2 fastest-growing cities in Virginia

Alissa Rose

As we all know, Virginia is a beautiful state, and there has no shortage of beautiful attractions. There are several reasons people enjoy living in Virginia, such as the blue ridge mountains, skyline drive, great falls national park, and the devil's bathtub. Every corner of the state is marked by natural beauty.

According to the U.S. News and World Report, Virginia has been ranked the 7th best state in the United States. The importance of rankings is based on a survey of what matters most to citizens, such as health care and education, economy, infrastructure, job opportunity, and natural environment.

Today we will discuss the fastest-growing cities in Virginia.

1. Richmond

Richmond is the fastest-growing city in Virginia, with a population of about 24,782 residents. Since 2010 the population has increased by 12%. As a result, it was named one of the hottest housing markets on Zillow and one of the finest locations to start a business on Inc.

According to the report, approximately 7.5 million tourists visit the Greater Richmond region every year only to learn about history. It's the only city in the country with whitewater falls in the downtown area, and the neighbouring suburbs attract younger families and seniors. In addition, the town was named No. 66 on a list of the best places to retire, and it is also ranked 6.7 out of 10 for attractiveness, affordability, employment market, quality of life, and net migration.

2. Chesapeake

Chesapeake is the 2nd fastest growing city in Virginia, with a population of about 30,154 residents. The population growth is 260 per cent greater than the state average and 660 per cent more than the national average.

Job growth in Chesapeake is positive, and around 1.3% increases in employment. The cost of living in the Chesapeake is 6.4% higher than the U.S. average.

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