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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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A nice place to visit where others call it home

The Fan is a part of Richmond worth seeing. It is big enough to drive around in, but be sure and take some time to park your car and experience walking on Park Avenue down near... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rob R
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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102 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Fan is a part of Richmond worth seeing. It is big enough to drive around in, but be sure and take some time to park your car and experience walking on Park Avenue down near the university for a few blocks. Stop in one of the local restaurants, then sit in one of the pocket parks, and take in... More 

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Grew up in Richmond and lived in the Fan District during the late 1960's. Much remains the same but most of the houses have been updated and its quite impressive. Many small neighborhood bars and shops.

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

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 

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

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.....

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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.

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Richmond, Va
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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.

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Richmond, VA
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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 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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