Richmond is one of America’s most up and coming cities. And Aspire at Carriage Hill puts you close to everything that’s great here — world-class museums, delightful art galleries, history that dates back to America’s founding, a growing restaurant scene that’s generating national attention, wineries, craft breweries, wonderful shopping, theater, live music, an active riverfront scene and so much more. With our scheduled transportation and active events planning, you’ll find new opportunities to explore the city you call home in retirement.
Here are just a few of Richmond’s great attractions:
A gorgeous and active oasis on the north side of Richmond, Lewis Ginter was voted America’s #4 public gardens by USA Today and recognized by the Travel Channel as a best botanical garden.
The VMFA is one of the premier art institutions in America. Open year-round and charging no admission, it and the Virginia Historical Society anchor Richmond’s inspiring and impressive Museum District.
The site of the Second Virginia Convention and, more famously, Patrick Henry’s stirring “Give me liberty or give me death” speech, this gorgeous (and still active church) offers a direct connection to America’s founding.
This uniquely Richmond neighborhood features shopping, dining and entertainment made distinctive by the fact that nearly every store is locally-owned and operated. Nothing cookie-cutter here.
Maymont is hundreds of acres of history, nature, beautifully tended gardens, farm life and wildlife. And seekers of solitude will find countless spots under a stately elm or beside a babbling brook.
Or “The Rivah,” as so many locals refer to it, is a year-round source of recreation, inspiration, history, dining locales, weekend trips and pride. Whether it’s rafting on the rapids or picnicking on Belle Isle, the river’s second-largest island, there is something fun for everyone to do at the river.
Shopping enthusiasts will love what they find in Richmond’s premier mall located in Henrico County. Shop upscale brands like Nordstrom, Kate Spade New York and Pottery Barn. Afterwards grab a bite at one of their many dining options including Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, Casa del Barco, Maggiano’s and more.
Opened in 1956, The Shops at Willow lawn was the first-ever shopping center in the Richmond area. Located minutes from Aspire in the west-end of Richmond, this shopping center features over 30 places to shop and continues to grow. With new restaurants and in-demand stores like DSW popping on the scene, this mall has resurged in popularity among Richmonders and shows no signs of slowing down.
This trendy Richmond neighborhood is well-known for its collection of over 13 breweries, cideries, meaderies and distilleries. Many also visit for its renowned restaurants like Brenner’s Pass and ZZQ or for entertainment options like its shuffleboard bar, upscale bowling alley, movie theater and arcade bars.
Libbie Mill is one of Richmond’s newest up-and-coming places to live, work and play. Located in the heart of midtown RVA, visitors will find a variety of green spaces, restaurants, companies and residences. The area is also home to the impressive 39,915 square foot Libbie Mill Library and to Shagbark, an award-winning restaurant known for featuring Virginia’s best produce.