What was once considered suburbia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries now translates into charming, tree-lined streets and stately architecture. Just minutes from Downtown, Northside Richmond has multiple pocket parks as well as larger preserved areas like Battery Park.

Key Features

Streetcars: Development in the Northside began with the advent of streetcars in the late 1920s. With some notable exceptions, such as Fauquier and Pope Avenues, the streets are laid out in a traditional grid, creating multiple distinct neighborhoods. Most Northside neighborhoods are known for their lush, mature trees.

Historic Preservation: Many of the Northside Richmond neighborhoods have become extremely popular areas for flip renovation activity. This is due in large part to the proximity of Northside to Downtown, the solid 1920s and 1930s masonry construction, and large lots by city standards. This is an area where you can find lifelong residents next door to first-time homebuyers, resulting in an unusually dynamic and creative area of the city.

Nest Picks

The Shops on MacArthur and Bellevue

In the heart of Bellevue, and on the edge of Ginter Park, two streets with local shops and restaurants intersect. Institutions like Nuttal's Market are nestled next to newer favorites like the Little House Green Grocery and Stir Crazy Cafe.

Washington Football Team Training Facility

For two weeks each summer, Richmond becomes the training camp for the Washington Football Team. Practices are open to the public and free of charge. Finding parking at this location near the Diamond might be the biggest challenge.

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

There's no denying that craft brewing has become a major business in many cities. In Richmond, we have lots, and we love many of them. But among our favorites is Hardywood. Each winter they put out a special Gingerbread Stout, which has earned international accolades and has even fostered more than a few launch parties.

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