Museum District

Museum District

Richmond, Virginia Homes for Sale

About Museum District

The Museum District goes by several different names, including the Upper Fan or West of the Boulevard. The neighborhood gets its official name from the six straight blocks of museums and historical buildings. The Virginia Historical Society and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts call this neighborhood home. These are some of the largest homes in all of Richmond, so for individuals looking for more spacious, often historic homes, the Museum District may be the right community

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $485,000

Closed Prices: $155,000 to $1,075,000

Median Sale Price: $400,000

Average $ per sq ft: $253

Association Fee Ranges: $50/quarter, $20 to $350/mo, $0 to $500

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

Age: 1900 to 2001

Sq. Ft.: 480 to 3390 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 5 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 3 acres

Around Museum District

The neighborhood itself isn't all that large. It stretches south to Ellwood Avenue (with a small strip of South Boulevard attached) and reaches up north to Highway 33. There are some homes located on Hanover Avenue, Grove Avenue, and Stuart Avenue. These homes are not necessarily the largest, but the houses are away from busier streets and I-195 to the west. Monument Avenue boasts some of the neighborhood's most impressive homes. When looking at homes, the middle of the community is ideal as the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is located on the eastern edge of the neighborhood and many of the blocks surrounding it are home to other museums.

Directly to the south of the Museum District is Carytown, a small community that acts as a buffer between the Museum District and the Expressway. The restaurants along W. Cary Street provide excellent dining options. Belmont Pizzeria is located near the center of the neighborhood while Chanello's Pizza is on the northeast corner. Outside of these pizzerias and McLeans Restaurant, this is a more residential area and not heavy on restaurants.

More established professionals work here. As the homes here tend to be more historical, most residents live here simply because they want a large, ornate house. But what they receive in square footage, they lose in yard space (most of the large houses take up the majority of the property lot). Many people come in from outside the community to visit the museums and just walk the streets, meaning that residents will see fellow Richmonders and tourists alike.

Residents often cross over to W. Cary Street, where most eating and drinking options are located. However, Bandito's Burrito Lounge has enticing drink specials and popular Mexican food. There are a handful of additional options along Sheppard Street, including a dive bar and craft beer bar. For a more relaxed Friday night, residents often venture to one of the galleries along Monument Avenue or visit one of the museums.

Start off the day with a quick brunch along Monument Avenue, then grab a cup of coffee at Black Hand Coffee before walking the historical streets. Also, visiting the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts or taking in a service at St. Benedict Church are all local favorites. There isn't much in way of green spaces, but the meticulously manicured lawns surrounding the museums are a lovely way to pass a Sunday in the Museum District.

Locals Love

  • Historical statues, monuments, and museums
  • Beautiful homes

Locals Don't Love

  • Lack of green areas
  • Few dining options

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