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Address: West Main St and North Boulevard, Richmond, VA
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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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Best neighbor to live and visit in RVA

Great restaurants, art galleries and shops, beautifully restored homes, sweet public parks, dog friendly and walkable. Good place to visit. Even better place to live.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Michele S
Richmond, Virginia

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurants, art galleries and shops, beautifully restored homes, sweet public parks, dog friendly and walkable. Good place to visit. Even better place to live.

Thank Michele S
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anchored by VCU and the Monument area this tree lined neighborhood of older homes has some of the best restaurants and shopping in the city. Named for it's fan shaped area, it is attractive and historic. Be sure to get a map of the numerous Monuments and Homes relating to Civil War history, and the period when Richmond was the... More 

1 Thank Marvin G
Richmond, Virginia
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206 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People love the Fan...too much fuss for me. Probably great for younger more trendy people. Parking is a hassle, occasional security concerns, not for me, thanks.....

Thank Jeff S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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101 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The Fan is a great neighborhood, and it's beautiful, people are friendly. The only real problem is VCU has expanded so much that there are a lot of VCU students wandering about throughout the night partying in certain areas so it's noisy. However, it's a beautiful historic neighborhood with great local restaurants.

Thank 1Souci
Richmond, Va
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73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The fan is beautiful but as the criminals like to visit just as the tourist or those from the west end the fan has changed. The fan has lost alot of the allure it use to have crime, national chains popping up and rowdy VCU students. The homes are very aged and well come and see for your self.

1 Thank svencat
Richmond, VA
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56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Unfortunately I live in the Richmond suburbs. Fortunately, my sister moved here and bought a house in the Fan. The Fan is trendy and traditional at the same time. Monument Avenue is grand, and hosts Easter on Parade, one of my favorite Ricmond events. The houses are beautiful. The atmosphere is friendly. There are dozens of great restaurants from casual... More 

Thank annecaroline92
Richmond, Virginia
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We have lived in The Fan for almost a year now. As a former wdc'r I love it here. What's not to love. Nice people, great food, dog friendly, running friendly, and can we say walking lifestyle? It is simply the most civilized place to live in RVA!

1 Thank dcdawny
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My daughter lives in Richmond. She previously had apartments in the Fan, and I absolutely loved walking through the area and viewing the gorgeous homes here. There are great restaurants and cafes within walking distance---a great place to live or visit!

1 Thank Cheryl C
Williamsburg, Virginia
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342 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

An up and coming section of Richmond. It has a youthful hip/urban vibe. Plenty of restaurants and some unusual boutiques. Grab a bite to eat and stroll the streets. Just a couple of blocks off of Carytown.

2 Thank BLT1991
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I loved living in the fan! The two years I lived there (on Grace St) were some of my favorite spent anywhere. It's very scenic, especially the vcu campus and monument ave

1 Thank 703rosie

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