Best Places to Live

Richmond, VA

Population: 228,482
Courtesy of Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Located along the James River and at the busy intersection of I-95 and I-64 is Richmond, Va., capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The city has a significant arts community and is known for its food scene, while the microbrew industry features more than a dozen brewpubs. Top hotspots include Haxall Brewing Co., Strangeways Brewing and Hardywood Park Craft that serves the highly-rated Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout).