals the best of American metropolitan areas, the capital of the state of Virginia combines proximity to excellent recreation and cultural opportunities, with a small town charm that belies its cosmopolitan nature. So if you're ready to start hunting for a new home in the Richmond area, check out Homes.com.
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Richmond is home to just over 200,000 people, and the key components of the city's economy include law, finance, and government. As the capital of the Commonwealth, the city houses most of the state agencies and government workers. Other key employers in the metropolitan area are the six Fortune 500 companies that call the city home: McKesson Medical-Surgical, MeadWestvaco, Genworth Financial, Dominion Resources, Owens and Minor, CarMax, and the Altria Group, as wells as key drivers of the tobacco industry, transportation industry, and the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Culturally speaking, the city definitely benefits from its proximity to Washington D.C. in the north. The city itself is home to the Virginia Historical Society, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Science Museum of Virginia, as well as several Civil War, Revolutionary War, and other historic sites and interpretive memorials and museums. The area is also home to a robust and engaged artistic community, with a variety of world-class concert halls and performance venues bringing in national and international touring acts, a thriving theater scene hosting Broadway tours and local productions, a bustling gallery row devoted to the area's visual artists, and many other arts and culture entertainment options.
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