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The Shockoe Bottom
Neighborhood

From stunning buildings and skyscrapers to world-class entertainment centers, Downtown Richmond is a delightful place to move into at any time. As one of its historic neighborhoods, Shockoe Bottom offers a mix of the old and the new to locals and newcomers alike.

Authentic, Energetic Living in Downtown Richmond

What’s it like to live in Downtown Richmond?

Ask any Richmonder, and they’ll typically answer with any of these words—authentic, energetic, creative, and belonging.
When you live in Downtown Richmond, you choose how you want to live. Whether you’re pursuing a career in art or business, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore your passion through a variety of facilities. When you need help, the residents have your back.

Just along James River is the quaint neighborhood of Shockoe Bottom. As one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, Shockoe Bottom boasts a rich history as a commercial and industrial hub. With historic sites combined with modern elements—as well as a variety of restaurants, shopping centers, and entertainment—you’re in for authentic, energetic, and creative living.

Exploring the City

Downtown Richmond is home to a diverse set of Richmonders—from baby boomers living through retirement to millennials looking for a place to live near school or work. With commercial facilities steps from your front door, you can choose to walk or take the bike to work, explore the city, meet friends, or relax on your own.

The neighborhood doesn’t disappoint when it comes to stunning attractions. Just within close reach are historical places like the Museum of the Confederacy, Mason’s Hall, and the Edgar Allan Poe Museum.

Walking along the neighborhood will bring a sight of specialty stores and restaurants all along the block. Overlooking the James River is Shockoe Bottom’s Canal Walk, which provides a stunning view of the waterway.

Living Comfortably in Downtown Richmond

Whether you are buying or leasing a home in Downtown Richmond, you’ll have plenty of options—from restored historic buildings to sleek townhomes. Urban living in the area offers the usual modern comforts—air-conditioned properties, fireplaces, garages—and more, like breathtaking views on rooftop decks. Living essentials are also easily accessible, from grocery stores to health services.

With a quaint neighborhood that allows you to live whatever lifestyle you want, Downtown Richmond will instantly make you feel at home.

Get in Touch With Us

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