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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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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.
April Lane is a fantastic Realtor. She truly looks out for her buyers and spends countless hours finding just the right house. She gets to know what you really want and educates you through the entire process. She is a true professional.
I just wanted to thank both of you (Curt & April) for your hard work on this crazy transaction. I can’t wait to do another under more conventional circumstances, but you both are the reason this closing happened. Thanks again!
April worked with me and another realtor during my recent home purchase. April was a huge help- she was always on top of her email, patient with my questions, and eager to help out- for example she followed up exhaustively with the seller’s agent and lawyers to help get the best rate on my title insurance. You won’t regret working with her!
Poore, Reichstetter & Associates [Explore Realty Group] are a top notch group of professionals in my opinion. Their combined experiences, established relationships with other essential professionals, enabled a smooth and quick sale of our families home. Each member was available for us during the sales process, and never hesitated to answer any question or concern we may have had. You, and your property interest are in very capable hands with April, Blake, and Curt. It was a pleasure to meet and…
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.…
To Blake, Curt and April: Moving is never easy. Relocating with a young child and pets while also being pregnant is definitely not easy! I must thank all of you for recognizing that our move was about more than just you selling our house. Throughout the entire selling process, I felt that all of you understood and empathized with the difficult transition we were making, and that you were willing to help ease that transition in any way that you could. From the start, we were impressed that…
Curt was a joy to work with. He was always available and helpful. He steered me away from things he should have and ultimately helped me find the perfect house!
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…
Blake was a phenomenal real estate agent for us during our house hunt in the summer of 2011. We were so lucky to have had his guidance and expertise for our first house. We had no idea what we were looking for, and he was incredibly patient with us as we figured it out. He was incredibly knowledgeable not only of the differences between the various neighborhoods in the Richmond suburbs, but of the ins and outs of the actual houses themselves. He’s the type of guy that will climb up into the atti…