No. 2 - Richmond, Va.

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No. 2 - Richmond, Va.

(University of Richmond area)
Zip: 23173
Cost of living index: 112.2
Sunny days: 205
2010 housing forecast: +2%

Richmond, the state capital, is known for its attractive neighborhoods and cultural offerings, including a symphony, ballet, and opera. Tourists flock to the area for the historic sites in and around the city.