February 8, 2022
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Your Guide to Living in Virginia


Have you thought about moving to Virginia? The Old Dominion offers an amazing quality of life, world-class schools and universities, great career growth opportunities, and a rich culture. HHHunt was founded in Blacksburg, Virginia in 1966 and since that time we have grown into one of the largest apartment living, planned community, and new home developers in the Commonwealth. We’re proud of our history in the area and would love to share some of the best reasons to consider living in Virginia. You can also take a closer look in our video guide on living in Virginia.

Living in Virginia Means Access to Amazing Schools and Universities

Virginia is home to one of the best public-school systems in the country. In fact, U.S. News & World Report named Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology the best high school in the country in 2021.

Continued investments in K-12 education are providing students in Virginia with the foundation they need to succeed. Virginia is also home to some of the best-ranked colleges and universities in the country including the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, George Mason University, and the College of William & Mary. Nearly 40 percent of Virginia’s population has a bachelor’s degree or higher making it the sixth most educated state in the country.

Living in Virginia Means Great Job Training and Professional Development

Speaking of education, the state has built an incredible job training and professional development program for individuals seeking to build their career in operations, manufacturing, engineering, and a host of other industries.

Programs like the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program are helping individuals and businesses with the training they need to build successful careers. Virginia is also home to the new Virginia Tech Innovation Campus. This new center is located next to Amazon’s new HQ2 in Northern Virginia and will provide students with graduate education in computer science and computer engineering. No matter the path you want to take in your career, there are plenty of opportunities for professional development when living in Virginia.

Living in Virginia Means Beaches, Mountains, and Everything in Between

Virginia is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia Beach, and the untamed beaches of the Eastern Shore. No matter where you’re living in Virginia, outdoor adventure awaits you!

From scenic water views and wild Chincoteague Ponies to exploring the state’s 25 most-beautiful waterfalls, it’s no wonder Virginia was named #1 State for Quality of Life by Forbes. If biking is your thing, there are over 100 trails to enjoy including the Virginia Creeper Trail and High Bridge Trail State Park which includes a 2,400 foot-long bridge 125 feet over the Appomattox River.

Living in Virginia Means Job Market with 39 Fortune 1000 Companies

Virginia is home to 39 Fortune 1000 company headquarters including Capital One, Northrop Grumman, Performance Food Group, CarMax, and Huntington Ingalls Industries. No wonder CNBC named Virginia the Top State for Business in 2021! The state’s diversified economy and job training opportunities have made it a go-to location for individuals seeking a new career.  

Living in Virginia Means Cultural Attractions

There are plenty of historical attractions and museums to be found in the state including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Museum of History and Culture, and Mount Vernon, George and Martha Washington’s estate and final resting place.

Looking for the perfect family-friendly spots? You can visit the Virginia Zoo or the Virginia Museum of Natural History. There really is something to explore and learn every day! As home to the first permanent English-speaking colony, Virginia offers historical immersion opportunities unlike anything you have seen at Jamestown.  

At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters and we hope you consider living in Virginia with your next home. Whether you’re interested in apartment homes, new homes or planned communities, we have you covered in the best places to live in Virginia including Williamsburg, Richmond, Manassas, Blacksburg, Fredericksburg, and Leesburg.

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Virginia offers an amazing quality of life, world-class schools and universities, great career growth opportunities, and a rich culture.
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