Monday, July 28, 2014

Richmond "By the Lists"!

Recently, Richmond has been gaining national recognition as a city noted for its many historic sites, a growing restaurant scene, local breweries, outdoor activities such as cycling and rafting, many outdoor festivals, and a thriving arts and culture community. As one of the fifty most populous metropolitan areas in the U.S., Richmond is a frequent "list maker." If recent rankings are true, Richmond is a world destination teeming with tattoo covered hipsters, marathon runners, and outdoor lovers!

One of the most touted recognitions came from Frommer's travel guidebook. The city's rich history and the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War were cited as key reasons the Richmond region was named one of the 14 best places in the world to visit in 2014. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg in May noted Richmond as the most affordable summer driving destination because it is a one-day trip for 60 percent of the U.S. population and has a wide array of activities from the history to the Canal Walk.

Richmond's other rankings include: "Millennial Magnets," cities with more 20-somethings than teens by USA Today in April 2014; "Top 5 Affordable Cities to Buy A Home," by Homeinsurance.com in March 2014; "Most Creative mid-Sized Cities in America" (3rd of 10) by Movoto Real Estate in November 2013; "Top Places to Live" (58th) by Livability.com in October 2013; "10 Up an Coming Cities for Entrepreneurs" by Forbes in September 2013; "Best Street Art in the World" (Top 14) by BuzzFeed in August 2013; and "Top 10 Cities Where LGBT Singles are Looking for Marriage and Kids" (1st) by Chemistry.com in June 2012.

That's a lot of lists!

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument