Moving to a new city is always exciting. Here’s some of what you need to know when you’re moving to the greater Richmond area. And when you make that move, contact Stevens Worldwide Van Lines to expertly move your belongings. Since 1905, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines has been The Way to Move™, so you can move knowing that you’ll have a trusted, experienced mover by your side.
A Look at Richmond
Richmond, VA is full of natural beauty, and when moving, it’s wise to do some research to know what you can come to expect.
Connect with the colorful legends and lore of the Historic Richmond Region, where echoes of the past blend vividly into the present. Pay tribute to Virginia’s early colonial days and Civil War legacy at inspiring, interactive historical attractions. Witness thoroughbred and harness racing at Colonial Downs racetrack. Soar high above the scenic Virginia countryside aboard a hot-air balloon. Stroll through the eclectic River District, where trendy eateries occupy century-old warehouses and live bands serenade crowds on the lawns of Brown’s Island. Buy fresh produce at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market, one of America’s oldest public markets. Or stop by the Edgar Allan Poe Museum to see how the mysterious writer spent his time in Richmond.
If the job market is a consideration when you move, the major industries and employment categories of the region are services; retail trade; manufacturing; state government; finance, insurance and real estate; local government; construction; wholesale trade; transportation and public utilities and federal government. Within the manufacturing field, the majority of workers are in the tobacco industry. Other important manufacturing categories are chemicals, printing and publishing, paper, and wood manufactures.
They say this economic diversity, typical of the entire Richmond-Petersburg region, helps to insulate it from economic fluctuations. The region’s location also allows it to benefit from growth in other regions of Virginia and the state as a whole.
A Move to The Leisurely Side of Richmond
But lets not focus the move all on work. Arts, architecture and a bike-friendly attitude are just a few reasons Travel + Leisure, one of the most trusted voices in travel, named Richmond a best place to travel in 2016. The editors looked for exciting places that were floating under the radar, but starting to rise; those with dynamic cultural and historic assets and ample quality-of-life amenities. Buzz-worthy shopping destinations like Carytown’s Need Supply Co., and Church Hill culinary favorites Dutch & Co., the Roosevelt and Sub Rosa Bakery were cited as reasons for the nod.
With a growing craft beer scene built around national powerhouses Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and Stone Brewing, and a 50-mile bike path in the Virginia Capital Trail, Travel + Leisure has dubbed the Richmond region a perfect weekend getaway. Paddling or rafting the James River, mountain biking over 20 miles of urban trails and savoring farm-to-table cuisine helped land Richmond on Travel + Leisure’s list as a great place to visit or to live.
With more than 400 years of American heritage, you can enjoy and learn in the historic Richmond Region. For example, Patrick Henry’s famous “Give me liberty or give me death” speech was delivered here. It is the former capital of the Confederacy. The first American hospital and U.S. canal system are in Richmond. America’s first African-American governor was elected here. All these milestones took place here, lending to the Region’s highly distinguished historical profile.
But the full breadth of the Richmond region extends far beyond historic sites and illustrious figures from the past. Today, the Region sets a modern precedent by blending upscale shopping, fabulous restaurants, world-renowned museums and fun for all ages. More than five million visitors come to the Region each year.
Moving to or from Richmond? Look No Further
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