NorthSide RVA

I’ve lived in the Northside for 20 years, I love it! I know my neighbors, I can walk my dog in peace and I can see a Coyote now and then.
— -VML, resident of Ginter Park

Annual Events that Happen in this Area

  • Historic Brooklyn Park Festival
  • Anthem's Midnight Bike Ride
  • National Night Out
  • Christmas on MacArthur
  • Garden Week

If you are looking for a place for borrowing sugar and sipping lemonade on the front porch whilst looking at beautiful flowers, Northside is your neighborhood. It has a very strong community, where you can walk out your door and say hello and hear it back. It's rich in culture and history where venues like the Bellevue Theater once hosted such musicians at the Carters and Johnny Cash and areas like Brookland Parkway where revitalization is underway to turn it back into the bustling boulevard it once was. Highland Park was the first streetcar suburb in 1891 and Bellevue is known for it's huge Queen Anne builds. MacArthur avenue has great neighborhood restaurants and the whole area is great for walking. It's a big dog community as well and Bryan Park welcomes the naturist and Battery Park welcomes the sportster. Bring the kids and a lawn chair to Once Upon a Vine's parking lot where movies are shown outdoors. There are a lot of grand homes here, but you can get a lot of bang for your buck as these neighborhoods are progressing. 

Notable Neighborhoods

  • Bellevue
  • Brookland Park
  • Barton Heights
  • Ginter Park
  • Highland Park
  • Rosedale


  • Bungalows
  • Queen Anne
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Craftsman

Fab 5 Features

  • Bryan Park
  • Gardens
  • Tree Lined Streets
  • Strong Community
  • Walkable

5 Experiences

  • Go on a Garden Tour
  • Visit Bryan Park
  • Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
  • Check out a Flying Squirrels Game at the Diamond
  • Check out some NASCAR or SuperBike races at the Richmond Raceway

5 and Dine

  • Enoteca Sogno
  • The Mill
  • Dot's Back Inn
  • Hermitage Grill
  • Kitchen 64

5 and Firsty

  • Hardywood Brewery
  • Stir Crazy
  • Black Hand Coffee
  • Lakeside Tavern ??
  • Final Gravity

What's Coming to the Northside RVA