RVA Neighborhood Spotlight: Lakeside

With its charming blend of natural beauty, historic character, and vibrant community spirit, Lakeside offers a unique living experience that’s hard to find anywhere else in the city. We are excited to take you on a journey through this enchanting neighborhood, highlighting what makes Lakeside a wonderful place to call home.

  1. A Historical Haven

Lakeside’s rich history dates back to the early 20th century when it was known as a summer destination for Richmond’s elite. Many of the neighborhood’s homes exude historical charm, featuring unique architectural styles that transport you back in time. The Lakeside Historic District is a testament to the neighborhood’s commitment to preserving its rich heritage.

  1. Natural Beauty at Your Doorstep

The neighborhood lives up to its name with stunning natural beauty all around. Lakeside is home to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, a 50-acre oasis that provides residents with a serene escape filled with blooming gardens, winding pathways, and tranquil lakes. Whether you’re a horticulture enthusiast or just love a peaceful stroll, this garden is a true treasure.

  1. Diverse Housing Options

Lakeside offers a diverse range of housing options, from historic single-family homes to modern apartments. Whatever your housing preferences, you’re likely to find a home that suits your style and needs. The neighborhood’s real estate market is vibrant, and there are plenty of opportunities for both buyers and renters.

  1. A Thriving Local Business Scene

Lakeside has experienced a resurgence in recent years, with many local businesses and entrepreneurs flocking to the area. Quaint shops, cozy cafes, and bustling farmer’s markets make the neighborhood an exciting place to explore. Lakeside Avenue, the main commercial strip, is a hub of activity and a perfect spot to indulge in some retail therapy or savor a delicious meal.

  1. Active Community and Events

Lakeside is a close-knit community where residents know their neighbors and take pride in the neighborhood’s vibrant spirit. The Lakeside Farmers’ Market, a Saturday morning tradition, is a prime example of this close community connection. It’s a fantastic place to pick up fresh produce, homemade crafts, and engage in friendly conversations with locals.

  1. Access to Outdoor Recreation

Beyond the beautiful gardens and parks, Lakeside is close to several outdoor recreation options. Bryan Park, just a stone’s throw away, offers hiking and biking trails, a golf course, and numerous picnic spots. Additionally, the James River, a popular destination for water sports and outdoor enthusiasts, is easily accessible from Lakeside.

  1. Convenient Location

Despite its serene atmosphere, Lakeside is conveniently located just a short drive from downtown Richmond. This means you can enjoy the best of both worlds – a peaceful residential community while being just minutes away from the city’s bustling arts, culture, and employment opportunities.

Lakeside is more than just a neighborhood; it’s a way of life. Its historical significance, natural beauty, diverse housing options, thriving local businesses, and active community all combine to create a unique and charming atmosphere that’s hard to resist. If you’re looking for a place to call home in Richmond, Virginia, Lakeside should be at the top of your list. Reach out to our real estate team to explore the incredible opportunities waiting for you in this hidden gem of a neighborhood.

Lakeside Homes for Sale


Patrick Sullivan
Phone: 804.397.5078 
Email: patrick@reRVA.com

John Innes
Phone: 804.397.5078 
Email: john.innes@reRVA.com

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