Understanding Richmond’s Neighborhoods

Richmond, Virginia is a vibrant and growing community that has been recently featured on many best places to live lists. It’s no wonder so many people are moving here! From the vibrant Museum District to the great shopping in Short Pump, it’s picking where you want to live in Richmond that’s the hardest decision.

We’re here to help you understand what makes each Richmond neighborhood unique so that you can make the decision that’s best for you.

Walkability
If you one of the must-have’s on your list is to be in an area that is great for walking to shops and restaurants, consider the following neighborhoods all with vibrant day and nightlife, art and shopping:

  • The Fan
  • The Museum District
  • Carytown
  • Scotts Addition

Recreation
Richmond is a hub for recreation. If you crave being outside, making taking a bike ride along the Virginia Capitol Trail or kayaking on the James, these neighborhoods are for you:

  • Shockoe Bottom
  • Rockets Landing
  • Westover Hills
  • Maymont

Convenience
Convenience can mean a lot of things for a lot of people, but when it comes to convenience, we think of these three things: access to highways, close to stores and ample parking. If those things are important to you, these are your neighborhood:

  • Short Pump
  • West End
  • Stratford Hills
  • Midlothian

Historical Charm
Richmond is known for being a city with a lot of history. If this is important to you, there are no lack of options in the following areas:

  • The Fan
  • The Museum District
  • Church Hill
  • Northside

New Construction
There is no lack of new construction popping up here in RVA. If building a brand new home is a top priority, consider the following areas:

  • Short Pump
  • Midlothian
  • Moseley
  • Chesterfield
  • Hanover

It’s important to find a realtor who knows the area and knows the market. We pride ourselves in being born and raised in the Richmond area and experts on our town. Contact us to get started.