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Bellevue/Ginter Park

Ginter Park is a suburban neighborhood, built and developed by Lewis Ginter, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The architectural style is Colonial Revival and Builder’s Vernacular. Bellevue and Ginter Park are in driving distance to The DiamondRichmond Raceway, and Scott’s Addition. It’s also close to major highways which makes things convenient when taking a drive!

Church Hill Historic District

Church Hill (also known as St. John’s Historic District) is an Historic District which is famously known for where Patrick Henry gave his famous speech “Give me liberty or give me death speech” in 1775 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, built in 1741. Some attractions within the area are Chimborazo Park that has museum of old military hospital from civil war, Libby Hill Park, and Jefferson Park which all give great scenic views of the city as well as the James River to the south!

Many neighborhoods like Chimborazo, Fairmount, Peter Paul, Union Hill, and Woodville. There are many different style homes like Queen Anne, Greek Revival, and Federal style. Aside from great views, there are many walkable boutique restaurants like Hill CaféThe RooseveltAlamo BBQ, and Proper Pie among the many. Church Hill is an excellent place to live and feel right at home!

The Fan/Museum District

What’s not to love about The Fan/Museum District? Shaped like a fan, it was developed in 1817 on land owned by William Byrd II. Mostly developed post-Civil War through the 1920’s, most of the homes in this historic district are Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival and Art Deco. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is located within this district and the Science Museum of Virginia is not too far either.

Carytown, in the Museum District, has many unique shops and restaurants to eat at. Down Main Street, going towards The Fan, it continues with the Byrd TheaterMuseum of History & Culture, bars, and restaurants in which you can pick from. Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU School of Medicine (formerly the Medical College of VA – MCV) are located within The Fan District on the eastern side.


Manchester is a revitalized district with cafes, brewpubs, and Southern-style seafood restaurants, and independent art studios. Manchester is a growing side of town that a lot of people are starting to move into with beautiful Colonial Revival architecture. It’s about a 5-10 minute drive to Downtown Richmond, or even visit the James River and Belle Isle, depending on where you’re located.

Near West End

The Near West End is a group of neighborhoods in the western side of Richmond, but not necessarily in the suburban side of Henrico County. Some of the neighborhoods here consist of Windsor Farms (est. in 1926), Lockgreen, Mary Munford, and Westhampton. University of Richmond is located within this area. Prevalent house architecture in the area consists of Colonial, Victorian, Tudor, Ranch, Greek Revival, French country, and many more!

Scott’s Addition

Scott’s Addition has grown and expanded tremendously in the past several years, revitalizing its scene. This became an important business district in early 1900’s due to the railways and highways in the area. Home of over 13 breweries, cideries, meaderies, and distilleries, they all differ and have their own sense of uniqueness. There are many different things to pick from for leisure and entertainment, ranging from restaurants, rooftop bars, bowling alley, movie theater, shuffleboard bar, and classic arcade bar!

Westover Hills/Woodland Heights

This popular area is by the James River with many wonderful trails to pick from, like Ready Creek TrailWoodland Heights is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The architectural style in this area consists of Late Victorian and Late 19th & 20th Century Revivals. The beautiful and popular Forest Hill Park is located right next to it and is a center of the community!

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