Neighborhoods

Caroline County is near the halfway point between Richmond and Washington, DC. With over 50,000 acres of farmland, most of the county’s industry comes from agriculture. Caroline County’s Meadow Event Park, birthplace of Secretariat, is now the site of Virginia’s State Fair. Many parks, fields, and two rivers provide lots to do outdoors.

Slightly north of Richmond is Hanover County, home to the world famous Kings Dominion amusement park. In Hanover, you’ll also find the charming town of Ashland. I-95 runs through the center of Hanover County, making transportation a breeze. Hanover has been named one of the top 100 communities in the country for music education in its schools.

Slightly north of Richmond is Hanover County, home to the world famous Kings Dominion amusement park. In Hanover, you’ll also find the charming town of Ashland. I-95 runs through the center of Hanover County, making transportation a breeze. Hanover has been named one of the top 100 communities in the country for music education in its schools.

King and Queen County is located in Virginia’s middle peninsula and is one of the state’s more rustic communities. Approximately 7000 people call this county home.

King William County is 35 miles northeast of Richmond. Two rivers meet at West Point, the county’s largest town. Built in 1725, the county’s courthouse is the nation’s longest-in-use. King William County is attractive thanks to its proximity to Richmond and Washington, DC, while still having a low cost of living and low crime rates.

New Kent is a community of around 18,000 to the east of Richmond. Getting in, out, and around New Kent is very easy with several major interstates and highways running through it. The Wahrani nature trails are a great place to spend some time exercising in the fresh air, the Quinton Community Park has lots of great options for games and picnics, and there are several golf courses around the county.

Goochland County, to the northwest of Richmond, is home to over 20,000. The James River forms its southern border, running mostly along Highway 6. Goochland has an active local government and school system.

Louisa County, with its 30,000+ residents, is one of the fastest-growing areas in Virginia. At least fifteen new housing developments have popped up in just the past five years. The county also holds the very popular Lake Anna (and nearby Jerdone Castle) and the Green Springs Historic District.

The County of Powhatan, less than 30 miles west of Richmond, is home to nearly 30,000. Two of its borders are formed by rivers: the James River to the north and the Appomattox River to the south. While the tobacco industry is losing jobs in the area, there are new jobs being created in manufacturing as well as in consumer fields.

The County of Amelia is 35 miles southwest of Richmond. Agriculture is king in Amelia as over 90% of its land is dedicated farm and woodland. An easygoing community with a love of the outdoors, there are plenty of festivals and recreational activities throughout the year in Amelia. There are three public schools in Amelia.

20 miles south of Richmond and just outside of Petersburg is Colonial Heights, home to approximately 17,000 residents.

Just west of I-85, Dinwiddie is a small county very close to Petersburg. Amazon.com has recently announced plans to invest $50 million into Dinwiddie and create 350 jobs there. Dinwiddie’s Department of Parks & Recreation offers opportunities to learn sports, music, dance and more.

The city of Petersburg is a wonder, combining history and contemporary life in exciting ways. Along the Appomattox River, Old Towne Petersburg is a shopping district with great restaurants and music venues. Petersburg, with a population over 32,000, is also home to Virginia State University.

Charles City County is a rural county with under 8000 residents and no incorporated cities. Charles City County has one public school for each level.

On the waterfront of the James and Appomattox Rivers is Hopewell, Virginia. With a pride in its history, a love of the water, many neighborhood parks, and a commitment to education, Hopewell is a small and beautiful community.

Near Virginia’s Tri-City area is rural Prince George County and its 35,000 residents. Prince George is only an hour away from the heart of Richmond and is also near Busch Gardens of Williamsburg, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and many other attractions.

Surry County is a relic, a link to the past. Marshlands, forests, and ferryboats are still common sights in Surry.

The West End – The true West End covers only the western part of the city of Richmond though some consider western Henrico County part of the West End as well. As there is no one municipal organization that represents this specific region, the boundaries are loosely defined as being north of the James River, west of I-195, and south of Broad Street.

Central Henrico – As of 2010, Henrico was home to 306,935 people. Founded in 1634 as one of the eight original shires of Virginia, Henrico is one of the oldest counties in the United States.The shape of Henrico County curves around the northern side of the city of Richmond.

Glen Allen area – Glen Allen is located north of the city of Richmond. As Richmond has expanded, Glen Allen has become a suburb. A large area of northern and western Henrico County, from the Goochland County line north of Broad Street to the neighborhoods surrounding the Virginia Center Commons mall off U.S. Route 1, has a Glen Allen postal address even though the actual Glen Allen area is only near the intersection of Warren Road and Mountain Road.

Eastern Henrico – The East End is roughly defined as including the area of Richmond north of the James River and east/northeast of the former Virginia Central Railroad – Chesapeake and Ohio Railway line which originated at Main Street Station, and south and west of I-295. Within the city, this includes neighborhoods such as Church Hill, Fairmount, Union Hill, Fulton, Powhatan Hill, Fulton Hill, Montrose Heights, Fairfield Court, Creighton Court, Whitcomb Court, Mosby Court, Eastview, Brauers, Peter Paul, Woodville, North Church Hill, Chimborazo and Oakwood.

Eastern Henrico -The East End of Richmond/Eastern Henrico points north or west along I64/I295. Eastern Henrico is home to the Richmond International Airport and several new manufacturing facilities.

Southeast Chesterfield – Chesterfield County is largely bordered by two rivers which define miles of its boundaries. The major adjoining cities each originated at the head of navigation of these river, called the fall line. There, the hillier and rockier Piedmont region falls to the sandy and mostly flat eastern coastal plain Tidewater region, a change which creates barriers for ships going upstream on the rivers. Chesterfield County includes areas of both regions. In 2010, its population was estimated to be 316,236.Chesterfield County is now the fourth-largest municipality in Virginia.

Bon Air/Midlothian to Route 288 – Bon Air is a census-designated place (CDP) in Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States. The population was 16,366 at the 2010 census. The community is considered a suburb of the independent city of Richmond in the Richmond-Petersburg region, and shares a post office with Richmond. Originally developed as a resort, a central portion of Bon Air has been designated as a National Historical District with many structures of Victorian design from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Its name means “good air,” reflecting its role as a resort getaway that Richmonders enjoyed for its fresh air as opposed to the dirty air of Richmond’s industrial downtown of the late 19th century.

Midlothian to Hull Street – The Midlothian community is in the northwestern part of Chesterfield County, Virginia, a few miles west of Richmond.

Bon Air to Midlothian – Northern Chesterfield borders the City and the River and within the Bon Air area, it is home to some of the oldest houses in the county.

From Church Hill to Carytown – The historic district of Church Hill encompasses the original land plot of the city of Richmond. There Patrick Henry gave his “Give me liberty or give me death” speech in St. John’s Church. Chimborazo Park occupies the former site of the largest American Civil War Hospital. Church Hill is notable as one of the largest extant 19th century neighborhoods in America, with many fine examples of period architecture. This area has undergone significant gentrification in recent years.

Northside- Richmond’s North Side is home to many diverse neighborhoods, including Barton Heights, Bellevue, Ginter Park, Rosedale, Washington Park, Hermitage Rd, Highland Park, Sherwood Park, etc. These neighborhoods are made up of houses with a variety of architectural styles, which include Arts and Crafts Bungalows, Victorian, Romanesque Revival, and Queen Anne houses among other styles. The city’s North Side also includes the campuses of several schools of higher education, Virginia Union University and Union Presbyterian Seminary.The terminology “North Side” also broadly includes much of central Henrico County and even some portions of Hanover County as a portion of the Richmond Metropolitan area.

Southeast Richmond- The South East End of Richmond is actually a collection of neighborhoods. Within the city, and in Henrico County, it roughly defined as including the area of Richmond north of the James River and east/northeast of the former Virginia Central Railroad – Chesapeake and Ohio Railway line (now owned by CSX Transportation and operated by the Buckingham Branch Railroad) which originated at Main Street Station, and south and west of I-295.Within the city, this includes neighborhoods such as Church Hill, Fairmount, Union Hill, Fulton, Fulton Hill, Montrose Heights, Fairfield Court, Creighton Court, Whitcomb Court, Mosby Court, Eastview, Brauers, Peter Paul, Woodville, North Church Hill, Chimborazo and Oakwood.The terminology “East End” also broadly includes much of eastern Henrico County and part of Hanover County as a portion the Richmond Metropolitan area.

Manchester to Bon Air – In current times, the Manchester section of Richmond is mostly notable for its new development. With many new homes and recent commercial additions such as Overnight Transportation, Legend Brewery, refurbished industrial building loft condominiums, Sun Trust’s Riverview Center, and the Plant Zero Cafe Art Works Studios and Galleries, and Plant Zero Event Space, it is seen as an area of rapid growth. Currently, these efforts of revitalization are moving the buzz word of the area, now known to locals as “Old Manchester.” Efforts from the city, developers, merchants, and local artists, and community members, are now maintaining an improved lifestyle.

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