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About Carytown

Carytown is a very small community tucked away in Richmond. It more or less hugs I-195 to the west and state highway 76/146 to the south. The few city blocks that make up the main artery of Carytown are right off of West Cary Street. While a small community, it has a several favorable benefits to consider, especially for professionals.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $500,000

Closed Prices: $179,900 to $700,000

Median Sale Price: $422,875

Average $ per sq ft: $313

Association Fee Ranges: $100 to $299/mo, $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1909 to 1940

Sq. Ft.: 510 to 2990 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 4 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms

Around Carytown

Ideally it is best to live off of Parkwood Avenue, where most of the neighborhood's real estate options exist. Most of the houses are small and there are very few homes off of the streets running north and south. Parkwood Avenue is more desirable simply because Garyland Avenue to the sound faces the expressway and suffers from the consequent noise while, on the other hand, West Cary Street sees more traffic from the restaurants and businesses lining the avenue.

There are some fantastic little restaurant spots in the neighborhood. Yes, there are a few chains, but the restaurant scene skews heavily towards the local. Mellow Mushroom is a regional chain, but worth mentioning. Their delicious selection of pizza is some of the best in the city, so while a chain, it is still unique and exceptional. Baker's Crust Artisan Kitchen @ Carytown is a must for anyone who calls Carytown home, while the southern strip of Cary Street is where most of the restaurants are located. From Weezie's Kitchen and Galaxy Diner to Don't Look Back, this is the place to be for foodies.

Most people who live here are professionals, as it has few large homes and even fewer large lots. However, for individuals who like living close to the action and the ability to walk to restaurants with an almost unique downtown area to itself, this is the perfect location.

Friday night is a pretty happening time, especially towards the southern portion of Cary Street. Most of the restaurants also have bars inside, so it's easy to grab a drink while eating delicious food. The Byrd Theatre is located in this section of the community as well. The Byrd is a historical landmark that has been showing movies since 1928. It maintains much of the same charm as it did when it first opened. Following a show, Can Can Brasserie is an excellent spot for a beer or glass of wine.

There isn't much in way of greenery or parks in the neighborhood. Everything is more or less boxed off by the highways. There are options within a short walk or drive though, including Fountain Lake to the southeast. Walking down West Cary Street can be fun as there are frequent sidewalk sales going on. Galaxy Diner offers all day breakfast as well for those getting a late start to the day.

Locals Love

  • Plenty of restaurants to choose from
  • Close-knit community
  • Ability to walk anywhere

Locals Don't Love

  • Noise from the south and west
  • No parks or public spaces

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