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Old 02-28-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Everyone who responded needs to shut up and keep your comments for people who want to move to the suburbs.

*Ahem*

So you want a busy lifestyle with lots of people around? Well, I'd pick the fan for you then, although it's probably not as big as Williamsburg, NYC (never been). You can definitely find a cheap place to live for $800-900/mo in the Fan. You might also want to try Oregon Hill and Carver, where lots of VCU students are moving since prices in the Fan are going up. Also, Jackson Ward is currently in transition. It used to be an historically black neighborhood, often referred to as "the Harlem of the South" back in the day. Church Hill may also be a place of interest; a lot of young grad students at MCV, or recent college graduates with young children live there (though it is also one of those neighborhoods that used to be "ghetto" so there might still be some remnants of that).

Overall Richmond is growing tremendously. Drive anywhere in downtown Richmond and just look at all of the places being renovated, rebuilt, and restored, then think to yourself "what will Richmond be like after everything is brought back to life 5 years from now?". (And besides Richmond's buildings have some of the best architecture of any other city that I can think of in the USA). One thing to say about Richmond's neighborhoods is that the apt's down here used to be HOMES for the extremely wealthy back in the day, so the buildings are just gorgeous, trust me.

This recession is will be good for Richmond in the long term because now is the time for those fat cats with huge wallets to invest in rebuilding a place like Richmond.

Additionally, just to throw in there, Richmond recently got a new music venue downtown called The National, I've been there multiple times. It's an historic building (along with every other freakin building down here, heh), so the inside is EXTREMELY gorgeous and intricate. A lot of local and non-local bands play there. You can see it's upcoming schedule here: The National - Richmond, VA - Schedule

Oh and you won't find any backwards thinking amongst the youth (<35). And that's all that I'm going to say about that.
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:44 AM
 
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I was born in NYC and raised in Richmond, so I have a good idea of both cities. Some parts of Richmond (The Fan, Carytown, VCU, Shockoe Bottom) is okay for "hispster". However, you must realize that NOWHERE has a population like NYC. Everything is in Richmon is on a smaller, slower scale because there are not as many people. You will have to do research online to find things to do (as opposed to wallking around Wiliamsburg). All-in-All, you can survive Richmond once you get used to it. Also, do remember that you are 2 hours from DC which could make a good weekend trip for the stuff that you are in to.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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I was born in NYC and raised in Richmond, so I have a good idea of both cities. Some parts of Richmond (The Fan, Carytown, VCU, Shockoe Bottom) is okay for "hispster". However, you must realize that NOWHERE has a population like NYC. Everything is in Richmon is on a smaller, slower scale because there are not as many people. You will have to do research online to find things to do (as opposed to wallking around Wiliamsburg). All-in-All, you can survive Richmond once you get used to it. Also, do remember that you are 2 hours from DC which could make a good weekend trip for the stuff that you are in to.
DC is a waste of time. Everything you need here is in Richmond. I would rather even go to Norfolk than DC.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:29 AM
 
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DC is a waste of time. Everything you need here is in Richmond. I would rather even go to Norfolk than DC.
I lived in Richmond for a while in my 20s, after having just lived in NYC. I thought it was a neat place - beautiful architecture in the Fan and West End, nice restaurants and parks, more than enough things to do on the weekends if you made an effort, and a slower pace of life that was - at the time - quite welcome.

The one thing that I despised was the fact that many Richmonders - after patting themselves on the back for their civility and good manners - just could not shut up about how much they hated DC and NoVa (and, somewhat less frequently, NYC and Atlanta). The chip on their shoulders was truly enormous. The sad thing was that the feelings were not reciprocated, so it wasn't like there was a decent rivalry.

Richmonder27 - you definitely know how to bring back the memories.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I lived in Richmond for a while in my 20s, after having just lived in NYC. I thought it was a neat place - beautiful architecture in the Fan and West End, nice restaurants and parks, more than enough things to do on the weekends if you made an effort, and a slower pace of life that was - at the time - quite welcome.

The one thing that I despised was the fact that many Richmonders - after patting themselves on the back for their civility and good manners - just could not shut up about how much they hated DC and NoVa (and, somewhat less frequently, NYC and Atlanta). The chip on their shoulders was truly enormous. The sad thing was that the feelings were not reciprocated, so it wasn't like there was a decent rivalry.

Richmonder27 - you definitely know how to bring back the memories.

Well, bless your heart!
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Virginia Livin', Maryland Dreamin'.
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Why Richmond though?..doesnt seem to fit you, alot of ignorance out in Richmond
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:37 PM
 
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Why Richmond though?..doesnt seem to fit you, alot of ignorance out in Richmond
^That's ignorant
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:01 PM
 
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dont move to richmond! you need to watch that tv show crime 360 its all about crime and murder in richmond va. move to maryland or alexandria va. trust me
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:02 PM
 
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dont noone comment me cause its the truth.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:18 PM
 
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dont move to richmond! you need to watch that tv show crime 360 its all about crime and murder in richmond va. move to maryland or alexandria va. trust me
Do you live in the Richmond area? Not all the areas are bad.
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