Richmond, VA has a lot to offer. If you are considering relocating for work, school, retirement, or just for a new start, consider renting an apartment in Glen Allen, VA and see for yourself why this is a top-rated city in so many areas.
Richmond Area Accolades
- Richmond ranked at No. 3 on international list of Best Places to Travel in 2016, Travel + Leisure magazine, November 2015.
- Richmond listed third on the "The Top 10 Cities for Millennial Entrepreneurs," by Thumbtack, September 2015.
- Richmond ranked 3rd on the 10 Best Places to Start a Business, Inc. magazine, Aug. 2015.
- Richmond named 'the southern food destination you need to know about,' by Conde Nast Traveler, July 2015.
- Ranked 4th among the Top 10 Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future in Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Magazine’s North American Cities of the Future 2015/16, April 2015.
- Richmond ranked among the 10 Best Cities To Relocate To In The U.S., by The Huffington Post, April 29, 2015.
- Richmond named one of "50 Best Places to live in America" by Men's Journal, April 2015.
- Richmond ranked second among "America's Top 5 Cities To Keep On Your Radar," by Huffington Post, September 2014.
- One of the South's top 10 outstanding cities to relocate your HQ, Southern Business & Development, September 2014.
- Richmond ranked among the top 10 cities for finding a job in accounting or finance, according to Accounting Principals, August 2014.
- Richmond finished as the 10th best city for overall small business friendliness in the country, earning an A grade, by Thumbtack.com, June 2014.
- Richmond named one of the country’s 10 hottest housing markets, by CNN Money, Jan. 2014
- Richmond ranked one of the top 20 fittest cities in America, by the ACSM's American Fitness Index, Jan. 22, 2014.
- Richmond named one of the top 10 big cities to live and work, by Credit Donkey, December 2013.
- One of the "Top Destinations of 2014" for travel, by Frommer's, December 2013.
- Richmond ranked 8th among top Digital Cities with population between 125,000 and 250,000 by Digital Communities, November 2013.
- Ranked 3rd among "The Most Creative Mid-Sized Cities in America" by Movoto, November 2013.
- Richmond named among Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com, October 2013.
- Richmond named one of "10 Up And Coming Cities for Entrepreneurs" by Forbes.com, September 2013.
- Richmond ranked one of the 10 most affordable big cities for renters, Kiplinger.com, September 2013.
- Richmond named a 'Hot U.S. City' for Jobs and Culture, by the Daily Beast, July 2013.
- Ranked among the 50 Best U.S. Cities for Employment Satisfaction, by Glassdoor, July 2013.
- Richmond ranked among the Top 50 Military Friendly Cities®, by Victory Media, May 2013.
- Ranked No. 9 among large cities for financial activities jobs, by New Geography, December, 2014.
- Ranked 25th Best City for Job Growth among large sized cities by New Geography, May 2013.
- One of the 10 Best Cities for Finding Employment, by Forbes.com, April 2013.
- One of the Top Cities for Business Growth among 100 metro areas, rated by the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch.com, April 2013.
- Ranked one of the Top 10 Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future in Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Magazine’s North American Cities of the Future 2013/14, April 2013.
- Richmond received grade "B+" in overall Small Business Friendliness by Thumbtack.com, April 2013.
- Richmond was named the 5th Best City for Jobs by Forbes.com, March 2013.
- Richmond ranked in the top 10 metro areas for the fastest-growing wages paid to workers in professional, technical, and scientific services in a study by New Geography, February 2013.
- Virginia ranked one of the “Best States for Business” in 2014 by Forbes.com. Virginia took the first place six times since 2006, and ranked 2nd in 2012, 2011 and 2010.
- Virginia ranked No. 5 in CNBC list of "Best States for Business" in 2013. For the last five years, Virginia was one of the top three states in America for business. CNBC ranks the states in 10 categories, including workforce, quality of life, infrastructure, education, business friendliness and access to capital.
- Virginia was awarded a Silver Shovel in the 5+ to 10 million population category by Area Development magazine in 2013. The award recognizes states' innovative economic development policies that attracted new employers in 2012, as well as catalyzing investments in facility and operating expansions by existing local businesses, driving significant in-state job growth.
- Virginia ranked seventh best state for business in Chief Executive Magazine’s 2013 survey of CEOs, May 2013. Factors included taxation, regulation, workforce and quality of life.
- Virginia ranked in the top 10 states for growth of its women-owned businesses in an annual survey by American Express OPEN, April 2013.
- Virginia ranked as a Top State for Performance, Innovation and Talent, by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, April 2013.
- Virginia received grade "A" in overall Small Business Friendliness by Thumbtack.com, April 2013.
- United States Chamber of Commerce Commends Virginia as America's "Most Livable State" in Annual Enterprising States Rankings, June 15, 2012.
- Virginia ranked 1st among Top 10 Competitive States of 2011 by Site Selection Magazine, May 2012.
- Virginia has the 4th best business climate in the nation, according to Site Selection Magazine.
- Virginia named Top State in Which to Make a Living, by MoneyRates.com, March 20, 2012.
- Virginia ranked second among Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2012 by Pollina Corporate Real Estate. Virginia has held one of the top three places in the last nine years and was the only state in the South to break the top 10 in 2012.
- Virginia ranked number seven among America’s ten smartest states, by CNNMoney.com, February 2011.