There's a certain mixture of heritage, history, architecture, culture, and lifestyle that uniquely defines real estate found in this city. Richmond, VA is a place where the past coexists with modern culture: one minute you'll find yourself among historical properties and treasures like national museums and monuments, and then immersed in upscale shopping, trendy dining, and great outdoor adventures in the next.

Richmond, VA Real Estate Info

The Richmond real estate market is a continuously growing one. The city's population of over 219,000 residents- over 1 million for the metro area- live in neighborhoods with plenty of character. The River District in downtown, for example, is known for its informative Canal Walk and canal cruises that take you through the historic area. Church Hill in the East End of the city is one of the largest existing neighborhoods in the US, dating as far back as the 19th century. The Fan District also has many historic homes, restaurants, and bars dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Northside Richmond has its share of character properties constructed in different architectural styles, including bungalows, Spanish, Victorian Revival, and Romanesque Revival, among others. Neighborhoods like Manchester in Southside Richmond, on the other hand, have seen a revival over the years, with old industrial warehouses being redeveloped into upscale apartment lofts and condominiums, restaurants, businesses, and art studios.

Richmond, Virginia History

Richmond, Virginia is a place well cemented in the history of the nation. Significant moments and milestones have shaped the city and its identity, even from before the time of its founding as the capital of Virgina in 1782. The city's appeal to home buyers and visitors extends far beyond the city's historical significance, however. The state's capital has indeed come a long way from its humble beginnings as a trading post for commodities like furs, hides, and tobacco. 

Today, Richmond's robust modern economy is largely driven by law, finance, and branches of the local and federal governments. It's also the headquarters of several Fortune 500 Companies and home to several more. Tourism plays a great role in the economy, with more than 5 million visitors stopping by each year to experience all that the city has to offer.  

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