Shockoe Bottom, the heart of Downtown Richmond and once the city’s main commercial hub, is a thriving entertainment district with a number of locally-owned restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and music venues that make it a true “live-work-play” destination. The neighborhood’s recently renovated train shed, Main Street Station, offers panoramic views of Shockoe Bottom and the city skyline and holds host to an increasing number of large public events each year. Housing-wise, you’ll find a mix of modest, historic townhomes and condos–both newly-built and renovated, at an affordable price.
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Visit the grand and newly-restored, circa 1901 Main Street Station, where you’ll not only still see trains arrive and depart daily, but can also enjoy one of the many large events put on in the nearly 100,000-square-foot space each year like the Richmond Heart Ball, Virginia Wine Expo, and more.
Check out the recently-built T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge, which offers stunning panoramic views of the city skyline, access to Brown’s Island and South Richmond, and is an excellent spot to run, bike, or take a leisurely stroll.
Explore Shockoe Slip, a unique, historic area of Downtown Richmond filled with shops, restaurants, and paved in the original cobblestones excavated from the James River basin in the 1700s.
Shockoe Bottom is a historic and eclectic neighborhood convenient to Downtown and offers a lot of condominium-style options for young professionals who want walkable restaurants, bars, and other entertainment options.