Nestled on the western edge of the city, just south of the James River, Southampton is a charming neighborhood with a unique character. Its less structured layout, rolling hills, and wooded lots create a distinctively suburban feel that sets it apart from many other Richmond neighborhoods. Southampton’s boundaries are defined by Huguenot Road to the east, Chippenham Parkway to the south, Beechmont Road to the west, and the James River to the north.
Southampton underwent a transformation over the years, evolving from the woodlands and pastures of the 19th century into the residential area it is today. This transition was facilitated by the construction of the Huguenot Bridge in 1950, which made the neighborhood more accessible to the rest of the city. Most of the homes in Southampton were constructed between 1930 and 1960, although there are a couple of historic homes dating back to the 1800s, and many others are currently under construction or undergoing significant renovations. This diverse timeline of construction has led to a variety of architectural styles coexisting harmoniously within the neighborhood, including Colonial Revival, Dutch Colonial, Mid Century Modern, Tudor Revival, and even a few log cabins.
Southampton, like many other neighborhoods on the South side of the river, has once again become a popular destination for many buyers. There are several factors that draw these buyers to the area:
- Easy access to Downtown, the West End, and points North and South via Chippenham Parkway, Powhite Parkway and Huguenot.
- Proximity to the river, parks and hiking / biking trails.
- Quiet suburban setting inside city limits.
- Local and “big box” retailers nearby.
Indeed, the positive developments and high interest in Southampton, along with the neighboring areas of Westover Hills, Stratford Hills, and Forest Hill, suggest a promising future for these communities. With their attractive suburban settings, access to amenities, and proximity to natural attractions like the river and parks, these neighborhoods are likely to remain desirable places to live, attracting both residents and investors in the years ahead.
Things to do nearby:
Pony Pasture – One of the James River Park System’s best places to bask in the sun and have a swim in the river.
Larus Park– Another City of Richmond Park with lots of trails for hiking, riding or just meandering.
Stony Point Fashion Park – Outdoor mall. Shopping. Enough said.
Mosaic – The very first and original Mosiac restaurant. Yum.
Riverside Outfitters– Get outside and have some fun. Riverside offers guided excursions as well as paddle board, canoe, kayak and bike rentals.
Southhampton Homes For Sale:
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