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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Shockoe Bottom is a neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia with a population of 2,365. Shockoe Bottom is in Richmond City County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. In Shockoe Bottom, most residents rent their homes. In Shockoe Bottom there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Shockoe Bottom and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Shockoe Bottom...
Population
2,365

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$331,171
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,197
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    87%
  • Own
    13%
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Shockoe Bottom Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,800
National
$55,322
Families with Children
6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Shockoe Bottom Reviews

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They are finally fixing the roads so that has improved tremendously. There is a decent amount of petty crimes that are all over the city and surrounding areas. Overall, I love the area! There is also an abundance of amazing restaurants.
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I moved here about a month ago from Norfolk VA. After an extensive apartment search, I narrowed my scope down to the Shockoe Bottom area. The area offers all inclusive uniquely renovated apartments in a safe neighborhood for very fair prices. I love that there are lots of restaurants within walking distance, and downtown is just a few minutes away. I have close access to the interstate to get to work without a fuss. I'm very happy with my choice to live in Shockoe Bottom!
I’ve lived here for over a decade. Shocker Bottom is an entertainment hotspot! They’re numerous restaurants, bars, hotels and museums. A scenic bike trail along the canal and plenty of places to live. It’s a very lively and exciting place to live, play and visit.