Richmond, VA Neighborhoods Guide

Neighborhoods in Richmond include a mix of new and historic homes, apartments and condominiums, and more.

On Monday, December 10, 2012 - 16:37

When it comes to housing, Richmond has more than enough options. The city has several unique neighborhoods and districts with a mix of new and historic homes, apartments and lofts, and more.


Downtown Richmond is home to Court End, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Located near the State Capitol, the area displays some of the most interesting and valuable architecture the city has to offer.

Richmond's downtown area also comprises the River District, which primarily features condominiums and apartments. The district draws young professionals with its strong entertainment and nightlife scene, as well as its abundance of restaurants, shops and businesses.

East End

The East End of Richmond includes several neighborhoods including Church Hill, Fulton Hill, Shockoe Slip, Tobacco Row and Union Hill.

With quiet streets and historic homes, Church Hill is ideal for families. The neighborhood also includes the Fairmount Historic District, which is undergoing redevelopment.

Futlon Hill features several homes built in the early 20th century, including bungalows, and is home to the Richmond National Cemetery.

Located along the James River, Shockoe Slip has cobblestone streets and is one of the city's most popular shopping and dining districts. Homes in the neighborhood include historic apartments, condominiums and townhouses. Nearby Tobacco Row, once full of tobacco warehouses and cigarette factories, also primarily comprises lofts and row homes.

North of the James River, the Union Hill neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places and features narrow streets lined with homes showcasing a mix of antebellum, Victorian, classical revival and modern architecture.

West End

The most prominent neighborhoods in Richmond's West End are include the Museum District, Fan District, Carver and Newtowne West, Oregon Hill, Three Corners District, and Windsor Farms.

The Museum District, a Federal and State Historic District, is home to several of the area's top museums and includes homes built in the early 20th century. The district also includes Carytown, which features various restaurants and shops. Bordering this neighborhood is the Fan District that includes homes built in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

Carver and Newtowne West neighborhoods are adjacent to Virginia Commonwealth University's campus and primarily feature Victorian homes and buildings built in the Italianate style.

Oregon Hill is a popular neighborhood among college students, as it is also near VCU, and includes townhouses, apartments and several houses available for rent.

Three Corners District has lofts and apartment buildings, while Windsor Farms – one of the city's first planned neighborhoods – is full of historic homes.

North Side

Richmond's North Side is near Virginia Union University and Union Presbyterian Seminary, and includes portions of central Henrico County and the Richmond Metropolican area.

The Chestnut Hills-Plateau and Barton Heights neighborhoods are in the area, both of which are historic districts. North Side homes feature styles such as Romanesque Revival and Queen Anne.


The Southside of Richmond includes neighborhoods such as Manchester, Westover Hills and Woodland Heights.

Manchester, formerly an independent city, became part of Richmond in 1910. Today, it still includes a courthouse and several historic homes and buildings.

Westover Hills, located across from William Byrd Park, is a family-friendly neighborhood with large lots. Nearby, the Woodland Heights neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Registry.

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