Richmond VA > City Awards

Last Updated: 2015-01-09


  • Richmond Named One of the 50 Best Places to Live in America - Mens Journal



  • Named one of the Top Best Places to Live by
  • Recognized as one of the Up And Coming Cities for Entrepreneurs by Forbes
  • #6 top 10 big cities to live and work: Credit Donkey
  • #8 among top Digital Cities, population between 125,000 and 250,000: Digital Communities
  • #3 Most Creative Mid-Sized Cities in America by Movoto
  • #58 Top 100 Best Places to Live:
  • One of the 10 Up And Coming Cities for Entrepreneurs: Forbes
  • #10 most affordable big cities for renters by Kiplinger>
  • #7 Hot U.S. Cityies for Jobs and Culture: Daily Beast
  • #1 among large cities for financial activities jobs: New Geography
  • #25 Best City for Job Growth among large sized cities: New Geography
  • One of the 10 Best Cities for Finding Employment Forbes
  • #12 on Top Cities for Business Growth: MarketWatch
  • #5 Best City for Jobs: Forbes
  • #8 top metro areas for the fastest-growing wages paid to workers in professional, technical, and scientific services: New Geography



  • 3rd Best Place for Military Retirement & Second Careers:
  • 12th Best City for Business: The Wall Street Journal’s
  • 7th Best City for Working Mothers:
  • Richmond Named a Top Ten Best Place for Paddling Adventure: USA Today
  • 15th Happiest City for Young Professionals:
  • 19th Most Fun and Affordable City: Bloomberg BusinessWeek
  • Top Place to Live: Relocate
  • Best Small City of the Future: Foreign Direct Investment fDi Magazine
  • 3rd Top Small Cities FDI Strategy: Foreign Direct Investment fDi Magazine
  • 5th Small Cities Business Friendliness: Foreign Direct Investment fDi Magazine
  • 4th in the 10 best cities for commuters: Kiplinger
  • 6th Best City to Find a Job: Ajilon Professional Staffing
  • Top Ten City to "live, work, and make movies": MovieMaker Magazine



  • 14th Best Metro Center for Business: Dow Jones
  • 2nd Most Charitable City in America: Men's Health magazine
  • 65th Among the Nation’s 100 Best Bang-For-The-Buck Cities:
  • 9th Lowest Among 50 Cities for the Cost of Operating a Corporate Headquarters: Boyd Company, Inc.
  • One of America’s 50 fastest-recovering Cities:
  • One of America’s 50 fastest-recovering Cities:
  • 6th Best Place in Nation to Start Over: Study by Manpower reported in BusinessWeek
  • One of the Nation’s Seven Top Cities for Trail Runners: Trail Runner Magazine
  • North America's 9th Best Small City and 4th Best in Foreign Direct Investment Strategy: Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Magazine's North American Cities of the Future 2009/10
  • Carytown Named the South’s 9th Best Shopping Neighborhood: Southern Living Magazine


  • Carytown Named the South’s 9th Best Shopping Neighborhood: Southern Living Magazine
  • 9th Best City for Women:
  • One of the 10 Best Cities for Commuters of the Nation's 75 Largest Metro Areas:


  • One of the nation's Top 20 Places to Educate Your Child:
  • 8th Best Large Metros for Public Schools: Expansion Management
  • 4th Best Economic Development "Hot Spot," of the top 20 Mid-Sized Metros: National Policy Research Council in Expansion Management

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