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"
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"
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"