RVA NEIGHBORHOODS: THE FAN
The Fan is a neighborhood located a little west of Carytown and the rest of the more commercialized areas of downtown Richmond. Locals know it as the “Fan” because the district spreads outward from Monroe Park in a fan-like shape. Its 85 blocks are filled with a variety of stunning architecture for the perfect combination of stately elegance and chic urbanity. Today, the Fan’s residents are a mixture of old-school Richmonders and new transplants, many of whom are VCU students that come to the city for school.