Serving Greater Richmond VA
Counties We Serve:
City of Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Goochland, Powhatan, and Hanover
Popular Neighborhoods of Greater Richmond VA
Full of fine arts, culture, and friendly people, the Museum District is a wonderful place to call home. Nestled amongst Carytown, a street full of boutiques, unique coffee shops, and restaurants featuring a range of cuisines, there is plenty to explore in this neighborhood. The Museum District is perfectly walkable, featuring beautifully crafted historic homes and apartments with world-class museums right down the road. Immerse yourself in the culture of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, or the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Calling the Museum District your home means surrounding yourself with culture and art as you walk the tree-lined sidewalks of this beautiful historic neighborhood.
Surround yourself with local restaurants and friendly neighbors in the lively Fan District. Named for the “fan” shape of the streets that span across the neighborhood, the Fan boasts beautiful, historic architecture with townhouses, apartments, and single family homes. Within The Fan lies the famous Monument Avenue, which consists of large, beautifully constructed historic homes, an expansive median lined with large trees, and a number of stately monuments. The restaurant scene in The Fan is one of the best in Richmond, so residents of this neighborhood are always a short walk away from a noteworthy culinary experience. Additionally, there is an extensive list of local bars within walking distance as well. Enjoy live music at a local bar, unique cuisine at one of the many restaurants, and the lively atmosphere that The Fan has to offer.
Perched atop one of the highest points in the city is the historic neighborhood of Church Hill. This unique area received its name from St. John’s Episcopal Church, built in 1742, which is located within the neighborhood. Take a trip through history as you walk the streets of Church Hill, with most homes having been built pre-Civil War. Featuring historic row houses, townhouses, and more, each embodying different styles of architecture, the charming homes in this area paired with the incredible views make this neighborhood a popular choice amongst Richmonders. The location of Church Hill is the perfect place to watch sunsets or to take in expansive views of the city from the four parks in the area--Libby Hill, Jefferson, Chimborazo, and Patrick Henry. For a truly unique lifestyle where history meets the 21st century, Church Hill is a neighborhood that embodies the history of Richmond.
Featuring mid-sized homes that most residents own, Willow Lawn is a beautiful residential neighborhood in Richmond, VA. Remain close enough to enjoy the city streets that feature unique restaurants, museums and local retailers, but also experience the perks of a residential environment. Whether you’re searching for your first home or a home for your family, this well-established community is attractive to those looking to live in the Richmond area. Located a short distance from the Willow Lawn Shopping Center, this neighborhood provides the convenience of a suburb, with the liveliness of a city atmosphere. Restaurants, coffee shops, parks, and bars paired with necessities like grocery stores make Willow Lawn a great place to settle down.
Large, historic homes line the streets of Richmond’s Northside neighborhood. With some houses being over 100 years old, there is a wide range of architectural styles featured in this historic neighborhood, from small cottages and bungalows to grand 4000 sq ft homes. The Northside is just minutes from downtown, and offers cyclists and pedestrians convenient access to the Virginia Capital Trail via the Cannon Creek Greenway. The variety of parks in the area and the larger lot sizes make this neighborhood a great place to live if you want the spaciousness of a suburb, paired with the proximity to the city.
Settled just 15 minutes from Richmond, Mechanicsville, VA, offers great schooling, cozy neighborhoods, and accessibility to grocery stores, coffee shops, and more. Located in Hanover County, Mechanicsville houses an impressive school system, ranked the second best school district in the Richmond area. Offering a variety of neighborhoods and family homes, Mechanicsville attracts families looking for good schooling and a convenient location. Additionally, many people live in Mechanicsville and commute to Richmond for work due to its proximity to the city’s bustling downtown area. Maintain a suburban, family-centered lifestyle while only being a short drive from the city.
Located about 10 minutes from the City of Richmond, Forest Hill is one of the closest places you can live to the city while maintaining the feel of a suburban neighborhood. Families young and old are drawn to the area’s natural setting nestled beside the James River, convenient location, and vibrant restaurant scene. Many are also intrigued by the charm that homes in Forest Hill have to offer, having been built years ago but maintaining their appeal throughout the years. Forest Hill offers a rich history in a convenient, beautiful location.
Enjoy a quiet, quaint atmosphere in Manakin Sabot, while remaining in close proximity to the city of Richmond and its neighboring suburbs in Goochland County. Located in between Charlottesville and Richmond, Goochland provides the serenity of the country, which most areas in Richmond simply can’t replicate. The Manakin Sabot area offers unique neighborhoods and beautiful views, with convenient access to Interstate 64 that makes traveling easy. Full of history, there is also plenty to learn and see in Goochland, including the historic Three Chopt Trail, a Native American trail, or the historic Tuckahoe Plantation. Rich in history with expansive property lots, Manakin Sabot is a unique and peaceful place to settle down.
Ranking number six in Best Counties to Live in Virginia by Niche, Chesterfield County offers a plethora of restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery stores, as well as an extensive list of public schools. Its proximity to the city of Richmond makes it a popular place for families to live a comfortable life with a suburban feel, while allowing for the ability to commute into the city. Many people who move to Chesterfield find themselves choosing to stay there for years to come. From busy, populated shopping centers, to peaceful and slower-paced neighborhoods, Chesterfield offers a wide range of environments and activities.
Voted the #1 Best Place to Live in the Richmond Area and the #2 Best Place for Families in Richmond in 2019 by Niche, Short Pump offers a rich suburban feel, while still allowing for plenty to do. A combination of beautifully manicured lawns in residential neighborhoods and brand new apartment homes and townhomes fill the area. Located in Henrico County, the school system is highly rated, making it the perfect place for families. A long list of unique restaurants, shopping, and coffee shops fill the area, and of course, people travel from outside of Richmond to pay a visit to the Short Pump Mall. Enjoy an on-the-go atmosphere combined with a laid back suburban vibe in Short Pump.
The popularity and shine of Manchester continues to rise with each passing day, as brand new apartment buildings and townhomes, and local restaurants and coffee shops pop up, drawing in the crowds. In 1874, Manchester separated from Richmond, becoming its own city until 1910, when it merged back with Richmond. A major advantage of this area is the ease in which Manchester can be traveled. Quickly hop on Interstate 95 with ease, or zip over to Downtown using the Manchester Bridge. Settled right along the James River and overlooking the city skyline, throughout years Manchester has evolved from an industrial center to a neighborhood full of beautiful new lofts and townhomes, with river and trail access, as well as fun restaurants.
Once an area full of industrial warehouses, Scott’s Addition has been transformed into the hustling and bustling mixed-use neighborhood it is today. Within the past 7 years, over 3,500 residents have moved into the neighborhood! Over 13 breweries, cideries, and distilleries inhabit the area, making it well known and loved to Richmonders alike. In addition to its booming brewery and restaurant scene, Scott’s Addition is also a hub for entertainment: bowling, shuffleboard, arcade bars, and a movie theater add to the appeal of this up-and-coming neighborhood--and the fun is just getting started.
Colonial Place is located in the City of Richmond and is considered one of the best places to live in Virginia, according to Niche. Many families and young professionals live in Colonial Place, and most residents own their homes. This neighborhood features many amenities, including local restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.
Near West End
Near West End is located on the western half of Richmond, featuring historic beautiful homes with spacious yards. Although located in Henrico County, the Near West End provides a combination of urban and suburban appeal, without being fully immersed in the suburbs of Henrico. Residents enjoy the area’s unique boutique shops and local restaurants. The quiet neighborhood offers a peaceful setting in which to live, while maintaining the feel of the city. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city streets, while remaining conveniently within city limits.
A continuously growing area situated about 20 minutes from the city, Midlothian offers a mixture of new and old neighborhoods for a family-oriented environment. Midlothian also offers homes with spacious yards and neighborhoods with local parks. Neighborhoods such as Hallsley, Founders Bridge, and Salisbury emulate the elegance and family-friendly environment that Midlothian fosters. Located in Chesterfield County, the school system is expansive, featuring 38 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, 11 high schools, and the Chesterfield County Technical Center. With excellent schools and spacious yards, while still in close proximity to the city, Midlothian is a wonderful location for families young and old.
Far West End
The Far West End of Richmond, VA, stretches along the elegant River Road to the Goochland County Line, while remaining a short distance from the City of Richmond. Boasting expansive yards and some of Richmond’s finest homes, the Far West End offers a central location to restaurants, shopping, and work, while offering a refined, suburban feel. Located in Henrico County, the surrounding school system offers some of the best elementary, middle, and high schools in the area. For a peaceful life outside of the city, Far West End is an incredible location to raise a family, while remaining a short commute to your place of work.