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"
The Fan District is one of the most interesting areas in Richmond because of its unique architecture, restaurants, local shops, and monuments. Named for the fan-like layout of its streets, it runs westward from Belvedere Street, near Monroe Park, ending on the eastern side of the Boulevard. Predominantly a residential area, the Fan is a…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: The Fan District"