You’ll find everything you need downtown and we've made it even easier with our Living Essentials Guide. Our guide features where you’ll find your groceries, a new doctor and pharmacy, where to do laundry, affordable and unique furniture, auto repair and anything else you could need to make your life downtown a good one.
Finding where you fit in a new city, or even a new neighborhood, can be hard enough without having to take useful time out of your day to sweat the small stuff. That’s what we do here, make Richmond feel like a home with open doors for everyone to join our RVA family. Want to learn more about the downtown Richmond area? Check out our Downtown Richmond Residential Facts & Figures guide!
If you're completely new to the Richmond area, make sure to check out our Downtown Richmond Map! It has everything you need to find to get yourself acquainted with the downtown area.
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You've made the move to downtown Richmond, unpacked all the boxes and you're ready to make your new place a home! Get started with information on how to set up utilities, register with the DMV and get connected to the city.
Downtown Richmond is made up of eight neighborhoods, each with its own identity, history and character. Explore all of downtown RVA's neighborhoods and find out which one is for you:
The Arts District is the heart and home to RVA’s arts and culture bringing together the best elements of Richmond creativity and cultural institutions like art galleries, co-working spaces and social clubs, theatres and more.
The historic Court End neighborhood is known for being home to VCU's impressive Health System and MCV Campus, The Valentine – Richmond's living history museum – and the innovation of VA Bio+Tech Park.
Hub to RVA's workforce, Fortune 500 companies, hotels for business travelers and to our city and state government, downtown's Financial District is the economic epicenter of Richmond and Virginia.
Known as the birthplace of Black entrepreneurship and the "Harlem of the South," Jackson Ward is rich in history, culture and community forging a new wave of creative enterprises and the next generation's creative class.
RVA's fastest growing residential neighborhood and leader in development throughout the Richmond region, Manchester is the newest downtown neighborhood to explore.
The historic and scenic Monroe Ward is a perfect fit for local living and out-of-town visitors looking for a relaxing neighborhood with all the amenities of downtown living.
From historic warehouses turned apartments and the 17th Street Market to the Richmond African Burial Ground and Main Street Station, there's something for everyone to explore in Shockoe Bottom.
Cobblestone streets, specialty shops and the Riverfront Canal Walk make up the picturesque neighborhood of Shockoe Slip and is home to attractions like The First Freedom Center, Riverfront Canal Cruises and more.
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