Richmond, Va., is a culturally diverse and historically rich capital city with a thriving creative scene, entrepreneurial activity, and renowned local restaurants. You could say we’re having a moment. Here are some recent accolades:

 

Zagat named Richmond’s Church Hill one of 10 Hot Food Neighborhoods Around the U.S.

Esquire named Virginia the Best Food Region of 2014 with Richmond’s Rappahannock restaurant one of America’s Best New Restaurants

American Planning Association named the Fan District one of America’s 10 Great Neighborhoods

Departures called Richmond The Next Great American Food City

U.S. News named Richmond one of 8 Under-the-Radar Foodie Cities

CNN Money named Richmond #5 of 10 Least Stressed Out Cities

USA Today named Richmond’s Church Hill one of 10 Best Neighborhoods Around the USA

Parade named Richmond the Best City to Celebrate the 4th of July

BuzzFeed named Richmond #4 of 10 Cities You Should Explore on Two Wheels

Frommer’s named Richmond a Top Destination for 2014

Forbes named Richmond one of 10 Up And Coming Cities for Entrepreneurs in 2013 calling it “a hotbed of activity”

Southern Living named Jackson Ward one of the South’s Best Neighborhoods

Outside Magazine named Richmond one of the Best River Towns in America in 2012 and Best Spot for Whitewater Paddleboarding in 2015

The Today Show named Richmond the #3 in a list of The Top 10 Most Tattooed Cities in America