Located north of the James River and south of the Appomattox River, Chesterfield County is home to more than 320,000 residents. With a median house hold of $72,609, over 30% of its population has recieved a degree of certificate in higher education. Rated as "The 17th Best Place to Live in America" and "One of the 100 Best Communities in America For Young People", the Chesterfield County government has done well with providing a great quality of life for its residents.
Welcome to Petersburg!
Petersburg, Virginia is one of three independent cities that make up the Greater Richmond Region, also known as the Tri Cities of Virginia. Together Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell has access to over 350,000 of Virginia’s residents. Petersburg falls within the Dinwiddie County lines and is home to Virginia’s most historic region. Petersburg’s Old Town Historic District offers restaurants, specialty shops, and loft-style living facilities along a brick and cobblestone pathway. The city gains its unique character from the many 18th and 19th century structures that still stand today.
Virginia State University
Virginia State University, located in the village of Ettrick, is one of Virginia’s two land-grant institutions. Founded in March of 1882, Virginia State University is the first state supported educational institution for African Americans. The University features seven academic colleges, with over 50 baccalaureate and master’s degree programs.
Virginia State University is committed to the preparation of a diverse population of men and women through the advancement of academic programs and services that integrate instruction, research, extensions, and outreach. Today, the university serves 5,000 students campus wide.
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