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Richmond is the capital city of Virginia and has a population of around 200,000. Set by the James River, it is 44 miles west of Williamsburg, 66 miles east of Charlottesville and 90 miles south of Washington, D.C.
Richmond’s main industries are finance, law, government and commerce. With fantastic road, river and air links, transport is a key part of the economy and with the Great Turning Basin and a railway triple crossing, transport is a big part of employment here.
Richmond is one of our oldest cities and one of the most culturally diverse and welcoming. It has a huge cultural, food, craft beer and fashion influence and is one of the best places in the south for that food and beer.
Thanks to the historic and diverse nature of Richmond, our corporate housing is a real mix of modern and converted historical covering furnished apartments, condominiums, town homes and family homes. All accessed by major routes in and around the city.
Employment in Richmond, VA
The city is known for finance and law in particular. It is home to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Other major financial institutions such as Genworth Financial, Capital One, Philip Morris USA, SunTrust Banks Inc., Wells Fargo, Bank of America and others call Richmond home.
As well as law and finance, medicine has quite a presence here with VCU Health System, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Southside Regional Medical, Patient First and others having a presence in the city.
Other notable employers include HCA Inc., Bon Secours Richmond, Dominion Virginia Power, Altria Group Inc., Amazon.com, United Parcel Service, Comcast, Markel Corporation, Verizon Communications, University of Richmond, General Dynamics Corp., GE Power and T-Mobile USA Inc.
BioTechnology is an up and coming area of Richmond’s economy too with the Virginia BioTechnology Research Park offering space for research, and development. Its proximity to the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University means it is very well utilized.
Getting around Richmond, VA
Transport was one of the many reasons Richmond became the state capital and why it was settled in the first place. The modern city boasts numerous ways to get in and out, making it ideal for living and working.
Richmond International Airport (RIC) is the main city airport and is east of the city. It handles most domestic air carriers. The smaller Chesterfield County Airport (FCI) to the south of the city and Hanover County Airport (OFP) to the north handle general aviation.
The city has excellent road links too. It is located at the intersections of I-95 and I-64, and encircled by I-295, Virginia State Route 150 and Virginia State Route 288. Highways 250, 301, 360 and 60 ensures local traffic is handled along with commuters from outlying districts.
Arrival by rail via Amtrak will see you at Staples Mill station or Richmond Main Street Station. Greyhound run buses from their regional hub at Boulevard while Eastern Travel, Megabus and BoltBus all run services into and out of the city.
Richmond city life
Broad Street, Chimborazo Park, Church Hill North, Hermitage Road and Jackson Ward.
Thanks to a very generous transport system including State Routes, Highways, Interstates, rail lines and buses, getting around the city is a breeze. That’s just as well as there is a lot to see and do here.
Cool things to do and see in Richmond include the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Maymont, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Virginia Holocaust Museum, Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Canal Walk, Church Hill Historic District, Virginia State Capitol, The Valentine Museum and Richmond History Center and the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar.
If you need furnished housing in or around the city of Richmond, Blu is the answer you’ve been looking for. Blu will save you money over extended stays and hotels, plus you get the luxury of having a real place to call home during your trip. For companies needing corporate accommodation for employees, we can offer you even steeper discounts. Call Blu today and see how we can help with your temporary housing needs.
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