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"
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 "Neighborhoods of RVA: Scott’s Addition"
Sometimes referred to as “South Side” or even “Dogtown”, Manchester is located on the southern side of the James River directly across from downtown Richmond. Manchester served as Chesterfield’s county seat until it became an independent city in 1874. Like Richmond to its North, Manchester was an active trade port for mostly tobacco, coal, and…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Manchester"
Bordered by Church Hill to the North and the James River to the South, Shockoe Bottom is another Richmond neighborhood first conceived when William Byrd II received a land grant from King James in 1737. The area has been a central part of Richmond’s history ever since. After Richmond was named the Capital of Virginia,…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Shockoe Bottom"
Church Hill – Where it all began for Richmond Walking the foot-worn brick paved sidewalks of Richmond’s oldest neighborhood always makes me feel as though I’ve taken a trip back in time. Sipping a cup of locally roasted coffee at Captain Buzzy’s Beanery while admiring the surrounding historic architectural detail and contemplating the generations that…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Church Hill"