The region of Richmond, Virginia, has something to offer for people of all ages and walks of life. Modern happenings like the cutting-edge shows at the 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 Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site to form a cosmopolitan region rooted in a rich cultural heritage.

The region also offers some of the best communities to live in. 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 Short Pump in Henrico was named one of the 25 best suburbs in America.

With an average 25-minute commute, the region offers the cultural and recreational opportunities of a large city with minimal traffic congestion. Atlantic beaches, Blue Ridge mountain ski slopes and hiking and Washington, D.C.,’s cultural amenities are all within a two-hour drive.

The Richmond Region is the ideal place to raise a family, to grow a career and a business.

58.75°F (14.9°C) Average temperature of the Richmond Region

25 minute average commute time

95/100 The Cost of Living in RVA is 5 points lower than the U.S. average

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The region’s climate is classified as modified continental and there are four distinct seasons with warm and humid summers and generally-mild winters.

Normal Daily Maximum Temp. (July) 89.7 °F 32.1 °C
Normal Daily Minimum Temp. (January) 28.3 °F -2.1 °C
Record Highest Temp. (July 2010) 105 °F 40.6 °C
Record Lowest Temp. (January 1940) -12 °F -24.4 °C
Normal Annual Precipitation 43.54 inches 1,106 mm
Normal Number of Days with Snowfall 9.4 days

Source: NOAA/National Climatic Data Center

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