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As the name would suggest, the neighborhoods of the Northside are located in Richmond’s northern corner along Chamberlayne Road, Brook Road and Brookland Park Boulevard. Interstate 95 also runs through this area.
The neighborhoods of Northside are interesting in that they depart from the row home architecture of The Fan, Museum, Church Hill and Jackson Ward/Carver. Ginter Park offers a stunning array of architectural styles, shapes and sizes including Tudor Revival, Spanish Colonial, Bungalow, American Foursquare, modified Queen Anne, and Shingle Style. The cottages and bungalows of Bellevue offer a smaller sized introductory home to many looking for a close in and affordable option with character and spirit.
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Northside, as is a recurring theme in Richmond’s past, underwent a dramatic change in the early/middle 20th Century as it began to accommodate the automobile.
When US 1 became directed through the neighborhood, it formed a divide that separated the eastern and western sections and set each on a different path that is still felt today. As you cross Brook and Chamberlayne, you see property values change dramatically for what, in many cases, is a home similar in stature. The issue is beginning to resolve itself as the allure of these affordable masterpieces is incredibly powerful for those who wish to renovate.
Another positive about Northside is that along with a great proximity to Downtown (via Brook/Chamberlayne) or The Fan (via The Boulevard) is the amount of green space in the neighborhoods north of the City (and Henrico). Bryan Park and the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens along with the expansive feel of the Union Theological Seminary Campus all contribute to a feeling of space that contrasts the density of the other Richmond neighborhoods.