18 Surprising Things You May Not Expect When Moving To Virginia

There are a lot of reasons people end up in Virginia. Some people come to for work. Others are here for schools – either as students or professors at any one of our amazing universities. And others just come to Virginia for a change of pace – to retire or to raise a family.

If you’re just moving to Virginia, or you’ve only recently arrived, chances are you’re going to love it here. But there are a few things that you may not expect from your new home state. To get you started, here are a few things you might just want to be ready for…

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

What would you tell someone to expect when moving to Virginia? If we’ve left anything off the list, please let us know in the comments below!