Another day, another list landing: This time, Richmond is ranked as the 28th best place to live, according to nationally recognized ranking resource U.S. News & World Report.
The "Best Places to Live in the USA" list, published Wednesday morning, lists Richmond as 28th best place to live on a list of 100 cities of various sizes (populations range from 50,000 to over 2.5 million people).
"U.S. News analyzed the 100 most populous cities to find the best places to live," reads the website. "To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life." Read the full ranking methodology here.
The site highlighted Richmond's rich history, "below-average cost of living" and flourishing arts and entertainment scene as reasons to make the River City home.
"The only city in America with whitewater rapids running through its downtown district, Richmond is a major financial center with banks like Capital One Financial and SunTrust Bank calling it home," the post, written by "local expert" Ginger Warder, reads.
Denver ranked first on the list, followed by Austin, Texas; Fayetteville, Arkansas; North Carolina's Raleigh-Durham area and Colorado Springs, Colorado. Columbus, Ohio, was number 50; San Juan, Puerto Rico, closes out the list at number 100.
Another city of the commonwealth also places in the rankings: Virginia Beach came in at number 76.
U.S. News & World Report is a nationally recognized news publication that has been measuring schools, colleges, hospitals, real estate and more since 1933.