Fan District

Fan District

Richmond, Virginia Homes for Sale

About Fan District

The Fan District in Richmond received its name due to the way the streets spiral outward from the middle. The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) calls this neighborhood home, so a good portion of the eastern side of the neighborhood is devoted to the university. Located just east of the Museum District, the Fan District is unique and provides locals a quiet, yet active neighborhood in Richmond.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $152,500 to $1,989,000

Closed Prices: $150,000 to $2,125,000

Median Sale Price: $515,500

Average $ per sq ft: $285

Association Fee Ranges: $30 to $2143/mo, $0 to $35

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

Age: 1832 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 493 to 7802 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 8 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 6 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 3 acres

Around Fan District

Most of the property plots in the Fan District are just about the same size. The best locations to live is somewhere between North Meadows Street and South Boulevard. Everything to the east of North Meadows Street is related to the university and many of these homes are rented by college students. Living south of Monument Avenue is also desirable as it is one of the busier streets in the neighborhood.

Joe's Inn, which has been continuously operating since 1952, is located nearly right in the middle of the community and provides not only a nice selection of American food, but also an excellent drink menu as well. Robin Inn to the north offers a similar menu while Kuba Kuba is a Cuban restaurant located just a block or so southeast of the Robert E. Lee Memorial statue. A handful of smaller, quick service restaurants are located around VCU as well. Most of the neighborhood's restaurants are located off Main Street, which hosts cafes as well as Greek, Chinese, Italian, and American restaurants.

Almost the entire eastern third of the Fan District is VCU related, so there is a large number of college students and professors. College students also make up most of those who rent property in the middle third of the neighborhood. The westernmost part is primarily made up of professionals, although those seeking more space begin to move into other neighborhoods. The Fan District is perfect for those who like the New England aesthetic, since many of the homes are in the traditional Colonial style that many residents find charming.

For those looking for live entertainment, the Altria Theater is located in the heart of VCU and puts on live shows as well as touring acts. Following a show, 821 Cafe is a popular spot. This is an American food joint that serves up craft beer. Heritage Restaurant is another location that provides American cuisine although it focuses on craft cocktails instead of beer. Edo's Squid to the north of VCU is a small but perpetually popular Italian restaurant and bar.

Start off the day with brunch along Cary or Broad Street. There are also multiple theaters in the neighborhood, including the Firehouse Theater, a live performance space that was formerly a fire station. There are many small parks spread throughout the neighborhood, many of which only take up a portion of a city block. Although Monroe Park, the largest in the neighborhood, takes up a few city blocks. Enjoying time in these public green areas is a popular pastime for locals.

Locals Love

  • Wide demographic
  • The open parks
  • Dining options

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic
  • Parking is scarce around VCU

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