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Downtown and the River

Skyscrapers and cobblestoned streets. Concerts on the water and class IV rapids. A downtown arts district and the 2015 World Road Cycling Championships. Fortune 500 companies and tech start-ups. A Federal Reserve bank and the state capital. Farm-to-table restaurants and packed food festivals. Richmond has a little bit of everything.Read more

The Great Outdoors

The city’s hallmark James River is just the beginning of the River City’s outdoor scene. Hiking trails, whitewater rapids, running and cycling races, and sports teams — there’s something for everyone.Read more
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Arts

Richmond is an arts capital, with nationally recognized art museums and niche galleries; professional, traveling, and local theater; and a ballet repertoire that ranges from the innovative to the classic.Read more

Food Scene

Richmond is a foodie’s heaven. Restaurants range from experimental dining experiences to simple comfort food, while festivals attract crowds throughout the year. Home kitchen experts benefit from a plethora of farmers markets and neighborhood markets.Read more

Music

Venues large and small, independent radio, and a series of music festivals make up Richmond’s harmonious and dynamic music scene.Read more

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

With international media agencies and small start-ups, entrepreneurial support and endless opportunities for collaboration, ideas have room to grow here.Read more

History

From its founding in 1737, Richmond has seen a long and complex history. Patrick Henry delivered his "Give me liberty or give me death!" speech at St. John's Episcopal Church. Richmond was the site of battles, major slave rebellions, and the capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War. In the early 1900s, Jackson Ward became a thriving center of African-American culture, and in the 1990s, L. Douglas Wilder became the nation's first black governor since Reconstruction.Read more

Neighborhoods

The tree-lined streets of the Fan. The boutiques and restaurants of Carytown. The history of Jackson Ward. The river views of the West End. Richmond’s neighborhoods are as diverse as its citizens.Read more

Two Hours Away

Go just two hours in any direction and you can dip your toes in the ocean, put your head in the clouds on a mountaintop, or feast your eyes on the nation’s capital.Read more
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Business and Government

Richmond is at the center of the state’s business and government activity. From the state legislature, courts, and the home of the governor, to a Federal Reserve Bank, Fortune 500 companies, and advertising and media agencies — Richmond has it all.Read more
Named "Where to Travel for Food in 2016" among 10 international cities
National Geographic
"Best River Town in America"
Outside Magazine
Tied for most beautiful liberal arts college in America
Examiner.com
One of "America's Top 5 Cities to Keep on Your Radar"
Huffington Post
"Happiest metropolitan area" in the U.S.
Science Daily
#5
Least Stressed Out City in U.S.
CNN Money
One of 8 under-the-radar foodie cities
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Photos from @URDowntown

We're proud to be a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site with the @unitedway MetroCASH program.
No seats left in the library?
And just like that, tax season has come to a close.
This amazing group of American Studies majors curated PROTEST!
UR Downtown and American Studies Program is unveiling PROTEST!
Virginia Government Networking Brunch, organized by UR Downtown Student Coordinators Joanna Hejl and Gabe Josephs, is happening now!
Thank you to Jamie Brunkow of the James River Association, Mary-Stuart Torbeck of the Sierra Club, and Professor Emily Boone for sharing your knowledge with us at this week’s Community Dinner!
What a great experience meeting Councilman @andreas_addison at tonight’s Richmond City Council excursion!
“It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility & occupation which gives happiness.” 1788, Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and architect of our Virginia State Capitol
Friday night at the Richmond Symphony to kick off Spring Break - Be safe this week, Spiders!
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#spidersinthecity
On the heels of #internationalwomensday we’re excited for *free* lunch with these two amazing women artists Fiona Ross and Rosie Compton whose work is now on display in our Wilton Companies Gallery.
Wonderful having #ASNEXT2018 participants in our spaces today!