Oregon Hill is a historic neighborhood nestled amidst some of Richmond’s most prominent landmarks, including the James River, VCU, Hollywood Cemetery, and the Virginia War Memorial. Its boundaries encompass Cary Street to the North, Belvidere Street to the East, the James River to the South, and Cherry Street to the West. Legend has it that…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Oregon Hill"
Westover Hills, located along the south banks of the James River, is nestled between Stratford Hills to the west and Forest Hill to the east. The neighborhood’s name pays homage to its historical connection to William Byrd II, who once owned a nearby plantation called Westover. Developed in the 1920s, Westover Hills is a prime…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Westover Hills"
Carytown — often affectionately referred to as “the mile of style,” owes its name to its prime location along Cary Street, which was named after Colonel Archibald Cary in 1927. Today, this district has become one of Richmond’s most beloved destinations, attracting both locals and tourists alike. Stretching across several blocks, Cary Street is lined…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Carytown"
Ginter Park, a historic Richmond neighborhood, is known for its abundant old-world charm, captivating architecture, and rich history. Nestled in Northside, the neighborhood is bordered by Chamberlayne Avenue, Edgewood Avenue, and Brook Road to the east and west. Azalea Avenue marks its northern boundary, while Brookland Park Boulevard and Ladies Mile Road define the southern…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Ginter Park"
The Carillon neighborhood is another of Richmond’s historic districts and gained recognition when it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2015. Positioned on the northern side of the James River, it is bordered by Byrd Park, Powhite Parkway, and the Downtown Expressway. This location ensures easy access to several popular city…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Carillon"
Sherwood Park, although often overlooked in favor of the more renowned Northside neighborhoods like Bellevue and Ginter Park, is a true hidden gem. This neighborhood exudes charm, featuring mostly brick homes nestled along tranquil, tree-lined streets. Adding to its allure are the historic campuses of Union Presbyterian Seminary and Veritas School, which enhance the neighborhood’s…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Sherwood Park"
Situated in Northside, the Rosedale neighborhood was somewhat overlooked until recent years. Rosedale lies 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. When traveling through Northside, it’s easy to miss Rosedale. With Laburnum Avenue being the sole major road running through the…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Rosedale"
Carver, nestled near the heart of Richmond and adjacent to VCU, stands as another historically significant neighborhood with both Industrial and Residential Historic Districts. Covering approximately 54 square blocks, its boundaries stretch from Lombardy Street to the northwest, Belvidere Street to the southeast, Interstate 95 to the northeast, and Broad Street to the southwest. The…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Carver"