Fan District

Fan District, Richmond: Address, Phone Number, Fan District Reviews: 4.5/5

Fan District
4.5
Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival architectural styles predominate along this 85-block-long Victorian historic district.
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Sarah S
18 contributions
Meh, it's gone down hill
Feb 2021
It's drastically changed since I was in this neighborhood 10 years ago. Back then there were many artists, musicians, young professionals and college students. But they've been pushed out and now its full of older wealthy residents and there's not much to do but walk around and look at their 'remodeled' houses.
Written March 25, 2021
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cordyroy
Naples, FL2,247 contributions
Nice Drive
Oct 2020 • Couples
We took a drive through the Fan District on a recent evening. We admired the many beautiful houses. Some were decorated for Halloween. Worth doing.
Written October 14, 2020
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Matt P
Gainesville, VA1,225 contributions
Wonderful neighboorhood
Feb 2020
My family and i spent an morning walking around this wonderful neighborhood. There are blocks of beautifully looking homes that my wife and daughter loved looking at. Some are huge and historic. It was nice walking around it and then driving through it as well.
Written March 15, 2020
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linepamela11
Richmond, VA14 contributions
A Fan of the Fan
Apr 2019
Richmond's Fan District is a delightful, shaded, and walkable location to Carytown and its many shops and restaurants. With the wide porches and sidewalks, the dog-friendly neighborhood is a winner.
Written October 9, 2019
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sknibb
London, UK296 contributions
Great walking or driving
Aug 2019
Great walking or driving here to see decorative old houses. Check out the nearby jewish history museum for very well produced history presentation about prominent business people from richmond.
Written August 21, 2019
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Kyle S
968 contributions
Historically significant neighborhood
May 2019 • Couples
My daughter and I spent an afternoon walking this wonderful neighborhood. There are blocks of beautifully restored homes . Many architectural styles are represented. Most streets are shady and there are many places to stop and enjoy a bite to eat .
Written May 4, 2019
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Kathleen G
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States78 contributions
Good if you visit VCU
Feb 2019 • Couples
We usually try to stay somewhere in The Fan. There are lots of rentals, food and VCU campus is a close walk. Only problem is parking.
Written February 23, 2019
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349Charles25
Alexandria, VA973 contributions
The Fan District is a Unique Neighborhood
Oct 2018 • Business
Many of the homes are stately. Many are gigantic and historic. But no matter where you walk, the Fan is interesting to explore. A stroll through this neighborhood shows the South at it's finest.
Written November 2, 2018
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia7,517 contributions
The Fan is Richmond's premier address
Aug 2018 • Friends
The Fan is a district near the centre of Richmond, so called because of its shape. Although it is primarily residential, it has numerous restaurants and other service businesses.The Fan's charm derives from the fact that the picturesque housing stock, which dates principally from the late Victorian and Edwardian era, is still intact. Examples of Italianate, Art Deco, Beaux-Arts and Colonial Revival architecture, amongst others, can be found. Monument Avenue, which commemorates Southern heroes, including tennis champion Arthur Ashe, borders the Fan. The Fan is now prime real estate and has gone through a revival in recent years. .The Fan is best explored on foot, it wasn't planned for automobiles.
Written August 21, 2018
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Tracy S
Findlay, OH95 contributions
So many restaurants
Jul 2018 • Family
The Fan has so much to offer, so many places to go, and so many choices for restaurants. Definitely the place to go if you are looking for delicious local fare.
Written July 3, 2018
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