Abberly Twin Hickory

Formerly The Gardens at Twin Hickory

4700 The Gardens Drive, Glen Allen, VA 23059
Call: 888-621-8872 (804) 364-3649 Email View Map

Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P

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Richmond is a Great City for Starting a Career

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 30, 2018

Abberly Twin Hickory, Glen Allen, VADeciding where to lay the foundation for a long and prosperous career can be a tall order, especially for recent graduates entering the job market for the first time. After all, there are many factors — job-market saturation, housing affordability and commuter-friendliness, for instance — to consider about each prospective area. The market is ripe for new graduates, though, with an unemployment rate of only 4.1 percent as of March 2018. And employers plan to hire 4 percent more graduates from the Class of 2018 than they did from the Class of 2017.

Starting a career doesn’t need to be that difficult or intimidating. WalletHub compared the relative market strength and overall livability of more than 180 U.S. cities to help recent college graduates find the best cradles for their budding careers. We examined each city based on 27 key metrics that range from the availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to workforce diversity. A complete breakdown of our findings, a detailed methodology and expert career advice can be found below.

Richmond, VA

Overall Rank: 33
Total Score: 52.86
Professional Opportunities Rank: 36
Quality of Life Rank: 36

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Richmond is a Top 10 Coolest City 2018

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 23, 2018

Abberly Twin Hickory, Glen Allen, VARichmond has made another top 10 list, this time as one of’s “10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018.”

Tom Marchant, co-founder and owner of Black Tomato, a travel company known for booking high-end, luxurious vacations, recommended Richmond because he said the city is “buzzing with young energy and signature Southern charm. Its culinary offerings are cutting-edge and reason enough to visit, with new restaurants popping up all the time.”

Richmond is effortlessly stylish, and for one of the most expertly curated men’s, women’s and home stores in the country, Need Supply continues to set the bar very high.

The write-up recommends a stay at The Jefferson Hotel for “opulence (or an exceptional martini)” and Quirk Hotel for its boutique setting.

Richmond was recently picked as one of the top 10 U.S. destinations for 2018 by Lonely Planet, a global travel guide; one of 18 cities that must be seen in 2018 by; and one of the 10 best places to travel in the South in 2018 by Southern Living magazine.

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Virginia: A Best State in 2018

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 16, 2018

Abberly Twin Hickory, Glen Allen, VADo you live in one of the best states in America?

You might think people across the nation like to think they live in the best place in the country. After all, you wouldn’t spend your lives somewhere that you truly didn’t love. Right? Not always. In fact, according to a recent study it was determined that almost half of Americans would rather live somewhere other than they do now.

Well, if you’re in one of the states that was highlighted as a "Best State", odds are you don’t want to go anywhere.

The purpose of this study is to use science to determine which of our great American states are the absolute best. While unbiased, this research does take into account factors that almost all Americans would agree are desirable. Therefore, while you may have strong opinions either way, you can’t argue against the methodology.

Virginia is #5 on this List of the 10 Best States to Live in America for 2018.

With large cities, small towns, history galore, nightlife, a hint of southern charm, so many things to do, beaches, and can you go wrong?

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Richmond is Regularly Named The Best City In America

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 09, 2018

Abberly Twin Hickory, Glen Allen, VARichmond is the heart of our state in more ways than one. As the state’s capital, it’s centrally located and there’s a little bit of everything mixed into it. For Virginians, it’s a city that you embrace as home even if you live hours away. For out-of-staters, it’s one of the most frequently visited cities. There’s just something for everyone here, and we would be so bold to say it’s the best city in the entire country. It’s traditional, trendy, artistic, food-loving, and always evolving. Richmond is consistently named as one of the top cities to live in, and here’s why.

1. It's "The Best Town Ever"

In 2012, Outside Magazine listed Richmond as "the best town ever." There's just no arguing with that.

2. The arts

A walk around Richmond's downtown will show you some of the incredible mural projects that have taken place. It's no wonder the city was rated "Most Artistic Mid-Sized City in America" in a Gogobot study.

3. The music

It's no secret that Richmond is a hub for local talent, and a great place to catch some incredible live acts.

4. Education

Richmond houses top-ranking schools at all levels of education. With over 33,000 students, VCU is one of the largest schools in the state.

5. The restaurant business

National Geographic notes Richmond as a "top destination" for food travel. And it seems like restaurants continue to keep popping up in every corner of the city.

6. Businesses in general

River City is ranked 3rd in the top 10 best places to start a business. It's also in the top 10 places for finding employment (Forbes).

7. The food

According to Conde Nast Traveler, it's "the southern food destination you need to know about."

8. Biker friendly

The UCI Road World Championships was held in Richmond in September of 2015.

9. Appreciation for the past...

This city has an impressive history. TripAdvisor has named it a "Top Historical Family Destination." Monument Avenue is just one of many examples of how the city is devoted to honoring history.

10...with an eye for the future

It's also the city of the future. Richmond was ranked 4th overall among the "Top 10 Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future."

11. Uniqueness

Galaxy Diner has been named the #1 diner in Virginia. And that's a big accomplishment since there are tons of great ones in the state.

12. Patriotism

RVA has been listed as the best place to celebrate the 4th of July.

13. Happy people

Richmond is "most content area" in America, according to the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research. If that isn't the tell-all sign, I don't know what is.

14. Greenspace

RVA is home to many beautiful parks. Even downtown, nature is just a stone's throw away.

15. Small businesses

Small business is the soul of Richmond's economy, and the city has been named in the top 10 best cities for overall small business friendliness in the country (

16. Location

So many other incredible Virginia cities, all within three hours of driving.

Most importantly, Richmond is our capital. We’re proud of RVA and all it has contributed to life in Virginia.

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An Unexpected Corn on the Cob Recipe for Your July 4th BBQ

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 02, 2018

Are you going to or hosting a 4th of July BBQ at your apartments in Glen Allen, VA? If so, add an exciting dish to your Independence Day Menu. Corn. but not just any corn, Cheddar Bacon Ranch Corn. See the recipe from Delish below.

Abberly Twin Hickory, Glen Allen, VACheddar Bacon Ranch Corn on the Cob


  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) Butter, softened
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 ears corn
  • 2 c. shredded Cheddar
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, finely crumbled
  • freshly chopped chives
  • Ranch, for drizzling


Heat grill to medium high. In a small bowl, stir together butter and ranch seasoning and season with pepper. Rub ranch butter on corn. Grill until lightly charred, 10 minutes. Top with cheddar and cover grill to melt, 2 minutes.

Top with cooked bacon and chives and drizzle with ranch.



Recipe/Image - Delish

Abberly Twin Hickory

Formerly The Gardens at Twin Hickory

4700 The Gardens Drive, Glen Allen, VA 23059

Call: 888-621-8872
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Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P