Church Hill

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Church Hill in Richmond, VA

Church Hill sits atop one of Richmond’s highest points, is the cities first neighborhood,  and is absolutely charming. This historic RVA neighborhood draws its name from St. John’s Episcopal Church, which was built in 1742 and is where Patrick Henry delivered his famous "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death" speech, by the founder of the city, William Byrd II. 

The neighborhood was originally established in 1742 and development was mostly complete by the 1900's. The vast majority of the homes in the area are historic row homes that date  back to pre Civil-War. Architectural styles in the neighborhood include Greek Revival, Italianate and Queen Anne. The boundires of the historic Church Hill neighborhood run east to west  from 32nd Street to 21st Street, and north to south from M Street to Franklin Street and Williamsburg Road.

Church Hill at a Glance

  • Richmond's First Neighborhood
  • Stunning City Views
  • Historic Row Homes
  • Wonderful Walkability


The residents of Church Hill benefit from so many wonderful amenities. The historic neighborhood boasts gas light street lights, cobblestone streets, period architecture, parks and notable landmarks. All of these features add to the overall charming aesthetic of Church Hill and make for a beautiful backdrop for both work and play. There is a strong sense of community in the neighborhood exemplified by organizations like The Church Hill Association of RVA working to preserve their neighborhoods history and help to create its future. Another draw to the neighborhood is its fabulous location. Situated atop one of the Richmond's highest points, you get unsurpassed views of the River City and are within walk distance of Downtown.

Places Nearby

When you live in Church Hill you are only blocks from some of Richmond's most fabulous destinations. Historic Church Hill is home to: celebrated restaurants like The Roosevelt, Dutch and Company, Alamo BBQ, Metzger Bar & Butchery, Proper Pie, and Sub Rosa Bakery; quaint shops including Dear Neighbor, Urban Set Bride, and Tiny Space; beautiful parks such as Libby Hill Park, Reed Square,  Patrick Henry Park, and Chimborazo Park; and notable landmarks like St. Johns Church and Richmond National Battlefield. You are never far from fun when you live in Church Hill. Want to learn more about Richmond and homes for sale in the area? Contact us today and let one of our Richmond real estate experts help you!

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