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Richmond's Fan District is a delightful, shaded, and walkable location to Carytown and its many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richmond, Virginia
Great walking or driving

Great walking or driving here to see decorative old houses. Check out the nearby jewish history... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2019
Baltimore, Maryland
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Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival architectural styles predominate along this 85-block-long Victorian historic district.
West Main St and North Boulevard, Richmond, VA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed August 20, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed May 4, 2019

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 .

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Kyle S
Reviewed February 23, 2019

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.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kathleen G
Reviewed November 2, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed August 21, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 619jeffry
Reviewed July 3, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Tracy S
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Close to museums, galleries and restaurants. Shopping in Carytown. Covenient to grocery stores like Aldi's and Kroger plus specialty shops.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Shenandoah3
Reviewed May 22, 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank KO172
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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