The best place to live in the United States may be closer than you think.

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) — The communities of Short Pump and Innsbrook have been recognized as two of the best places to live in America, ranking them 49th and 42nd. Previously known as an office park, Innsbrook is now home to Innslake Place, a multi-family unit that rests between the community’s three lakes and five miles of trails. Short Pump is known for its mall, parks and entertainment options. Criteria included cost of living, accommodation, attractions, etc.

“Post-pandemic, we’re seeing tremendous demand for walkable neighborhoods, a vibrant outdoor scene, and a deep sense of place,” said Wendy Miller Henrico’s Head of Placemaking. “Best locations attract and retain top talent, so we’re delivering on all fronts, and all at a cost of living 2.5% lower than the national average. »

Area amenities include Topgolf, Mekong (an award-winning craft beer bar), world-class culinary restaurants, outdoor trails, and NASCAR events at Richmond Raceway.

“As delighted as we are with this honor, we are even more excited for the future,” said Anthony Romanello, executive director of the Henrico Economic Development Authority. “We are aiming big with sports tourism with the construction of the Henrico Sports & Events Center, which is scheduled to open in 2023. Next year we will also inaugurate GreenCity, a visionary eco-district focused on sustainability. If you thought Henrico was making a name for himself in 2022, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

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