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Address: West Main St and North Boulevard, Richmond, VA
Description: Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival architectural styles...
Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival architectural styles predominate along this 85-block-long Victorian historic district.
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Fan District has many fans.

No, comparisons to Georgetown are over stated. The Fan District doesn't have the elegant 18th century (and other) housing and occasional mansions of Georgetown, but it has a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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washington dc
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216 reviews 216 reviews
138 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

No, comparisons to Georgetown are over stated. The Fan District doesn't have the elegant 18th century (and other) housing and occasional mansions of Georgetown, but it has a similar mix of renovated historic (Victorian, WW I) row houses, restaurants, shopping, a taste of university and a Museum Row. A very pleasant neighborhood and historic district for a walk and a... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

What a great part of Richmond VA to visit. Loads of history, shopping and restaurants to choose from.

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Richmond, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

One of the largest historic districts in the nation and, definitely, the largest collections of Victorian houses in America. Beautiful homes, well-maintained. Restaurants and small shops in easy reach. The perfect example of city-living -- things to do, places to eat, museums, transportation making everything walkable and accessible. VCU adds to the mix, providing sports, educational and cultural events for... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the largest and most intact 19th century historic districts in America, the FAN is filled with row houses, restaurants and shopping. It best to walk this part of town so that one can actually appreciate the scale of this neighborhood. And drop in to the local restaurants for the cuisine,

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Richmond, Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

According to the Fan District Association (FDA), the Fan District is an area that extends from Belvidere Street (US 1/301) west to the Boulevard and north-south from the southern side of West Broad Street (US 33) to the southern side of West Main Street. This area is roughly 21 blocks "wide" (east to west) and 8-10 blocks "long" (north to... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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464 reviews 464 reviews
129 attraction reviews
390 helpful votes 390 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You can literally spend quite a few hours walking around just looking at some of the homes in The fan District, many have been renovated and are quite unique even seeing them just from the outside. Also mingled in there are many great Restaurants and shops. All Very diverse from boutiques to thrift shops and café's/ deli's to some great... More 

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Boca Raton
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

After spending 4 hours in the Fan, I understand why most people in Richmond think its a great place.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

One of the most charming areas in Richmond, our daughter lives there, the homes are between 1905 and 1929, all original and if you see a plaque on the front indicating the year built, is a designation that the home is historic and no changes can be done to the outside without permission from the historical society, most nice homes... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

So the summary here is: Just like Georgetown in Washington, DC, just as cool, just as fun, but much cheaper! We spent some time here on the weekend because one of our friends (who also has younger kids) said it was a great day trip. They were right. We walked around the neighborhood and admired all the really nice old... More 

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Irvington, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Disclosure: I lived here for 35 years and I never got tired of it. We drove by our old house on Hanover Ave last week, and It was a real nostalgia trip. This neighborhood compares favorably with almost any similar neighborhood (like Georgetown for example in DC). We walked every square foot of the place over the time we lived... More 

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