(Closed) relocating to Richmond?

posted 8 years ago in Richmond
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I don’t know too much about it, but I visit the area. My fiance goes to VCU. He just started a grad program there and really likes it. Richmond seems like a really cool area.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

The fan area has lots of really cool old houses to rent, and most of them are pretty reasonable. it’s also thisclose to VCU, close to some trendy and yummy restaurants/bars, and about 5-10 minutes away from downtown richmond. Ohh it also has Carytown close by which has more great restaurants and boutiques. You’ll probably really like it.

Other shopping would probably be in the West End area, Short Pump has everything…a gorgeous outdoor mall with macys,nordstrom,target, movie theatre, walmart. Definitely the busiest section of Richmond.

Downtown Richmond is gorgeous. Cool old buildings, brick roads, fun bars, great restaurants…

There’s tons of cool history around Richmond. And it’s right on the James River…so there’s tons of gorgeous little spots hidden around downtown. It’s such a fun and cool place to live!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I used to live in the museum district and I LOVED it. It is right next to the Fan and has a lot of the same characteristics, but is a little bit quieter. That being said, I would definitely not lease anything without seeing it in person. Like many cities, the good and bad areas kind of go street by street so I would want to check it out in person before making a decision.

How exciting for you and your husband!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I live in Charlottesville (about 45 min away) but love the West end of Richmond.  Shortpump has all the shopping though there are apartment complexes in the area.  The outdoor mall is awesome!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I live in Hampton Roads and go to Richmond frequently…If you are looking to save money on your house I’d suggest living on the outskirts like Chesterfield.

Short Pump is amazing!! The mall is my favorite! The downtown fan area is great. There are tons of great restaurants.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Short Pump is awesome! Everytime we go to visit my in-laws, we stop by there. In fact, Fink’s Jewelers is our jewelry store of choice :-).  And my husband grew up in Chesterfield, it’s a pretty nice area.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Bumping this as we are relocating to Richmond in December (found out today)!  I’ve been to Richmond several times because we live only 1.5 hours north, but I’m just checking in to see if anyone has any further advice about location (major concern is safety).

Thanks!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Live right in the heart of VCU. Work for the university. And have lived here for 6 years almost! Aks me anything!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am leaning towards the museum district.  My Fiance is going to be working in the Suntrust building so he prefers to be a little closer.  But I still want a yard and a quiet neighborhood and that seems harder to find closer to downtown.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@KateByDesign: The Fan/Museum is great for that! If you’re looking for quiet def museum. Have you looked at ChurchHill? Or even Maymont area?

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@gogogiraffes:   I’ve looked at Church Hill but through city-data have not got the impression that it is the safest area whatsoever.  My FH would like to live there but safety is a huge concern of mine because he will be traveling alot.

If you could share your input on Church Hill that would be great.

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