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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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Curt did a wonderful job taking me around and showing me all of the houses that interested me. He spent a lot of time walking me through the home-buying process and giving me honest opinions to all of my questions. I could not have asked for better support.
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I couldn’t have asked for a better selling experience with Curt. I sold my home only 12 hours after putting it on the market and ended up with an offer that was higher than asking price. I recommend Curt to anyone buying or selling in Richmond!
We previously had our home on the market for sale by owner. Had lots of showings but no offers. We listed with Poore, Reichstetter & Associates [Explore Realty Group], and they immediately presented a plan to help us achieve our goals. Along with April Lane, who is the “go to” agent working with them, they actively followed up on every showing and kept us informed. We found their ideas and suggestions to be helpful. These three work together as a team to best serve their clients, and we were…
There are a few words that greatly describe [April] Lane & our selling experience. Great Communication with all details, none were too small! Awesome Effort with all matters concerning our home, the new buyers & our future. Trust & Honesty, especially since our selling process was done mostly from afar. She had quick responses, met deadlines & gave helpful advice. We couldn’t be more grateful!
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If you are on the fence about who to choose as your realtor, stop right here! Curt and Heather were so amazing when it came to handling our affairs buying our first home. They were a quick phone call, text or email away any time we needed them. Jesse and I couldn’t of asked for a better experience or realtors!
With Blake’s knowledge and expertise of the RVA real estate market, we had a full price offer on our home THE SAME NIGHT as our open house – he’s that good! Blake helped us buy our house five years ago (and we had a great experience with him then), so we knew just who to call when the time came for us to list it this spring. This guy really knows his stuff in every aspect of selling a house. He came to our meetings prepared with spreadsheets of area comps and prices. He even walked the hous…
We have purchased and sold many properties over the years and dealt with many realtors. Curt is by far the best we have ever worked with in purchasing a property. He has tremendous knowledge and experience in the Richmond area. If I was able to stump him with a question, he found the answer and replied in 24 hours or less. He was always available to do the extra things from tracking down information to fixing a broken toilet. He also followed through after the sale to help us in any way. We h…
I don’t really need to do much actually, and Curt taught me a lot of things on purchasing my own home. This is my first time purchasing my own place and it didn’t take long for him to show me a place I like.