West End

Suburban in Touch With the City
West End is a great spot for those looking to be near the city but also have some space away from it. West End has a classic suburban feel, yet also commutable to the city of Richmond. University life is thriving. Plenty of students at the University of Richmond live here. The convenient commute makes West End popular for students and commuters. Up north outside of town is Bryan Park, a popular spot for many of the West End locals. Here, many events are hosted throughout the year including various walking trails and even a farmer’s market.

The people of West End have plenty of options to choose from when looking for a place to eat or drink. Many of the eateries near West End are highly rated online and recommended by many in the area. Highly rated restaurants in the area include Stella's, Continental Westhampton, Caturra on Grove, MOSAIC Restaurant, and Osaka Sushi & Steak. Many of the residents of West End like to go out of town to hit up bars in the city. Bars that many of them recommend going to include The Jasper, The Circuit Arcade Bar, GWARbar, and Penny Lane Pub. West End is a popular spot for college students and people looking to live a suburban life while having a quick commute into the city life.
What West End Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.2
value
7.6
amenities
7.6
social
7.1
management
7.8
Median rents in West End
Studio
$
1,100
1 Bedroom
$
1,395
2 Bedroom
$
1,405

Living in
West End

Quiet
Centrally Located
Suburban
University of Richmond
Friendly Neighborhood
Bryan Park
West End — 8.6/10 Rating (based on 28 neighborhood reviews)
The one risk is that the large glass windows and doors offer virtually no barrier to robbery and, with the blinds open, little privacy. The toilets are also excessively efficient, needing to be unclogged very often.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Estates at Horsepen
Great, quiet family neighborhood within a five minute drive of Target and other restaurants. Could be closer to the Fan though
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9
/10
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The Estates at Horsepen
The neighborhood is extremely safe and friendly. I felt completely safe running in my neighborhood and walking my dog.
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7
/10
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Malvern Manor Apartments
Safe, close the law school. Not a ton going on, but convenient.
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9
/10
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The Village at Horsepen
Super safe neighborhood with very active residents
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9
/10
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Malvern Manor Apartments
Great area filled with students and families. Elementary school located nearby, so lots of kids walking. Grocery stores and restaurants within 5 min drive
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8
/10
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The Village at Horsepen
Safe and quiet, but multiple other students live here so it can also be social
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Village at Horsepen
The neighborhood is great! Most of the people you encounter are very friendly. Many people have dogs and children, which make the neighborhood a happy place.

Here and there, you may encounter some strange situations with people but nothing so concerning that you would make you not want to live there.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Village at Horsepen
I love Carytown! It is full of great shops and restaurants. The location of Malvern is in a quiet, tree-lined area next to churches and schools, so there is not usually a lot of traffic.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Malvern Manor Apartments
I've had a great experience living in this area because its close to campus, as well as all of the stores on West Broad Street. Its super safe and quiet.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Estates at Horsepen
Quiet, family neighborhood. Not great if you're looking for a super YOUNG crowd, but definitely good for your average nerdy law student.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Malvern Manor Apartments
Well-located, not far from restaurants. Close to Cary Town, the Fan, Scott's Addition, and the Museum District.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Argon
Right next to Carytown and the fan makes it easy to walk to restaurants and such.
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8
/10
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Malvern Manor Apartments
Very friendly neighborhood. Very pet friendly.
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8
/10
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The Estates at Horsepen
I really enjoy living in the west end. It’s not always the safest but it is a wealthier area and everything is within a 20 minute drive. It’s also about a 7 minute drive to school.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Estates at Horsepen
The neighborhood is part of the Near West End. There is typically not a lot of noise in the area and it is away from the city.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Village at Horsepen
Great area. It is right by the school. It is just a short distance to any of the bars and restaurants.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Estates at Horsepen
Neighbors are friendly and the area is very pet-friendly.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Malvern Manor Apartments
This neighborhood is really pretty and very nice. You have everything you need within a short drive. Almost equal distance between this area, Short Pump, and downtown.
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6
/10
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The Estates at Horsepen
It's a five minute walk to Carytown and an easy drive to UR Law, for my purposes as a student it's great. I have never felt unsafe in the neighborhood.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Malvern Manor Apartments
Great neighborhood! I don't have any major complaints.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Village at Horsepen
Friendly, quiet and pretty safe area.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Estates at Horsepen
The neighborhood is not bad. I do not have any safety concerns.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Village at Horsepen
Great area. Not too close to the bars, but it is the best location to meet the needs of law students. It is the closest complex to the school.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Estates at Horsepen
Very quiet
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Estates at Horsepen
Very close to school, but about 15-20 minutes from many restaurants and nightlife.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Estates at Horsepen
nice neighborhood. about 5 min drive to school.
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10
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The Estates at Horsepen
Very convenient to UR and feels relatively safe.
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8
/10
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The Estates at Horsepen


Getting to Know
West End

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: College Rd to VA-195
North to South Boundaries: I-64 to James River
dining
CookOut Restaurant
Pho So 1
Southerly Restaurant & Patio
Vinny’s Italian Grill Express
grocery
Food Lion
Kroger
Martin’s
Martin’s Food Markets
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
Walmart
fitness
Gold’s Gym
P.U.R.E Yoga
coffee
Starbucks
Starbucks

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