Downtown Richmond

Heart of Richmond
Downtown is known as the central business district in Richmond. It is flourishing with culture and offers plenty to do! The Edgar Allen Poe Museum is a popular spot for art lovers. Edgar Allen Poe himself used to live on the same block. It now honors his long-lasting legacy. The Virginia War Memorial nearby is one of the more prominent historical landmarks, opened back in 1956. Monroe Park is another attraction on the outskirts of town. It is packed with different events, rallies, and holds historical statues.

Downtown has a very exciting restaurant and bar scene. Common spots for a happy hour after work or a night out include Citizen, Cobblestone Bar & Grill, The Hard Shell, Morton's The Steakhouse, and Southern Railway Taphouse. Bars to get a drink at including Penny Lane Pub, Rosie Connolly's Pub Restaurant, Old City Bar, The Local Eatery and Pub, and GWARbar. Downtown Richmond is a great choice for city life with plenty of hotspots in the surrounding area to enjoy.
What Downtown Richmond Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.8
value
7.5
amenities
7.0
social
7.7
management
8.0
Median rents in Downtown Richmond
Studio
$
1,055
1 Bedroom
$
1,180
2 Bedroom
$
1,725

Living in
Downtown Richmond

Centrally Located
Exciting Restaurants and Bars
Public Transit
Historic
Shockoe Bottom
Parks
VCU
Downtown Richmond — 8.5/10 Rating (based on 13 neighborhood reviews)
Some parts may seem sketchy, but not as much as if you further downtown. It is a very becoming place, and there are lots of young people living around. Plus, it is still in the VCU vicinity, and thus it policed by their police, not only Richmond police. There is a public library around the corner; amazing restaurant, and a famous historical inn.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Richmond Arts
Shockoe Bottom has a decent restaurant/bar scene as well as some clubs. It's close to downtown so if you're working there it's a good option. Rent is getting steeper as more investment is made in the surrounding communities so that's worth watching. There's only one (overpriced) grocery store nearby and public transportation leaves a lot to be desired but that's supposedly changing. The area has a ton of character and the flip side to more investment in the area is greater amenities.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Lofts at Shiplock Watch
It is close/basically on VCU campus so those areas aren't too unsafe. However, certain areas are very sketchy. Right behind our apartment feels very unsafe. Lots of restaurants nearby on Broad St.
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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Berkshire Apartments
Love the neighborhood. It's only growing/expanding. Close to work for most people. Not noisy at all. Farm Fresh grocery store is nearby (a 20min walk, or short uber away).
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Locks
Parking is awful, but the cultural/social/restaurant/bar and club scene is amazing.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Cobblestone Commons
there are multiple bars and restaurants in walking distance.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Overview
Everything's been good
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Locks
It's kind of on the border with downtown; but we are surrounded by growing trendy restaraunt scene, city library, and classy Franklin street neighborhood (VCU area with its security). Thus, although there are homeless people walking around, generally, I don't feel unsafe walking by myself in the evening. In short, it's not as dangerous as people may think, but of course it is not perfect.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Linden Tower
The neighborhood is close to the medical campus for VCU which is great for my roommate being a dental student. one block from a farm fresh and numerous little restaurants within walking distance. One con is the train down there is loud but I have gotten used to it and it doesnt wake me up.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
American Cigar Lofts
I love city center but prefer Jackson ward. It’s great to be so close to every neighborhood, walking distance to Shockoe Bottom and he fan!
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10
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Residences at the John Marshall
This isn't the safest of neighborhoods, but it s very conveniently located close to campus and has a bunch of good restaurants, bars and public transit in the vicinity!
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8
/10
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The Towers on Franklin
Near a lot of restaurants, bars, and green space. Good for young professionals.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Cobblestone Commons
Lots of young people around. bars/restaurants/parks nearby
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Dill Building


Getting to Know
Downtown Richmond

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Colorado Ave to Williamsburg Ave
North to South Boundaries: N Belvidere St to James River
dining
23rd & Main
Addis Ethiopian Restaurant
Bottoms Up Pizza
Capital Ale House Downtown
Havana 59
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Urban Farmhouse
grocery
Farm Fresh
Kroger
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
fitness
Richmond Balance
Shockoe Slip Yoga
parks
Great Shiplock Park
Monroe Park
Patrick Henry Park
coffee
Liquid Cafe'
Sefton Coffee Company
Shockoe Espresso & Roastery

Best Apartments
in Downtown Richmond


1 Bed $1,000
2 Beds $1,500

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1 Bed $1,095

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1 Bed $1,099
2 Beds $1,499

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1 Bed $1,075

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1 Bed $810
2 Beds $1,000
3 Beds $1,500

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Studio $850
1 Bed $1,000
2 Beds $1,575

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