Homes for Sale in The Fan
City of Richmond (Zone 10)
The Fan is RVA's equivalent to the 800 lb. gorilla. (listings below)
As RVA neighborhoods go, it is the most important and most powerful (and arguably the best organized) in the Metro. With a long and important architectural history and 'world renown' streets such as Monument Avenue, The Fan District continues to thrive and set the standard for all other neighborhoods in the entire Metro.
The Fan District is so named due to the fact that its street 'fan out' as they extend west from Monroe Park and Downtown. Originally, what is now the Fan (and Museum District) was considered 'The West End' due its western location relative to the City. This has obviously changed as the City has grown. The Fan District begins in around the 1000 block west (at the end of VCU's Monroe Park Campus) and ends at roughly the 2800-2900 block west. Not all, but many of the major streets in the Fan, also carry east addresses when they cross Foushee in Monroe Ward so it is not uncommon for someone less familiar with the city to call in a panic when they are on the wrong end of Grace Street, Franklin, Broad, Main or Cary and unable to find the correct address. The more residential Fan streets such as Floyd, Grove, Hanover, Stuart and Park only exist west of Harrison.
The Fan district has an incredibly high walkability factor and besides the inherent beauty and history of a mature urban neighborhood, it is one of its greatest strengths. With corner markets, restaurants and local pubs, coffee shops and several green spaces, The Fan District offers the ability to leave the car parked and walk in any direction and find something to do. There are several nodes within the Fan that have a higher density of entertainment options such as Robinson Street, Strawberry Street, Meadow Street and along Cary and Main, but overall, it is rarely more than a few block walk to grab a bite or a gallon of milk.
The large majority of the housing stock in the Fan are parlor-driven attached row homes with differing influences. The majority of the homes were built in a period from the early 1920's into the 1940's. The styles and scopes of the housing stock changes dramatically when Monument Avenue (and to some extent, Grace Street) are made a part of the conversation.
For a more detailed street-by-street breakdown of Fan District Homes, check out our page dedicated to Richmond Fan Real Estate.