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The Fan is Richmond's premier address

The Fan is a district near the centre of Richmond, so called because of its shape. Although it is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
So many restaurants

The Fan has so much to offer, so many places to go, and so many choices for restaurants. Definitely... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
Tracy S
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Findlay, Ohio
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Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival architectural styles predominate along this 85-block-long Victorian historic district.
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West Main St and North Boulevard, Richmond, VA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Fan is a district near the centre of Richmond, so called because of its shape. Although it is primarily residential, it has numerous restaurants and other service businesses.The Fan's charm derives from the fact that the picturesque housing stock, which dates principally from the...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed July 3, 2018

The Fan has so much to offer, so many places to go, and so many choices for restaurants. Definitely the place to go if you are looking for delicious local fare.

1  Thank Tracy S
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Close to museums, galleries and restaurants. Shopping in Carytown. Covenient to grocery stores like Aldi's and Kroger plus specialty shops.

1  Thank Shenandoah3
Reviewed May 22, 2018

A wonderful residential area in Richmond. Turn of the century and latter houses renovated with loving care. Many unique neighborhood businesses nestled within. A good way to spend an afternoon strolling.

1  Thank K O
Reviewed April 29, 2018

It's filled with culture and beautiful architecture. Home to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Virginia Historical Society, with street after street of beautifully restored rowhouses. Worth a visit even if you only drive through the area.

1  Thank Roma M
Reviewed April 2, 2018

So much to do and see and is so walkable that we had a blast. We ate at some great restaurants (I will review all!), had drinks at some lively bars, sampled some delicious ice cream, and had divine desserts. We are jealous of the...More

2  Thank SusB962
Reviewed March 3, 2018

my wife and i found the fan area to be interesting and a funfilled place to spend the afternoon.there r many fine places to enjoy a meal,and just watch all the visitiors.

1  Thank oldjeep96
Reviewed March 3, 2018

This residential area running on the east from VCU main campus to the blvd on the west. Narrower on the east and fans out as you head west. The homes are mainly 1880's to 1920's. We often walk through area after being at VMFA or...More

1  Thank M C
Reviewed December 7, 2017

This is an interesting area bordered by the Museum District and Monument Avenue with plenty of older, historical homes to look at. Well worth doing and when you finish walking, you can head to nearby Carytown for some lunch!

2  Thank rduinc
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Walking along this and Monument Boulevard is certainly worth a visitor's time. The homes are beautifully kept and historically preserved with lovely gardens.

Thank Patricia K
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