Ever wonder what it would be liked to be transported to a different place and time, where history, natural beauty, and learning meet? James and Salley Dooley, who lived in Richmond, VA more than a century ago, had the same vision, which is why they gifted their luxurious estate to the community for all to enjoy. The estate is called Maymont, and today it has become a place where you can learn, experience history first-hand, relax, and explore all of the outdoor fun that Richmond has to offer. Our real estate agents are here to tell you more about this truly unique Richmond home.
The Maymont Estate is a gorgeous, Victorian-era property, with a spectacular interior and more than 100 acres of outdoor space. Like many homes in Richmond, every room in the Maymont Estate has a story a story to tell. No matter what time of year you choose to visit, the Maymont Estate has so much to offer Richmond residents.
Whether you're searching for a private estate or an affordable, appealing family home, our real estate team is here to help. Contact Napier ERA to buy and sell homes throughout the Richmond, VA area.
When you're touring homes for sale in Glen Allen, take time to visit The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen offers local residents in the Richmond area an opportunity to discover the arts, develop a talent, and experience all our community has to offer.
Young and old gather at the Center to share artistic experiences and develop creative skills. Four galleries showcase work from local and regional artists. Performance stages come alive with music, dance, and theater presentations. Regional artists and artisans market their work in a warm and friendly setting. The Center also rents four beautiful spaces for special occasions.
Our real estate agents live and work in the area. We know The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen is a valuable community asset and celebrate the Center's best by sharing these upcoming programs and special events with you.
The Cultural Arts Center celebrates the season with live concerts and theater performances. These upcoming events will start your holiday season out on a joyful note.
The marriage of Halloween and a running event may seem like a match made in well … Transylvania, but according to Running USA, Halloween is the second most popular running holiday, trailing behind Thanksgiving.
Maybe it's the need to burn off calories from gobbling a few too many milk chocolate bites, the irresistible call of dressing like a super hero or zombie to compete in a race, or the desire to take part in local community fun, but this Saturday's Petersburg Half Marathon and 5K Run is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
The race courses begin and end in Petersburg at Union Station, 103 River Street. The Half Marathon course features a scenic tour of Petersburg winding through the Old Towne historic section complete with buildings and architecture dating back to the Civil War era. The 5K course features a loop in our Downtown area with a one-hour time limit.
Admittedly, Petersburg's historic downtown is a hands-down hit as a backdrop for this local event, but the best scenery may be the participants—many of whom don super hero, villain, funny, and scary costumes. Costumes are optional, but having a good time is required.
Runners and walkers of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate. All finishers from both the Half Marathon & 5K Race will receive a signature Halloween-themed medal and t-shirt to commemorate the event.
Each year race coordinators go to great lengths to design a Halloween-themed medal and t-shirt using a different Halloween character each year—bats, vampires, skeletons, zombies, and werewolves. Frankenstein may make an appearance this year. What started as memorabilia for some participants has become a collectible for runners luring them back to Petersburg every October.
Our REALTORS® will be by your side every step of the way to ward off any home buying fears that might turn your dreams of owning a home into a ... Nightmare on Elm Street.
October's changing weather and earlier sunsets bring thoughts of Halloween. If your inner child feels the ghostly pull of haunted places, perhaps it's time for a visit to our Historic Hollywood Cemetery. It's located in Richmond's Oregon Hill neighborhood at 412 South Cherry Street. If the possibility of a ghostly encounter doesn't scare you, you can walk (or run) through the grounds or even sign up for a tour.
While our real estate agents value Hollywood Cemetery for its national historical significance, we also recognize it as the perfect place to generate Halloween inspiration.
Cemetery founders, William Haxall and Joshua Fry, commissioned Architect, John Notman, to design a cemetery at a vast property called Harvie's Woods. As the work began, Notman recommended the name "Hollywood" for the proliferation of Hollywood trees on the site.
Hollywood Cemetery is the final resting place of a long list of notable Americans. In 1969 the site was added to the National Record of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. It's also listed as a United States Historic District.
Hollywood Cemetery is known nationally as a historic venue. But over the years, it developed a higher profile as the home of hauntings and unusual events.
No one knows if these eerie cemetery tales are true, but they could be. Hollywood is 130 acres of aging monuments memorializing centuries of buried dead. Its history includes horrible deaths in a collapsed underground tunnel, thousands of dead Confederate soldiers and an iron dog watching over a toddler's grave. Given the colorful history, it's the perfect environment for ghostly happenings.
If you're more interested in Hollywood's history than scary experiences, you can track down graves or tombs for President, James Monroe, President, John Tyler, a Supreme Court Justice, and six Virginia governors.
A monument of Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, stands over his grave.
There's a 90-foot stone pyramid marking the spot where 18,000 Confederate soldiers are buried. The identities of 11,000 of these soldiers remain unknown.
One of the best-loved monuments in the cemetery is the cast-iron Newfoundland dog standing guard over a grave of a two-year old Richmond girl. There are a number of versions of how the Iron Dog came to rest by the little girl's grave.
If you're interested in getting up close and personal with Hollywood Cemetery history and scary legends, you have several tour options:
It's not uncommon for people who own homes in Richmond to add the Hollywood Cemetery at the top of their list to show guests and visitors. If you're interested in relocating to this area, our professionals can help. Contact Napier ERA if you're thinking about buying or selling your home in Richmond, Virginia.
Congratulations are in order for Napier's own Libby Gatewood, who was awarded the prestigious VHDA (Virginia Housing Development Authority) Service to Virginia award last night for her ongoing efforts to create affordable housing opportunities for all.
Nominees are judged based on their contributions to initiatives at the local, state and national level as well as their support of individual homebuyers in their effort to achieve affordable, sustainable homeownership.
Libby is the Managing Broker for our Tri-Cities office, and we're delighted to celebrate this achievement with her!
Powhatan has many claims to fame; its biggest may be its renowned Powhatan Festival of the Grape, a high-energy celebration of the vintner's art.
While many communities throughout the country get ready for Halloween in October, the residents of Powhatan and the surrounding area have their own tradition. The Festival of the Grape will be celebrating its 15th year on October 7.
The Festival of the Grape is held in Historic Courthouse Village, the part of town that celebrates the Revolution-era courthouse that was the community's original reason for being. This annual event connects wine connoisseurs with top wineries throughout Virginia. A full selection of reds, whites, roses, and bubblies will be available to attendees.
Nearly two dozen wineries, the majority of which are from Virginia, will be exhibiting at the Festival of the Grape. Naturally, wine aficionados will have the chance to try their tastiest wares and access special pricing available only during the event.
But that's not all – dozens of craftsmen and artisans will be on hand with lots of breathtaking souvenirs. You'll find photography, jewelry, pottery, knitted goods, glasses, and more. InsideOut and Route 64 will be the headlining bands playing live.
If you're looking for a snack or even a full meal to go with your wine, you won't be disappointed. A dozen different restaurants and food trucks are expected to be on hand. You'll have a choice of everything from fine chocolates or barbecue to pizza or seafood.
Powhatan is no slouch when it comes to wines, even when the Festival isn't in town. In fact, the community is home to two of its own local wineries:
If you are interested in attending this year's Festival, the best time to purchase a ticket is now! Online ticket sales will close on October 7 – the day of the event. Tickets are reasonably priced and a great value for a full day of fun! Children aged 12 and under are free, and guests between the ages of 13 and 20 enjoy a discounted price. To order your tickets, visit the Festival of the Grape website.
Do you want to do more than visit?
Contact Napier ERA and we'll show you homes in Powhatan that are perfectly suited to your needs. Our real estate agents are experts in the local market who have helped buyers from around Virginia and the country find an ideal home.