Richmond has become one of my favorite cities. Growing up about two hours away, my family occasionally went to Richmond for shopping and medical care. Later in life, I would live there and it became home for my children. Richmond is the capital of Virginia and is conveniently located centrally with quick access to the beach, mountains and Washington D.C. With a metropolitan population of about 1.3 million people, it has lots of cultural events and a rich history. Now that I have lived away for a number of years, I have a new appreciation for all that Richmond has to offer. Of course, with three children who live there, I might have some bias.