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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Richmond

the neighborhood is close to a lot of things, schools, a church, grocery stores, donut shops. Although there are a lot of people they mostly stay to themselves

I actually don't like my neighborhood. At some time it was probably nice but now it's just a place to live. There are convenience stores and a grocery store nearby.

There are lots of places that you can go and having fun like bars and restaurants. And there are many lovely views you can watch and relax. And the buildings is very nice and beautiful.

I like how it is walking distance from my graduate medical campus. I like the coffee shop that is a 10 minute walk from my place. I also like the view of the city at night.

Close to the interstate, bars & restaurants. Also close to 3 grocery stores, a 7-11, Wawa & a Sheetz is being built.

There are walkable streets. Its near a university. There are restarants nearby. Also therir museums closeby.

Who Lives Here

Richmond Demographics

Education

High School

24%

Associate's

16%

Bachelor's

16%

Master's

7%

Doctorate

36%

Family Size

2 people

51%

3 people

24%

4 people

15%

5 people

6%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

52%

50-100k

26%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

5%

200k+

6%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

11%

20-45

42%

45-65

24%

65+

13%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Richmond?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Dec '23$1195$1494$1700$1762
Nov '23$1218$1495$1727$1762
Oct '23$1252$1448$1752$1822
Sep '23$1229$1495$1771$1949
Aug '23$1285$1495$1775$1995
Jul '23$1285$1497$1786$2001
Jun '23$1295$1500$1823$1953
May '23$1315$1471$1735$2217
Apr '23$1299$1460$1721$2152
Mar '23$1270$1432$1758$2071
Feb '23$1257$1437$1763$2200
Jan '23$1275$1475$1832$2139
Dec '22$1305$1472$1664$1977

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Richmond

Richmond Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

27%

15-30 Mins

50%

30-40 Mins

14%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5757

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 39 of 60 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 31 of 60 renters

Percentage: 5555

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 44 of 60 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Richmond

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 16% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 7% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Richmond's coffee shop scene.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Richmond looks good for nightlife.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 47% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Richmond is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 38% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 44% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 22% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 14% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in Richmond.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 13% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Richmond scores high for health and fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 10% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Richmond is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 17% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Richmond Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 55 of 60 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 51 of 60 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 46 of 60 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 46 of 60 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 44 of 60 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 43 of 60 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 42 of 60 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 42 of 60 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 41 of 60 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 39 of 60 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 35 of 60 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 32 of 60 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 32 of 60 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 31 of 60 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 34 of 60 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 36 of 60 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 39 of 60 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 42 of 60 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 44 of 60 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 46 of 60 renters

Richmond Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Richmond

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

Renter Articles

All About

Living in Richmond, VA

Everything to Know about finding apartments for rent in Richmond, VA

Located on the historic James River, the city of Richmond is considered to be the grand capital of old Virginia. Steeped in Civil War history, the city has also enjoyed some modernization in recent years, and now boasts an eclectic mix of young and old. Though long associated with Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson, the urban area is currently home to many excellent museums and fine-arts establishments. It is the perfect combination of history and modernity, so start hunting for apartments for rent in Richmond.

BEST NEIGHBORHOODS IN RICHMOND

Richmond is known for its charming character, historic homes and wide variety of neighborhoods. Choose from dozens of communities with apartments for rent in Richmond to find one that fits your needs, whether you're searching for easy transportation access, affordability, historic surroundings or a lively dining and nightlife scene. Take a look at our favorite neighborhoods:

  • Fan District: Home to Virginia Commonwealth University, the Fan District is bustling with young, vibrant college students and also features a host of historic homes.
  • Museum District: This neighborhood is known for its artistic flair, historic focus, easy walkability and proximity to Carytown's "Mile of Style."
  • Shockoe Bottom: Loft apartments in converted warehouses are popular in Shockoe Bottom, which is within walking distance of downtown and the local farmer's market.
  • Monroe Ward: Located in downtown, Monroe Ward is characterized by a varied group of residents and a host of nearby restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

RICHMOND APARTMENTS

Those looking at apartments in Richmond, Virginia enjoy easy access to plenty of beautifully built structures with top-rated amenities. With Apartment Guide, residents can research various communities until they find one that suits them. Having found a new place for themselves and their families, they can soon begin the move-in work without stress or worry. Apartment Guide makes the search for apartments in Richmond a breeze.

PET-FRIENDLY PARKS IN RICHMOND

While Richmond's verdant green spaces make it easy to take your furry friend on a walk, dog parks like Ruff House Dog Park at Rockwood Park provide exciting socialization opportunities for your pet. Many restaurants allow dogs to join you on the patio.

FREE THINGS TO DO IN RICHMOND

You'll find plenty of free things to do in Richmond, including museums, historical monuments and outdoor activities. Be sure to take a tour of the Virginia Capitol and Executive Mansion, designed by Thomas Jefferson and home to the country's oldest legislative assembly.

FOR RICHMOND FAMILIES WITH KIDS

If you're looking for family-friendly activities in Richmond, the kids will love hand-feeding the giraffes and seeing thousands of exotic animals like tigers, orangutans and rhinos at the Metro Richmond Zoo. The public school system in Richmond County is home to several notable schools, including Mary Munford Elementary School, George W. Carver Elementary School and Open High School.

HISTORY AND MUSEUMS

As the capital of the old Confederacy, Richmond honors its unique heritage through a number of world-class museums. The White House and Museum of the Confederacy and the Tredegar Iron Works are both popular attractions. You can also visit museums unrelated to the Civil War, including the Virginia Holocaust Museum and the Richmond Railroad Museum. Delve into science at the Science Museum of Virginia, which features live demos and the Dome, a giant planetarium with high-definition visuals.

PARKS AND RECREATION

For outdoor lovers, there is also much to do in the surrounding landscape. Belle Isle and Brown's Island are both beautiful recreational areas located in the middle of the James River. Plant lovers, meanwhile, can visit the Joseph Bryan Park Azalea Garden and the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Thrill-seekers can enjoy rides at nearby Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens amusement parks.

GETAWAYS FROM RICHMOND

Richmond's location near the east coast makes the beach an easy vacation destination. Drive less than two hours to reach top-rated areas like Chesapeake Beach and Virginia Beach. If you'd rather spend your free time touring Washington D.C., the nation's capital is just a two-hour drive away.

Find Apartments for rent in Richmond, VA

Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Richmond that match your needs.