Forest Hill, a federally recognized historic district in Richmond, has experienced a vibrant resurgence in recent years. Its borders are defined by 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. This neighborhood, situated just across the…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Forest Hill"
Nestled on the western edge of the city, just south of the James River, Southampton is a charming neighborhood with a unique character. Its less structured layout, rolling hills, and wooded lots create a distinctively suburban feel that sets it apart from many other Richmond neighborhoods. Southampton’s boundaries are defined by Huguenot Road to the…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Southampton"
Church Hill – Where it all began for Richmond As a resident of Church Hill, I often find myself strolling along the weathered brick sidewalks of Richmond’s oldest neighborhood, transported back in time. Enjoying a cup of locally roasted Riverbend coffee, I take in the remarkable historic architectural details that surround me and reflect on…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Church Hill"
Byrd Park, both the park itself and the neighborhood on its eastern side, has a rich history dating back to the late 1800s when the City of Richmond decided to construct a reservoir. The excavated area, which was created as workers gathered dirt to build the reservoir walls, eventually became what we now know as…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Byrd Park"
Scott’s Addition, in its early years, was primarily recognized as a commercial and industrial district. However, it has since undergone a significant transformation, attracting substantial investment from various stakeholders. Developers, creative professionals, restaurateurs, retailers, breweries, and urban residents have all played a role in reshaping the area, transcending its industrial heritage. Scott’s Addition is situated…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Scott’s Addition"
Situated between Church Hill to the north and the James River to the south, Shockoe Bottom is a historic Richmond neighborhood with roots dating back to 1737 when William Byrd II received a land grant from King James. Over the centuries, it has played a central role in Richmond’s history. Shockoe Bottom has a rich…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Shockoe Bottom"
Laburnum Park is a charming historic neighborhood nestled in Richmond’s Northside, offering a tight-knit community, rich history, and a desirable location. Just north of The Diamond and The Boulevard, this neighborhood comprises fifteen city blocks bordered by Hermitage Road to the west, Laburnum Avenue to the north, Brook Road to the east, and Westwood Avenue…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Laburnum Park"
The Fulton neighborhood, steeped in history and community spirit, owes its name to James Alexander Fulton and his wife, Eliza Mayo. Eliza Mayo was related to other notable figures in Richmond’s history, including Major William Mayo and his son, Colonel John Mayo. The neighborhood is situated in an East End river valley of approximately 350…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Fulton"