Having worked in Richmond for over 12 years, Wanda Fears and Associates are very familiar with the variety and diversity of neighborhoods the city has to offer. We’ve worked in all the surrounding counties of the Greater Richmond area, the beautiful North Side and The Fan District, both with gorgeous historical homes. Now, Wanda Fears and Associates is proud to welcome a resident Museum District expert, Carmen Noviskey, to our team of Realtors! She is part of the Museum District Women’s Club and loves being involved in the community's activities. The Museum District is particularly active, hosting an array of civic events throughout the year such as clean-up days, block parties and garden tours. Like the many styles of homes in the Museum District, there is a plethora of diversity among its residents as well, and we are happy to expand our services to such a great neighborhood.
A long time resident of the Museum District, Margaret Powers has seen the neighborhood grow through the years and still keep its community vibe.
“The owner of The Belmont Food Shop lives a few houses from me. He walks by me every day on his one-block commute to work. I just love that! We really have a small town feel in the middle of the city!” She first moved to the area decades ago, when she was starting her family, moved subsequently, and returned 3 years ago into what she considers her forever home. “We are in our Mid 50s and were planning for the empty nest years when we purchased and renovated our home."
In recent renovations, Margaret designed her home for first floor living with an open concept. “It is fabulous for entertaining and family time,” she says, thinking of holidays with her kids. She designed the upstairs with her adult children in mind to include two bedroom suites, each with its own bath as well as a sleeping loft. “There is a large media room and office nook on the second level that we use now regularly, but can live without in later years if stairs become a problem for us.” Her home includes a cozy outdoor space with a screened-in porch, a deck and fire pit. “The space is amazingly quiet and private even though we live on a city corner."
While her home was undergoing the renovations, Margaret recalled how the warm curiosity of her neighbors made her feel welcomed all over again. “A lot of people…stopped to talk with us. The people make the neighborhood!” In the social events held by her Women’s Club, you can find all ages in attendance, from women in their early 20s to their late 80s. Presentations and events held by the Museum District Women’s club are usually organized monthly and often times feature how residents of the neighborhood have decorated or updated their homes. It is just one of the numerous organizations within the Museum District that promote coming together, meeting new people and having a good time within the community. “The social gatherings are wonderful with such a wide variety of ages, backgrounds and interests,” Margret revels in about her neighborhood, “We love the warmth and diversity of our neighbors!"
The Museum District is full of possibility for any range of lifestyle. The neighborhood is nestled within walking distance to banks, a post office, Belmont Library, lots of great restaurants, grocery stores and is just a stone’s throw from Carytown. The area is not only steeped in history but culture through its many museums— as the namesake implies. It is districted for some of Richmond’s best schools, as well as home to two of Richmond’s long-standing and esteemed parochial schools; St. Gertrude and St. Benedictine.
With it’s walkability, diversity, community spirit and great homes, it stands to reason why the Museum District is a much sought after place to live. Let Wanda Fears and Associates show you what we can do to get you in the home and neighborhood you’ve always wanted to live in!
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