As a resident of the Laburnum Park neighborhood, I have to save that I definitely have some bias when writing about its virtues. It’s another example of the type of tight-knit, historic neighborhood that has made the Northside such a popular destination in recent years. Just North of The Diamond and The Boulevard, the neighborhood…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Laburnum Park"
Ginter Park is another Richmond historic neighborhood with tons of old charm, interesting architecture and a rich history. Located in Northside, the neighborhood lies between Chamberlayne Avenue, Edgewood Avenue and Brook Road to the East and West. Azalea Avenue marks the Northern border while Brookland Park Boulevard and Ladies Mile Road mark the Southern edge.…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Ginter Park"
Forest Hill is another one of Richmond’s federally recognized historic districts that has been undergoing a renaissance in recent years. The neighborhood’s boundaries (map below) are the James River to the North, Forest Hill Park to the East, Semmes and Forest Hill Avenues to the south, and Westover Hills Boulevard to the West. Located just…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Forest Hill"
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…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Bellevue"
Oregon Hill is a historic neighborhood surrounded by notable Richmond landmarks including the James River, VCU, Hollywood Cemetery and the Virginia War Memorial. Its borders are formed by Cary Street to the North, Belvidere Street to the East, the James River to the South and Cherry Street to the West. The common belief is the…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Oregon Hill"
Byrd Park itself is a public park located at the southern terminus of the Boulevard, but the neighborhood on the eastern side goes by the same name. The park came to be in the late 1800s when the City decided to build the reservoir. In fact, the excavated area left behind as workers gathered dirt…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Byrd Park"
Located along the south banks of the James, Westover Hills is flanked by Stratford Hills to the West and Forest Hill to the East. Most of the land the neighborhood sits on was once owned by William Byrd II who owned a plantation nearby called Westover. Planners were likely making reference to Byrd and the…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Westover Hills"
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"