Originally Posted by Motorcharge
TONS of history, for example I live right by St. Johns Church where Patrick Henry gave his famous speech and my neighborhood is one of the oldest in the country.
There's also good nightlife, we get all 4 seasons, we're 2 hours from DC, mountains, and the beach, 4-6 hours from OBX, NYC, and Philly. It's in the south, we've got great food and lots of agriculture.
Wine isn't my thing but we've got TONS of breweries (not the right word, but you get the idea) for it all over the state.
We also are at the crossroads of two major interstates, I-95 (North and South) and I-64 (East and West), a deepwater terminal for shipping (the James River connecting with Chesapeake Bay and the ocean), some whitewater for those who like boating (the upper James in Richmond), are the financial hub of the country with a major Federal Reserve, three major Universities (VCU, University of Richmond and Virgina Union University), many other colleges and technical schools, a Coliseum, a baseball park, several major museums, Amtrax access, many great hotels (one the famous "Jefferson Hotel" ), and the list goes on...........if you like it we have it.....
Here's a photo of the St. John's Church noted above and a couple river scenes (the first one is looking toward the I-95 James River Bridge and the City during the "Herring" spawning season and the herring fishermen).