Richmond, KY has a population of just over 31,000 people. Small enough to remain a "small town," but large enough to provide ample opportunities for its residents, Richmond is an excellent place in which to live, work and raise a family.
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Schools are always an important factor when considering a new community to move to, and Richmond, KY offers some unique educational opportunities to its residents. In addition to the high quality public school options, Richmond is home to the Model Laboratory School campus. Located on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, the Model Laboratory School is a partnership between the public school district and the university to not only educate children, but also to provide a platform for teachers in training to learn about educational models. The schools are highly ranked throughout the nation for their quality education.
The community of Richmond offers a diverse number of employment options. Its strong economy is supported by many sectors, including the military, manufacturing and education. Some top area employers include Eastern Kentucky University, the Blue Grass Army Depot and AGC, a manufacturer of flat glass. Sherwin-Williams also has a location in Richmond providing excellent job options. For those relocating to Richmond, the number of job opportunities is large.
For people who call Richmond, KY home, the question is less what they are going to do on the weekend and more how they will decide which of the many activities in and around town they will choose to do. Parks all throughout the community are the ideal place for pick up sports games, family play nights and more. Residents are often seen around Lake Reba, enjoying waterfront activities, or at the Lake Reba Recreational Complex. Paradise Cove offers aquatic recreation and a putt-putt golf course during the summer months as well.
Parks are just one of the things to do in Richmond. The city's history draws many visitors every year. As the location of the Battle of Richmond during the Civil War, Richmond has many historical markers and buildings worth touring. The Richmond Arts Center, housed a historic church building built in 1887, hosts live performances and art classes all throughout the year. So whether you enjoy touring historic sites, pushing your kids on the swings or seeing a live performance, Richmond delivers.
Within the community of Richmond, KY, you will find a number of dining and shopping options. From delectable sushi at Khin's Sushi to authentic Mexican at Casa Fiesta Mexican Grill and down-home American food at Jackson's, Richmond offers rich variety. After you've eaten your fill, the Richmond Center or the Richmond Mall offer ample shopping choices.
As you consider making the move to Richmond, the excellent schooling choices, vibrant entertainment options and diverse economic opportunities may be all that you need to draw you to the community, but Richmond also boasts a diverse real estate market. Spacious, newly-built properties, established homes, cozy condos and even land that is waiting for your to build your dream home is all available in this welcoming community.
With all of these options, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. A real estate agent who knows the area well can be the resource you need to determine which of these options is right for you. For expert help with a local insider's knowledge of Richmond, contact Sallie Davidson REALTORS® today.