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Address: West Main St and North Boulevard, Richmond, VA
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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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live here and love here!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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28 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!

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Fremont
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 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.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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

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Ashburn, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This location is up and coming with fantastic restaurants and quirky shops. Definitely a place you would not want to miss.

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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The Fan is the "Heart & Soul" of RVA. Blocks and blocks of Row Houses, in the form of a "fan" when you look at it on a map. This historic area has hidden restaurant and shopping gems mixed among the houses. Great place for a walk or bike ride!

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Charlottesville
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I love visiting The Fan in Richmond, VA! The architecture is amazing and the restaurants are superb! Most restaurants and shopping are within walking distance. If you are driving, parking is free. There is everything from Ellwood Thompson to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Lots to do, great places to eat, and and shop! Take a few days off... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Simply the bast neighborhood in RVA. Ok Chorchill and Semniary areas are cool too, but the Fan is the most vibrant. Cool relaxed people among fun bars and houses that will get your imagination brewing.

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washington dc
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288 reviews
185 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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

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

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