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Fan District

West Main St and North Boulevard, Richmond, VA
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Residential Highlight of Richmond

A wonderful residential area in Richmond. Turn of the century and latter houses renovated with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
K O
An architectural lover's dream

It's filled with culture and beautiful architecture. Home to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Roma M
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful residential area in Richmond. Turn of the century and latter houses renovated with loving care. Many unique neighborhood businesses nestled within. A good way to spend an afternoon strolling.

Thank K O
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

It's filled with culture and beautiful architecture. Home to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Virginia Historical Society, with street after street of beautifully restored rowhouses. Worth a visit even if you only drive through the area.

Thank Roma M
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

So much to do and see and is so walkable that we had a blast. We ate at some great restaurants (I will review all!), had drinks at some lively bars, sampled some delicious ice cream, and had divine desserts. We are jealous of the...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

my wife and i found the fan area to be interesting and a funfilled place to spend the afternoon.there r many fine places to enjoy a meal,and just watch all the visitiors.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This residential area running on the east from VCU main campus to the blvd on the west. Narrower on the east and fans out as you head west. The homes are mainly 1880's to 1920's. We often walk through area after being at VMFA or...More

Thank M C
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

This is an interesting area bordered by the Museum District and Monument Avenue with plenty of older, historical homes to look at. Well worth doing and when you finish walking, you can head to nearby Carytown for some lunch!

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Walking along this and Monument Boulevard is certainly worth a visitor's time. The homes are beautifully kept and historically preserved with lovely gardens.

Thank Patricia K
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

An historical neighborhood. The architectural homes are something to see. Each is individual and very well preserved and taken care of.

Thank Connie H
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Most of the homes here were built between 1890 and 1910. The homes have a lot of interest features. It is always interesting to find open houses on the weekend so you can go inside homes.

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

This tree-lined boulevard what the highlight of my day looking over the 6 monuments found along it, 5 honoring Confederate Army and government figures. The neighborhood has a formal yet friendly feel and I strolled among the monuments while reflecting on their meaning. Tourists might...More

Thank LisandroVoyager
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