The capital of Virginia. Home to VCU, UR, and VUU. Has great local bands and lots of great restaurants (Italian, Greek, Sushi, Mexican, Thai, Burgers, Vietnamese, etc.) Seperated into the Fan, Northside, Southside, the West End, the East end, and Downtown. Other districts are Forest Hill, Shokoe Bottom, Shokoe Slip, and Church Hill. Home to WRIR independent radio station.
The city is very influenced by Virginia Commonwealth University, or VCU. The campus is centered in the Fan.
Schools include William Fox, Holton, and Mary Munford elementary schools, Binford, Albert Hill, Lucille Brown, and Orhcard House middle schools, and Maggie Walker, Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Open, Community, and Trinity High Schools as well as Collegiate, Steward, Saint Catherine's, Saint Christopher's, Montessori, and Luther private schools.
Home to Alley Katz, Toad's Place, The Canal Club, The National, and many other venues.
The city has many Revolutionary War and Civil war sites that bring it much tourism. The city is also placed next to the James River, where many locals go to swim or hike.
The city has a reputation for crime but the crime rates lower each year.