Things to do in Richmond, VA

Richmond  VA things to do

Thinking of buying a home in beautiful Richmond, Virginia? Here are some of the top things to do in the area. Take your friends, family, or even explore alone. There is something for everyone.

  1. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden – During those warm spring and summer months, take a visit to here to see beautiful flowers, trees, and butterflies. With over 50 acres of property, there is plenty to see. There are some themed areas, as well, such as the rose garden and cherry tree walk. They even have a children’s garden for the little ones. It is a beautiful place, and perfect for photos!
  2. Go to a ball game – If sports are your thing, be sure to check out the Richmond Flying Squirrels at their home stadium, The Diamond. From time to time, they even host special events and theme nights. They have a free kids club also, so the whole family can have fun!
  3. Take a trip to Maymont – This 100-acre estate is a must see! You can stroll the gardens, tour the mansion, or visit the Nature Center. Be sure to stop by their visitor center, where they can tell you more about what they have. There is so much to do!
  4. Discover Richmond’s history – This area is full of history, being the state’s capital. There are a ton of museums and battlefields in the area. Be sure to check them all out!

There are too many activities in the areas to be able to list them all. That is what makes this area a perfect place to live. There are many parks, restaurants, pools, movie theaters, and shopping areas in addition to the other activities. See more Richmond community information and homes for sale here. There will always be something for you, your family, and your friends to enjoy!


DRIVING THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Whether you’re shopping for a home in a familiar location or a new neighborhood, remember that you’re buying more than a home. You’re also buying the neighborhood, so it helps to become familiar with your favorites, whether you drive them or walk them.

Why is that important? It’s the neighborhood that helps establish home values, which depend largely on location and local amenities (close to high-paying jobs, high-scoring schools, high-starring restaurants, etc.)

Neighborhoods can change over time, so look for signs of transition. Do you see reinvestment or decline? Homeowners reinvest by repainting, making repairs and refreshing their homes with updates. What kinds of stores and services do you see? Dollar stores or boutiques, payday loan shops or investment firms, fast food or upscale restaurants. Are you the right target demographic?

Visit the area at different times of the day and on weekends. What’s traffic like? How long is your commute?

As you drive, check a few home-buying apps. On our local Virginia community pages, you can see crime stats and amenities and save your favorites to show your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Realty sales professional.

You’ll be happier if you pick the neighborhood first, then choose the home.