Richmond Region

Why Richmond?

skyline 002webTo the north lies our nation’s capital. To the east, brackish waters feed into the Chesapeake Bay. To the west, rolling Appalachian Mountains begin to rise. And smack dab in the center of it all you’ll find the Historic Richmond Region, in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic.

Step in closer and you’ll discover that the City of Richmond and the surrounding counties of Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover and New Kent make up the entire Historic Richmond Region. Here you’ll find a wealth of small-town charm and big-city amenities woven into our landscape, catering to all walks of life.

With four distinct seasons, including one of the most remarkable displays of fall foliage along the Eastern seaboard, it’s always the perfect time to visit. Four hundred years of rich history and culture are re-discovered every day by thousands of national and international visitors who come to experience our Easy to Love ways. History and heritage, gardens and plantations, arts and entertainment, even antiques and boutiques – whatever your interests are, we’ve got them covered.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Conservatory With support from organizations like the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, the Retail Merchants Association of Greater Richmond and Greater Richmond Partnership, the growth of new and relocating businesses, from local merchants to international corporations, fuel our healthy economy and feed the high quality of life our Region is famous for.

It’s not hard to discover why our Region is so Easy to Love. Just look around right here,, on the official Visitors Site of the Historic Richmond Region. You’ll see why families and Fortune 500 companies alike are choosing the Historic Richmond Region to get away – and stay.

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With a noted history dating back to the first English settlers, the City of Richmond has a deep and rich culture waiting to be explored. The capital of Virginia is known for its diverse architecture, museums, unique cafés and gift shops.

Whether vacationers want to divulge in Richmond’s first-class entertainment attractions, or relax at one of the nation’s largest river park systems on the James River, the City of Richmond is guaranteed to offer something special to every person that visits

Chesterfield County
Enjoy our beautiful countryside and meandering rivers and streams. Visit our quaint villages and take advantage of unique and plentiful opportunities. Treat yourself to the vast expanses of our parks and numerous retreat facilities. Indulge in our culture and history. All this is just a few minutes away from a metropolitan area that offers “downtown” attractions. Here in Chesterfield County, you’ll see spectacular vistas four seasons a year. You can see the flowers in full bloom, watch the leaves turn different shades of color and count the snowflakes as they tumble from the trees.

Chesterfield County, Virginia with all its history, is a wonderful place to visit. But, it’s also a great place to live, work and raise a family. Home to more than 284,000 people, the county frequently is recognized for it’s extraordinary quality of life. Whether you’re looking for a fun-filled vacation or a place to live and work, Chesterfield County offers the best of both worlds. Come see for yourself!

Henrico County
Henrico County’s 260,000 residents live in a well-planned community of 244.06 square miles consisting of beautiful residential communities, large expanses of fertile farm land, and carefully developed office, retail and diversified industrial areas.

Henrico has an extensive network of park and recreational facilities, many of which have historic significance. For example, Meadow Farm, former home of Mosby Sheppard, is one of several Henrico sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This 150-acre farm was donated to the County of Henrico by Mrs. Elizabeth Adam Crump, wife of the late Adjutant General of Virginia Sheppard Crump, a descendent of the original owner. Meadow Farm is now the site of a nursing home, museum and park.

For a wealth of information valuable to new residents, visitors and tourists alike, be sure to check our website provided below.

Hanover County
Hanover County is located in the east-central Piedmont and Coastal Plain areas of Virginia. The County land area is 471 square miles and is bordered by the Counties of Caroline, King William, New Kent, Henrico, Goochland, Spotsylvania, Louisa, and Ashland; the one incorporated town in the County.

Hanover’s contemporary life is that of a vibrant rural and suburban locality. It has two interstate highways, I-95 and I-295, which are among the busiest in the eastern United States. The County has a population of approximately 86,000 which includes those residing in the Town of Ashland, an authentic railroad town. Trains still rumble through the center of town and Randolph-Macon College, the oldest Methodist College in the United States.

Hanover County is also a great horse county and boasts some of the finest livestock farms in central Virginia. The County, one of the fastest growing in the state, continues to be an exciting community where its history is preserved.

Richmond Region Visitors Center
Every year, more than 5 million visitors come to the Richmond Region. Standing ready to greet them are travel counselors at the Richmond Region Visitor Center—a one-stop-shop for visitors. In addition to picking up brochures about attractions, events, dining and shopping, visitors can talk with the experienced travel counselors who can give directions and arrange discount lodging reservations.

The Visitor Center also features a gift shop with extensive Richmond Region merchandise including souvenirs, T-shirts, postcards and more.

For those interested in an overview of the area, Historic Richmond Tours begins its tours at the Richmond Region Visitor Center, located on the first floor of the Exhibit Hall building. The Visitor Center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily Memorial Day through Labor Day. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
(804) 783-7450.

While in Richmond

Top 50 Employers

The updated list of the Top 50 employers in Richmond can be found using the link below.

Top 50 Employers for 2014