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1. All of your friends suddenly like pumpkin-flavored lagers.

We all know the autumn season brings out pumpkin everything, but suddenly all of your friends that you couldn’t convince to go to Hardywood even once the entire summer are now eager to visit any brewery that's decided to produce a pumpkin beer of some sort. Not you, though. You will stick with your proper Oktoberfest brew, all while chuckling to yourself.

 

2. People are at the river thinking about going home, not at home thinking about going to the river.

During the summer, all anyone wants to do is go to the James River and lounge out. The sun is shining, it beats driving to the beach, and there’s the possibility that maybe this time you’ll get lucky and find that your favorite rock isn’t taken by someone else. But now that the temperatures are cooling down, it’s getting dark earlier, and you left your hoodie back at the house. Going home early doesn’t seem like such a bad idea.

 

3. Your porch becomes more valuable real estate than your house.

Speaking of those cooler temperatures, isn’t it a good afternoon to just kick back on the front porch and enjoy the breeze? With the entire city following suit, the property value of your porch is bound to rise. Forget the rest of the apartment — if you have a front porch, contact a realtor and strike while the market is hot!

 

4. People have resumed their cornhole rivalries in the Monument Avenue median.

Mother Nature gets credit for another one here, as the comfortable weather brings out the hordes of bean-bag-throwing millennials who take to the grassy median to compete every weekend in the neighborhood staple activity of cornhole. Maybe this will finally be the year that the reigning champions “Old Bag, New Hole” are finally dethroned.

 

5. Malls start decorating for Christmas.

Wait. Time out. What about Halloween? There’s that and probably a couple other worthy holidays until Christmas, yeah? Not in Richmond. In fact, the notorious Short Pump Town Center has already started decorating for the 2017 holiday season. Don’t fight it; just adapt, shop, and the cycle of life will continue.

 

6. The Confederate monuments are sporting the Confederate cardigan collection

The changing leaves aren’t the only stunning feature Monument Avenue has to offer this time of year. At the end of summer, Stonewall Jackson and friends break out their snazzy Confederate-themed fashion wear for all of Richmond to enjoy. Pro-tip: Make sure you look closely at Lee. Rumor has it he’ll be unironically showing off J. Ferrar’s newest all-white sports jacket.

 

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