"Carytown" Top 5 Page for this destination Unique Neighbourhoods Tip by b1bob

Unique Neighbourhoods, Richmond: 8 reviews and 15 photos

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Favorite thing: When I put that USA tip on funky neighbourhoods, Carytown is just what I had in mind. Just in the hour or so Lee and I were here to eat lunch, we saw the colourful storefronts and signposts adorned with Carytown flags, and, for some reason, French flags. We saw an eclectic blend of stores including high-end clothing stores, various types of restaurants, and all manner of gift shops. We even were treated to a sidewalk performance by a young guy banging drums (plastic bins) in front of a store. Located 15 blocks west of Capitol Square, Carytown was redevelopped to be a village within the city of Richmond. The vibrancy of this funky community partly offsets the decline of downtown in the early 1990s. Every August, Carytown hosts a watermelon festival.

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  • Updated Jul 24, 2006
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