If you are anything like me, one of the things you love most about Richmond is its historic architecture. The city is filled with many structures and homes built in the 1800s and 1900s. The old houses have a certain charm and character that’s difficult to replicate in newer houses. Some would argue that “charm and…Read more "For the Love of Old Houses"
Nextdoor is still a relatively new social media hub for many people but quickly building a huge user community. Unlike Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others, Nextdoor is focused on hyper-local social networking. Think of it as a neighborhood email distribution list on steroids. Like many other platforms, there are always a variety of topics being…Read more "Nextdoor: Why you should consider joining."
Though actually part of Henrico County, the Lakeside area is located in what most Richmonders refer to as Northside. The neighborhood is roughly bordered by Bryan Park to the South, Hermitage Road to the North, Galaxie Road to the West and Lakeside Avenue to the East. Given its central location with easy access to the…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Lakeside"
The Museum District is another uniquely Richmond neighborhood built upon history, architecture and community listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Surrounded by several popular neighborhoods (including the Fan, Carytown, and Scott’s Addition), it is within several blocks in just about any direction of restaurants, breweries, shopping and other popular spots. Arthur Ashe Boulevard…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Museum District"
As a former resident of Bellevue and current resident of the adjacent Laburnum Park neighborhood, the area holds a special place in my heart. Bellevue has developed a personality all its own and become a popular destination for those seeking a tight-knit, walkable community. If you were to ask residents about the neighborhood, I’d be…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Bellevue"
Looking for an art project for your kids or just something to keep them occupied for a bit? Want to help your children connect to their community? Here’s a group project we’ve put together that we hope will give you a few minutes to unwind and encourage their creativity. Choose a section of the drawing…Read more "Kids Create RVA Project"
With both Industrial and Residential Historic Districts, Carver is another of Richmond’s historically significant neighborhoods located near the City’s center and adjacent to VCU. The area (roughly 54 square blocks) is bordered by Lombardy Street to the Northwest, Belvidere Street to the Southeast, Interstate 95 to the Northeast and Broad Street to the Southwest. Carver…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Carver"
Another Northside neighborhood that was overlooked until recent years is Rosedale. Rosedale is located on the west side of Hermitage Road just North of the I-64 / I-95 overlap, East of I-95 and South of Bryan Park. It’s easy to overlook the Rosedale neighborhood as you travel the Northside. With Laburnum Avenue being the only…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Rosedale"