Shockoe Bottom, Richmond

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    Shockoe Bottom

    by ATXtraveler Written Feb 28, 2008

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    Shockoe Bottom, Richmond, Virginia

    Off the beaten path a bit from downtown Richmond, but within walking distance of the Virginia State Capital, is an area of Richmond known as Shockoe Bottom. This area of Richmond is known as one of the oldest neighborhoods in Richmond, and most of this land was owned by Colonel William Mayo in the 1700's. As far as I can trace, Colonel Mayo is only a distant relative to Colonel Mustard of Clue, the board game, fame.

    The area here is in the rebuilding process from a devastating hurricane which left it flooded in 2004, but signs of revitalization are definitely seen. In fact, in an effort to get Shockoe Bottom on the right track to being removed from "Off the Beaten Path", area legislators have even created a Myspace page for Shockoe Bottom.

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  • Nov 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    I am being relocated to Richmond for my job. Is this a safe neighborhood. I have seen numerous loft apartments in the are, but I am unsure which neighborhoods are safe.

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      Nov 11, 2012 at 1:43 PM

      Try the travel forum, to get your replies :-)

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