CNN Money recently released a ranking of the most stressful cities to live in in the United States and Richmond was named the 5th least stressful place to live.
They attribute it to our great job market. Richmond is saturated with financial and governmental jobs, making the unemployment rate one of the lowest in the 55 metro areas of the United States. In fact, only 12% of the population in Richmond lives below the poverty line, which is one of the lowest rates in the country.
In addition to an abundance of jobs, the work hours in Richmond are not very demanding. Coupled with east commute, and a relatively low cost of living, this makes Richmond a very pleasant and affordable place to live. People who have moved from some of the countries more stressful cities often comment on how the traffic in Richmond is very tolerable, and the amount of money they spend on food is always affordable.
However, Richmond is not a stress free utopia. One of the cities chief struggles is personal health. The smoking rates are far above the average and the exercise rate is below the average. But the city is working to resolve this issue. The Mayors new “Healthy Richmond” has the the city moving in the right direction. People are working out more, and the city is becoming a more cyclist friendly place.
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