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There's a lot to love about Richmond

Whether you're considering moving to Richmond for a new job opportunity or to be closer to family, there's certainly a lot to love about Virginia's capital. Located on the banks of the James River, RVA has a hip city vibe with plenty of laid back, southern charm. From outdoor adventurers to art aficionados, there's something for everyone right here in Richmond. Discover all the amazing things to look forward to when you come home to Richmond.

Come Home to Convenience

Located on the 95 corridor it's easy to get in and out of Richmond. When you live in RVA, you're a two-hour drive from the mountains, the beach, and the nation's capital! Richmond is exploding with job opportunities and many Schell Brothers communities are a short drive from major employment hubs. If you're a young family with school-aged children, RVA is known for its award-winning school system.

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Come Home to 4 Seasons of Fun

When you live in Richmond, you'll never be bored again. Here, there's no shortage of unique events, festivals, and activities happening all throughout the year. From outdoor sporting events, festivals, free museums, family fun events, and outdoor concerts - there's always something fun and affordable to do with the entire family.

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“From Chesterfield to Henrico and everywhere in between, Richmond is fortunate enough to have a little bit of everything. Home to both Drive Shack and Top Golf, put your athletic skills to the test. If you’re more of the spectator type, downtown is home to The Diamond and the Flying Squirrels AA baseball team. Between the Watermelon Festival, the Folk Festival, and The RVA Bacon festival to name a few, there is something to enjoy every single weekend. Don’t forget we are also home to the James River where you can spend your day boating, kayaking or tubing!”

Come Home to Outdoor Adventure

If you love the outdoors, then consider Richmond your personal playground. Get away from the grind and hike, bike, paddle, or pedal your way through some of Richmond's most beautiful parks and landscapes. Did you know you can kayak right through downtown Richmond? It's true - the James River cuts right through the center of downtown! When you live in Richmond the opportunities for outdoor adventure are endless and they're right outside your door.

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One of my favorite spots in Richmond is Libby Hill Park!
"Libby Hill Park overlooks the James River and has a great view of the city skyline! The best time to go is right around sunset so you can really enjoy the views. I grab dinner and my dogs, and it is always a perfect evening!"
- Community Sales Manager Leigh Monette

Come Home to a Culture of Creativity

Richmond is home to a vibrant art scene, rich culture, and is well known for its variety of museums, theaters, and art galleries. Bring the family to the free art museum or take an afternoon stroll and explore RVA's street art and more than 100 murals sprinkled throughout the region. Music is always in the air when you live in Richmond where you can see live music any night of the week or attend a free music festival almost any time of year.

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Attending the Friday Cheers Concert Series at Brown’s Island.
"This is one of my favorite ways to kick off a weekend in Richmond! Being outside on a summer night in downtown Richmond listening to some awesome, up and coming bands is really fun to do with friends and even kids! There’s plenty of room to enjoy music, food and drinks in a chill setting. For me it’s one of the best parts of living in Richmond!"
- Division President Tricia Smith

Come Home to World-Class Dining

We hope you're hungry because there are more than 900 restaurants to discover when you live in Richmond. No matter what cuisine you're craving, you will find it here. Whether you're looking to grab a quick bite from a local food truck or enjoy a sit-down dinner at a nationally recognized establishment with James Beard-nominated chefs, there's no doubt your meal will be served with a heaping side of southern hospitality.

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If there's one thing RVA is known for, it's the food.
"If you're looking for a more upscale experience, I highly recommend The Tobacco Company. The atmosphere is unlike any other restaurant in the city and it is full of Richmond charm. If casual and laid back is more your style, Lunch. Supper! never fails. From incredible brunch to Southern style options it's always a hit with everyone. "
- Sales Manager Kaylie Austin

Come Home to a Growing Craft Brew Scene

Good times are always brewing when you live in Richmond. Plenty of cities have hiking and rail trails but how many have a beer trail?! Sip your way through the Richmond Beer Trail where you can sample beers and ciders from more than 40 craft breweries! If you prefer grapes over hops, we still have you covered. Richmond is home to many wineries with sweeping views of Virginia's wine country. Or hit up a wine bar downtown with a wine list that's longer than your grocery list.

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Fine Creek Brewing Co. is a great local spot in Powhatan.
"The atmosphere is incredible and their beverage and food selections are even better. Their offerings change depending on the season so there is always something new to try. They’ve got both outdoor and indoor fireplaces making Fine Creek an ideal hangout spot in the fall!"
- Warranty Manager Caleb Barnes
Hardywood West Creek is the ultimate brewery experience for craft beer lovers.
"Located less than 5 minutes from our Mosaic neighborhood, Hardywood is the perfect spot to grab a few friends and spend an afternoon. Local food trucks and musicians come on the weekends and their beer on tap is constantly changing with the seasons. Most of all it is a beautiful location and a friendly family environment."
- Community Sales Manager Zach Caudill

Come Home to Sophisticated Shopping

If you’re looking for fun and local boutiques, Richmond’s Carytown is the place to hit! Here you can “Eat, Shop and Play,” so the best of all the worlds combine. Shop local artists, toys and clothing stores, and you can even find stores for your four-legged besties in Carytown. It’s an eclectic, walkable mile of all of Richmond’s best shopping! RVA also has 2 outdoor malls with tons of traditional shopping at either Stony Point or Short Pump Towne Center. Both offer plenty of fun ways to get that needed dose of retail therapy.

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Come Home to History

There are more than 400 years of history right here in Richmond and you can see it on every street corner. Explore our diverse museums, historic sites, and events that help you travel back through time, explore and understand the rich heritage of the area. From the civil war to civil rights, Richmond isn't just for history buffs. When you live here, there are many ways to discover RVA's history and traditions and to start creating your own.

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Come Home to Family

Whether you're new to the Richmond area or moving back to be closer to family, with Schell Brothers, you’ll build more than just a home, you’ll quickly become part of our family too! You’ll discover that our communities are extremely tight-knit where neighbors quickly become friends. Soon you'll be living like a local, spending more time with friends and loved ones and sharing in the spirit of the community. Together, we’ll create a relationship that lasts for years.

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Come Home to Schell Brothers

You've decided on your dream location now let us help you discover your dream home and community. Schell Brothers is a premier builder of new homes in Richmond providing home buyers with high-end quality and unmatched curb appeal. As an up and coming new home builder in Richmond, we offer a variety of architectural styles, community designs, and price points. With the ability to personalize every square foot of your new home, you will love having a home with everything you want and need. Your new home will be uniquely yours, built by a Richmond builder that is locally focused and community-minded.

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