Did you know that Church Hill is considered the first and oldest neighborhood in Richmond? The story began when William Byrd II was granted the land by King James. Upon arriving in the area and seeing the view of the James River from atop the hill, he was reminded of his native Richmond-on-Thames. In 1737,…Read more "RVA Neighborhood Spotlight: Church Hill"
In its early years, Scott’s Addition was known primarily as a commercial and industrial district. Today, the area has drawn an impressive amount of investment from developers, creatives, restaurateurs, retailers, breweries, and urban dwellers who see it as much more than just its industrial roots. The boundaries of Scott’s Addition are defined by Interstates 95…Read more "RVA Neighborhood Spotlight: Scott’s Addition"
The Richmond Museum District, formerly referred to as “West of the Boulevard,” is another unique neighborhood built upon its history, architecture and community listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A must-see when visiting Richmond. Surrounded by several popular neighborhoods, including the Fan, Carytown, and Scott’s Addition, it is a pedestrian-friendly community within several…Read more "RVA Neighborhood Spotlight: Museum District"
A nationally recognized historic neighborhood rich with architecture, history, art and culture right in the heart of the city. Jackson Ward is located in downtown Richmond just south of Broad Street in the Arts District. Once known as the “Harlem of the South”, Jackson Ward is one of Richmond’s most important and significant cultural neighborhoods…Read more "RVA Neighborhood Spotlight: Jackson Ward"
HISTORY From Sister City to South Richmond. Located on the southern side of the James River across from Richmond, Manchester was known for its many mills and factories, which produced flour, textiles, iron products and tobacco. This industrial center along the James River and busy retail center along Hull Street helped Manchester expand its economy,…Read more "RVA Neighborhood Spotlight: Manchester"
Whether you want to go for a walk, exercise or simply relax, Byrd Park is a beautiful place to explore and a city favorite for many reasons. This 287-acre park is located in Richmond’s Near West End, north of the James River and adjacent to Maymont. Back in 1874 the City of Richmond decided to…Read more "RVA Neighborhood Spotlight: Byrd Park"
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"
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"