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Old 12-20-2008, 08:57 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

I'll be moving down to Richmond sometime around June. Anyone have ideas which neighborhoods that might be most suitable for a young professional? So far I've looked into Shockoe and the Fan.

I guess the max I would like to spend is about $1k/month. As for the location it would be nice to have restaurants and some nightlife near by and maybe even a grocery store.

Thanks!
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:19 PM
 
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Where will you be working, and who are you working for?
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:26 PM
 
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I'll be at MCV
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:17 PM
 
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Well then that's about it. Welcome to Richmond.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:57 AM
 
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I've been reading this forum quite a bit lately and am finally starting to get it. I'll be heading down to Richmond in a few months and need to get moving on finding an apartment.

I was down there in December and checked out a few neighborhoods. I'd say my favorite is Shockoe. Although, I have to say I was kind of surprised with the cost of rentals in the converted warehouses.. I thought things would be a bit cheaper down there. However, I think I found a pretty sick deal in the Bottom right around the 17th Street Farmers Market. Any thoughts of the area? Is it safe? Whats the nightlife/food scene around there?

I do appreciate everyones' help
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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I've been reading this forum quite a bit lately and am finally starting to get it. I'll be heading down to Richmond in a few months and need to get moving on finding an apartment.

I was down there in December and checked out a few neighborhoods. I'd say my favorite is Shockoe. Although, I have to say I was kind of surprised with the cost of rentals in the converted warehouses.. I thought things would be a bit cheaper down there. However, I think I found a pretty sick deal in the Bottom right around the 17th Street Farmers Market. Any thoughts of the area? Is it safe? Whats the nightlife/food scene around there?

I do appreciate everyones' help
That area is pretty safe. The dangerous areas of Richmond are mostly along Jeff Davis HWY south of the River, and in the far East End- Upper Church Hill.

I would also reccomend The Fan. But Shockoe Slip would be a lot closer to MCV and all the goings on.

Lots of nightlife in that area- good restaurants and some coffee shops.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:32 PM
 
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Just browsing Craigslist for me own housing search I've come across some properties within your price range that you may like to look at.

DISCLAIMER: I, like yourself, am not originally from Richmond. That being said, hopefully other forum users can kind of filter the properties I post as being in a good or not-so-good location, etc...and I trust they will.

Great Loft Style Apartments Downtown (http://richmond.craigslist.org/apa/1059231791.html - broken link) : $740 / 2br - Great Loft Style Apartments Downtown (Shockoe Bottom)
Seems pretty nice, but for that price it isn't really a "luxury" condo that one might want, as evident by the kitchen that leaves a bit to be desired.

Church Hill Historic Area/MCV, Very Nice Renovation. (http://richmond.craigslist.org/apa/1058899156.html - broken link) $800 / 2br - Church Hill Historic Area/MCV, Very Nice Renovation. (419 N. 26th Street)

Free Rent Special! Great Location! Won't Last Long! (http://richmond.craigslist.org/apa/1058878381.html - broken link) $1050 / 1br - Free Rent Special! (Near MCV/Downtown/The Bottom)

Huge 2 Bedroom with Loft! Lots of Freebies! (http://richmond.craigslist.org/apa/1058884615.html - broken link) $1275 / 2br - Huge 2 Bedroom with Loft! Lots of Freebies! (2823 East Main Street/Church Hill/Bottom)
A bit more than you stated you wanted to pay, but if having a roommate is an option, then this may be something to consider.

Luxury 2 story loft, cable, internet, granite. RENT SPECIALS! (http://richmond.craigslist.org/apa/1058778035.html - broken link) $975 / 2br - Luxury 2 story loft, cable, internet, granite. RENT SPECIALS! (Manchester/downtown/river)
Possibly a bit further than you wanted to be from MCV, but not really that far of a commute and closer than the Fan I would guess

Luxury lofts with granite, cable, internet included + 1 MONTH FREE (http://richmond.craigslist.org/apa/1058755386.html - broken link) $825 / 1br - Luxury lofts with granite, cable, internet included + 1 MONTH FREE (Shockoe Bottom)
Seems pretty nice and you can see MCV from the building so I guess that pretty close.

Huge Loft Apartment, Great Views (http://richmond.craigslist.org/apa/1058462350.html - broken link) $1000 / 2br - Huge Loft Apartment, Great Views (Downtown) Broad at Foushee


Again, hopefully fellow Richmonders can give some insight into whether or not any of the locations are desirable or less-than-desirable...because Im certainly not qualified to make such calls...
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Old 06-20-2009, 05:33 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

Finally moved to Richmond and am looking for some fun things to do. Anyone have any ideas? So far my experience in the south has been great. Every person I've met has been so nice and friendly. Certainly a big change from NY.

Thanks for your help
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:57 PM
 
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Can you tell us more about what kind of things you are looking to do? Outdoors, cultural, dining, nightlife? Also, what part of town did you end up moving to? If you're in the City limits, there's usually a good number of options within walking/biking distance.
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