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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
The Fan is a neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia with a population of 13,076. The Fan is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in The Fan offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In The Fan there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in The Fan and residents tend to be liberal.
About The Fan...
Population
13,076

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$421,676
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,074
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%
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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
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,253
National
$55,322
Families with Children
8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

The Fan Reviews

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I've only been living in The Fan for a few months now but overall I LOVE IT! What I like most about The Fan is the ability to walk everywhere, especially to all my favorite restaurants! On the weekends it can be noisy, but what do you expect since there are lots of bars and restaurants around. I think The Fan could be improved with better public transportation and also resources set out to help homeless people. If you were new to Richmond and looking for a place to live, I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
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I visit the fan weekly for work purposes. I lived nearby and used to visit it for recreational purposes years ago, so I can make present day comparisons. What I like that it maintains its value across the years. The Apartments and homes and restaurants are still there and are doing well in structure and in business. Everyone can find a restaurant according to their tastes. Some specialize in healthy foods, some in grills, some in specialty sandwiches, and of pizza. Or you can find restaurants with all included. There are so many small finds in businesses on just about every corner. The young are infatuated, the older can visit their favorite places. You'll even see families out walking. There are private, local schools and charter public schools. I become more fascinated every time I visit.
Family oriented, nice neighbors and quite. Also young college students. Lots of bars and restaurants for you and your friends to socialize at.