Downtown RVA

Annual Events that Happen in this Area

  • Richmond Folk Festival
  • Que Pasa Festival
  • Broad Appétit
  • Dominion Riverrock
  • Festival of India

What's Coming to Downtown RVA

If you enjoy urban living with historical flair, the Downtown area is for you. You can choose to live in a historic row/town home in Jackson Ward, a modern condo/loft residence with breathtaking rooftop views of the city and the Mighty James, or you can opt for a funky contemporary number for a standout dwelling. The city bustles during the day and then once the 9-5'ers have gone to happy hour and home, the denizens of downtown are enjoying the great dining and arts in the area. Shockoe Bottom is nightlife central on the weekends with its many guests looking for a stiff cocktail and some dancing. Bridal parties have been known to litter the streets from the nearby hotels. Monroe Ward is sprinkled with apartment buildings housing VCU students and is very pretty walk along Franklin Street. 

Notable Neighborhoods

  • Jackson Ward
  • Shockoe Bottom/Slip/Valley
  • Monroe Ward
  • Midtown


  • Condos/Lofts
  • Contemporary/Modern
  • Greek Revival Town and Row Houses

Fab 5 Features

  • Valentine Museum
  • Arts District
  • The Jefferson Hotel
  • Dominion Arts Center
  • Richmond Ballet

5 and Dine

  • Rappahanock
  • Black Sheep
  • Saison
  • Cafe Rustica
  • Comfort

5 Experiences

  • Visit Quirk Hotel for their Wine Table Tuesdays
  • Go to 1st Fridays and see local artists/galleries
  • Visit The Jefferson Hotel and do Brunch or enjoy their Happy Hour specials in this historic hotel
  • Walk or Run the Canal Walk, Belle Isle, Brown Island
  • Go to a show at The National

5 and Firsty

  • Wong Gonzalez
  • Champion Brewery
  • Penny Lane Pub
  • Siné
  • Rosie O'Connolly