Moving from Phoenix, AZ to Richmond, VA

Are You Moving from Phoenix, AZ to Richmond, VA?

Moving from the hot, dry desert surrounding Phoenix to the rolling hills and rivers that surround Richmond is going to be just the change of lifestyle, climate, and culture you’ve been looking for! Rich in history, architecture, and scenic beauty, Richmond offers a diverse and progressive economy, a reasonable cost of living, mild climate, and the same abundance of outdoor and indoor entertainment you have come to expect in Phoenix. You and your family will enjoy establishing new roots one of Richmond’s beautiful neighborhoods and becoming part of a city that offers an interesting past and a bright future!

What will you find after moving from Phoenix to Richmond?

The information below will help you realize why moving to Richmond could be the best move you’ve ever made.

  • Climate – With summer highs averaging in the 80s and consistent annual rainfall, Richmond provides welcome relief from the scorching heat and scant rainfall synonymous with life in Phoenix. Though snow is not out of the question, Richmond winters are generally mild with an average temperature of 40 degrees. As for the transitional seasons of spring and fall, you are in for delightfully mild temperatures and an abundance of color that will take your breath away.
  • Education – Richmond, like Phoenix, offers some high-quality and innovative educational options. The Richmond public school district serves about 24,000 students from elementary through high school. A Governor's School, one of the nation’s best public high schools, four charter schools, and a school for science and the arts offer less traditional educational options. In addition, you can choose from among 40 private schools. As for college, many well-known and respected schools are located in the area, including Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Richmond, and Randolph Macon College. Several vocational colleges are available to students who seek an alternative to the traditional degree program.
  • Entertainment – In light of its colorful history, Richmond is home to many museums, monuments, and memorials that will keep you engrossed for hours. The city has a vibrant arts community which includes many home-grown galleries.  The Richmond Opera, the Richmond Symphony, and the Barksdale Theatre, the nation’s first dinner theatre, should keep any culture lover happily entertained. Theatre IV is one of the largest children's theaters in the country, in case there’s a budding actor in your midst. As for the outdoors, Richmond boasts an impressive park system, with numerous hiking, biking, and walking trails along the city’s rivers. The James River, in particular, is considered ideal for urban white-water rafting, canoeing, and kayaking. From the 17th street farmer’s market to the annual vibe fest, it won’t take you long to discover that there’s a lot more to do in Richmond than tour monuments and museums!
  • Economy – As in Phoenix, tourism is important to the Richmond economy. However, law, finance, and government form the backbone of the Richmond economy. Not only is Richmond home to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, many notable legal and banking firms are located in the city, along with several Fortune 500 companies, including Dominion Resources and Mead Westvaco. Genworth Financial, Capital One and Phillip Morris are situated nearby. Richmond is also home to the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, a fast-growing area where laboratories, research institutes, and non-profit groups are clustered. This kind of economic diversity ensures economic stability for Richmond residents like you!

Welcome to Fabulous Richmond!

Whether you’re moving from Phoenix to Richmond for a new career opportunity or to explore an exciting new life in the state capital of Virginia, Richmond could be just the change you’re looking for!


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