Living in Richmond shows you the disgusting and corrupt under-belly of human nature at it’s worst. Visit, but do not live here. Beware of the bums. Lots of con-artists, thieves, bums, and what-not. Do not give money to them. Do not walk around Richmond, alone, at night.
That being said, there are many beautiful and wonderful places in Richmond. This city is full of history and there is always something going on – summer music festivals, food festivals, wine festivals, the lake front is gorgeous, there’s hiking, fishing (St. James is polluted) boulder hopping, boating, you name it – it’s there. Cary Town has many cute shops, Maymont PArk has magnificent gardens, and the entire city is full of beautiful historic architecture.over 7 years ago