Temperatures may be dropping, but the fun doesn't stop at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Our real estate agents share a sneak preview of upcoming holiday festivities at this popular attraction near Richmond homes for sale.
Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights
The gardens are beautiful in daylight but are truly spectacular when lit up during the evening. This year, "Seeds of Light" is the theme for the Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights. Based on the idea that tiny seeds provide the spark of life, more than half a million lights are part of a creative display inspired by the connection between seeds and fruit.
Once again, all your favorite exhibits and activities will be part of the festival:
Time-specific tickets must be purchased in advance. Admission is $17-$20 for adults and $8-$12 for kids. For an additional $10 fee, make it a FLEX ticket that permits a one-time transfer to a different day and time. Admission for members is $10 for adults and $7 for kids and there are free member nights Jan. 2-8.
The festival opens to the public on November 21 and runs through January 8. Hours are 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. each night.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
What's a holiday celebration without food and beverages? During GardenFest, there will be a number of dining options available.
Plant the seeds of an incredible life in Richmond with a new home of your own. Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties to get started.
Nearly eight million people visit Richmond each year, but some of the more fascinating attractions remain known only to locals. Get in on the fun at these hidden gems that are particular favorites of our real estate agents.
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Spring is the perfect time to get out and partake in all the entertaining events and activities around Richmond homes for sale. Check out these incredible options that our real estate agents have on their must-list.
Life in Richmond is always exciting, no matter what the season. If you're buying or selling a home, contact us at Joyner Fine Properties for experienced help.
Many households view their pets as family members, so it only makes sense that you would consider your pets when searching for a new home. Our real estate agents suggest following these tips to ensure you buy a pet-friendly home.
Ready to move to a home with more space for all your family members? Contact us today to get started!
Richmond is a place where a rich history and vibrant present come together, and if you're thinking about making this area your new home, then we're here to help.
Just like any city, the best way to get to know Richmond is to put boots on the ground and explore it in person. If you want to get to know the city a little better, our real estate agents recommend these fascinating Richmond tours!
Contact us today to learn more about life in Richmond, and talk to our real estate agents about finding your dream home in Central Virginia.
Once a month, Richmond's thriving arts community takes center stage in one of the city's most popular traditions. Our real estate agents love visiting Downtown Richmond for First Fridays from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. During these monthly events, make sure to stop by these wonderful galleries, shops, and restaurants that are right down the street from Richmond homes for sale.
Be a part of the creative energy in Richmond. Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties for cheerful and dedicated help from our experienced agents.
Richmond has a long, interesting story that spans centuries, and residents have always had a love of local history. Many of the city's historic buildings have been preserved to the present day, and are just waiting to be explored. Whether you're a history buff yourself or you're searching for fun, educational family activities in Richmond, a historic tour is a great way to spend a day in the city. Our real estate agents have the inside scoop on 6 historic buildings in downtown Richmond to explore.
Ready to find your own outstanding home close to all of the history and attractions of Richmond? Let our local real estate team help. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Richmond, VA area.
Officially opened in 2015, the Virginia Capital Trail unites the state's past and present. Pedestrians and bikers can travel just over 51 miles between Jamestown, Virginia's first capital, and Richmond.
Blaze your own real estate trail in Richmond. Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties to learn more.
If you're moving to Richmond, you're in luck. You're just in time for the VCU Health Richmond Marathon! Always tremendous fun, the annual event is eagerly anticipated by runners and spectators alike. And there's still time to sign up! There are plenty of Richmond homes for sale that put you just a stone's throw away from where the action will be. Here's what to expect.
The VCU Health Richmond Marathon will be held Saturday, November 13th, beginning at 7:45 am. Heralded as "America's Friendliest Marathon," anyone 16 years or older can sign up to run. Registration spots had initially all been filled, but due to popular demand, more spots have been added for those still wishing to run. However, be advised that anyone signing up at this point will receive their medal by mail sometime in early 2022 rather than on race day.
Registering for the VCU Health Richmond Marathon is also a great way to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Unlike Richmond, Boston has strict time requirements you must meet, based on your age and gender, if you want to run in the marathon. Richmond is one of the most popular qualifiers for running in Boston.
If you sign up for the marathon between now and November 7th, you'll pay a $130 entry fee. If you wait until the last minute and sign up in the week leading up to the race, that goes up to $140. However, anyone who makes a $50 to Kids Run RVA can get $20 knocked off their entry fee.
The VCU Health Richmond Marathon begins at Grace St. and 5th and follows a circuitous route to the Canal Walk on the scenic riverfront, at 5th and Tredegar St. Plenty of help and amenities are stationed along the route. Water and Nuun Replenisher gel are available every 2 miles until mile 20 and every 1 mile after that. Bathrooms are also available at each water stop. GU energy gel will be available at Mile 14 and Mile 21, and there are Junk Food Stops at Miles 16 and 22 and Pickle Juice at Mile 23. Medical aid will also be available along the course if needed.
There's no hurry to finish the race, but the course will only be open for 7 hours total, and provided services will be shut down sequentially as the day progresses. Therefore, to continue availing yourself of the water and other amenities, you must maintain a minimum speed of around 4 miles an hour - a brisk walk.
If 26.2 miles seems daunting, there are several other races being run that day. The CarMax Richmond Half Marathon starts just one block over but covers an entirely different city area. And the Allianz Partners 8K is just under 5 miles, starting at 7 am.
Even if you're not available on the 13th, you can still run. If you sign up to compete virtually, you can run anytime in November and get all the perks of competing in person - as well as all the swag. If you're ambitious, you can do the Richmond Challenge: Run one race on race day and the other two virtually throughout the month for a chance at even more glory and prestige.
There are marathons all over, but Richmond's is one of the most fun. Plus, the area has many local running trails for you to work on your marathon time. And that's just the tip of the iceberg of what the area has to offer. Contact us when you're ready to make Richmond your home. Our real estate agents can help you get settled and find everything you need.
National Comic Book Day is on September 25th and is a terrific time to explore local comic book stores or treat the comic book lover in your life. Richmond homes for sale benefit from the city's creative culture, and comic books have long been a part of the area's publishing scene. If you take a little time to plan ahead, you could end up starting your own comic book collection just by visiting all of the comic book stores near Richmond!
Here are a few that stand out:
Ready to hit the water? Central Virginia offers some truly amazing paddling opportunities, and our real estate agents are excited to share their favorite summer kayak spots.
Nestled along the mighty James River, Richmond, in particular, is a great place to explore by kayak (there's a reason they call it the River City). Here's where to launch your kayak, join a guided trip, or gear up for your next kayak adventure in Richmond, VA!
Contact us today to learn more about all the adventures that await in Richmond and the surrounding areas! Our team can't wait to help you find your dream home in Central Virginia.
For centuries, butterflies have captured human imagination, serving as inspiration for art, poetry, and song. Explore the fascinating story of these stunning insects during National Learn about Butterflies Day on Sunday, March 14. Join our real estate agents by planning a visit to one of these wonderful gardens around Richmond.
Whether you're a social butterfly or cocooning is more your thing, we can help you find a home in Richmond that suits your lifestyle. Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties to learn more.
If you have plans for a garden this year and prefer to save money and start your own plants from seed, now is the time to start those seeds indoors. Even if you're planning on selling your home this year, our real estate agents advise moving ahead with your normal gardening plans, as adding pretty flowers to your landscaping or to pots around the front door and porch can dramatically improve your home's curb appeal. Here are a few tips to help you successfully start seeds inside.
A successful garden takes some preparation, so start your research and get your seeds started now! In a few months, you'll be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor (pun intended). For help deciding what touches like flowers and landscaping your home might need, or determining when the best time is to list your home on the market, contact us today.
Need a break from the fast pace and digital overload of daily living? Our real estate agents recommend bird watching as a perfect way to connect with nature and restore a peaceful state of mind.
Whether you go alone or with family and friends, check out these great bird watching trails in Pocahontas State Park, just minutes from Chesterfield homes for sale.
Bird Watching Tips
Where will you be feathering your nest this year? Find out why Chesterfield is a wonderful place to call home. Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties to learn more.
As we move into the waning days of 2020, Richmond homes for sale are still getting plenty of attention from buyers. For all kinds of reasons, people from around the country are learning what our real estate agents already knew: Richmond is the place to be in 2021!
Let's look at seven of the biggest reasons why:
In 2021, Richmond is set to continue growing. It's a thriving city that will always pleasantly surprise you. There's plenty more to see, and your next home could be waiting!
Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties to learn more about the area or get started.
The holidays are right around the corner — have you put in your cookie order yet? Though our real estate agents love baking cookies, this is one of those years where we could all use one less to-do on our plates. Instead of baking yourself into a frenzy, order holiday cookies from these Richmond area bakeries.
Raise your hand if you've spent the last few months making homemade bread. If you're in the same boat as our real estate agents, then you can agree that it's time to leave it to the professionals. Thankfully, National Homemade Bread Day is right around the corner and we encourage you to visit one of these local RVA bakeries for a loaf of homemade bread on Tuesday, November 17th.
With temperatures cooling, it's the perfect time to check out the soup of the day! Richmond is no stranger to delicious dining, and that of course includes fall soups. Our REALTORS® recommend these wonderful local restaurants for homemade soups that'll warm your belly and your soul during the chilly weather.
Noted French chef Louis Diat called soup "important, basic and essential," much like finding the right home. Whether you're buying or selling a house in Richmond, contact us at Joyner Fine Properties to get started.
Wherever you decide to go, there's no need to leave town to take a vacation — there's plenty to discover right here in RVA.
Inspired by: Richmond Magazine
Photo: Adobe Stock
For International Geocaching Day this August 15th, our REALTORS® want to introduce the fun and excitement of geocaching!
Geocaching is a hobby that's being adopted in ever greater numbers by urban adventurers near the best Richmond homes for sale. Anyone who is interested in spending more time outdoors and has a mobile device, like a smartphone, can participate.
What is Geocaching, Exactly?
In geocaching, you use your smartphone to navigate to a "hidden treasure" stored somewhere in a publicly accessible outdoor space. These unique geocaches are left by other players.
The usual geocache is a small container, sealed from the elements, that includes a logbook and pen. When the cache is found and logged, the player should return it to its original location so it can be found again and again.
Players might be from the local area or just passing through. Likewise, many geocaches contain small items like toys or other trinkets, so each new discoverer can find an item and leave an item.
Get Started With Geocaching in the Richmond Area
Of course, we can't tell you precisely where to find active geocaches in Richmond!
That would take away the fun of discovering them all for yourself. But there are many areas around the city where caches can commonly be found. Geocaching has become so popular that the Virginia State Park System is in on the act, too.
When exploring a Virginia state park, you can expect to find at least one cache. These may be quick grabs you can find near an established trail or multicaches that require you to find a final location by consulting other cache sites throughout the area.
Let's check in with some of the parks known to harbor geocaches:
Geocaching is fun, but you don't have to range far and wide to find the right Richmond home for you. Contact us today for expert advice on local real estate opportunities.
Wouldn't it be nice to live in a city where every day felt like International Beer Day? The actual holiday falls on August 7th this year, and our REALTORS® are happy to report that Richmond's vibrant craft brewing culture means that you can celebrate in style close to home. Get ready to raise a glass, with our guide to 5 Richmond area breweries that you definitely won't want to miss.
Strangeways Brewing – 2277A Dabney Rd., Richmond, VA 23230
Sure, you could visit an ordinary brewery, but this is no ordinary holiday! Why not try something unusual, new, and unique from Strangeways Brewing? Conveniently located close to Richmond homes for sale, Strangeways Brewing strives to serve the most unusual, flavorful brews, created in styles scoured from every corner of the world. Founder Neil Burton has traveled far and wide in search of strange brews, and you can taste the results of that journey at the award-winning Strangeways Taproom.
Garden Grove Brewing – 3445 West Cary St., Richmond, VA 23221
Garden Grove Brewing is known for its innovative takes on craft beer, wine, and hard cider. The team at Garden Grove believes that the best beer deserves to be served fresh so that you won't find its brews in bottles at the corner store. Visit the taproom, however, and you'll be treated to an amazing selection of beers, all barrel-aged for up to one year.
Fine Creek Brewing Company – 2425 Robert E Lee Rd., Powhatan, VA 23139
Family owned and operated from a rustic farmhouse among rolling, rural fields, Fine Creek Brewing Company is your source for the best craft brews close to Powhatan homes for sale. If you love variety, this is the place to be. Fine Creek doesn't believe in flagship beers, instead choosing to rotate flavors and brewing styles regularly. You never know what you'll find at Fine Creek!
Stone Brewing – 4300 Williamsburg Ave., Richmond, VA 23231
In addition to welcoming leashed pets, the Stone Brewing taproom in Richmond serves one of the most diverse selections of craft beer in the city. Along with a regular selection of year-round brews, Stone Brewing offers special, limited-release beers to bring home by the growler or keg. You never know what you'll find, from rare beers that have never been bottled to vintage batches of your favorite seasonal Stone brews from years past.
Veil Brewing Company – 2256 Dabney Rd., Suite F, Richmond, VA 23230
The Funkhaust Cafe, operated by Veil Brewing Company, is a one of a kind taproom with a menu of funky, wild brews that always includes something new to try. There are always four "normal," easy-drinking beers on tap, along with a selection of more unusual options for when you're feeling adventurous. If you're searching for creations that push the limits of what beer can be, you'll fit right in with the folks at Veil Brewing Company.
If you love to immerse yourself in the craft brewing culture of your home city, then there's never been a better time to call Richmond home. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout Richmond.
It's a trying time for most of us, when not only are we concerned for our physical health and safety, but also for our economic and emotional health. But at least we have the internet and social media to keep us connected, and happily, there are a number of apps that help you do just that. Here are some of our favorite apps for overcoming social distancing and connecting with friends and family members. Plus, some are also a great way for talking to your real estate agent.
Looking for a team that will use the latest technology to help you reach your real estate goals? When the time is right for you, our real estate agents are happy to discuss Richmond homes for sale. Contact us today.
More people than ever are working from home in the Richmond area and around the country. If you have never worked from home before, it's normal to feel that it can be a challenge to juggle family, work, and other obligations the same as if you were going to an office on a daily basis. Our real estate agents understand the struggle and compiled these seven strategies you can apply to make working from home a bit easier.
Sure, a lot of our real estate agents are glued to the TV on March weekends catching the big games. But the fun and excitement of your full-court action are never far away here in Richmond.
There are plenty of gyms and community sports centers where you can enjoy a game or get your brand of exercise. Basketball, softball, tennis, swimming, and more are popular here.
Because the weather is so mild most of the year, you'll find plenty of indoor and outdoor courts to choose from. Plus, many communities have adult leagues and weekend teams to join. Of course, kids, teens, and twenty-somethings will find plenty of opportunities.
Let's look at five favorites for basketball in and around Richmond:
This March or any time of year, you haven't seen all Virginia has to offer until you've seen Richmond. Joyner Fine Properties will introduce you to the perfect home in the heart of this captivating city. To find out more or get started, contact us today.
VMFA 2020 Schedule
Interested in knowing what's coming to Virgina's Museum of Fine Arts this year? Look below to find a plethora of amazing exhibitions and installations. We hope to see you there!
At the Museum
By the time he was twenty years old, photographer Robert H. McNeill had already completed an important photo essay on the plight of domestic workers in New York City. His series of thirteen photographs, which was published in Flash, a "weekly newspicture magazine" for African American readers, caught the attention of Howard University professor Sterling Brown. At the time, Brown was supervising an unprecedented project supported by the New Deal's Federal Writers' Project that sought to record the complete history of African American life in the Commonwealth of Virginia, from the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in 1619, to the present day. Unsatisfied with the images of African Americans he had already procured, Brown reached out to McNeill hoping he could gain access to communities that were wary of white photographers with government credentials.
Published in 1940, The Negro in Virginia featured eight of the hundreds of photographs McNeill captured as part of this project. This exhibition contains some of those images with other unpublished photographs that demonstrate McNeill's interest in the people who lived and worked in segregated communities. Though he was not given explicit instructions about what subjects to photograph, McNeill later recalled, "I understood what they wanted were pictures of people at work, pictures that would show the soul of people in their jobs." While deftly avoiding both stereotypes and propaganda, McNeill's photographs are incisive portraits of Virginians in their homes, places of work, and communities.
On view in the newly refurbished Robinson House on the VMFA campus, this 600-square-foot history exhibition shares the remarkable multilayered story of the site's land, buildings, and former inhabitants from the seventeenth century to the present. It includes the region's native peoples and English colonists, the growth of Richmond in the early republic, the Robinson family and the enslaved individuals who worked on and sometimes escaped from their antebellum estate, the mansion's changing architectural form, and the impact of the Civil War and Emancipation.
The exhibition offers richly illustrated panels, an interactive touch screen, vintage film footage, and audio clips. Historic Robinson House also offers a Visitor Center, open daily and operated by Richmond Region Tourism.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents the premiere of Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, the first in-depth study of hospitality settings depicted in the works of one of the most celebrated American artists. Edward Hopper (1882–1967) found artistic value and cultural significance in the most commonplace sites and settings. Hopper's spare depictions of familiar public and private spaces are often understood within the contexts of isolation, loneliness, and ennui of early and mid-20th-century America. As this exhibition shows, however, Hopper's immersion in the world of hotels, motels, hospitality services, and mobility in general presents a new framework for understanding the artist's work.
The only East Coast venue, VMFA presents sixty-five paintings and works on paper by Hopper, along with thirty-five works by other artists including John Singer Sargent, David Hockney, Berenice Abbott, and others who explored similar themes.
Edward Hopper and the American Hotel at VMFA is presented in galleries that include simulated spaces and other uniquely engaging design components. The tour de force of the experiential concept is a room that has been constructed adjacent to the exhibition space inspired by Hopper's Western Motel setting. The room serves as a functional "hotel room" where guests may stay overnight by reserving a Hopper Hotel Experience package.
Art and music have a lot in common! Find your own rhythm as you improvise, sketch, compose, and collage to create music and visual works of art! Engage with a tactile version of Three Folk Musicians, collaborate on a magnetic mural and delve into the sound bar to connect music and art.
This exhibition features 12 woodblock prints by Japanese landscape artist Kawase Hasui. Documenting the VMFA Member Trip to Japan in May 2018, the selected prints display historical and religious landmarks in cities such as Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto, and Nara, as well as countryside scenes. They are among nearly 700 Hasui prints donated to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts by René and Carolyn Balcer.
An avatar of the Hindu deity Vishnu, Krishna descended to Earth to kill Kansa, the king of Mathura who had gained excessive power and threatened to upset the world order. Indian literature and art is filled with depictions of Krishna's mischievous youth, heroic encounters with demons, and romantic ventures that are metaphors for his devotees' emotional relationships with God. Blue skinned, usually in a saffron-colored loincloth and a peacock-feather crown, the young lord often carries a flute that, when played, enchants all who hear it.
After an international tour, VMFA's renowned collection of Fabergé has returned to the museum. Five new galleries have been prepared to showcase 280 Fabergé objects and other Russian decorative arts. The galleries feature both innovative displays and a range of interactive components designed to inform, engage, and delight.
Longtime patrons James W. and Frances Gibson McGlothlin have given their collection of 73 works to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for permanent installation in the McGlothlin American Art Galleries. The value of the McGlothlin Collection exceeds $200 million.
VMFA's new permanent galleries of Early 20th-Century European Art bring together works from the collections of Ludwig and Rosy Fischer and T. Catesby Jones for the first time. The T. Catesby Jones Collection includes leading figures in French art such as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and André Masson.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists as well as art students who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline. Since its establishment in 1940 by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg, the Fellowship Program has awarded nearly $5.5 million in fellowships to Virginians. 2015 marked the 75th anniversary of VMFA's Fellowship Program.
As part of our commitment to Virginians, the Pauley Center Galleries, Amuse Restaurant, the Claiborne Robertson Room, and select spaces at the Richmond International Airport are dedicated to showcasing the work of VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship recipients.
Dive into one of the most astonishing underwater discoveries of all time. VMFA presents a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the recovered treasures of two powerful Egyptian cities that sank into the Mediterranean 1,200 years ago after cataclysmic events. The exhibition includes stunning works of art brought to the surface by archaeologists beginning in 1996. See what remains of these mighty centers of trade, where Egyptian and Greek cultures merged in art, worship, and everyday life.
Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities is organized by the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology with the generous support of the Hilti Foundation and in collaboration with the Ministry of Antiquities of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Inspired by the archive of Richmond native Louis Draper, VMFA has organized an unprecedented exhibition that chronicles the first twenty years of the Kamoinge Workshop, a group of African American photographers he helped to found in 1963. More than 140 photographs by fifteen of the early members—Anthony Barboza, Adger Cowans, Danny Dawson, Roy DeCarava, Louis Draper, Al Fennar, Ray Francis, Herman Howard, Jimmie Mannas Jr., Herb Randall, Herb Robinson, Beuford Smith, Ming Smith, Shawn Walker, and Calvin Wilson—reveal the vision and commitment of this remarkable group of artists.
In the continuing spirit of Kamoinge, Shawn Walker, Beuford Smith, Herb Robinson, and Tony Barboza have also made significant archival contributions and are among the nine members who recorded oral histories to provide the fullest account of the group's first two decades. In addition, through a generous grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities, VMFA has digitized the Draper archive—which will be available online.
(Text and photos are from VMFA.museum)
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Give something extra sweet this Valentine's Day with some help from local chocolatiers. Treat your special someone to luscious creations from these fine chocolate shops around Richmond recommended by our REALTORS®.
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One of the most joyful parts of the home buying process is just after closing when the pressure is finally off for everyone, and the homebuyer is ready to move in. Time to throw the housewarming party! If you're throwing this bash or you've been invited to one, there are certain rules of etiquette our REALTORS® want to share so you can have a blast without any faux pas.
When you're planning your first housewarming party, you may not know where to begin. Good etiquette comes before you send out your first invitation. It all begins with when the party is scheduled. You may be impatient to have it as soon as possible, but it is important to make sure that your house is in good order before you plan. You shouldn't be living out of boxes or luggage when your guests show up at the front door. A housewarming party is a presentation, and you want to give yourself enough time to make a good impression.
Other important points of etiquette include:
When it comes to etiquette slip-ups at a housewarming, it can be tougher on the guest than the host. It can be awkward visiting someone's home for the first time. Just remember these points of visitor's etiquette, and you should be fine.
If you're unsure what your host needs, a modest gift card may be the best bet. Traditional gifts include bottles of wine, decorative items, and household necessities, such as kitchenware. Avoid bringing food items unless the gathering is planned explicitly as a potluck. If you do have any concerns and have no idea what to get, it is acceptable to ask your host.
Joyner Fine Properties is here to answer all your questions about the home buying process. Check out our selection of Richmond homes for sale and contact us for answers to all of your real estate questions.
Sweet, fruity sangria is refreshing on a warm summer day, but its versatility makes it a delightful beverage year-round. Raise a glass in honor of National Sangria Day on Friday, December 20, at one of these restaurants around Richmond recommended by our REALTORS®.
Buying or selling a Richmond-area home is a cause for celebration. Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties for experienced help with your real estate needs.
Are you ready to celebrate the return of harvest season in the Richmond area? Whether you're shopping for Richmond homes for sale or already live in the area, there's plenty of local family fun to look forward to this fall. Our real estate agents know fall fun, and we've got the inside scoop on autumn activities for families in the Richmond area.
Outdoor Fun at Ashland Berry Farm – 12607 Old Ridge Rd., Beaverdam, VA 23015
Start your fall family fun with a trip to Ashland Berry Farm in Beaverdam, where participating in the harvest is just the start. You can pick your pumpkins to create the perfect Halloween decorations, or take a harvest tour to see what a local working farm looks like during harvest season. Ashland Berry Farm is also home to Terror on the Farm, one of the area's most famous haunted walks. Later in the fall, you can come here to shop for Christmas trees and other decorations for your home.
Autumn Art at All Fired Up – 4668 Commonwealth Center Pkwy., Midlothian, VA 23112
Looking for a fun, local place to explore the arts and create some art of your own this fall? Head to All Fired Up, where people of all ages can develop artistic skills in a fun, supportive, encouraging setting. There's a class for every interest during the fall at All Fired Up, from children's pottery classes to workshops on creating the perfect hand-print turkey. Stop by for Kids Fun Night on a Friday evening, or slip out for a date night at one of All Fired Up's fun classes for couples. The husband and wife team who operate All Fired Up strive to create an inviting, family-friendly atmosphere during every class.
Explore a Corn Maze at Liberty Mills Farm– 9166 Liberty Mills Rd., Somerset, VA 22972
Outdoor fun is always on the menu during the fall season, and Liberty Mills Farm is the perfect place to stretch your legs in the great outdoors. Located in Somerset, Liberty Mills Farm is home Virginia's largest corn maze, which is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Your maze ticket allows you to explore all four unique maze trails, enjoy a haywagon ride, and visit the autumn activities area. The full maze experience takes about two hours to complete, so plan for a full day of family fun on the farm.
Culinary Adventures with River City Food Tours – 3199 W. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23221
Fall is an especially good season for tasting all that the city has to offer. But where do you start when there are so many options? Plan a trip with River City Food Tours, and sample some of the best dining spots in Richmond's many unique neighborhoods. There's a tour available to suit every taste.
When you live in the Richmond area, there's always another fresh, fun, and unique activity to look forward to on the calendar. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Richmond, VA, area.
Your best friends are always there to celebrate the highs and cheer you up during the lows. August 1 is National Girlfriends Day, so show your gal pals how much you love and appreciate them with an outing to one of these great places around Richmond suggested by our REALTORS®.
Richmond is a great area to put down roots and nurture close relationships. If you're buying or selling a home around Richmond, contact us for personalized service.
This week in RVA there are a few special sporting events for your calendars!
Second in town, we have the 2019 World Overall Flying Disc Championships! Today the disc-related events are out in West Creek but will be moving closer to town starting tomorrow. Check out their schedule for a list of all the events!
On Saturday, July 13th at 7PM the Richmond Kickers will have a home game at the City Stadium. They will be battling North Texas SC and the game will be shown on WTVR CBS 6.3, ESPN+. Click here for tickets.
Last but not least, we have the IQA Pan-American Games for 2019! The IQA Pan-American Games 2019 is co-hosted by the International Quidditch Association, Richmond Region Tourism, and US Quidditch (USQ). It is being held July 13-14, 2019 in Glover Park in Richmond, Virginia. The event is co-hosted by the International Quidditch Association and US Quidditch, in conjunction with Richmond Region Tourism.
Admission is free and spectators can RSVP on Eventbrite to receive event updates and information. All games will be livestreamed.
Now that summer is here, are you dreading the first time you hear those inevitable words, "I'm bored?" In honor of National Anti-Boredom Month in July, our REALTORS® share this list of fun kids' activities in the Richmond area.
Are you and your family ready to put down roots in the Richmond area? Contact us for help finding the home that's right for all of you.
Memorial Day is May 27. Our REALTORS® know that Memorial Day Weekend is a busy time for our residents. With parades, festivals, ceremonies and other events happening around town, you've got quite the options to fill your weekend with fun. Here is our pick of five great activities you and your family can attend this Memorial Day weekend.
We wish a Happy Memorial Day to all of our Richmond residents whose family members have served in the armed forces. Contact us when you're ready to make Richmond your home. Our REALTORS® are ready to help start your search for local homes for sale.
May is the perfect time to be a bicyclist and Richmond is the ideal place to ride! The League of American Bicyclists sponsors National Bike Month each year during May. The month also features National Bike to Work Week (and National Bike to Work Day for those who don't want to risk getting caught in a spring shower). Our REALTORS® love telling clients about all of the wonderful things to do and see in our community. Why not start by exploring Richmond on two wheels with this list of six top bike trails.
Spring is back in Virginia, and that means one thing for thrill-seeking families: Kings Dominion is back too. Our state's biggest amusement park opened for the season on March 30, and its rides and interactive attractions just might be the most exciting things between Richmond and Washington, D.C. If your family is looking at Richmond homes for sale, head north to Doswell for a preview of the adventures you could have all summer long.
What makes Kings Dominion Amusement Park so much fun for Virginia families? Here are some of our favorite things to do while visiting this 400-acre playground:
Are you ready to start your next adventure in Virginia? Our REALTORS® know how important it is to accommodate the whole family while you're looking for a home. Contact us today to sell or start your search for a home in Richmond, Virginia.
At Joyner Fine Properties, our REALTORS® won't rest until you have the chance to move into one of the most appealing Richmond homes for sale. We'll help you find your Richmond dream home so you can enjoy all that this amazing, historic city has to offer.
And one of the main attractions: Delectable gourmet food.
If you're in town to look at homes, you should make time to try out some of the best local specialties. Chesapeake Bay blue crab is the headliner when it comes to Virginia's seafood, but you won't want to miss out on our oysters – or the snacks of freshly roasted peanuts.
But the menu doesn't start and end with seafood. Not by a long shot!
You'll find many different cuisines ready to enjoy when you take a closer look at the dining scene in Richmond. Our team has picked out five of our favorite places for dinner, lunch, or just about any time.
Extraordinary food is only the beginning of what Richmond has to offer. Contact us at Joyner Fine Properties to discuss your real estate opportunities!
If you are considering a move to Richmond, Virginia--a.k.a., the RVA--you'll soon come to understand there's much more to love about our hometown than just being the capital city of Virginia. Our REALTORS® are sure that after we introduce you to the community, you'll understand what we already know: Buying one of our Richmond homes for sale is an amazing idea. The following are nine reasons why Richmond is considered a southern treasure.
Richmond Makes the Right "Great Places to Live" Lists – Our city has made a lot of lists in recent years. It has been hailed as the "most content area" in America by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research, one of the best places to find employment by Forbes, and one of the world's top destinations by Frommer's, to name just a few of its accolades.
Richmond is Historic – Richmond is steeped in history and isn't shy about sharing it. It is the site of Patrick Henry's famous "Give me liberty, or give me death!" speech, the stomping grounds of Thomas Jefferson, and home to the Edger Allen Poe museum.
Richmond is Modern – Richmond isn't all about the past, by any means. It is a modern city with a lot to offer, including a vibrant nightlife, diverse employment opportunities and tons of festivals, attractions and activities for people of all ages.
Richmond's Unique Culture – Richmond is a large city by all accounts, but its unique culture offers a hometown feel that rivals any in small-town America, making it the best of both worlds.
Richmond's Natural Beauty – The Richmond area is stunning. Its location ensures that residents experience all four seasons and that opportunities to experience natural beauty abound. There are nature trails, parks, and lovely river views. It is the perfect environment for runners, hikers, bikers, kayakers and anyone else who feels most at home in the great outdoors.
Richmond is Perfect for Food Lover – Ranging from barbecue spots to fine dining establishments, old fashioned southern cooking to eateries that cater to the tastes of vegetarians and vegans, there is something for everyone in Richmond's rich and varied restaurant scene.
Richmond is a Haven for Music Lovers – Music is very much a way of life in Richmond. Live music venues abound in the city, and you're sure to find your groove no matter whether it is jazz, bluegrass, folk, heavy metal, pop or hip-hop music you most enjoy.
Richmond is Awesome for Sports Lovers – From the Monument Avenue 10k to college hoops and NASCAR, to name just a few, there are loads of events in and around the city to satisfy sports lovers.
Richmond is Home to the Arts – Our city is home to a vibrant arts culture, promoted by the presence of a large art school. There are stunning murals, impressive theaters that host prestigious productions, galleries, art festivals and much more for art lovers to enjoy.
These nine points barely scratch the surface when it comes to reasons why living in Richmond is fantastic. If you'd like to find out more, contact us. We'd be happy to help you explore the many advantages of becoming a Richmond homeowner.