Residents

Residents

There are many benefits that come with living in Virginia. Our residents enjoy one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. There are boundless opportunities for learning and educational enhancement. Abundant outdoor and cultural activities, a variety of amusement parks, countless local attractions and one of the nation's highest concentrations of historic resources provide limitless opportunities for recreation and relaxation. State and local governments endeavor to provide required services while being good stewards of taxpayer dollars and transparent in transactions.

Among the many recent accolades for our state:

  • Moneyrates.com rated Virginia the Best State to Make a Living in 2012.
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2012 Kids Count Report ranks Virginia as the healthiest among South Atlantic States for children.
  • Four Virginia cities were named in Money Magazine's 2014 list of the 50 best places to live in the United States.
  • Virginia was recognized as One of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2012 by Wine Enthusiast.