Life at The James

At The James, we have everything you need to get the most out of college—and it’s all within easy reach. When it’s time to study, our spacious apartments and 24/7 study lounge make it easy to focus on your own or collaborate with classmates. When its time to relax, you can always find friends lounging by the pool, playing pick-up games on the courts or settling in for a movie or a game of pool at the Clubhouse. And when you feel like venturing out, you can rent a car right here on property and go explore downtown Richmond.

24/7 Fitness Center

In the crush of coursework and internships, it can be hard to squeeze in a workout. Luckily, we’re one of the only off-campus communities in the city to have a sunny gym that’s just steps away from your apartment and open 24/7. That means you can lift, run and take in the sweeping views of the pool whenever it fits your schedule.

Townhouse-Style Apartments

At the end of a demanding day, your apartment is the perfect place for some R&R. Catch up with your roommates in your cozy living room, or take some you-time in your spacious bedroom complete with private bath. We’re proud to offer some of the most spacious off-campus layouts in all of RVA.

Award-Winning Pool and Sundeck

When you’re in the mood to hang out with friends, you’ve got everything you need in your own backyard—the most luxurious, resort-style pool in Richmond, a sick hot tub, grill stations and the best crowd in town.

Private Shuttles to Campus

Getting to class on-time is hard enough. There’s no need to stress yourself out looking for on-campus parking. We have three private shuttles that leave The James every 15 minutes and they’ll get you to campus in five.

Zipcar Program

It’s easy to run errands or explore the city whenever you feel like it, whether you have a car or not. We have Zipcar rentals right here on property. Car rentals start at $7/hour.

Computer Center & Study Lounge

The James is a great place to relax, and it’s also the perfect place to get work done. We have a spacious study lounge with big couches for group projects and private nooks for writing papers. To top it off, we offer free printing—all you need to bring is paper.

Ridiculous Events

We bring the party to you. Check out our on-property party scene, from MUS101 to Masquerade.

Life-Hacks & Leg-Ups

Join us in the Clubhouse for all important, need to know life lessons that they don't teach on campus.

Community Clubhouse with Billiards and Flatscreen

We have the nicest Clubhouse in Richmond. There’s always something happening, whether joining an impromptu pool tournament or a crowd around the TV.

Free Tanning and Massage Chairs

Studying hard can make it difficult to find time to decompress. Luckily, we have relaxing massage chairs and free tanning beds, so you can look and feel like you’ve been unwinding in the sunshine, even when you’ve been chained to your desk for weeks.

Basketball, Volleyball and Bocce Courts

Nothing takes your mind off the books like a fast and furious pick-up game on the courts. With our options you can pick the sport that’s most your speed.

The Byrd Theater

Best place in the city to catch a flick, in our book. This 1300-seat theatre entertaining Richmond residents since 1928. Movie tickets were originally 25 cents and they’re still only $1.99.

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Break Point

This VCU staple offers everything from board games like Apples to Apples and Twister to billiards, and over 100 arcade games. Plus, they’ve got 8-Ball, 9-Ball, board and card game tournaments throughout the year. Game on!

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Belle Isle

One of the James crew’s favorite spots to relax and reconnect with nature. You can hike, mountain bike, fish, rock climb, or just sunbathe on the big, flat rocks by the water.

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Maymont

This rolling, 100-acre estate has gorgeous Japanese and Italian gardens, a historically preserved 1893 mansion, river otters, goats and more. Take a picnic and make a day of it.

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Harrison Street Cafe

If you’re looking for vegetarian cuisine in the neighborhood, this is the James crew’s top pick. We’re big fans of their fakin, egg & swiss sandwich and the Tempeh Reuben – it’s all pretty great.

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Southern Railway Taphouse

Stop by for a taco, a cocktail or a glass of wine and if it’s balmy out, enjoy it in the open air. Sometimes it feels good to be in the South.

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Baja Bean

The James crew comes to this place not only for the SoCal-style Mexican eats, but also the famous Monday-night poker games (at 6pm and 8pm), Wednesday-night DJ spots, and weekend karaoke. All top notch.

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Social 52

A grade A place for a night out – innovative New-American dishes (like the Mac 'n' Cheetos Bowl – trust us), homemade Sangrias and an awesome craft beer and cocktail selection.

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