I mean there’s no secret Richmond is up and down crime wise. I thought crime was still dropping overall even if there has been spikes this year particularly violent crime. It really is something VA Beach is so safe.
Yea but Richmond built 6th street market place…so we had that going for us.
Richmond has a serious problem with crime while Virginia Beach is the safest large city in the country
wonder what the difference is?
A lot of people in Va. Beach aren't overly impressed with their "leadership." Many being my family. Virginia Beach is a suburban city, it has very little urban or inner city area. It still has lots of undeveloped land even though they have pretty much given developers free reign in the city. It's like comparing Chesterfield with Richmond, apples and oranges.Leadership
Norfolk has different leadership than VA BeachThe point is Richmond is the downtown, urban center area of the metro area. Va. Beach is not, Norfolk is. Va. Beach is a suburb, if a very large one, Richmond is not. Comparing the two is far from fair.
"Leave Richmond in the dust" is one way to think of it, another way would be to say "don't NOVA my RVA" and enjoy the river, the parks, and the no traffic. Bigger isn't always better.Charlotte did it the right way. They invested in infrastructure mainly building a world class airport and where Piedmont and later USAir made it a major hub. Business followed mainly the banking/financial headquarters that Richmond could have had. Stadiums and sports teams are the byproduct of that investment. To think, Richmond was probably head and shoulders above Charlotte up until the late 60's.
The next city to leave Richmond in the dust will be Greenville SC even though some of that has stalled lately.
"Leave Richmond in the dust" is one way to think of it, another way would be to say "don't NOVA my RVA" and enjoy the river, the parks, and the no traffic. Bigger isn't always better.