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All About

Living In Richmond, VA

Getting to Know 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.

 

Best Neighborhoods in Richmond

Richmond is known for its charming character, historic homes and wide variety of neighborhoods. Choose from dozens of communities 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 flare, 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

Apartment renters 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 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 Old Dominion Railway Museum. Delve into science at the Science Museum of Richmond, 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.

Cost of Living

Average Rent in Richmond

Mar 20Feb 20Jan 20Dec 19Nov 19Oct 19Sep 19Aug 19Jul 19Jun 19May 19Apr 19
Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
$970$1,266$1,437$1,507
9771,2741,4191,510
1,0241,1311,3461,512
1,0121,1211,3811,490
9821,1371,3891,504
1,0121,1371,3721,494
1,0121,1341,3861,488
1,0281,1171,3771,526
1,0471,1151,3741,506
1,0341,1121,3991,512
9851,1291,4061,525
9791,1241,3961,502
*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.

Education

Top Schools in Richmond

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Enon Elementary School

2001 E Hundred Rd
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Enon Elementary School
10/10
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Gayton Elementary School

12481 Church Rd
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Gayton Elementary School
10/10
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Echo Lake Elementary School

5200 Francistown Rd
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Echo Lake Elementary School
9/10
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Gordon Elementary School

11701 Gordon School Road
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Gordon Elementary School
9/10
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Kaechele Elementary School

5680 Pouncey Tract Rd
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Kaechele Elementary School
9/10
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Nuckols Farm Elementary School

12351 Graham Meadows Dr
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Nuckols Farm Elementary School
9/10
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Rivers Edge Elementary School

11600 Holman Ridge Rd
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Rivers Edge Elementary School
9/10
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Rural Point Elementary School

7161 Studley Road
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Rural Point Elementary School
9/10
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Shady Grove Elementary School

12200 Wyndham Lake Dr
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Shady Grove Elementary School
9/10
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Short Pump Elementary School

3425 Pump Rd
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Short Pump Elementary School
9/10
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Three Chopt Elementary School

1600 Skipwith Rd
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Three Chopt Elementary School
9/10
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Tuckahoe Elementary School

701 Forest Ave
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Tuckahoe Elementary School
9/10
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Twin Hickory Elementary School

4900 Twin Hickory Lake Dr
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Twin Hickory Elementary School
9/10
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Weaver Elementary School

3600 James River Road
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Weaver Elementary School
9/10
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Winterpock Elementary School

9000 Elementary Way Loop
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Winterpock Elementary School
9/10
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Woolridge Elementary School

5401 Timber Bluff Pkwy
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Woolridge Elementary School
9/10
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Holman Middle School

600 Concourse Blvd
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Holman Middle School
9/10
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Chickahominy Middle School

9450 Atlee Station Rd
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Chickahominy Middle School
8/10
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Oak Knoll Middle School

10295 Chamberlayne Rd
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Oak Knoll Middle School
8/10
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Short Pump Middle School

4701 Pouncey Tract Rd
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Short Pump Middle School
8/10
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Tomahawk Creek Middle School

1600 Learning Place Loop
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Tomahawk Creek Middle School
8/10
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Midlothian Middle School

13501 Midlothian Turnpike
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Midlothian Middle School
7/10
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Pocahontas Middle School

12000 Three Chopt Road
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Pocahontas Middle School
7/10
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Robious Middle School

2701 Robious Crossing Dr
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Robious Middle School
7/10
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Swift Creek Middle School

3700 Old Hundred Rd
Grades 6-8 | Public
7/10
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Bailey Bridge Middle School

12501 Bailey Bridge Road
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Bailey Bridge Middle School
6/10
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Byrd Middle School

9400 Quioccasin Rd
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Byrd Middle School
6/10
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Elizabeth Davis Middle School

601 Corvus Court
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Elizabeth Davis Middle School
6/10
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Franklin Military Academy

701 North 37th St
Grades 6-12 | Public
Apartments Near Franklin Military Academy
6/10
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Hungary Creek Middle School

4909 Francistown Rd
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Hungary Creek Middle School
6/10
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Carver Middle School

3800 Cougar Trail
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Carver Middle School
5/10
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Salem Church Middle School

9700 Salem Church Rd
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Salem Church Middle School
5/10
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Cosby High School

14300 Fox Club Parkway
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Cosby High School
10/10
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Open High School

600 South Pine St
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Open High School
10/10
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Deep Run High School

4801 Twin Hickory Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Deep Run High School
9/10
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Glen Allen High School

10700 Staples Mill Road
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Glen Allen High School
8/10
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Godwin High School

2101 Pump Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Godwin High School
8/10
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Midlothian High School

401 Charter Colony Pkwy
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Midlothian High School
8/10
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Richmond Community High School

201 East Brookland Park Blvd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Richmond Community High School
8/10
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Atlee High School

9414 Atlee Station Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Atlee High School
7/10
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Clover Hill High School

13301 Kelly Green Ln
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Clover Hill High School
7/10
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Hanover High School

10307 Chamberlayne Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Hanover High School
7/10
Great Schools®

Franklin Military Academy

701 North 37th St
Grades 6-12 | Public
Apartments Near Franklin Military Academy
6/10
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Freeman High School

8701 Three Chopt Road
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Freeman High School
6/10
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James River High School

3700 James River Road
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near James River High School
6/10
Great Schools®

Lee Davis High School

7052 Mechanicsville Pike
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Lee Davis High School
6/10
Great Schools®

Patrick Henry High School

12449 West Patrick Henry Road
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Patrick Henry High School
6/10
Great Schools®

Powhatan High School

1800 Judes Ferry Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Powhatan High School
6/10
Great Schools®

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