RICHMOND NEIGHBORHOODS

Looking for an antebellum mansion? A quaint bungalow? An ultra-cool Midcentury Modern? A Victorian with gingerbread details that looks like it belongs in a fairy tale? Richmond has them all, tucked away in neighborhoods whose history sometimes stretches back into the early 1800s. Take a moment to look through the information I’ve gathered about Richmond’s neighborhoods and the homes they offer. Give me a call - (804) 405-7726.
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Bellevue
Plans for North Side’s Bellevue neighborhood began in the 1880s, when Lewis Ginter, Richmond’s wealthiest citizen, began buying large parcels of land in what was then Henrico County...

Bon Air
Think of historic Bon Air as a Victorian summer resort that you can still visit...

Bryan Parkway
Many North Side neighborhoods got their start as streetcar suburbs in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Bryan Parkway subdivision got its start a little later, in the construction boom that followed the end of World War I...

Cary Street Road
Considering its elite status as one of Richmond’s real estate standouts, Cary Street Road had a humble beginning...

Church Hill
Church Hill isn’t the earliest neighborhood in Richmond, but it’s close, with the city’s oldest church – St. John’s Episcopal Church (1741) – as well as some of its oldest surviving homes...

The Colonies
Back in the 1980s, when construction began on the Colonies off Lauderdale Road in western Henrico County, master-planned communities began to change nationwide...

The Fan District
While plans to develop the present-day Fan District date back to the early 1800s, construction didn’t begin in earnest until the 1880s, when Richmond was rebuilding itself in the wake of the Civil War’s end...

Ginter Park
Ginter Park may be an established city neighborhood today, but it started out as an idyllic streetcar suburb in Henrico County...

Hampton Gardens
Like several subdivisions in the Cary Street Road corridor, Hampton Gardens got its start as a streetcar suburb. Its developer, Abram L. McClellan bought the 99-acre tract of land in 1915, and home construction there gained momentum in the 1920s...

Laburnum Court
Sometimes, developers have to get creative to sell homes. With North Side's Laburnum Court, they got downright revolutionary...

Laburnum Park
The success of Ginter Park convinced the sons of the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s founding publisher, Joseph Bryan, to convert their family’s North Side estate into an idyllic subdivision...

Lower Tuckahoe
By many historical measures, the Lower Tuckahoe subdivision in eastern Goochland isn’t especially old. But the neighborhood has an enviable pedigree...

Monument Avenue
Perhaps Richmond’s best known residential street, Monument Avenue got its first monument – a statue of Robert E. Lee – in 1890, but an economic depression kept the houses away until the early 1900s...

Mooreland Farms
Houses in the community feature large-scaled rooms, screened porches and windows that look out onto the neighborhood’s tranquil setting. The neighborhood’s proximity to Collegiate School makes it especially appealing to families...

The Museum District
The expansive neighborhood that we know today as the Museum District has had several names since its beginnings more than a century ago...

Sherwood Park
Lewis Ginter and his partners formed the Sherwood Land Co. in 1891, and consulted with landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted about its layout...

Stratford Hills
The James River has been a powerful draw for residential construction since Richmond’s founding, and the Stratford Hills community in South Richmond is no exception...

Tuckahoe Terrace
Colonial Revival is more pervasive in Tuckahoe Terrace than it is in the streetcar suburbs built slightly earlier near the corridor’s eastern end...

Westover Hills
The completion of the Boulevard Bridge, which linked South Richmond with Byrd Park and shortened downtown commutes, helped fuel Westover Hill’s early home sales...

Windsor Farms
Back in the 1920s, Thomas C. Williams set out to build an English country village along Richmond’s western edge. The streets of Windsor Farms were laid out in concentric circles to evoke relaxed village life...

Wyndham
Thirty years ago, the area that became Wyndham community in western Henrico County had a few sawmills and little else. Today, it’s home to the county’s largest subdivision...

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