Wayne County’s largest city with a population of over 36,000, Richmond is rich in history, architecture and entertainment opportunities. Home to Earlham College, Indiana University East, Ivy Tech Community College and Reid Health, Richmond is located along Interstate 70 with U.S. 40 running through the heart of the city.
The city offers fine dining, shopping, arts and culture and, for bikers, hikers and joggers, is the origin of the scenic Cardinal Greenway Trail, a 54-mile expanse of former railroad bed that is Indiana’s longest stretch of recreational trail.
Richmond also boasts historic architecture and is home to one of the Madonnas of the Trail, the 12 statues located in states from Maryland to California, that stand in tribute to the women who traveled the Old National Road to settle the United States. Twice designated as an All- City, Richmond was recently named a Stellar Community by the state of Indiana, a designation that includes a $19 million investment to transform the downtown district into a place where people want to live, play and experience the city’s cultural and entertainment offerings.
Richmond Community Schools serves the Richmond and has an enrollment of 4,998 (K-12) and has a 97 percent high school graduation rate.
Schools: Richmond Community