The city of Richmond, Virginia is divided into distinct neighborhoods with unique flavor, one of which is known as the Museum District, one of Richmond’s top three most desirable neighborhoods in which to live. The Museum District takes up less than half a mile, tucked between the Boulevard on the east and I-95 on the west. The north sides are bounded by Monument Avenue and Broad Street, while Carytown close in the south side. Most of the area, which is anchored by the six-block collection of museums, including The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as well as the Virginia Historical Society. The community is also referred to as Upper Fan, or West of the Boulevard. The Museum District has a charming atmosphere combined with convenient access to shops, businesses, restaurants, schools, parks, and recreation.
Although there is some history embedded into the area prior to to the turn of the twentieth century, much of residential development in the Museum District took place between 1895 and 1940, so the architectural styles and neighborhood designs reflect those of the eras during which they were built. Much of the community is comprised of vibrant townhouses, stacked and lined along sidewalks that unfold within walking distance of almost anything you might need, and a few things to do just for fun. Living in the Museum District, you can walk to the post office, bank, library, grocery store, and more.
There are approximately 3,437 residents nesting in the Museum District in Richmond, Virginia. Residents enjoy an average annual household income of around $50,397, considerably higher than the state’s average annual household income of around $39,906. Detached houses in the Museum District hold average values of around $386,875 while townhouses hold average values of around $296,879.
There are several schools in the area that include public and private school options. The two public schools in the Museum District are governed by Richmond City Public Schools include John B. Cary Elementary and Albert Hill Middle School. John B. Cary Elementary educates approximately 295 students each year that are in grades pre-k through fifth. Albert Hill Middle School has an estimated 506 students each year in grades six through eight. Furthermore, the Museum District is home to St. Benedict and St. Gertrude, two of the area’s longest standing and most esteemed parochial schools.
The Museum District, encompassing .387 square miles in the 23221 zip code is a comfortable community steeped in art, history, and culture. Celebrating diversity in architectural styles and community composition, the Museum District hosts several civil events each year including block parties, cleanup efforts, town meetings, and more.
Museums in the district include Agecroft Hall, Science Museum of Virginia, the headquarters of Folk Art Society of America, Children’s Museum of Richmond, Museum of the Confederacy, and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
The Museum District in Richmond, Virginia is infused with community spirit, an area where neighbors enjoy chatting on front porches or out on evening walks at sunset with the young ones or the family dog.
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