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Fan District

West Main St and North Boulevard, Richmond, VA
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A walker,s paradise

The Fan is principally a residential area with lots a sidewalks and a variety of architectural... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Judy H
Beautiful, historic residences

One gets a sense of the Southern roots of Richmond in the graceful houses and neighborhoods. And... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival architectural styles predominate along this 85-block-long Victorian historic district.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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West Main St and North Boulevard, Richmond, VA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Fan is principally a residential area with lots a sidewalks and a variety of architectural styles-a feast for the eye while getting exercise. Named for the streets which increase in number as one moves west (fan out), the area was developed in the last...More

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

One gets a sense of the Southern roots of Richmond in the graceful houses and neighborhoods. And DO NOT miss the Jefferson, even if you do not stay there!

Thank gayhayward
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Lovely neighborough, old pretty houses from late 1800s, bricks. Very neat and unique. Nice area to stroll around.

1  Thank Ramona P
Reviewed 5 April 2017

It is a really great area to visit, there is lots of very cool little shops and unique things about the area, you can visit one of the bakeries, antique clothing stores, the dozens of restaurants not just on cary st but places like cuba...More

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Fan is one of the most interesting parts of Richmond, full of beautiful homes, great shops and foods, interesting monuments (including tennis great Arthur Ashe), and more. Easy to find, and convenient to downtown, the art museum, and other attractions, this is part of...More

1  Thank 18554travel
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Called the Fan district because - wait for it - it is in the shape of a fan - wow!! - it is, however, a really nice area to wander around. You'll be in the museum area with the VFAM and VA Historical Society, so...More

1  Thank William B
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I moved to the fan a few years ago and love it! Great neighbors, restaurants/bars, architecture and it's close to all the best things RVA has to offer.

1  Thank Colin B
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a beautiful updated building with historic archives and special collections. The street setting is impressive

Thank papetro
Reviewed 6 December 2016

There is a lot of history there. Old homes and old roads(includes a could of brick roads. There are some good resteraunts and unique stores.

Thank colleenwhittaker19
Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you are driving take your patience with you because everyother road is one way. A lot to look at, the old homes, shops etc..

Thank Roger P
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