The capital city of the Commonwealth of Virginia and an independent city since 1871, Richmond is a great place to live. It is home to Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech given at St. John’s Church in 1775. There are over 200,000 people living in Richmond, making it one of the largest cities on this list. The median income is a little above $30,000, making it also one of the more affordable cities on the list. Like most cities, Richmond has an abundant number of local and authentic restaurants, along with gardens, parks and memorials. Maymont is one landmark that shouldn’t be missed. Monument Avenue is filled with history, as is the Hollywood cemetery. The Hollywood cemetery offers a step back in time and amazing memorials of some of the greats throughout history. Richmond is a city offering a diverse array of amenities for all walks of life.
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