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    Richmond Skyline (Photo Courtesy of Paul Dracos)
    Downtown Richmond Skyline (Photo Courtesy of Paul Dracos)

    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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    AREA 10
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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.

    • Carver
      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.

    • Carytown
      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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    AREA 20
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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.

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    AREA 30
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    • Bellview
      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.

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    AREA 50
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    • Manchester
      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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    AREA 60
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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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    Many thanks go out to Curt for his help in my extensive property search. I was very picky and cheap. He remained patient throughout the process and exercised concern when he felt something was amiss or if he truly felt a certain property was not for me. He often thought of me first when previewing certain properties due to his preparation and extensive knowledge of what I was looking for in a house.
    Jeffery & Elizabeth W. (Buyer)