What is the forecast for Richmond , Va after Hurricane Irene hits?
The Weather Channel notes that Sunday, August 28 will be windy, high of 88, and 10% chance of precipitation. The rest of the week will be sunny/mostly sunny and in the 80's.
It is up to you if you want to come down here for vacation. We'd love to see you. However, the storm may knock out power and do some damage. Therefore you might not be able to do everything that you want to do here.
I hope that this helped.
What is the starting salary for a new grad RN in Richmond, VA?
You can put in the city, occupation, and see the range of average salaries.
Generally, new grad RNs make between $40k - $50k per year, or around $22-$30 per hour, depending on the job setting (hospitals pay better than clinics and nursing homes, for example).
What is the cost of living in Richmond, VA? How much personal taxes I have to pay, both state and federal?
~~ The link below will help you out on the personal tax rates in Virginia:
~~ Rentals will vary of course with location and the property.
The link below is to City-Data's entry on Richmond; this has a absolute plethora of information on the city with external links to property rental sites:
~~ Below is a link to the local TimesDispatch newspaper, ready to go at apartment rentals:
~~ You might also like to have a look at this Richmond website. Though a tourist site, it has other information about the city as well.
What are good and affordable areas to rent and live in richmond va?
Cary town is expensive but nice. Avoid south side of Richmond. Chesterfield County (Chester, Virginia) south of Richmond is very nice to live. Colonial Heights is also a nice place to live. Petersburg is a nice town if you are looking for a small town. But avoid downtown Petersburg.
What are some good vacation spots in Richmond, VA?
Virginia Museum of Fine Art
Canal Walk (they also have cruises for $5)
Valentine Richmond History Center
Science Museum of Virginia
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
American Civil War Center
Museum & White House of the Confederacy
John Marshall House
Haunts of Richmond Tour
James River Cellars Winery
Henricus Historical Park
Here are some other nearby places:
Hanover Tavern (in Ashland)
Scotchtown (in Ashland)
Berkeley Plantation (Charles City)
Shirley Plantation (Charles City)
Pamplin Park (Petersburg)
Blanford Church (Petersburg)
Appomattox Plantation & Grant's Headquarters (Hopewell)
Weston Manor Plantation (Hopewell)
Historic St. John's Church
Cold Harbor Battlefield Visitor Center (near Mechanicsville)
Washington's Ferry Farm (Fredericksburg)
James Monroe Museum (Fredericksburg)
Mary Washington House (Fredericksburg)
Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg)
Williamsburg Winery (Williamsburg)
Busch Gardens - Europe (Williamsburg)
How to avoid Thanksgiving traffic when traveling from Richmond VA to Fairfax VA?
If you're going in the middle of Thanksgiving Day, I don't think it would be that bad because lots of people will be with their families and not commuting then. When you go back home, make sure not to go on Sunday late afternoon/evening - it's absolutely awful. Go earlier in the day or very late at night if you need to go on Sun.
What is the best way to drive from Richmond, VA to Connecticut?
What time do you plan on leaving? If you miss the rush hour in DC, then you should have smooth sailing up until you get to NY.
The route you suggest is the easiest. However, you can take I-81 north and then head east on I-84. This will avoid a whole lot of traffic... but it does go out of the way.
You could take route 301 north. Take the Carmel Church exit in Caroline County to 301. I would do this if your travel takes you through DC during rush hour. You can take I-97 from Route 301 to get back to I-95 around Baltimore, or you can stay on 301 and pick up I-95 at the Delaware Bridge. (You can pick I-95 or I-295 here, I can't recall if they call I-295 the garden state parkway but for some reason I don't think it is.) Anyways, stay on I-295 for a "cheaper" ride. (There is also much less traffic.) You can stay in the interstate or pick up 301 again... But everything is funneled through NYC so that is your choke point.
My honest opinion, your route is the best. Taking a western route will avoid a lot of the traffic, but it will add time to your trip. However, the I-95 way has a lot of traffic congestion. If you are driving up late at night, then do I-95. If you will catch DC during rush hour, take 301 around DC and pass that parking lot. If you are gonna be on the road during holiday traffic, take Route 17 (in Stafford) across and pick up I-81 in Winchester and avoid the whole mess. (Yes, I head north a lot during holidays and I do hold I-81 as an option.)
I hope that this helps.