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The metro Richmond area is a fantastic place to live, work and play! Imagine spending the morning whitewater rafting on the James River, followed by lunch at the award-winning Amuse restaurant at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and finishing off your evening at the opera in the beautifully restored historic Carpenter Center downtown…
Located on the James River just 2 hours from Virginia Beach, Washington D.C. and the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and several well-known colleges and universities. The heart of the city is just minutes from award-winning trails, historic neighborhoods, museums, and an array of unique shops and restaurants. From rural farms only minutes from downtown to chic urban lofts and high-rises in the heart of the city and class Greek architecture throughout the Fan and Museum Districts, Richmond has it all.
Neighborhoods & Localities
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- Byrd Park
Planned in the 1910’s, this historic neighborhood is bordered on the south by Byrd Park, featuring three lakes, and Maymont Park. The Fountain Lake area is known for its upscale apartments and condos and the Westover Road area is home to large lakefront Spanish, Colonial Revival, and Georgian mansions.
A diverse mix of students, young families, singles and elderly residents, this neighborhood lies north of Broad Street and to the west of Jackson Ward and downtown Richmond. The area has seen a renewal with the redevelopment of older housing, expansion toward VCU, and some new homes.
With 1920’s era homes in the residential area, Carytown is known for its privately owned shops, restaurants, and clothing stores along Cary Street. Home to the historic 1920’s movie palace, The Byrd Theatre.
- Church Hill
This historic district encompasses the original land plot of the city and is one of the largest existent 19th century neighborhoods in the nation. There has been significant gentrification in recent years with restorations showcasing the gorgeous examples of period architecture.
- Fan District
Named for the “fan” shape of the streets that extend west from Belvedere toward the Boulevard, it borders the Museum and Carytown Districts. Development and architecture of this area was strongly influenced by the “City Beautiful” movement in the late 19th century and is a primarily residential neighborhood. Graced with tree-lined historic Monument Avenue, cafes, locally owned shops and restaurants, and home to VCU’s Monroe Park, the Fan this is a popular area known for its diverse offerings.
- Jackson Ward
At one time known as the “Harlem of the South”, this historic neighborhood was frequented by Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, James Brown, Cab Calloway, and Nat King Cole. Home to the fully restored National Historical Landmark Hippodrome Theater, featuring Mansionfive26 Restaurant and The Speakeasy, where Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday both performed in its heyday.
- Monroe Ward
This historic neighborhood near VCU is located in Downtown Richmond, east of the Fan district, and is home to the historic Jefferson Hotel.
- Museum District
Sometimes referred to as the Upper Fan, this area north of Carytown features the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Historical Society, and world headquarters for the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The Museum District is distinguished by 1920’s architecture, Victorian and Art Deco styles mostly preserved as built, as well as large mansions along Monument Avenue.
- River District
People looking to live in a vibrant downtown urban area will find it here along the James River where Richmond completed its Canal Walk project in the late 1990’s. A boon to business and residential living along the north bank, the refurbishment of this 1.25-mile segment is a close walk to the downtown financial district and James River parks system. It features residential projects such as Vistas on the James, Riverside on the James and the newest, a $37 million dollar mixed-use project on the Reynolds Metal North site by Fountainhead Properties and WVS to feature residential, commercial, and retail space along the Canal Walk
- Shockoe Slip
From its late 19th century Italianite-style buildings, to its exposed historic Belgian block streets, this area is a popular place to live and work for those looking for an urban environment. Named on the National Register of Historic Places, Shockoe Slip is a popular commercial and entertainment district and home of several of the area’s best known restaurants.
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- Near West End
Home to the University of Richmond, this area near the James River is a peaceful residential environment in close proximity to downtown with neighborhood shopping centers featuring coffee shops, grocery stores, and boutiques. The 1940’s movie house, Westhampton Theatre, is known for its showings of foreign and independent films.
- Windsor Farms
One of Richmond’s first planned neighborhoods, Windsor Farms was designed in 1926 to look like an English village with curvy streets, English street names, and a variety of architectural styles on lots ranging from one half acre to 23 acres. Notable historic buildings, Agecroft and Virginia House, are located in Windsor Farms.
A small neighborhood, roughly a half mile wide and one mile long, Bellview is comprised of two small commercial districts, around 1,200 single family homes, and a few duplexes.
- Ginter Park
A suburb neighborhood built on land owned and developed by Lewis Ginter after purchasing in 1895. Ginter Park is home to Pollard Park and Union Theological Seminary.
Directly south of Downtown Richmond and across from the Canal Walk on the James River, this area is alive with revitalization efforts with new homes being built, commercial locations, and refurbished industrial building loft condominiums.
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- Forest Hill
One of the area’s first trolley car suburbs, Forest Hill is a designated Historic District located along the southern banks of the James River. The sprawling 105-acre Forest Hill Park is the heart of this neighborhood and host to many community and music events and listed on both the Virginia and National Historic Registers.
- Westover Hills
One of Richmond’s more established neighborhoods, featuring homes built between the 1920’s and 1940’s varying from Spanish Colonial, Cape Cods, Tudor Revival, and a few Arts & Crafts scattered throughout on mostly large lots. The neighborhood boasts well-established businesses, restaurants, churches and art establishments.
- Woodland Heights
First advertised in 1891 as a luxury riverside retreat, Woodland Heights was built along the James River near Forest Hill Park and began as a trolleycar neighborhood in the early 1900’s. Listed on the Virginia Landmarks Registry and National Register of Historic Places, it is the oldest of three sister neighborhoods built along the Rhodes trolleycar line.
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April, I cannot thank you enough. You were able to work with me while I was deployed. Within a mater or short months you had given us an idea of what the areas where like and how we could make a living in Virginia whenever I got back. Then once you had worked hard you showed me that you were able to go the distance for me and my family. No amount of thank you’s will ever come close to the gratitude that I feel towards you and your family for enduring the stresses of helping some Marine wit…
Good Morning Blake, Curt and April. Well – we’ve done it again! I cannot thank you enough for the assistance with my daughter’s first home. I apologize for the sheer number of properties she wanted to see but thank you very much for being patient with her as she accomplished something so huge! She was very stressed and you all made her feel safe making such a life changing decision. Also wanted to thank you for exhibiting the same patience and helpfulness with my parents. They ar…
We had our share of ups and downs selling our property, and April [Lane] was right there with us every step of the way with expert advice and immediate responses to our questions and concerns. April is a wealth of information and it has been a pleasure to work with her; I would definitely enlist her services again.
The Joyner team, especially Justin Swisher, helped my husband and me navigate as first-time homebuyers. They were with us every step — from search to negotiation to financing to closing — with helpful advice and personalized service. We couldn’t be more happy and are well along the way to turning our house into a home.
They helped me get a house, when I doubted that I’d even qualify for a mortgage to begin with; Curt was great!
April has been our agent for selling our home 2 years ago (and the immediate purchase of the next house to live in), then again recently for an investment house as a rental. She listened to our needs (and they’ve changed each time), responds promptly to any correspondence, kept us well informed about ‘next steps’ when we got into negotiating and actual buying. I never worried about anything with April, since her knowledge of the market and everything about buying/selling a house was so complete.…
Good afternoon April & Justin! I wanted to take a brief moment to put together a message to send our most heartfelt thank you to the entire crew. Having been at closing this morning, I looked over at Justin and exchanged a chuckle with him as we were signing document; I was simply blown away by how at the concluding moment of this process, there was never a moment that felt overwhelming, unachievable, nor even difficult. I know there was a huge contribution from you all in your respective …
Very pleased. Overall Mr. Raimo’s professionalism and responsiveness to our needs was excellent. He provided us a sense of relief and calmness with his level of organization and attentiveness. We were able to list, place under contract, and sell very quickly! We would highly recommended Mr Raimo and his associates for future business.
I had a unique situation where I needed to find housing that could accommodate both aging parents and my family. The process was difficult due to my requirements and desired region. Kirk was my second Realtor. He has the base knowledge as one would expect. What makes him good is his ability to 1. Listen and provide an appropriate, different view to aid good decision making, 2. Being vested in my interests (He was on my side.), and 3. A great work ethic. He understands that his business is a rel…
Dear Curt, Blake, and April; I just wanted to thank you for all the hard work. You guys did a great job managing the sale process and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result. The sale price and time to close both exceeded my expectation and I am sincerely appreciative. Should you ever need a referral from a former client, please don’t hesitate to reach out – you’ll receive a glowing review. Thanks again!