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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.



Frequently Asked Questions About Richmond

What is the average rent in Richmond?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Richmond is $1,202 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $1,304 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $1,547 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Richmond?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Richmond is $1,304

Are there any cheap apartments for rent in Richmond?

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