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Historically significant since Colonial settlement began, Richmond, VA grew on the shore of the James River. Encompassed by Henrico and Chesterfield counties the city is a mixture of old and new, vintage and modern. It is the Capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia and is home to one of the most prestigious research universities, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), as well as the University of Richmond. Government, politics, business, science, and history all come together in a great city.

Starting from 0.3 miles to 15 miles from VCU are approximately 187 studio up to 5 bedroom apartment/townhouse communities around the city and nearby county locations. Prices vary by community so there is a wide range to fit most budgets. Decide on your style and location, as well as roommate potential for your best options. From historic to modern you'll be able to find the right space with the amenities you prefer.

Excellent public transportation in the city and nearby suburbs is through the GRTC Transit System that is jointly owned and operated by Richmond city and Chesterfield county. Rental opportunities with access to bus lines open more locations to the student, so finding the right neighborhood is that much simpler.

One option that is a rather new concept on the scene is a rental community designed specifically for the college student. Featuring parking as well as a bus stop right at the community. Furnished lofts and up to 4 bedroom apartments with laundry in each unit make for a unique solution. 1200 West Marshall offers everything from study and activity space to roommate matching. It is a total student-oriented package.

An especially enticing area is The Fan. The wedge-shaped spread of the streets is home to the VCU Monroe Park Campus. The historic residences, parks, cafes, and monuments offer a special ambiance to the rental spaces located here. Give in to the urge to stroll and be part of the life of the city.

Shockoe Slip, named for the historic dock area on the James River, is part of the Mid-Town section. It is near the business and financial hub of the city. Rentals here keep you in the center of the action, in tune with that heartbeat. Think about being able to walk to a potential position in a fascinating business that fits your major.

Carytown offers a more bohemian atmosphere. Crafted and specialty goods fill the small shops. The restored Byrd Movie Palace draws in patrons with its grand elegance and an under $2 per showing ticket prices. Just the right price for a budget conscious student. Special festivals and events happen nearly every month, even a monthly knitting event at the local yarn shop.

The Fan, Shockoe Slip, and Carytown have great restaurants on nearly every corner. The New York Deli on Cary Street is well-known for its Ruben as well as its wide offerings of vegetarian fare. Midtown Richmond is alive with nightlife if that's your scene. Nightclubs provide music and dancing for that exciting evening out with friends.

The most difficult part of going to school in Richmond is deciding which area of this exciting and diverse city to choose. Whether on your own or looking to share there is a place for you in this city. City and county travel is not a barrier with many ways to get around available. Convenient to your school or an in college job it is hard to go wrong with any of these locations. 

Richmond, VA has the right rental homes to suit student requirements, as well as their preferences and style. Take a look at everything the city has to offer then make an informed choice. Finding your space can make your experience for a whole year or more.

Richmond Stats
State:  Virginia
Area Stats
City: 162 km2 (62.5 sq mi)
Land: 156 km2 (60.1 sq mi)
Water: 6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Elevation: 45.7 m (166.45 ft)
City: 214,114 (99th)
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