The Fulton neighborhood, steeped in history and community spirit, owes its name to James Alexander Fulton and his wife, Eliza Mayo. Eliza Mayo was related to other notable figures in Richmond’s history, including Major William Mayo and his son, Colonel John Mayo. The neighborhood is situated in an East End river valley of approximately 350…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Fulton"
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"
The Museum District is another uniquely Richmond neighborhood built upon history, architecture and community listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Surrounded by several popular neighborhoods (including the Fan, Carytown, and Scott’s Addition), it is within several blocks in just about any direction of restaurants, breweries, shopping and other popular hotspots. The district’s borders…Read more "Neighborhoods of RVA: Museum District"
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"