Cville Real Estate & Construction – Richmond Location
2820 Waterford Lake Dr Suite 107
Midlothian, VA 23112
(804) 213-2258
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Custom Home Builder and General Contractor in Richmond Virginia

A Glimpse Into The City Of Richmond, Virginia

The City of Richmond is the state capital of Virginia and is also an independent city. It covers an area of 62.5 square miles, with 2.5 of them covered by the waters of the Chickahominy River, the James River, and the Appomattox River. The city lies within the Piedmont region in Virginia, characterized by low hills that are bordered by the Tidewater area and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is surrounded by some suburbs including Midlothian, Glen Allen, Short Pump and Mechanicsville.

Historical Significance

Richmond briefly acted as an English colonialist settlement area from the year 1609 to 1611. It later acquired the status of a city in 1737. It replaced Williamsburg as the capital of the “Colony and Dominion of Virginia”.

During the Revolutionary War, one of the significant events that happened in Richmond was the famous “Give me liberty, or give me death” speech given by Patrick Henry in 1775 at St. John’s Church.

During the American Civil War, it served as the second permanent capital of the Confederate States of America.

Population Statistics

The 2010 US census showed that the population of the City of Richmond had grown to 204,214 people, up from 197,790 in 1990. Latest statistics from American Community Survey show that in 2015, the population stood at 213,735 people, with a median age of 32.9 years.

The City of Richmond, together with the independent cities of Colonial Heights, Petersburg and Hopewell, as well as the counties of Charles City, Prince George, Chesterfield, Powhatan, Dinwiddie, New Kent, Goochland, Henrico and Hanover, constitute the Richmond-Petersburg Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The MSA in 2009 had a total population of 1,258,251.

Interesting Facts

The City of Richmond transited into the 20th century with a successful electric streetcar system. Another thing to note about Richmond is that there is an African-American commercial, religious, and cultural hub at the Jackson Ward Historic District. It played a key role in the Civil Rights Movement in Richmond.  Jackson Ward features in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. It is also a U.S. National Historic Landmark District.

Housing and Construction Market

In 2016, Zillow named Richmond one of the top 10 housing markets. This was attributed to the diverse economy in Richmond, and the vast employment opportunities created by the government and other key sectors such as education and manufacturing. Zillow further reported that the value of homes in Richmond was expected to increase by 2.2%.

According to Trulia, the median sales price for homes in Richmond is $225,500, and the average price per square ft of houses is $158. Additionally, the median rent per month is $1,295 while the gross rent in 2015 was $927.

If you are looking to build a home or commercial property in Richmond, Cville Real Estate and Construction is the contractor of choice. We are a full-service General Contractor with a portfolio consisting of hundreds of custom homes that we have constructed or remodeled. We also construct and renovate commercial buildings, as well as offering Turnkey Real Estate investments for our clients.

Contact us today for the best real estate investments and construction services in the City of Richmond.


Cville Real Estate & Construction provides the following contractor services:

  • General Contracting
  • Custom Home Design
  • Custom Home Building
  • New Home Construction
  • Design Build Services
  • Home Remodeling
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Commercial Construction Services
  • Commercial Renovation

We service the following Richmond, Virginia area locations:

  • City of Richmond
  • Chesterfield County
  • Hanover County
  • Henrico County
  • Charles City County