Current MLS Listings around VCU
City of Richmond (Zone 10)
VCU's Monroe Park Campus is really what is meant when people say 'VCU.'
The campus sits on the eastern tip of the Fan District and is generally considered to begin around the 1000 block (Harrison Street) and has now expanded across Belvidere Street to the east, Broad Street to the north (into Carver) and across Cary Street to the south (into Oregon Hill).
Here is the key as it relates to housing...VCU is one of two schools in Virginia that actually has no enrollment cap in its charter. In effect, VCU can enroll as many students as it thinks it can effectively educate. While VCU has done a few things to create housing options for students, they really have not kept up with demand. By and large, VCU depends on the private sector to provide housing options for the student population.
As VCU really began its aggressive expansion towards the end of the 1990's and the inability to house all of the full time students really started to be felt, many parents began to take the situation into their own hands and purchase a house or condo in one of the surrounding neighborhoods for their child (or series of children) to live and get some roommates to help offset the expense. When structured correctly, it can help pay for college.