Modest apt in museum district/carytown area, walking distance to bars and under a mile to carytown. I am a laid back and relaxed single mom of an 8 year old rock star . Musician/artist types, LGBTQ friendly and ok with drinking and smoking, cigarettes outside if my daughter is home. We arent bothered by noise at night.
disclaimer: RVA is an old city filled with old houses. it's cute in theory, but you can scrub at 70 year old tile and hardwood floors for hours and it never looks clean.