Richmond is a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there. I was up there last weekend. Hung out for a day and returned to the calm of Norfolk, VA. Now, another option for job hunting is a Temp Service. Lets you test the waters before committing. They do take a cut for hooking you up" but it's better than no money. And most of the time if you do a good job you can make permanent with the company your'e working for.