Your Guide to Living in Downtown Richmond

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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Moving In

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.

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Historic Neighborhoods in Downtown Richmond

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:

Arts District

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.

Court End

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.

Financial District

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.

Jackson Ward

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.

Manchester

RVA's fastest growing residential neighborhood and leader in development throughout the Richmond region, Manchester is the newest downtown neighborhood to explore.

Monroe Ward

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.

Shockoe Bottom

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.

Shockoe Slip

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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Public Health Services in Downtown Richmond

  • Daily Planet Health Services and West Grace Health Center at 517 W Grace St, Richmond, VA
  • Primary Care VCU Medical Center at 417 N 11th St, Richmond, VA
  • VCU Emergency Room at 1300 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA

Pharmacies

  • CVS at 2400 E Main St, Richmond, VA
  • CVS at 1007 E Main St, Richmond, VA
  • McGuire Park Pharmacy 2106 E Main St, Richmond, VA
  • Rite-Aid at 520 W Broad St, Richmond, VA

Grocery Stores & Markets in Downtown Richmond

  • Davis Market at 301 W Grace St, Richmond, VA
  • Farm Fresh at 2320 E Main St, Richmond, VA
  • Pop’s Market on Grace at 415 E Grace St, Richmond, VA
  • Shockoe Heights Market at 2000 E Main St, Richmond, VA
  • Stella’s Grocery at 109 E Grace St, Richmond, VA

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Gyms in Downtown Richmond

  • 10th Street YMCA at 919 E Main St, Richmond, VA
  • Adya Yoga and Ayurveda at 1801 E Broad St, Richmond, VA
  • Downtown YMCA at 2 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA
  • Island Yoga Fitness at 1229 Hull St, Richmond, VA
  • MCV Recreational Center at 900 Turpin St, Richmond, VA
  • Richmond Balance at 1806 E Main St, Richmond, VA
  • Richmond City Yoga at 212 E Clay St, Richmond, VA
  • RVA Pilates at 211-A N 18th St, Richmond, VA
  • Shockoe Bottom CrossFit at 121 N 18th St, Richmond, VA
  • Shockoe Slip Yoga at 1307 E Cary St, Richmond, VA
  • Twisted Yoga at 115 N 20th St, Richmond, VA
  • Upstream BJJ at 207 N 3rd St, Richmond, VA
  • BareSOUL Yoga at 13 S. 13th St, Richmond, VA
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Banks & ATMs

  • Bank of America at 1111 E Main St, Richmond, VA
  • BB&T at 901 E Byrd St, Richmond, VA
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond at 701 E Byrd St, Richmond, VA
  • Park Sterling Bank at 901 E Cary St, Richmond, VA
  • Premier Bank, Inc. at 320 N 1st St, Richmond, VA
  • South State Bank at 901 E Cary St, Richmond, VA
  • SunTrust ATM at 206 E Main St, Richmond, VA
  • SunTrust at 919 E Main St, Richmond, VA
  • TowneBank at 800 E Canal St, Richmond, VA
  • Union Bank & Trust at 1051 E Cary St, Richmond, VA
  • Wells Fargo Bank at 122 E Grace St, Richmond, VA
  • Wells Fargo Bank at 1021 E Cary St, Richmond, VA
  • Wells Fargo Bank at 401 N 11th St, Richmond, VA

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Salons and Barber Shops in Downtown Richmond

  • Authentic African Braiding Center at 415 W Grace St, Richmond, VA
  • Avenue 42 Style Studio at 16 E Main St, Richmond, VA
  • Belcher's Barber Shop at 909 E Main St, Richmond, VA
  • Bond Hairstyles Unlimited at 10 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA
  • Canvas the Salon at 212 E Clay St, Richmond, VA
  • Curl Salon LLC at 1108 E Main St, Richmond, VA
  • Eric's Hair Studio at 302 E Grace St, Richmond, VA
  • Executive Barber Shop at 701 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA
  • Genesis Barbershop at 200 E Grace St, Richmond, VA
  • John Marshall Barber Shop at 502 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA
  • Luv My Hair at 105 E Main St, Richmond, VA
  • Parlor Salon at 115 W Broad St, Richmond, VA
  • Razors Downtown at 3 S 12th St, Richmond, VA
  • Salon Vivace in The Jefferson Hotel at 101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA
  • Supreme Hairstyling Boutique at 117 E Grace St, Richmond, VA
  • Tigers Eye Hair Studio at 316 N 2nd St, Richmond, VA
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Laundry Services

  • Bank’s Coin Laundry at 419 Brook Rd, Richmond, VA
  • Elite Cleaners at 801 E Main St, Richmond, VA
  • Moizelle Cleaners & Launderers at 410 N 1st St, Richmond, VA
  • Shockoe Bottom Cleaners at 1805 E Broad St, Richmond, VA

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Car & Bike Repair

  • Island Import Services at 2001 E Main St, Richmond, VA
  • Leete Tire and Auto Center at 12 S 2nd St, Richmond, VA
  • Saabtech LLC at 208 N 21st St, Richmond, VA
  • Scott Motor Co. at 123 N 18th St, Richmond, VA
  • Shift Bicycles at 113 N 18th St, Richmond, VA

Gas Stations

  • 7-Eleven at 122 S Belvidere St, Richmond, VA
  • BP Fas Mart at 2600 E Main St, Richmond, VA
  • Exxon at 1701 E Broad St, Richmond, VA

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Places of Worship

  • Ashbury Church Hll United Methodist Church at 32 N 29th St, Richmond, VA
  • Ebenezer Baptist Church at 216 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA
  • Goodwill Baptist Church at 410 N Monroe St, Richmond, VA
  • Hood Temple Ame ZION Church at 16 W Clay St, Richmond, VA
  • New Light Baptist Church at 2000 E Broad St, Richmond, VA
  • Pine Street Baptist Church at 400 S Pine St, Richmond, VA
  • Refuge Temple Assembly-Yahweh at 512 N 1st St, Richmond, VA
  • Second Presbyterian Church at 5 N 5th St, Richmond, VA
  • Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 14 W Duval St, Richmond, VA
  • St. John's Church at 2401 E Broad St, Richmond, VA
  • St. Peter's Catholic Church at 800 E Gract St, Richmond, VA