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Richmond City

City of Richmond Municipal Offices are located at 900 East Broad Street, Richmond VA 23219; phone: 804-646-7000.

Old Stone House (the Edgar Allan Poe Museum), ca. 1740, 1914 East Main St., National Register

Photo: Old Stone House (the Edgar Allan Poe Museum), ca. 1740, 1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA. Built by Jacon Ege, the home is the oldest original structure in the City of Richmond. Though it serves today as the Poe museum, the author lived nearby, never in this house itself. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Photographed by user:Albrecht Conz (own work), 2009, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed October, 2013.

Residential Richmond [1]

Rich in history and tradition, Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia and represents the center of a growing metropolitan area. The suburban counties have also become major employment centers that continue to expand a healthy, broad based metropolitan economy. This diverse employment base has insulated the area from the impact of major down swings in the economy and has provided the City of Richmond with stable business and population centers. Many of the City's residential areas reflect this stability, providing a wide choice of housing types and styles, public facilities and cultural amenities. Richmond's neighborhoods have housing densities and neighborhood characteristics that reflect both suburban and urban lifestyles. However, like other central cities, Richmond has significant areas of older, deteriorated housing, declining commercial and industrial areas and concentrations of very low-income residents. Subject to strong competition from the regional market place, Richmond must continue to address the socioeconomic and housing trends which affect its ability to provide housing and community development opportunities for households of all income levels.

  1. Department of Community Development, Bureau of Housing & Neighborhood Preservation, City of Richmond, Virginia Consolidated Action Plan FY 2-6-2007, May 2006, Richmond, VA
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