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Old 09-20-2008, 07:50 AM
 
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Default Relocation to Richmond

We are considering a move to Richmond, Virginia and would like advice on neighborhoods. We have two kids in elementary schools and would like an area that is safe, with top schools, and within a commutable distance to downtown Richmond (30 minutes or so). Our budget is around $500-600,000, but could be $100-200,000 higher if needed for the right area. We love older houses (pre-WWII), so an older neighborhood would be a huge plus.

Online, we looked at homes in the Deep Run high school district, but the homes were all newer and the area seemed a little far from downtown.

We also looked at homes in the near West End, but there appeared to be a lot of petty (and not-so-petty) crime, as well as average-to-below average middle and high schools. The homes looked really cool and the area seemed very walkable.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:05 AM
 
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We are considering a move to Richmond, Virginia and would like advice on neighborhoods. We have two kids in elementary schools and would like an area that is safe, with top schools, and within a commutable distance to downtown Richmond (30 minutes or so). Our budget is around $500-600,000, but could be $100-200,000 higher if needed for the right area. We love older houses (pre-WWII), so an older neighborhood would be a huge plus.

Online, we looked at homes in the Deep Run high school district, but the homes were all newer and the area seemed a little far from downtown.

We also looked at homes in the near West End, but there appeared to be a lot of petty (and not-so-petty) crime, as well as average-to-below average middle and high schools. The homes looked really cool and the area seemed very walkable.

Thanks for your help!
Well if your kids are still in elementary school- The Fan would be an option. There is an excellent elementary school called Fox on Strawberry St. The Fan contrary to popular belief- is not crime ridden at all. That area is more Southside Richmond or East End. You can walk to everything.

The problem is, the high schools in Richmond City are not great- and after elementary school, you would need to consider private schooling options or home schools

Another option would be WestHampton. That is not the Far West End, but just about 3.5 miles from The Fan and "Old "West End Richmond. They have lots of nice houses there.

But the average home in that area or the fan starts around at least 400,000$

Short Pump is another option- maybe best for you. Look into Twin Hickory area or Wyndham. Its about 15 mi from the heart of downtown Richmond.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Virginia (again)
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A lot of the good schools are in Western Henrico or Chesterfield County. We live in Wyndham and my daughter goes to Shady Grove which so far we are very pleased with. Maybe you should consider buying a little less house and going the private school route if you really like older neighborhoods.

Here's a link to the VA School Report Card:

https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/reportcard/
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:39 PM
 
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Midlothian, Chesterfield County and Short Pump (Glen Allen).
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:37 PM
 
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Thanks! We've looked at a few homes in Midlothian. Is anyone familiar with the Salisbury neighborhood?
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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Thanks! We've looked at a few homes in Midlothian. Is anyone familiar with the Salisbury neighborhood?
That's where I live. Great neighborhood. I've lived here all my life. I know all about it. Let me know if you have any questions about it or the surrounding area.
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