Living in Virginia's Gateway Region

The Gateway Region offers numerous outdoor activities with Virginia’s mild climate and beautiful scenery. The mountains and Atlantic Ocean are both within 90 miles.

State, regional, and local parks offer fishing, hunting, hiking, picnicking, boating, ball fields, playgrounds, and water sports. Yacht clubs, marinas, and a variety of water-related activities are promoted on the James and Appomattox Rivers throughout the year.

The region also has a variety of historical, cultural, and recreational activities to offer. The Richmond-Petersburg MSA has numerous buildings, sites, and museums that attract history enthusiasts. Cultural activities include performances by local theater groups, a symphony orchestra, and a ballet company. With close proximity to Richmond and Hampton Roads, residents are a short drive from many entertainment options.