All you need to know about Richmond

Richmond is the capital of Virginia and is one of the United States’ oldest cities. Located two hours south of Washington DC and Baltimore, this city is a sought-after business hub and vibrant corporate location with a developing business district and increasing popularity.  Richmond corporate housing and furnished apartments are located throughout the city providing close proximity to tourist attractions, corporations, and transport links that serve the inner city and surrounding area. Richmond has a population of 223,170 and is the fourth most populous city in the state.

Richmond began as a small English-speaking settlement in 1607 and in 1737 the settler’s began to lay out a town grid to construct to and expand the settlement. It was incorporated as a town in 1742. By 1782 the city was thriving and emerged as a significant industrial hub along with an import route for the trade of cargo. The beginning of the 20th century the city’s population had boomed to reach over 85,000 and was the most densely populated in the south of the USA. During the latter half of the 1900s, the city experienced a boom which in turn led to the expansion and construction of more retail outlets, housing developments, and businesses.

Nowadays, the city’s economy is based around law, finance, and government sectors with banks and firms spreading throughout the city. Richmond is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies including Owens & Minor, Altria Group, and CarMax. Furnished apartments in Richmond are located close to the thriving business districts and therefore place business guests in prime locations around the city.

Due to its rich history, the city of Richmond is home to numerous historic sites as well as tourist attractions and things to do whilst on a business stay in Richmond. Furnished apartments in the city are located close by so you can truly make the most out of the city. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Edgar Allan Poe Museum, and the Science Museum of Virginia all offer guests a learning experience providing a great day out for families who are relocating or evening entertainment for corporate stays. Many parks and waterfront walks are located in and around the city including Maymont, which offers guests a beautiful Victorian estate with gardens and wildlife to discover.

Furnished apartments in Richmond are also located near to transport links for those who are working around the city. The nearest airport is the Richmond International Airport which is located seven miles south of the city. Many regular bus services also serve the city and the surrounding areas.  Main Street Station and Staples Mill Road Station provide the city with regular train services as well.

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