Oregon Hill – Richmond, Virginia

Oregon Hill is a small, grid-like neighborhood in the city of Richmond. It’s quaint and shaped like a rectangle, with different but equally appealing things on every side. Directly north of Oregon Hill is Virginia Commonwealth University. Which, if you…

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Willow Lawn

Much like Richmond’s Near West End, Willow Lawn is the perfect half-city, half-suburb neighborhood. It’s for you “I’d like to be near the hustle and bustle, but I also would like to still have a backyard and driveway and some…

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Fulton Hill

Wander through Richmond’s downtown. Take a stroll into Shockoe Slip. Amble along Shockoe Bottom. Find yourself in the base of Richmond’s East End. Enter: Fulton Hill. A little background, if I may. Due to a severe flood from the James…

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Shockoe Bottom

Back in the day when tobacco was a popular and revered crop instead of a warning to pre-teens, Shockoe Bottom held some of the country’s largest tobacco companies. But when things like cancer and female mustaches became linked to tobacco,…

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Short Pump

Short Pump is located in Henrico County, west of Richmond. It’s a quick trip from here to the mountains, or a mere highway jump down to the city. There are some stores, restaurants, developing neighborhoods, and a few gas stations.…

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Fort Lee

The town of Fort Lee was named after General Robert E. Lee; so yes, to answer your burning question, there is a lot of history surrounding it. It served as a division training camp in World War I, was used…

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Virginia’s Capital Trail

If you’re not convinced that Virginia is a really great state, just think about how they built the Capital Trail. You’re probably thinking “What the heck’s the Capital Trail?” You’re also probably thinking “Yes, Virginia is indeed a great state.”…

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